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Formula 1 –
• Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1 and
referred to officially as the FIA Formula One World
Championship, is the highest class of single seater auto
racing sanctioned by the Federation Internationale
de l'Automobile (FIA).
• The "formula" designation in the name refers to a set of
rules with which all participants' cars must comply.
• The F1 season consists of a series of races, known as
Grands Prix (from French meaning Grand Prizes), held
on purpose-built circuits and public roads.
• The results of each race are combined to
determine two annual World
Championships, one for the drivers and
one for the constructors.
• It has a global audience more than 527
million which increases every year.
• The current reigning F1 world champion is
Sebastian Vettel (GER).
INDIAN GRAND PRIX
Buddha International Circuit
27 October 2013
Winner – Sebastian Vettel
Three times in a row
Formula One car
First decade formula 1 cars
Modern formula 1 cars
Formula One car
• A modern Formula One car is a single-seat, open cockpit, open-
wheel racing car with substantial front and rear wings, and an
engine positioned behind the driver.
• The Formula One regulations specify that cars must be constructed
by the racing teams themselves, though the design and
manufacture can be outsourced.
• Formula One engines may be no more than 2.4 litres in capacity.
They must have eight cylinders in a 90-degree formation, with two
inlet and two exhaust valves per cylinder. They must be normally
aspirated, weigh at least 95 kilograms and be rev-limited to
• The fuel used in F1 cars is fairly similar to ordinary petrol.
• The driver has the ability to fine tune many elements of the race car from
within the machine using the steering wheel. The wheel can be used to
change gears, apply rev. limiter, adjust fuel/air mix, change brake
pressure, and call the radio. Data such as engine rpm, lap times, speed,
and gear is displayed on an LCD screen.
• It consists of three days (Fri,Sat,Sun).
• Practice session on Friday, Qualifying on
Saturday which determines a driver’s grid
position and Sunday is the raceday which
is normally a 300km race which averagely
gets completed by 90 mins.
• AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
• MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX
• CHINESE GRAND PRIX
• BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX
• GRAND PRIX OF MONACO
• GRAND PRIX OF CANADA
• GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE
• BRITISH GRAND PRIX
• GERMAN GRAND PRIX
• AMERICAN GRAND PRIX
• ITALIAN GRAND PRIX
• SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
• JAPANESE GRAND PRIX
• KOREAN GRAND PRIX
• ABU-DHABHI GRAND PRIX
INDIAN GRAND PRIX
FORMULA 1 RACES-2013
• F1 cars can negotiate corners at significantly
higher speeds due to its light weight and high
• F1 drivers have prolonged exposure to high G
forces and temperatures for little over an hour.
This results in an average F1 driver losing about
4kgs of weight after just one race.
• In Germany 77% of roads don’t have speed limit
and two champions Michael Schumacher and
Sebastian Vettel belong to that country.
Legends of F1
• Giuseppe Farina
Giuseppe Farina was an
Italian racing driver. He
stands out in the history of
Grand Prix motor racing for
winning the first ever
World Champion in 1950 !
=> He drove an Alfa Romeo
• Juan Fangio, from Argentina, was the
first driver to book consecutive wins, he
decade of the formula 1
championship winning 5 world
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Ayrton Senna, from Brazil,
was also one of the greatest
formula 1 drivers winning 3
world championships. He died
on race track in 1994 San
Marino grand prix.
Incidentally, he was the last driver to die at an F1 World
Championship Grand Prix.
Youngest World Drivers' championship
runner-up. (Age – 22)
Youngest World Drivers' Championship
winner (Age - 23)
Youngest Double, Triple and Quadruple
World Champion (Age – 24, 25, 25
Youngest Driver to lead a race, to secure
pole position, and to win a race (Age – 21,
2008 Italian Grand Prix)
Youngest driver to score a point in
Formula One (Age – 19)
The current World Champion, having won
the championship in 2010, 2011, 2012,
He is also currently third in the overall tally of pole positions
behind fellow German Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.
The Almighty of F1
Michael Schumacher is a seven time
Formula One World Champion.
He is the only driver in F1 history to finish
in the top three in every race of a season
He is also the ambassador
for UNESCO and a
spokesman for driver safety
Schumacher and his younger brother, Ralf,
are the only brothers to win races in
Formula One, and they were the first
brothers to finish 1st and 2nd in the same
race, a feat they repeated in four
First race 1991 Belgian Grand Prix
First win 1992 Belgian Grand Prix
Last win 2006 Chinese Grand Prix
Last race 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race wins: 91
titles: 5 (2000 – 2004)
Wins with one team: 72 (Ferrari)
Races with one team: 181 (Ferrari)
Fastest laps in a season: 10 (2004)
Fastest laps: 77
Pole positions: 68
Consecutive podium finishes: 19
Podiums (Top 3 finishes): 155
Podium finishes in a season: 17
Consecutive years with a win: 15
Wins at the same Grand Prix: 8 (France)
Poles at the same Grand Prix: 8 (Japan)
Championship titles: 7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Longest time between first and last wins: 14 years, 32 days
Longest reign as champion: Four years 11 months 17 days (October 8, 2000 to
September 25, 2005)
Astounding Feats by Schumacher
Schumacher and Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello have the most
one-two finishes of any pairing in Formula One history:
The Ferrari of Michael Schumacher slams
into a gravel trap after rolling over in turn
six of the Australian Grand Prix track in
Melbourne in 2001!
Schumacher crashing his car back in 2004,
though he escaped unharmed.
1994 - Schumacher wins first world championship in
controversial circumstances, barging Damon Hill off the track
at the final race of the season, in Melbourne, to ensure the
Briton would not win
Stirling Moss is a former Formula
One racing driver from England. He is
regarded by some commentators as "the
greatest driver never to win the World
Bernie Ecclestone is the president
and CEO of Formula One
Management and Formula One