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About Formula One

Formula One, often referred to as F1 and Formula 1, is a form of open wheeled auto racing that began 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. The new cars are capable of speeds up to around 360 km/h (225 mph), are turbo-charged, and rev to up to 15000RPM.

The 2013 season received a global audience of 450 million people. Around 100,000 people attend each Grand Prix in person.

A Formula One race is typically 305 km (190 miles) in length and lasts around one and a half hours.

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Points are used in Formula One to determine the outcome of both the Drivers' and Constructors' World Championships. The championships are awarded to the driver and team who score the most points over a World Championship season.

Currently points are awarded to the top ten finishes in the race; as seen in the table on the right. In the past, points have been awarded to far fewer drivers; in 1950, it was just he first five finishers and the setter of the fastest lap; for the sixies, seventies and nineties it was to the top six with nine points for a win. From 1991 ten points was awarded for victory. In 2003, the number of point scorers to eight, and the current system was introduced in 2010.

Oddly, though, it rarely has been as simple as counting up point scores. For most of F1's history, not all results counted as drivers only took their best results. Constructors only scored through the best-placed car until 1978. Double points are to be awarded at the final race of the 2014 season. Sometimes, but very rarely, half points are awarded for shortened races.

Fernando Alonso is the driver with the most points, though this total is skewed due the current points system. If the current points were to applied throughout history, Michael Schumacher would top the chart. Ferrari, having competed in every F1 season, has the most points of any team.

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The San Marino Grand Prix comes to rather an exciting end in 1985:
The Day Everyone ran out of Fuel - 1985 San Marino Grand Prix09:08

The Day Everyone ran out of Fuel - 1985 San Marino Grand Prix

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Latest F1 News

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  • It has been revealed that the Caterham team (logo pictured right) have been given special dispensation to miss the United States Grand Prix and the Brazilian Grand Prix as the administrators focus on sorting out the problems at hand.
  • Caterham's near future is further in doubt as team members are locked out of the factory by the administrators.
  • Caterham's management threaten to quit the team after a bringing to light a dispute with previous owner Tony Fernandes.
  • McLaren sporting director Sam Michael will leave the team at the end of the season.
  • The company that owns the Caterham team, Caterham Sports Limited, enters administration. They have stated that the F1 team's immediate future is not threatened.
  • Force India confirm that Nico Hülkenberg will remain with the team in 2015.
  • Pirelli change their tyre compound choice for the Brazilian Grand Prix from the medium and hard compounds to the soft and medium compounds.
  • Outgoing Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo states on Italian television that Fernando Alonso (pictured below right), as expected, will leave the team at the end of the season.
Previous event: 2014 Japanese Grand Prix (Oct 3 – Oct 5)
Latest event: 2014 Russian Grand Prix (Oct 10 – Oct 12)
Next event: 2014 United States Grand Prix (Oct 31 – Nov 2)

Current F1 Champions

Sebastian Vettel 2010

Drivers: Sebastian Vettel (right)

Constructors: Mercedes (below)

Mercedes AMG Petronas GP


Current Standings

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts
1 Lewis Hamilton 291
2 Nico Rosberg 274
3 Daniel Ricciardo 199
4 Valtteri Bottas 145
5 Sebastian Vettel 143
Only top five are shown
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts
1 Mercedes 565
2 Red Bull-Renault 342
3 Williams-Mercedes 216
4 Ferrari 188
5 McLaren-Mercedes 143
Only top five are shown

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