Formula One

The FIA Formula One World Championship, known worldwide as Formula One, is the highest class of single seat auto racing that is sanctioned by Fèdèration International de L’Automobile.

Begun in 1950 and currently run by the Formula One Group headed up by Bernie Ecclestone, it is the fastest road course racing sport in the world, with cars able to reach speeds of 320km/h. It is the most popular form of motor racing in the world.

This historic sports racing began in Silverstone, England in 1950, the 2017 Formula One racing season is held over 20 circuits, beginning in Australia’s Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne and finishing at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit in November.

The 2017 Formula One season is contested by eleven teams, the most famous of which being Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault, Honda and Mclaren. Mercedes enter the 2017 season as defending champions of the Constructor’s Championship, following a season in which Nico Rosberg took out the Championship ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton and promptly retired from the sport.

Nico Rosberg trophy
Germany’s Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in the sport’s history. He won the Formula One Championship a record seven times (94, 95, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04) with Italian powerhouses Ferrari, that was Ferrari’s most successful spell after he joined in 1996. He first won the Formula One Driver’s Championship in 1994 with the Benetton team.

The Triple Crown of Formula One is an unofficial achievement regarded as winning the most prestigious motor races in the world in one’s career. British driver, Graham Hill is the only driver to complete the Triple Crown, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Monaco Grand Prix and F1 Driver’s Championship. His Triple Crown was completed on June 11 in 1972.

Of the 32 drivers who have won the Driver’s Championship in it’s 65-year history, three were Australian, with Sir Jack Brabham winning the Championship in 1959, 1960 and 1966. Danny Hulme won in 1967, and Alan Jones in 1980 was the most recent Australian winner.

Last updated: 17 February, 2017

Formula One Articles

Toro Rosso a victim of its own success

Toro Rosso a victim of its own success

by , 18 Jul 2017 Video

Formula One comprises a grid of ten colourful and distinctive teams, but none is more unusual than Toro Rosso.

Faltering Ferrari must respond at Hungary

Faltering Ferrari must respond at Hungary

by , 18 Jul 2017 Video

Sebastian Vettel leads the drivers’ standings at the halfway point of the season, yet Ferrari are displaying concerning symptoms of a fadeout as the summer break approaches.

Surprise, surprise, Lewis Hamilton takes home yet another British Grand Prix

Surprise, surprise, Lewis Hamilton takes home yet another British Grand Prix

by , 17 Jul 2017 Video

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Formula One British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time Sunday and closed to within one point of Ferrari championship leader Sebastian Vettel.

British Grand Prix highlights: Formula One live blog

British Grand Prix highlights: Formula One live blog

by , 16 Jul 2017 Video

With its future very much up in the air on the Formula One calendar, we come to this year’s British Grand Prix with anticipation that it could be one of the last at the iconic Silverstone circuit. Join The Roar for a live blog of the race from 10pm AEST.

Formula One’s highs and lows ahead of the British Grand Prix

Formula One’s highs and lows ahead of the British Grand Prix

by , 14 Jul 2017

“This is the start of the new regime,” Ross Brawn told the throngs of Britons assembled at Trafalgar Square and up Whitehall at Formula One’s first ever ‘Formula One Live’ event.

Pied piper Hamilton enters Silverstone strike zone

Pied piper Hamilton enters Silverstone strike zone

by , 13 Jul 2017

On the eve of his home event Lewis Hamilton finds himself in a familiar situation.

A return to three-way battles in Formula One

A return to three-way battles in Formula One

by , 12 Jul 2017

As the old saying goes, ‘good things come in threes,’ and the Austrian Grand Prix certainly affirmed that statement regarding the direction of the 2017 Formula One world championship.

Can Formula One separate the car from the driver?

Can Formula One separate the car from the driver?

by , 11 Jul 2017

Let this fact sink in: McLaren-Honda has taken 115 grid place penalties so far this season.

Austrian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

Austrian Grand Prix: Formula One live blog

by , 9 Jul 2017 Video

Following a thrilling grand prix in Baku a fortnight ago, what does Formula One have in store for us this time out in Austria? Tune into The Roar from 10pm AEST for live blog coverage of what should be another exciting grand prix in Austria.

Ricciardo fifth as Hamilton dominates in Austria

Ricciardo fifth as Hamilton dominates in Austria

by , 8 Jul 2017

Daniel Ricciardo was twice fifth-fastest as Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has posted the fastest time in both practice sessions for the Austrian Grand Prix.


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