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Formula 1 101
In a world full of different auto racing series at the regional, national and even international level, Formula 1 rides above them all. Come find the basic outlines of the pinnacle of open-wheel, single-seater motor racing. Learn where Grand Prix races take place, who the great drivers are and what makes this sport so different.

How a Race Works
From qualifying to the race start and from pit stops to the race finish and everything in between - like safety car sessions and caution flags - Formula 1 has its own rules that make it different from all other racing series. Learn the details of the F1 system here.

5 Of Formula 1’s Most Iconic Race Numbers
Looking at the stories behind some of F1’s most famous race numbers

8 Talking Points From The 2016 Spanish Grand Prix
8 Talking Points From The 2016 Spanish Grand Prix

10 Things You Might Not Know About The Spanish Grand Prix
10 Things You Might Not Know About The Spanish Grand Prix

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Moveable aero
Active aero on the McLaren MP4-X explained. Page 2.

Arnaud Kozlinski - From Go-Karting to Formula 1
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations - everything a driver must know to race at the highest level starts at the lowest level. Karting even has its own world championship yearly. Arnaud Kozlinski is a professional kart racer. Page 10.

Advanced hybrid technology
Explaining the powertrain on the MP4-X. Page 3.

Encased wheels
Looking at the encased tires on the McLaren MP4-X concept

Bringing in the canopy
Jenson Button discusses the need for canopies in F1. Page 4.

Birel Karts - From Go-Karting to Formula 1
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations - everything a driver must know to race at the highest level starts at the lowest level. Karting even has its own world championship yearly. The big companies that make the karts, like Birel, travel to races with chassis, engines, tools and all the necessary pieces for a karting weekend. Page 9.

Kart Venues - From Go-Karting to Formula 1
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations - everything a driver must know to race at the highest level starts at the lowest level. Karting even has its own world championship yearly. The paddock, trackside and garages are easier to access to see, hear and smell the karts, where future stars of Formula 1 learn their sport. Page 8.

Go Kart Engines - From Go-Karting to Formula 1
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations - everything a driver must know to race at the highest level starts at the lowest level. Karting even has its own world championship yearly. Traditionally, kart engines are two-stroke 100cc to 125cc powerhouses. Lately, though, four-stroke engines have begun to take over. Page 7.

Go Kart Drivers and Mechanics - From Go-Karting to Formula 1
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations - everything a driver must know to race at the highest level starts at the lowest level. Karting even has its own world championship yearly. Page 6.

Go Karting Race Tracks - From Go-Karting to Formula 1
The Circuit Carole is more of a motorcycle racing track than a karting track, but its large size lends itself well to karts, particularly the hairpin down near the pit area. During the Discovery Kart fair in February, the 250cc karts delighted the public both on the track and off. Page 5.

Bridgestone Kart Tires Background and Photo – Go Kart Racing Tires
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations - everything a driver must know to race at the highest level starts at the lowest level. Karting even has its own world championship yearly. Kart tire technology looks very much like that of the Formula 1 cars, but in miniature. Page 4.

Tony Kart Background and Photo – What is a Tony Kart
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations - everything a driver must know to race at the highest level starts at the lowest level. Karting even has its own world championship yearly. Tony Kart company was on hand to demonstrate its karts at the Kart Discovery fair outside Paris in February. Page 3.

Jean Eric Vergne - From Go-Karting to Formula 1
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations. The son of owners of one of France's best kart tracks, Jean Eric became one of the country's best kartmen. But in 2007 he decided he would move on to his goal of rising up the auto racing ladder to try to reach Formula 1. He will race in the French national Formula Renault championships. Page 2.

250cc Two Stroke Go-Kart With Bodywork - From Go-Karting to Formula 1
The 250cc two stroke class pictured here is not often used by the younger drivers rising the categories to F1. But it is a lot of fun even for adults, and some 250cc karts reach speeds almost as fast as Formula 1 cars.

Tracks
Formula 1 races on around 20 tracks per season. Only a select few get to host F1 events, with a mix of modern facilities and historic circuits on the calendar. Find out about the venues that the sport's drivers race around.

Formula 1 News, Reports, Features and Analysis
Get all the latest news, reports and information on the fast and frantic world of Formula 1, as well as features and analysis.

