A Guide to Formula One Racing

Auto racing has had a long and glorious history. With many different types of racing such as NASCAR, Indy Car, sprint car racing, endurance racing and road racing, fans have many different choices. However, arguably the most prestigious, worldwide racing series is the Formula One series.

The Formula One circuit is one of the oldest established racing organizations, with the first races dating back to the 1890’s. In the years since the racing circuit came into existence, it has grown to be one of the most popular sports in the world. Annually, hundreds of thousands of fans pack racing circuits watching the Formula One race cars compete in Europe, Asia, North America, South America and the Middle East.

Annually the series travels the globe to thrill fans in many nations. Some of the more notable races occur every year with the Grand Prix of Monaco, which takes place on the streets of Monte Carlo, the British Grand Prix, German Grand Prix, Australian Grand Prix and the Japanese Grand Prix. From March to November, the greatest drivers and fastest cars compete in a 19 race series to determine the world’s driving championship.

Formula One racing has attracted some of the finest drivers from all over the world. Champions from other types of cars have taken the challenge to see who is the world driving champion. Over the past century, Formula One racing has attracted world class driving champions such as Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina, Ayrton Senna of Brazil, Alain Prost of France, Michael Schumacher of Germany and Jackie Stewart of the United Kingdom.

One of the things that attract fans to the series is the aerodynamic cars that travel the road courses of the Formula One circuit. Constructors such as BMW, Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes and Renault have recently competed in the series, while former competitors include Honda, Aston Martin and Porsche. With state of the art technology, Formula One race cars rocket around the courses hugging the ground at breathtaking speed.

Formula One racing has been one of the most popular sports in the world. With the beauty of exotic locations around the globe, famous drivers, recognizable car manufacturers and lighting fast cars, Grand Prix racing of the Formula One series is sure to remain among the most popular sports in all continents.


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