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About Formula 1, where is it going? As long as humanity has been able to drive vehicles quickly, races have been held to see who could move faster.
There have been many different types of racing, and among them is Formula One racing. Here is a quick look at the history of Formula One racing and where it all started. What a fascinating story!
This type of racing originated in Germany in the early 1920’s but it wasn’t until the 1960’s that it really took off in the United Kingdom. That’s when the Brits got into the racing game and began a tradition of winning championships with some of the finest drivers in the world. Their first season was called the British Grand Prix Series. It was actually run in a similar fashion to NASCAR today.
The series soon expanded into the United States. It was named the championship series after the year the first race was held. The series ran for four years until it was replaced by the United States Grand Prix series. After that it was known as the championship series. The championship series was then changed again to the International Formula One Championship.
In the mid-1970’s another series was introduced in the United Kingdom called the British Touring Car Championship. It was run by a company called International Sports Management. The series lasted until 1980. It was replaced by the International Formula One Championship. That series was then renamed the championship series and changed again in the early 1990’s.
When the third series of the series was introduced in 1990 it was known as the championship series. It was called the European Touring Car Championship. This series lasted only three years and was replaced by the International Formula One Championship. This series was known as the championship series for the next three years.
After the fourth series was introduced it was named the World Series of racing. In this series the World Motor Racing Council governed the competition. These governing bodies were known as the FOCA (Foundation International Sporting Regulations). This series lasted for four years and was replaced by the Formula One Championship.
So there you have it, a little history of the series itself, but you might be interested in learning how it started, why it evolved, and what happens now. Good Luck!
When racing cars first were invented the major manufacturers didn’t want to pay to race them. The manufacturers wanted to make a profit on the parts and labor that they spent on the race cars.
Because Formula One was a very popular sport, the major manufacturers were willing to allow a few teams to compete against each other in Formula One. Over time the teams began building a good amount of speed and built some speed.
They realized they could build more powerful engines and lower the center of gravity by using more powerful engines. The engines became faster and better.
Because of this the manufacturers began paying to have their own racing team and started giving money to the best drivers they could find. They became known as the manufacturers.
As time went on more racing tracks were built and more of a schedule was laid out. This eventually created a series of races that were known as Grand Prix racing, which is where we know it today. Formula One racing is a very popular sport.
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