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4 Of Formula 1’s Most Underrated Race Tracks
There are some great F1™ tracks on the calendar that don’t get the recognition they deserve

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2016 Russian Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
Jack Leslie shares his pick for F1™ 2016 Russian GP driver of the day

The Current Routes Young Drivers Can Take To Formula 1
There are plenty of different routes young drivers can take on the single seater ladder to Formula 1™

Current Season
All you need to know about the current Formula 1 season, from news to reports and analysis.

8 Talking Points From The 2016 Russian Grand Prix
The major stories and headlines to emerge from the Formula 1™ 2016 Russian Grand Prix

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Newest race
Stats, facts and information about the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom

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Drivers
Learn about the current drivers on the Formula 1 grid - 20 athletes from 10 teams, all competing for one world championship.

Profile: Pascal Wehrlein's Road to Formula 1
Taking a detailed look at just how Manor rookie Pascal Wehrlein made it to the Formula 1™ grid in 2016

2016 Chinese Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
The exciting start to F1™ 2016 continued in China with a dramatic race at the Shanghai International Circuit, here's who Jack Leslie chose for driver of the day

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8 Talking Points From The 2016 Chinese Grand Prix
The major stories and headlines to emerge from the F1™ 2016 Chinese Grand Prix weekend

Ayrton Senna - Senna Documentary - F1 Films
The documentary film about the life of Ayrton Senna has become one of the top selling documentary films in the UK

F1 Racing Car Technology - Racing Car Driver Aids - Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems
A Formula 1 driver's job has got a lot more complicated with the improvement in racing car technology.

Mario Andretti Profile - Formula 1 World Driver Champion
With more than 100 victories in several disciplines in six decades, Mario Andretti is one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.

10 Things You Might Not Know About The Chinese Grand Prix
All of the important information, facts and statistics about the F1™ Chinese Grand Prix

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What's Inside A Formula 1 Motorhome?
Motorhomes have long been a part of the F1™ paddock, but only recently have they turned into huge, impressive structures with multiple floors and areas

Marina Bay Street Circuit (Singapore) - Formula 1 Race Track - Singapore Grand Prix
The Singapore race has been called the Monaco Grand Prix of Asia, as the Asian city-state, like the Mediterranean principality, is something of a high-flying business center and its race circuit winds through the streets the way the Monaco track does.

Formula 1 Qualifying System Explained
Formula 1 qualifying is a unique system of grid designation unlike any other in motor racing. After five seasons of incessant changes, the sport has finally found a system that works - well, almost.

F1 Changes Back To 2015 Qualifying, Elimination Format Is Scrapped
Formula 1™ qualifying for the 2016 season was changed, but the unpopular response and dull sessions has prompted the series to go back to the 2015 format

2016 Bahrain Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
There were plenty of strong performances up and down the field in the 2016 Bahrain GP, making it tricky to pick a driver of the day, but it went to Romain Grosjean for the second consecutive race.

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8 Talking Points From The 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix
The Bahrain International Circuit hosted a thrilling second round of the F1™ 2016 season

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Bahrain Grand Prix
All of the statistics, facts and information you need to know about the F1™ Bahrain GP

Go Kart Racing Background – Go Kart Racing Image Gallery – Go Kart Racing Overview
Virtually all of the Formula 1 drivers start out racing as children in go-karts. Karting is the best school for racing because it is F1 in miniature: Competition, mechanics, driving skills, human relations - everything a driver must know to race at the highest level starts at the lowest level. Karting even has its own world championship yearly.

The Subtle Game of Race Strategy in High-Speed Chess
Formula 1 is not only the most advanced form of racing technologically, it is also the most advanced in terms of race strategy. Which tires to use, how many pit stops to make, how much fuel to put in the car before the race - these are all elements that a team's strategist calculates to know how best to tackle a certain race track.

Michael Schumacher Interview - Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower - Ferrari
On the occasion of the inauguration of the Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower in October 2008, a real estate project in Abu Dhabi, the Formula 1 seven-time world champion gave an exclusive interview to Brad Spurgeon about his life two years after retiring from motor racing. The most successful driver in Formula 1 history, Schumacher is taking life easy and involving himself in several different projects while waiting for his next big passion after racing to come along.

Michael Schumacher Interview - Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower - Ferrari - Career
Michael Schumacher discusses with Brad Spurgeon his shift to a new life after retirement from motor racing. Page 2.

