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Formula One, often referred to as F1 and Formula 1, is a form of open wheeled auto racing that originated in 1950. Races, usually known as Grand Prix take place all around the world on purpose built circuits as well as temporary street circuits.
Many of the world's top car manufacturers compete in F1. Cars are capable of speeds up to 215mph and rev to up to 18000RPM.
The 2010 season received a global audience of 527 million people. Around 100,000 people attend each Grand Prix in person.
A Formula One race is typically 305 km in length (190 miles) and lasts around one and a half hours.
Jenson Button set the fastest time of the first day on the harder tyre by over eight tenths of a second over Mark Webber. On the second day, Romain Grosjean set the best time of the day, around three-quarters of a second ahead of Paul di Resta. Felipe Massa posted the first lap of the week under one minute and eighteen seconds, with no other driver setting a time close to the Brazilian. On the final day, Kimi Räikkönen set the fastest time, with Jules Bianchi in the Force India setting a time just slower than the Finn.
Overall, Massa's time on day three was the fastest time of the event, and Esteban Gutiérrez completed the most laps.