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Formula One

Highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile add

Category: Auto racing

Launched in 1906.

Countries: (22%), United Kingdom (17%), United States (8%)

Main connections: Brabham, McLaren, Renault

Linked to: Scuderia Ferrari, McLaren, Cosworth, Red Bull Racing

 

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1906

Grand Prix racing began in 1906 and became the most popular type internationally in the second half of the 20th century add something


1930

The first major technological development, Cooper's re-introduction of mid-engined cars , which evolved from the company's successful Formula 3 designs, occurred during the 1950s add something


1946

Formula One was a new formula agreed after World War II during 1946, with the first non-championship races being held that year add something


1947

A number of Grand Prix racing organisations had laid out rules for a World Championship before the war, but due to the suspension of racing during the conflict, the World Drivers' Championship was not formalised until 1947 add something


1948

Juan Manuel Fangio - Fangio's first entry into Formula One came in the 1948 French Grand Prix at Reims, where he started his Simca Gordini from 11th on the grid but retired

 

Stirling Moss - Moss, who raced from 1948 to 1962, won 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix


1950

Ferrari is the oldest Formula One team, the only still-active team which competed in 1950 add something

 

Juan Manuel Fangio has won the next most, with five championships won during the 1950s, as well as having won the greatest percentage of wins, with 24 out of 52 entries add something

 

Six of the original seven races took place in Europe; the only non-European race that counted towards the World Championship in 1950 was the Indianapolis 500, which, due to lack of participation by F1 teams, since it required cars with different specifications from the other races, was later replaced by the United States Grand Prix add something

 

Team orders, legal since the championship started during 1950, were banned during 2002 after several incidents in which teams openly manipulated race results, generating negative publicity, most famously by Ferrari at the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix add something

 

The British Grand Prix, for example, though held every year since 1950, alternated between Brands Hatch and Silverstone from 1963 to 1986 add something

 

The first Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, barely defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio add something

 

The first world championship race was held at Silverstone, United Kingdom in 1950 add something

 

The sport's debut season, 1950, saw eighteen teams compete, but due to high costs many dropped out quickly add something

 

Various systems for awarding championship points have been used since 1950 add something

 

Juan Manuel Fangio - Even before he joined the Mercedes Formula One team, in the mid 1950s, Fangio had acquired the Argentine Mercedes concession

 

Colin Chapman - In the 1950s, Chapman progressed through the motor racing formulae, designing and building a series of racing cars, sometimes to the point of maintaining limited production as they were so successful and highly sought after, until he arrived in Formula One


1951

However Fangio won the title in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 & 1957 , his streak interrupted by two-time champion Alberto Ascari of Ferrari add something


1952

In 1952 and 1953, when the world championship was run for Formula Two cars, non-championship events were the only Formula One races that took place add something

 

The 1952 and 1953 world championships were run to Formula Two regulations, for smaller, less powerful cars, due to concerns over the paucity of Formula One cars available add something


1953

Argentina hosted the first South American grand prix in 1953, and Morocco hosted the first African World Championship race in add something


1954

When a new Formula One, for engines limited to 2,5 litres, was reinstated to the world championship for 1954, Mercedes-Benz introduced the advanced W196, which featured innovations such as desmodromic valves and fuel injection as well as enclosed streamlined bodywork add something


1955

Stirling Moss - Moss was a pioneer in the British Formula One racing scene and placed second in the Drivers' Championship four times in a row from 1955 to 1958

 

Stirling Moss - Moss's first Formula One win was in 1955 at his home race, the British Grand Prix at Aintree


1956

Jack Brabham - Brabham briefly and unsuccessfully campaigned his own second hand Formula One Maserati 250F during 1956, but his season was saved by drives for Cooper in sports cars and Formula Two, the junior category to Formula One. At that time, almost all racing cars had their engines mounted at the front but Coopers were different, having the engine placed behind the driver, which improved their handling


1957

Jacky Ickx - As for Stewart one year later, and other champions such as Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957, it turned out that the last Formula One win for Ickx came at Nürburgring, where superior driving skill could beat superior machinery


1958

A championship for constructors followed in 1958 add something

 

The first British World Champion was Mike Hawthorn, who drove a Ferrari to the title during the 1958 season add something


1959

Australian Jack Brabham, World Champion during 1959, 1960, and 1966, soon proved the new design's superiority add something

 

Jack Brabham - He contributed to the design of the mid-engined cars that Cooper introduced to Formula One and the Indianapolis 500, and won the Formula One world championship in 1959 and 1960

 

Martin Brundle - "'Martin John Brundle"' is a British racing driver from England, known as a Formula One driver and as a commentator for ITV Sport from 1997 to 2008, the BBC from 2009 to 2011 and Sky Sports from 2012


1960

Aerodynamic downforce slowly gained importance in car design from the appearance of aerofoils during the late 1960s add something

 

National championships existed in South Africa and the UK in the 1960s and 1970s add something

 

South Africa's flourishing domestic Formula One championship ran from 1960 through to 1975 add something

 

Stirling Moss - In the 1960 Formula One season, Moss took the top step of the podium at Monaco, winning in Rob Walker's Coventry-Climax-powered Lotus 18


1961

By 1961, all regular competitors had switched to mid-engined cars add something


1962

Between Brabham, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Graham Hill, and Denny Hulme, British teams and Commonwealth drivers won twelve world championships between 1962 and 1973 add something

 

During 1962, Lotus introduced a car with an aluminium-sheet monocoque chassis instead of the traditional space-frame design add something

 

Stirling Moss - Away from driving, in 1962 he acted as a colour commentator for ABC's Wide World of Sports for Formula One and NASCAR races

 

Colin Chapman - His next major innovation was the introduction of monocoque chassis construction to automobile racing, with the revolutionary 1962 Lotus 25 Formula One car

 

Colin Chapman - Under his direction, Team Lotus won seven Formula One Constructors' titles, six Drivers' Championships, and the Indianapolis 500 in the United States, between 1962 and 1978

 

Colin Chapman - When American Formula One driver Dan Gurney first saw the Lotus 25 at the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, he was so struck by the advanced design that he invited Chapman to the 1962 Indianapolis 500, where Gurney made his Indy début at the wheel of a space-frame rear engined car designed by John Crosthwaite and built by American hot-rodder Mickey Thompson


1966

Jack Brabham - At the French Grand Prix at Reims-Gueux, Jack Brabham took his first Formula One world championship win since 1960 and became the first man to win such a race in a car of his own construction

 

Jacky Ickx - Ferrari traditionally started the season with its full attention on the sports car championship rather than Formula One, a fact that had already caused John Surtees to leave in the middle of the 1966 season

 

Jack Brabham - In 1966, a new 3-litre formula was created for Formula One. The new engines under development by other suppliers all had at least 12 cylinders and proved difficult to develop, being heavy and initially unreliable


1967

Jack Brabham - In 1967, the Formula One title went to Brabham's teammate Denny Hulme


1968

During 1968, Lotus painted Imperial Tobacco livery on their cars, thus introducing sponsorship to the sport add something

 

Max Mosley - In 1968, he formed the London Racing Team in partnership with driver Chris Lambert to compete in European Formula Two, which at that time was the level of racing just below Formula One. Their cars were prepared by Frank Williams, later a Formula One team owner

 

Colin Chapman - Lotus used the concept of positive aerodynamic downforce, through the addition of wings, at a Tasman Formula race in early 1968, although Ferrari and Brabham were the first to use them in a Formula One race at the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix


1970

Beginning in the 1970s, Bernie Ecclestone rearranged the management of Formula One's commercial rights; he is widely credited with transforming the sport into the billion-dollar business it is now add something

 

During the late 1970s, Lotus introduced ground-effect aerodynamics that provided enormous downforce and greatly increased cornering speeds add something

 

It effectively prohibits privateers, which were common even in Formula One well into the 1970s add something

 

These became less common through the 1970s and 1983 saw the last non-championship Formula One race; the 1983 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch, won by reigning World Champion Keke Rosberg in a Williams-Cosworth in a close fight with American Danny Sullivan add something

 

Max Mosley - Although March had few resources and limited experience, the firm announced ambitious plans to enter Formula One, the pinnacle of single-seater racing, in 1970

 

Emerson Fittipaldi - Fittipaldi continued to win, drawing the attention of Colin Chapman, who was looking for a driver to support the Austrian Jochen Rindt in the 1970 Formula One season

 

Max Mosley - In the late 1970s, Mosley became the official legal adviser to the Formula One Constructors Association , the body that represents Formula One constructors

 

Max Mosley - Tyrrell started making its own cars towards the end of 1970, and March's 1971 program in Formula One was much reduced, with no recognised front-running driver


1971

When Ecclestone bought the Brabham team during 1971 he gained a seat on the Formula One Constructors' Association and during 1978 became its President add something


1973

Damon Hill - As the junior partner to Prost, Hill took '0', the second man in Formula One history to do so, after Jody Scheckter in 1973


1974

Denny Hulme - Hulme retired from Formula One at the end of the 1974 season and raced only sporadically until the mid 1980s when he began racing Touring Cars seriously


1977

By then, however, turbocharged engines, which Renault had pioneered in 1977, were producing over and were essential to be competitive add something

 

Max Mosley - By the end of 1977, Mosley was fed up with the struggle to compete in Formula One with no resources and left to work for FOCA full-time, selling his shares in the company to Herd but remaining as a director


1978

The DFV helped make the UK domestic Formula One series possible between 1978 and 1980 add something


1980

After having virtually disappeared by the early 1980s, factory teams made a comeback in the 1990s and 2000s and formed up to half the grid with Ferrari, Jaguar, BMW, Renault, Toyota, and Honda either setting up their own teams or buying out existing ones add something

 

In 1980, the series saw South African Desiré Wilson become the only woman to win a Formula One race when she triumphed at Brands Hatch in a Wolf WR3 add something

 

On the track, the McLaren and Williams teams dominated the 1980s and 1990s, with Brabham being competitive during the early part of the 1980s, winning two drivers' championships with Nelson Piquet add something

 

The development of electronic driver aids began during the 1980s add something

 

Though the number of races had stayed at sixteen or seventeen since the 1980s, it peaked at nineteen in both & add something


1981

Since 1981, Formula One teams have been required to build the chassis in which they compete, and consequently the terms "team" and "constructor" became more or less interchangeable add something

 

The result was the 1981 Concorde Agreement, which guaranteed technical stability, as teams were to be given reasonable notice of new regulations add something


1982

Lotus began to develop a system of active suspension which first appeared during 1982 on the F1 Lotus 91 and Lotus Esprit road car add something

 

Max Mosley - Concorde Agreement - In 1982, the year after the first Concorde Agreement was signed, Mosley left his role at FOCA, and Formula One, to work for the Conservative Party

 

Niki Lauda - Needing money to shore up his new business, in 1982 Lauda returned to racing, feeling that he still had a career in Formula One. After a successful test with McLaren, the only problem was in convincing team sponsor Marlboro that he was still capable of winning


1983

FISA imposed a ban on ground effect aerodynamics during 1983 add something

 

Non-championship Formula One events were held for many years, but due to the increasing cost of competition, the last of these occurred in 1983 add something

 

Since 1983, Formula One had been dominated by specialist race teams like Williams, McLaren, and Benetton, using engines supplied by large car manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Renault, and Ford add something

 

Martin Brundle - Brundle contested the British Formula Three Championship in 1983, finishing a close second to Ayrton Senna, and the two progressed to Formula One the next year


1984

Currently the terms "Formula One race" and "World Championship race" are effectively synonymous; since 1984, every Formula One race has counted towards the World Championship, and every World Championship race has been to Formula One regulations add something

 

Drivers from McLaren, Williams, Renault and Ferrari, dubbed the "Big Four", won every World Championship from 1984 to 2008 and the teams themselves won every Constructors' Championship from 1979 to 2008 add something

 

The terms "Formula One race" and "World Championship race" are effectively synonymous; since 1984, every Formula One race has counted towards an official FIA World Championship, and every World Championship race has been held to Formula One regulations add something

 

To reduce engine power output and thus speeds, the FIA limited fuel tank capacity in 1984 and boost pressures in 1988 before banning turbocharged engines completely in 1989 add something

 

Gerhard Berger - Berger was fortunate to be alive after a serious road accident shortly after entering Formula One. A week after the 1984 season ended, he was driving home in his $BMW_323i (BMW_3_Series_(E30)) through the hills above Salzburg when his car was rammed from behind, resulting in it cartwheeling off a cliff

 

Jacky Ickx - In 1984, Ickx acted as Formula One race director in Monaco, and red-flagged the race because of rain, when leader Alain Prost in a Porsche-powered McLaren was about to be caught by a young Ayrton Senna

 

Martin Brundle - In 1984, he was offered a Formula One entry


1985

Gerhard Berger - He won the 1985 Spa 24 Hours partnering Italian touring car ace Roberto Ravaglia and fellow Formula One driver, Marc Surer of Switzerland

 

Niki Lauda - Lauda returned to running his airline, Lauda Air, on his second Formula One retirement in 1985


1986

Henri Toivonen - It is often reported that during the 1986 Rally Portugal, he drove his Delta S4 at the Estoril track, and recorded a lap time which would have qualified him in sixth position at that year's Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix

 

Nigel Mansell - Unperturbed by Piquet's mind games, Mansell went on to record five Grand Prix wins in 1986 and played part in one of the closest finishes in Formula One history, finishing second to Ayrton Senna in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez by a mere 0,014 seconds


1987

By 1987, this system had been perfected and was driven to victory by Ayrton Senna in the Monaco Grand Prix that year add something


1988

The rivalry between racers Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost became F1's central focus during 1988, and continued until Prost retired at the end of 1993 add something

 

Gerhard Berger - Berger out-qualified Alboreto in all 16 events for the 1988 Formula One calendar and in the eight races where they were both classified as finishers, finished behind Alboreto only once in France, spelling the end for the Italian after five seasons with the Maranello outfit

 

Martin Brundle - Four years of Formula One racing for underfunded teams led Brundle to seek a new challenge, and thus in 1988 he took a year out

 

Jacques Villeneuve - In 1988, the seventeen year old entered the Alfa Cup and, against former Formula One drivers Johnny Cecotto and Mauro Baldi, finished the two legged race in tenth position

 

Stirling Moss - Moss is narrator in official 1988 Formula One season review along with Tony Jardine


1989

Martin Brundle - In 1989 he returned to Formula One full-time with the returning Brabham squad, but the former champions were unable to recapture their early 1980s success and Brundle opted to move back into the sports car arena for 1990


1990

Due to the technological advances of the 1990s, the cost of competing in Formula One increased dramatically add something

 

In the early 1990s, other teams followed suit and semi-automatic gearboxes and traction control were a natural progression add something

 

It was agreed teams must cut spending to the level of the early 1990s within two years; exact figures were not specified, and Max Mosley agreed he would not stand for re-election to the FIA presidency in October add something

 

Since 1990, twenty-eight teams have withdrawn from Formula One. This has prompted former Jordan owner Eddie Jordan to say the days of competitive privateers are over add something

 

Max Mosley - Ecclestone had been building up Formula One as a television package since the early 1990s, investing heavily in new digital television technology


1991

Max Mosley - In this role he drew up the first version of the Concorde Agreement, which settled a long-standing dispute between FOCA and the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile , the governing body of Formula One. Mosley was elected president of FISA in 1991 and became president of the FIA, FISA's parent body, in 1993


1992

The teams signed a second Concorde Agreement during 1992 and a third in 1997, which expired on the last day of 2007 add something

 

Jack Brabham - Although the original organisation went into administration in 1992, the name was attached to a German company selling cars and accessories in 2008, and an unsuccessful attempt to set up a new Formula One team the following year

 

Damon Hill - Because Mansell, the 1992 champion, was not racing in Formula One in 1993, his Williams team were given numbers '0' and '2'

 

Damon Hill - Hill became a test driver for the Formula One title-winning Williams team in 1992


1993

Emerson Fittipaldi - In 1993 he added a second Indianapolis 500 victory by taking the lead from defending Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell on lap 185 and holding it for the remainder

 

Jonathan Ross - In 1993, he was the narrator for "FIA Formula One 1993 Season Review" video

 

Nigel Mansell - This enabled Mansell to become the only driver in history to hold both the Formula One and CART championships at the same time, because when he won the 1993 CART championship he was still the reigning F1 world champion, with the 1993 F1 championship not yet having been decided


1994

The FIA, due to complaints that technology was determining the outcome of races more than driver skill, banned many such aids for 1994 add something

 

Jack Brabham - Gary drove briefly in Formula One. Brabham and Betty divorced in 1994 after 43 years

 

Damon Hill - The Williams team were reigning constructors' champions, having beaten Benetton in 1994, and with young David Coulthard, who was embarking on his first full season in Formula One, as team-mate, Hill was the clear number one driver


1995

Jean Alesi - Alesi would never win another Formula One Grand Prix, although later in 1995 at Monza his right-rear wheel bearing failed while he was leading with 9 laps to go, at the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring severely worn tyres broke his defence of the lead with two laps remaining and he was passed by Michael Schumacher

 

Jacques Villeneuve - Jacques Villeneuve won the 1995 CART Championship, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and the 1997 Formula One World Championship, making him only the third driver after Mario Andretti and Emerson Fittipaldi to achieve such a feat


1996

Damon Hill - In 1996 the Williams car was clearly the quickest in Formula One and Hill went on to win the title ahead of his rookie teammate Jacques Villeneuve, becoming the only son of a Formula One champion to win the championship himself

 

Jacques Villeneuve - Williams signed him to his Formula One team for 1996 and Villeneuve began testing the Williams F1 car in 1995 after the IndyCar season


1997

Martin Brundle - Having largely retired from motor racing, Brundle became a highly regarded commentator on British television network ITV, whom he joined when they began Formula One coverage in 1997, initially alongside Murray Walker, and from 2002 James Allen

 

Jacques Villeneuve - In 1997, following his win of the Formula One World Championship, Villeneuve appeared in a Volkswagen advert on Quebec television


1998

Jacques Villeneuve - Renault had pulled out of Formula One for 1998 and Villeneuve's Williams team had to fare with less competitive Mecachrome engines


1999

Niki Lauda - After a share sale to majority partner Austrian Airlines in 1999, he managed the Jaguar Formula One racing team from 2001 to 2002

 

Jack Brabham - Despite his three titles, and although John Cooper considered him "the greatest", Formula One journalist Adam Cooper wrote in 1999 that Brabham is never listed among the Top 10 of all time, noting that "Stirling Moss and Jim Clark dominated the headlines when Jack was racing, and they still do"

 

Dannii Minogue - In October 1999, Minogue became engaged to French Canadian Formula One driver Jacques Villeneuve, but their relationship ended in 2001

 

Mark Webber - As a result, Webber got his first taste of a Formula One car, completing a two-day test at Barcelona in December 1999 for the Arrows F1 team


2000

During the early 2000s, Formula One Group created a number of trademarks, an official logo, and an official website for the sport in an attempt to give it a corporate identity add something

 

However by the end of the 2000s factory teams were once again on the decline with only Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Renault lodging entries to the 2010 championship add something

 

Since 2000 the sport's spiraling expenditures have forced several teams, including manufacturers' works teams, into bankruptcy add something

 

Since 2000, the main safety car driver has been German ex-racing driver Bernd Mayländer add something

 

Jenson Button - He first drove in Formula One with Williams F1 for the 2000 season

 

Kimi Raikkonen - On the basis of these results, Peter Sauber gave the Finn a test with the Sauber Formula One team in September 2000 at the Mugello Circuit


2001

It is a massive television event; the cumulative television audience was calculated to be 54 billion for the 2001 season, broadcast to two hundred countries add something


2002

It was introduced in many countries over the years, but was shut down after the 2002 season for financial reasons add something

 

This service was more widely available around Europe until the end of 2002, when the cost of a whole different feed for the digital interactive services was thought too much add something

 

Jean Alesi - After Formula One, Alesi was a popular and successful driver in the DTM , where he placed fifth in the 2002 championship for Mercedes with one victory

 

Mark Webber - Webber was replaced as test driver for Benetton for 2002 by Fernando Alonso, but Briatore managed to secure Webber a contract to race alongside Alex Yoong in the Stoddart-owned Minardi team, making him the first Australian in Formula One since David Brabham in 1994


2003

Gerhard Berger - A hugely popular figure in Formula One, Berger was up until 2003 regularly seen in the pitlane in his new capacity as Competitions Director at BMW, overseeing their successful return to Formula One in 2000


2004

Martin Brundle - Brundle took the wheel of a Jaguar F1 car for the Formula One demonstration in London prior to the 2004 British Grand Prix and drove a BMW Sauber during a demonstration in 2006

 

Kimi Raikkonen - This equalled Michael Schumacher's 2004 record of ten fastest laps in a Formula One season


2005

A series for former Formula One drivers, called Grand Prix Masters, ran briefly in 2005 and 2006 add something

 

Fernando Alonso - In 2005 his success fuelled an increase in interest in Formula One in Spain

 

Mark Webber - Meanwhile, reports emerged that Jaguar could not guarantee that they would compete in Formula One for the 2005 season and on 28 July, it was announced that Webber would drive for WilliamsF1 for 2005 and beyond

 

Schumacher's championship streak ended on 25 September 2005 when Renault driver Fernando Alonso became Formula One's youngest champion at that time add something

 

Fernando Alonso - On 25 September 2005, a huge party began in Alonso's home town of Oviedo when he became the country's first Formula One World Champion and the youngest in the sport's history at the time

 

Fernando Alonso - On 25 September 2005, he won the Formula One World Driver's Championship title at the age of 24 years and 58 days, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Drivers' Champion


2006

A Honda Formula One car, running with minimum downforce on a runway in the Mojave desert achieved a top speed of in 2006 add something

 

Because of this use of other teams' chassis, the 2006 season could have been the last one in which the terms "team" and "constructor" were truly interchangeable add something

 

During 2006, Renault and Alonso won both titles again add something

 

In contrast to the 2006 season on which these figures are based, the 2007 sporting regulations ban all performance related engine development add something

 

Most champions from this level graduate into F1, but 2006 GP2 champion Lewis Hamilton became the first F2, F3000 or GP2 champion to win the Formula One driver's title in 2008 add something

 

Schumacher retired at the end of 2006 after sixteen years in Formula One, but came out of retirement for the 2010 season, racing for the newly formed Mercedes GP for three seasons add something

 

The 2,4-litre $V8 (V8_engine) engines used since 2006 will be reduced to 1,6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines augmented by the KERS device, with projected power outputs predicting that the new engine formula would remain constant from the 2006 design add something

 

The 2006 generation of engines spun up to 20,000 RPM and produced up to add something

 

The current qualifying system was adopted for the 2006 season add something

 

Fernando Alonso - Alonso owned a house in Mont-sur-Rolle, near Lake Geneva from 2006 to 2010, and in February 2010 he moved house to Lugano in order to be closer to his new Formula One employer Ferrari

 

Jenson Button - Button won his 200th Formula One race at the , where he had won his first Grand Prix in 2006


2007

And the tyre war ended, as Bridgestone became the sole tyre supplier to Formula One for the 2007 season add something

 

Beginning in 2007, the manufacturers' deep pockets and engineering ability took over, eliminating the last of the independent engine manufacturers add something

 

Drivers are not required to have competed at this level before entering Formula One. British F3 has supplied many F1 drivers, with champions including Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna and Mika Häkkinen having moved straight from that series to Formula One. More rarely a driver may be picked from an even lower level, as was the case with 2007 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen, who went straight from Formula Renault to F1 add something

 

In the 2007 season, for the first time since the 1984 rule, two teams used chassis built by other teams add something

 

The rule requiring both compounds of tyre to be used during the race was introduced in 2007, again to encourage racing on the track add something

 

Kimi Raikkonen - Räikkönen took the 2007 Formula One Drivers' title with victory in the at Interlagos, in an incident-packed race

 

In March 2007, "F1 Racing" published its annual estimates of spending by Formula One teams add something

 

Shahrukh Khan - In December 2007, Khan was declared as the face of Force India, the Formula One racing team representing India in international motor race championships


2008

After not being able to secure a package from McLaren, Prodrive's intention to enter the 2008 season was dropped after Williams threatened legal action against them add something

 

Factory teams make up the top competitive teams; in 2008 wholly owned factory teams took four of the top five positions in the Constructors' Championship, and McLaren the other add something

 

In 2008 and 2009 Honda, BMW, and Toyota all withdrew from Formula One racing within the space of a year, blaming the economic recession add something

 

Since its inaugural season in 2008, Superleague Formula has attracted such ex-Formula One drivers as Sébastien Bourdais, Antônio Pizzonia and Giorgio Pantano add something

 

The 2008 season attracted a global audience of 600 million people per race add something

 

The performance of the cars is very dependent on electronicsalthough traction control and other driving aids have been banned since 2008and on aerodynamics, suspension and tyres add something

 

This attracted the Prodrive team to F1 to the 2008 season, where it intended to run a customer car add something

 

Macy Gray - She appeared at the 2008 Formula One &Gulf_Air Bahrain Grand Prix

 

Even more recent additions to the calendar include the Singapore Grand Prix which, in September 2008, hosted the first night race ever held in Formula One, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which hosted the first day-to-night race in November 2009, the Korean Grand Prix, first held in October 2010 and the Indian Grand Prix, first held in October 2011 add something

 

Amanda Holden - She married record producer Hughes at Babington House, Somerset, on 10 December 2008 with former Formula One racing driver David Coulthard acting as the best man


2009

During the 2009 season of Formula One, the sport was gripped in a governance crisis add something

 

For the 2009 Formula One season the engines were further restricted to 18,000 rpm add something

 

However, upon the commencement of its coverage for the 2009 season, the BBC reintroduced complementary features such as the "red button" in-car camera angles, multiple soundtracks and a rolling highlights package add something

 

Suspension is double wishbone or multilink front and rear, with pushrod operated springs and dampers on the chassis - one exception being that of the 2009 specification Red Bull Racing car which used pullrod suspension at the rear, the first car to do so since the Minardi PS01 in 2001 add something

 

Martin Brundle - Discussing the return of Formula One to the BBC in 2009, "The Times" described Brundle "as the greatest TV analyst in this or any other sport

 

Jenson Button - He was the 2009 Formula One World Champion, driving for Brawn GP

 

Mark Webber - Webber set his first ever fastest lap in Formula One. On 21 September 2009 the FIA banned Webber's manager, Flavio Briatore, from all FIA related activities and announced that it would not renew the superlicence for any driver managed or otherwise associated with Briatore

 

Kimi Raikkonen - On 17 November 2009, his manager Steve Robertson confirmed that Räikkönen would not drive in Formula One in the 2010 season


2010

As of 2010 each team may have no more than two cars available for use at any time add something

 

As of 2010, the top ten cars are awarded points, the winner receiving 25 points add something

 

Hence, during the 2010 season Mercedes Benz re-entered the sport as a manufacturer after its purchase of Brawn GP, and split with McLaren after 15 seasons with the team add something

 

In 2010, Formula One modified its points system, giving points to the first ten drivers instead of eight or six in previous years add something

 

Now, it seems customer cars will be formally banned in 2010 add something

 

With refuelling not allowed during races from 2010, the final session is run with low-fuel configuration and the cars are refuelled after qualifying add something

 

Kimi Raikkonen - After nine seasons racing in Formula One, in which he won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship, he competed in the World Rally Championship in 2010 and 2011

 

Gerhard Berger - Berger later acted as an advisor to Bruno Senna, Ayrton's nephew, who made his Formula One debut with the HRT F1 Team in the 2010 World Championship, and subsequently switched to Williams

 

Jacques Villeneuve - During a press conference held during the previous week before "La Carrera del Año", Villeneuve stated that he would race the whole 2010 season if he did not get anything in Formula One or NASCAR.

 

Nigel Mansell - For the 2010 Formula One season, the Sporting Regulations were changed so that a former driver sits on the stewards' panel

 

Rubens Barrichello - He was appointed chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association in 2010, but after losing his seat in Formula One, he was replaced by Pedro de la Rosa

 

Kimi Raikkonen - Toyota F1, before it pulled out of Formula One, offered Räikkönen a driving contract to replace Timo Glock in 2010

 

Jacques Villeneuve - Villeneuve stated he was still looking for further opportunities in Formula One in 2010 and 2011

 

Jacques Villeneuve - Villeneuve was close to signing with Stefan GP for the 2010 Formula One season, and undertook a seat fitting, but the FIA did not certify Stefan GP for competition in 2010

 

Jacques Villeneuve - In the middle of July 2010, reports from the German media emerged revealing that Villeneuve was putting together an entry bid to join the 2011 Formula One grid with his own team under the name "Villeneuve Racing"

 

In October 2010, Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin signed an agreement with Ecclestone establishing the Russian Grand Prix in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi from 2014, with the circuit to be run in and around the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Park add something

 

In December 2010, a proposal created by Rory Byrne and Patrick Head emerged, which outlined design specifications that included the re-introduction of ground effects in addition to greatly reduced downforce, and much smaller front and rear wings add something

 

In December 2010, reports emerged detailing new engine regulations set to take effect from 2013 add something


2011

Currently the FIA and manufacturers are discussing adding bio-fuel engines and regenerative braking for the 2011 season or from the start of the 2014 season add something

 

The & BBC subsequently announced later that day that their 2011 F1 coverage would be broadcast in HD which has been made immediately possible due to SIS LIVE, the provider of the BBC's F1 outside broadcast coverage, having already upgraded their technical facilities to HD as of the 2010 Belgian Grand Prix add something

 

The 2011 season was expected to have 20 races, however there were only 19 races as the Bahrain Grand Prix was postponed, later cancelled due to political disputes in the country add something

 

The same application is now available for Android phones and tablets from 2011 add something

 

Kimi Raikkonen - In the week before the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix, several news sources reported that Räikkönen was eyeing a return to Formula One for the 2012 season with Williams F1 after he was spotted at the team's headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire

 

Martin Brundle - In June 2011, shortly before the 2011 European Grand Prix, Brundle completed a one-off Formula One test for the series' tyre supplier Pirelli at Jerez

 

It was announced on 29 July 2011 that Sky Sports and the BBC would team up to show the races in F1 in 2012 add something


2012

Ferrari used a pullrod suspension at both the front and rear in their 2012 car add something

 

In 2012, plans emerged for further expansion in Asia, with organisers announcing the establishment of a Thai Grand Prix, starting in 2015 add something

 

Williams later rejoined with Renault in 2012, rekindling a partnership that dates back to the early to mid-1990s add something

 

Jenson Button - Like many Formula One drivers, Button resides in the principality of Monaco, although he did live in Guernsey for 18 months before returning to Monaco in 2012

 

Kimi Raikkonen - Räikkönen has signed a 2 year deal with Lotus starting with the 2012 Formula One season

 

Damon Hill - In January 2012, British Sky Broadcasting announced that they had signed Hill to join their F1 presentation team as a pundit for the 2012 Formula One season

 

In March 2012, Sky launched a channel dedicated to F1, with an HD counterpart add something

 

On 5 December 2012 the official F1 website reported that the German round has been moved forward a week to 7 July and an additional date of 21 July has been reserved for another F1 European event, subject to the approval of the relevant national sporting authorities add something


2013

Both Ferrari and McLaren of the 2013 season used a pullrod suspension at both the front and the rear add something

 

If this round is approved there will be 20 races on the 2013 calendar add something

 

In 2013 it was planned for there to be a second race in the United States named the Grand Prix of America replacing the Valencia, Spain round add something

 

Niki Lauda - Lauda is played by Daniel Brühl in the 2013 Ron Howard film "Rush" about the 1976 Formula One season

 

In April 2013, these plans were elaborated upon further with the announcement that the race would be run at night on a street circuit in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok add something


2014

For the 2014 Formula 1 season, engine changes have been approved which will see the replacement of the 2,4-litre naturally aspirated $V8 (V8_engine) engines to a turbocharged 1,6 litre V6 unit add something

 

It remains possible that the New Jersey race will run in 2014, but it is provisional at this time add something

 

The owners are hoping to break even by 2014 add something

 

These proposals were abandoned in favour of only changing the aforementioned engine regulations in 2014 add something


2015

However, it has been decided to change the restart procedure following a safety car period for the 2015 season such that there will be a standing start add something

 

In September 2015, Force India and Sauber officially lodged a complaint with the European Union against Formula One questioning the governance and stating that the system of dividing revenues and determining the rules is unfair and unlawful add something


2016

One new race is currently planned for 2016, the Baku European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan add something


2017

A tender for a new tyre supplier contract, currently held by Pirelli, will be held before the 2017 season add something

 

On November 26, 2017, Formula One unveiled its new logo following the 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit add something


2018

The deal secured Formula 1 on Sky up to 2018 add something

 

In March 2018, Formula One Management announced the launch of an Over-The-Top streaming platform to be known as F1 TV add something


2019

Up to 2019, the race director in Formula One was Charlie Whiting, who died in March 2019 add something