Sportsmanship in Formula One

Since the sport’s very first world championship in 1950, Formula One has been considered by many to be a sport of gentlemen and good sportsmanship. After all, unlike many sports, Formula One carries with it a number of potential dangers and common sense, as well as mutual respect, is vital for the safety of the drivers. However, there have been a number of high-profile occasions in the sport’s recent history that have overshadowed this “gentlemanly” reputation. Read the rest of this entry »

The Evolution of Formula One Rules

Formula One racing has come a long way since the sport’s first world championships in 1950. Although much of the sport remains the same now as it did back then, there have been a number of significant rule changes throughout the years, mostly regarding safety, that has developed the sport into what it has become today. The rules and regulations of Formula are defined by the sport’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), who review the rules every year to see if there is any room for improvement. Read the rest of this entry »

Famous British Formula One Drivers

Formula One has seen more than its fair share of big personalities and loveable characters over the years. Some have made their name through their exciting style of driving, some through their on camera charm and some simply through being great drivers. No matter how they did it, it is fair to say that Formula One’s success owes a debt of gratitude to the drivers whose personalities could light up even the dullest of races. Read the rest of this entry »

The Formula One Cars of David Coulthard

Throughout a career that lasted over 14 years and 247 races, British Formula One Driver David Coulthard was one of the sport’s most popular drivers. Although perhaps not as successful as other British drivers in terms of world championship titles, Coulthard claimed over 500 championship points during his career – more than any other British driver. He also worked with many constructor teams and his knowledge of the sport helped each one develop their cars and strategies to meet the demands of the modern sport. Read the rest of this entry »

The Early History of Formula One Racing

Ever since its inaugural world championship in 1950, Formula One racing has established itself as the world’s most popular and profitable motor sports. Although much has changed since the sport’s inception in regards to the rules, the cars and, indeed, the drivers, the high paced drama and “blink and you’ll miss it” action have remained the same. Television viewing figures and ticket sales are on the rise, and the sponsorship money involved in the sport is too. Read the rest of this entry »