Lewis Hamilton: McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton's rise to the pinnacle of world motor racing is a story unique in the history of Formula 1. After years of proving to be one of the fastest, most successful drivers in the lower series the young British driver joined the illustrious McLaren Mercedes team in 2007 to become the first black driver in F1 history. He won the drivers' title in 2008, to become the youngest ever winner of the title.

The Era of the Formula 1 Wind Tunnel
Aerodynamics on Formula 1 cars is a science of gaining the most grip through using the wind. Unlike with airplanes, the wings of a racing car push the car down to the track, not up in the air. The effect allows a car to slide less and turn a faster lap. To develop the best aerodynamic grip possible, F1 teams use a wind tunnel.

Formula 1 Wind Tunnels - Racing Car Stereolithography Models
Aerodynamics on Formula 1 cars is a science of gaining the most grip through using the wind. Unlike with airplanes, the wings of a racing car push the car down to the track, not up in the air. The effect allows a car to slide less and turn a faster lap. To develop the best aerodynamic grip possible, F1 teams use a wind tunnel. Page 2.

2016 Australian Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
Who put in the best performances at the 2016 Australian Grand Prix? Jack Leslie shares his F1™ driver of the day and looks at those who just missed out.

How the Competition Is Organized
Formula 1 is set up with a very strict system of team and championship organization, culminating in a world title being awarded to the best team and best driver. Find out here how it all unfurls over the 16-19 race season.

Culture
The place to go for team merchandise, books, magazines, DVDs and games, as well as TV information and videos.

Organizations and Associations
As the most highly organized form of motor racing, Formula 1 is surrounded and controlled by organizations and associations that make the rules, govern, and promote the sport. Find links and outlines of these groups with acronyms like FIA, FOM, GPDA, FOPA and GPMA, and what purpose they fulfill.

Paddock Life
The paddock is the inner sanctum at a Formula 1 race, where the teams carry out their business in elaborate motor homes and the deals are made and the stories and politics break out. Here is your guide to the F1 paddock.

Resources and Show Enhancers
Here is the place to go for all of your F1 resources, and the things that will help you enjoy the show.

Season Structure
A typical Formula 1 season consists of 16 to 19 races, spread over an eight month period from March to October and taking place in famous tracks, from Monza to Monaco and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Find here the exact anatomy of a typical F1 season and its Grand Prix races.

Sponsorship
Sponsorship is the life blood of any form of motor racing, and for Formula 1 it has had a long and distinguished history. Find out how and why sponsorship supports the Formula 1 racing habit and how it works, who the sponsors are and why they pay for racing teams and drivers. See their logos and images and learn about the latest deals.

Which Racing Series Is This?
The world is full of different racing series with different kinds of tracks and different kinds of cars. Formula 1 is at the very top of the pyramid. Here's how and why F1 motor racing is the pinnacle of world motor sport.

Cars
F1 cars are the most technologically advanced racing machines in the world. Here, you can get to know the current era of cars, as well as learn about past designs, rules and technical breakthroughs.

History
Find out all about Formula 1's long history, from its very beginning in 1950 to present day. The sport has changed a lot since it was founded, and has pushed the limits of technology.

Teams
Here is the place to go to find out about the 10 teams competing in Formula 1, as well as past outfits.

Technology
More than any other aspect, what separates Formula 1 from all other racing series is its technology. From the cars and their tires to the team factories where the cars are made and from the tracks to team pit equipment and drivers' paraphernalia this is the home of the highest expression of racing technology.

Travel
As a worldwide racing series, Formula 1 is all about travel. But not only that of the teams moving like a traveling circus of old with the logistics of moving the infrastructure and cars. It is also a form of tourism for race fans who go to see the race and the location. Find out the best races for tourism and how to buy tickets and book a trip through a travel agency.

Fernando Alonso Profile – Renault Formula 1 Driver Fernando Alonso
In 2006 Fernando Alonso became the youngest double world champion in Formula 1 history, and the youngest to win consecutive drivers' titles. In fact, at 25, but with five seasons of F1 racing behind him, the Spaniard had a series of

BMW Sauber Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
Photo of BMW Sauber's motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 11.

Ferrari Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Ferrari team motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world.

Honda F1 Team's Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Honda F1 team motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 2.

Formula 1 Motor Homes - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Brand Center
At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Brand Center. Page 12.

McLaren Mercedes Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the McLaren Mercedes F1 team motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 3.

Red Bull Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Red Bull F1 team motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 4.

Renault F1 Team Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Renault F1 team motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 5.

Spyker F1 Team Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Spyker F1 team motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 6.

Super Aguri Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Super Aguri motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 7.

Toro Rosso Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Toro Rosso motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 8.

Toyota F1 Team Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Toyota F1 team motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 9.

Williams F1 Team Motor Home - Formula 1 Motor Homes Image Gallery - F1 Paddock Hospitality
A photo of the Williams F1 team motor home. At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Page 10.

Formula 1 Race Weekend Timetable of Events - Saturday Qualifying
On the Saturday of the F1 Grand Prix weekend there is a one hour practice session in the morning, and the qualifying session in the afternoon. There is also much activity with press conferences and other media meetings.

Formula 1 Race Weekend Timetable of Events - Monday Tuesday Setup
On the Monday before the race the teams send advance crews to begin setting up the motor homes and garages.

Follow the Races
Everything you need to know to follow the Formula 1 Grand Prix races.

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From Mercedes to Haas: F1 2016 Team Previews
With the F1™ 2016 season just around the corner, here is all you need to know about the teams and drivers

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Australian Grand Prix
All of the statistics, facts and information you need to know about the F1™ Australian GP

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8 Amazing One-Off Formula 1 Helmet Designs
For some drivers, F1™ helmet designs are iconic, but there have also been some brilliant one-off special color schemes.

The New Qualifying Format For The F1 2016 Season
All you need to know about the updated F1™ qualifying format that will debut in 2016

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6 Things We Learned From F1 2016 Winter Testing
Here are some of the things that we learned from F1™ 2016 pre-season testing!

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Top Five Races in F1: Valtteri Bottas
With Valtteri Bottas turning 26 years old on the 28 August 2015, here are the Finnish driver's greatest moments in F1 so far

Top Five Races in F1: Lewis Hamilton
On his 31st birthday, Jack Leslie looks at three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton’s best races in F1™

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The Five Most Iconic Liveries in F1 History
Looking at the most famous and popular color schemes in the history of Formula 1™

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Top Five Races in F1: Jenson Button
On his 36th birthday, here is a look at some of 2009 world champion Jenson Button’s best F1™ races

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Kangaroo TV Spectator Television System
Kangaroo TV was a hand held mobile media device that delivered live video, audio and data to spectators over a Formula 1 race weekend

Kangaroo TV Devices - Kangaroo TV Device Specifications
A marvel of miniaturization, Kangaroo TV provided state of the art viewing and digital data for a full Formula 1 race watching experience. Page 2.

Kangaroo TV Features - Kangaroo TV Video Audio Digital Feeds
Kangaroo TV's device gave more information to race goers than fans experienced even at home on the television and the Internet. Page 3.

Where to Find Kangaroo TV Devices at the F1 Races
Kangaroo TV offered several methods of finding its product at or before attending a Formula 1 race, and finding out how much it costs. Page 4.

Danica Patrick: Background and Career - Women Racers
In 2008 Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a major international open-wheel race, but before that she had a long journey to IndyCar

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Gallery: Ferrari Drivers Debut 'Halo' Cockpit Protector
Ferrari drivers debuted the 'halo' cockpit protector prototype during the final two days of F1 2016 winter testing

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Introducing the Cars of the F1 2016 Season
Here are the cars that will compete in the F1™ 2016 season

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Top Formula 1 Stories From February 2016
Rounding up all of the biggest stories from the world of F1™ in February 2016

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Gallery: Renault F1 Team and RS16 Launch
New Renault F1 team officially launched at event in Paris, with Kevin Magnussen confirmed alongside Jolyon Palmer and interim livery revealed

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The Evolution Of Formula 1 Car Launches
Looking at the way F1™ car launches have changed and evolved over the years, from glitzy events to low-key pit lane reveals

F1 Motor Home Image Gallery
At the European races on the Formula 1 calendar the teams all bring their own elaborate motor home to each race. In these elaborate traveling hospitality areas, the teams carry out their relations with the press and sponsors. They also use the motor homes as a dining area to feed the members of the team. Each season sees a new motor home or an addition to an old one, as the paddock evolves into the most luxurious racing city in the world. Come visit the latest team motor homes.

Formula 1 Timing Information Screens - F1 Live Timing - F1 Lap Times - F1 Qualifying
There are several different screens showing the F1 lap times and other information about the cars on the track throughout a Grand Prix weekend. The following explanation shows them in screen order through Formula 1 practice, qualifying and the race. Screen 4.

Formula 1 Live Timing
Formula 1 has amongst the most complex timing systems in motor racing. But the Formula One Management timing tool, once mastered, is also one of the most useful ways for fans, teams and the F1 drivers themselves to see who is doing what at a Grand Prix race. The screen with live timing is found at the circuits and on the Formula1.com web site. Here is a precis based on FOM images and explanations of how it operates.

Formula 1 Qualifying - Formula 1 Timing Information Screens - F1 Live Timing
Qualifying timing screens have become at once more complicated and more important with the new Formula 1 qualifying system. The qualifying session is split into three parts, and the timing screen is broken down into the various qualifying parts - Q1, Q2 and Q3.

Formula 1 Timing Information Screens - F1 Live Timing - F1 Lap Times
There are several different screens showing the F1 lap times and other information about the cars on the track throughout a Grand Prix weekend. The following explanation shows them in screen order through Formula 1 practice, qualifying and the race.

Formula 1 Timing Information Screens - F1 Live Timing - F1 Lap Times
There are several different screens showing the F1 lap times and other information about the cars on the track throughout a Grand Prix weekend. The following explanation shows them in screen order through Formula 1 practice, qualifying and the race. Screen 2.

Formula 1 Timing Information Screens - F1 Live Timing - F1 Lap Times - Race Control Messages
There are several different screens showing the F1 lap times and other information about the cars on the track throughout a Grand Prix weekend. The following explanation shows them in screen order through Formula 1 practice, qualifying and the race. Screen 3.

Formula 1 Timing Information Screens - F1 Live Timing - F1 Practice Sessions
There are several different screens showing the F1 lap times and other information about the cars on the track throughout a Grand Prix weekend. The following explanation shows them in screen order through Formula 1 practice, qualifying and the race.

Formula 1 Timing Information Screens - F1 Live Timing - F1 Lap Times - Grand Prix Race
There are several different screens showing the F1 lap times and other information about the cars on the track throughout a Grand Prix weekend. The following explanation shows them in screen order through Formula 1 practice, qualifying and the race. Screen 4.

Formula 1 Timing Information Screens - F1 Live Timing - F1 Lap Times - Grand Prix Race
There are several different screens showing the F1 lap times and other information about the cars on the track throughout a Grand Prix weekend. The following explanation shows them in screen order through Formula 1 practice, qualifying and the race.

Formula 1 Race Weekend Timetable of Events - Wednesday Thursday Car Assembly
On the Wednesday and Thursday, the mechanics assemble the F1 racing cars that arrive at the track in pieces.

F1 Grand Prix Race Timetable of Events
Although Formula 1 Grand Prix races always take place on a Sunday, there is a lot more activity than that surrounding a race and extending a week around the event. From the arrival of the motor homes and cars and garage equipment to the arrival of the drivers themselves, there's a lot more to it than an hour and a half on Sunday afternoon.

Formula 1 Race Weekend Timetable of Events - Friday Practice Sessions
On the Friday of the F1 Grand Prix weekend the first track action begins with the free practice sessions.

Formula 1 Race Weekend Timetable of Events - Sunday Grand Prix Race Day
Sunday is race day at the F1 Grand Prix race weekend. Races always start on time, and they last about and hour and a half. There is also the podium procedure after the race and a couple of press conferences, one for television and the other for the print media.

Formula 1 Race Weekend Timetable of Events - Monday Post-Race
Mondays after an F1 Grand Prix weekend the teams continue to take apart the paddock and pack up the materials in order to go to the next race venue, or back to the team factory.

Formula 1 Tobacco Sponsorship
It was as recent as 2007 that Formula 1 saw the last of the tobacco advertising that had funded the series' racing for 40 years. But it immediately found other sources of sponsorship.

Racing Technology Versus Driver Strength
The question has existed almost as long as auto racing: What is more important, the car or the driver?

What to Expect From F1 Winter Testing
Here’s what to look out for and expect from Formula 1™ pre-season testing

Your Guide To F1’s V6 Turbo Power Units
F1™ entered a new era in 2014, but what makes up the V6 Turbo engines?

The Five Most Successful Teams in F1 History
Here is a look at the five most successful teams in the history of F1™ so far

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All You Need to Know About a Formula 1 Steering Wheel
F1™ steering wheels are insanely complicated pieces of kit, here's all you need to know about them!

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Reflecting on Pastor Maldonado's F1 exit
The Venezuelan driver confirmed his departure from the 2016 F1™ grid

Top Formula 1 Stories From January 2016
Rounding up some of the biggest pieces of news from the world of F1™ in January 2016

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6 Hopes For Formula 1 in 2016
Jack Leslie shares his optimistic expectations for the new F1™ 2016 season

Profile: Jolyon Palmer's Road to F1
Looking at the British driver's journey to Formula 1, ahead of his debut for Renault

Max Verstappen Hits The Ski Slopes In Snowy F1 Demo
Max Verstappen took to the ski slopes of Austria in a Red Bull RB7 for a stunning F1™ demonstration run, completing donuts and drive-bys in front of wowed crowds at the Streif ski course in Kitzbühel

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8 Things to Watch Out For From F1 in 2016
Here’s a look at what to look out for from Formula 1™ in 2016.

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New F1 2016 Tire Rules Explained
Jack Leslie looks at the new tire regulations for the F1™ 2016 season

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Throwback: When An F1 Car
A look back at one of F1's more unusual demonstration runs, where a Red Bull Racing showcar was driven on snow

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F1 2015 Season Review: Race Recap
F1 2015 concluded at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last month and with the new season almost upon us, here is a look back at this year’s 19 rounds, each told in three sentences or less.

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F1 2015 Season Review: Top 10 Drivers
Jack Leslie presents his top 10 drivers of the F1™ 2015 season

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F1 2015 Season in Pictures
A look back through the F1 2015 season in pictures

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F1 2015 Season Review: Mercedes and Ferrari
The final part of About.com’s team reviews looks at Mercedes and Ferrari’s year in F1™

F1 2015 Season Review: Williams and Red Bull
Part four of About.com’s team reviews looks at Williams & Red Bull in F1™ 2015

F1 2015 Season Review: Force India and Lotus
The third part of About.com’s team reviews looks at Force India and Lotus in F1™ 2015

F1 2015 Season Review: Toro Rosso and Sauber
The second part of of About.com’s end-of-season team reviews looks at how Toro Rosso and Sauber fared in 2015.

F1 2015 Season Review: McLaren and Manor
The first part of About.com’s end-of-season team reviews looks at McLaren and Manor’s year in F1™

McLaren Unveils Striking MP4-X Concept F1 Car
McLaren shows off its concept F1 car, following on from designs produced by Red Bull and Ferrari

2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
Who put in the best performances at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix? Jack Leslie shares his F1 driver of the day and those who just missed out.

8 Talking Points From The 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Jack Leslie shares the main talking points, headlines and stores to emerge from the 2015 season finale in Abu Dhabi

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
All of the vital facts, statistics and information ahead of the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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2015 Brazilian Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
Jack Leslie picks his driver of the day for the Brazilian Grand Prix, as well as making some honorable mentions

8 Talking Points From The Brazilian Grand Prix
All of the main stories and talking points from the penultimate round of the 2015 F1 season, the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos

10 Things You Might Not Know About The Brazilian Grand Prix
All you need to know about the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit

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What's Next For Susie Wolff?
After the announcement of her retirement from motorsport, what’s next for Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff?

2015 Mexican Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
Jack Leslie picks his best performance of the F1™ Mexican GP

8 Talking Points From The Mexican Grand Prix
F1 raced at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the first time since 1992, with Nico Rosberg starting on pole position and taking a clear from team-mate Lewis Hamilton

10 Things You Might Not Know About The Mexican Grand Prix
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez may be a new and exciting track for the 2015 grid and many of the sport's teams, but the Mexican Grand Prix has a rich history in F1, here are some things you might not know about the race

Formula 1 vs IndyCar (Formula 1 in 10 Easy Lessons)
Page 3. Formula 1 is the most popular form of world motor racing, unlike IndyCar, which has a much smaller fan base, thanks partly to a division of the two major open-wheel series in the U.S. in the past decade. F1 is at the pinnacle of motor racing both technologically and in terms of the quality of the drivers - not IndyCar. In IndyCar, the cars are built by teams according to regulations. IndyCar races on oval tracks, F1 never does.

What is Formula 1 - Definition of F1 - Formula 1 vs Endurance Racing
Endurance racing consists of long races, often 6, 12 or 24 hours in length. Formula 1 races last an hour and a half. There is no comparison. The cars are built differently, for different needs. Endurance racing cars have covered wheels and therefore look more like road cars than do F1 cars.

10 Formula 1 Motor Racing Lessons
Formula 1 is the most popular form of world motor racing. It is also at the pinnacle of motor racing both technologically and in terms of the quality of the drivers. But outside its fans, many people do not have any idea of what the difference is between F1 and another car racing series. This story will lay out that difference between F1 Grand Prix racing and the other series.

What is Formula 1 - Definition of F1 - F1 Racetracks
Formula 1 is the most popular form of world motor racing. It is also at the pinnacle of motor racing both technologically and in terms of the quality of the drivers. But it also takes place at the greatest race tracks in the world, many of which have famous names like Monza, Monaco and Spa. The newest ones are also the most technologically advanced and biggest tracks in the world.

What is Formula 1 - Definition of F1 - Formula 1 vs Champ Car
Formula 1 is the most popular form of world motor racing, unlike Champ Car, which has a much smaller fan base, thanks partly to a division of the two major open-wheel series in the U.S. in the past decade. F1 is at the pinnacle of motor racing both technologically and in terms of the quality of the drivers - not Champ Car. In Champ Car all the drivers have basically the same equipment. In F1, all the cars are built by teams according to regulations.

Formula 1 Racing vs Formula 3 and GP2
Formula 3 and GP2 are basically a single make series of racing that are lower in power and complexity. There is less for a driver to set up on the car, and the cars are slower than F1 cars. These cars nevertheless are powerful single-seat cars and the drivers are usually young men trying to break into Formula 1. These series are considered, therefore, to be stepping stones to Formula 1.

What is Formula 1 - Definition of F1 - Formula 1 as Worldwide Sport
Formula 1 is the most popular form of world motor racing. It is also at the pinnacle of motor racing both technologically and in terms of the quality of the drivers. Formula 1 races take place on just about every continent of the world, in some 16 or so different countries. The drivers and fans come from all over the world as well. The teams are also located throughout the world.

What is Formula 1 - Definition of F1 - Pinnacle of Motor Racing Technology
Formula 1 is the most popular form of world motor racing. It is also at the pinnacle of motor racing both technologically and in terms of the quality of the drivers. Exotic metals and other materials are used to build F1 cars, such substances as carbon fiber.

What is Formula 1 - Definition of F1 - Best Drivers in World
But outside its fans, many people do not have any idea of what the difference is between F1 and another car racing series. People have heard of drivers like Michael Schumacher or Mario Andretti, though, and perhaps Juan Manuel Fangio and Jackie Stewart. These are all former F1 world champions. The sport generally attracts the best racing car drivers in the world.

What is Formula 1 - Definition of F1 - Most Expensive Form of Racing
Formula 1 is the most popular form of world motor racing. It is also at the pinnacle of motor racing both technologically and in terms of the quality of the drivers. That is why it is also the most costly form of racing for its participants. It is not only the expensive travel carrying staff and equipment around the world to the various tracks where the races take place. It is the up to 1,000 employee staffs at teams to build the cars from expensive materials. Not to mention the research.

2015 United States Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
Austin, Texas, hosted a thrilling 16th round of the 2015 F1 season, arguably the best race of the year so far. Lewis Hamilton stormed to the 43rd win of his career and his third world title

8 Talking Points From The United States Grand Prix
Looking at the main stories to come from round 16 of the 2015 F1™ season, with Lewis Hamilton winning the United States Grand Prix

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The United States Grand Prix
All you need to know about the 16th round of the 2015 F1 season in Austin, Texas

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10 Things You Might Not Know About The United States Grand Prix
All you need to know about the 16th round of the 2015 F1 season in Austin, Texas

3. First podium visit
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2. