Portal:Formula One

The Formula One Portal

Fernando Alonso (with Renault R26) at the Canadian Grand Prix 2006
The current Formula One logo, introduced on 26 November 2017

Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The World Drivers' Championship, which became the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1981, has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The word formula in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants' cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on both purpose-built circuits and closed public roads. The results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships: one for drivers, the other for constructors. Each driver must hold a valid Super Licence, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA. The races must run on tracks graded "1" (formerly "A"), the highest grade-rating issued by the FIA. Most events occur in rural locations on purpose-built tracks, but several events take place on city streets.

Formula One cars are the fastest regulated road-course racing cars in the world, owing to very high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of aerodynamic downforce. The cars underwent major changes in 2017, allowing wider front and rear wings, and wider tyres, resulting in peak cornering forces near 6.5 lateral g and top speeds of around 350 km/h (215 mph). , the hybrid engines are limited in performance to a maximum of 15,000 rpm; the cars are very dependent on electronics and aerodynamics, suspension and tyres. Traction control, launch control, and automatic shifting, plus other electronic driving aids, were first banned in 1994, reintroduced in 2001, and have more recently been banned since 2004 and 2008, respectively. (Full article...)

Selected biography

Damon Hill

Damon Graham Devereux Hill OBE (born 17 September 1960) is a retired British racing driver from England. In 1996 Hill won the Formula One World Championship; as the son of the late Graham Hill, he is the only son of a world champion to win the title. Hill became a test driver for the Formula One title-winning Williams team in 1992. He was unexpectedly promoted to the Williams race team the following year after 1992 champion Nigel Mansell's departure and took the first of his 22 victories at the 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix. During the mid 1990s, Hill was Michael Schumacher's main rival for the Formula One Driver's Championship. The two clashed on and off the track; their collision at the 1994 Australian Grand Prix gave Schumacher his first title by a single point. Hill won the 1996 World Drivers' Championship, but was dropped by Williams for the following season. He went on to drive for the less competitive Arrows and Jordan teams, and in 1998 gave Jordan its first win. Hill retired from racing after the 1999 season. He has since launched several businesses as well as making appearances playing the guitar with celebrity bands. In 2006, he became president of the British Racing Drivers' Club, succeeding Jackie Stewart.

Featured article Selected as a Featured Article Archive/Nominations

Selected article - load new batch

Entries here consist of Good and Featured articles, which meet a core set of high editorial standards.

Did you know...

Jack Brabham
Archive/Nominations

Current World Championship standings

Drivers' Championship Constructors' Championship
Name Team Points Constructor Points
Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-Honda 351.5 Germany Mercedes 546.5
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 343.5 Austria Red Bull Racing-Honda 541.5
Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 203 Italy Ferrari 297.5
Standings following the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix

Selected image

Next event

Round 22 of 23 · 3–5 December
Qatar Grand PrixSaudi Arabian Grand PrixAbu Dhabi Grand Prix
Attending or watching this race? Following the teams, cars, or drivers? Upload freely-licensed images to Commons, contribute to Wikinews where original reporting is accepted, and keep Wikipedia up to date!

Related portals

Wikiprojects

Topics

Subcategories

Category puzzle
Select [►] to view subcategories

Recognized content

Featured articles

Good articles

Featured pictures

Things you can do

Sports portals

Associated Wikimedia

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:

Wikibooks
Books

Commons
Media

Wikinews 
News

Wikiquote 
Quotations

Wikisource 
Texts

Wikiversity
Learning resources

Wikivoyage 
Travel guides

Wiktionary 
Definitions

Wikidata 
Database

Wikispecies 
Species

Portals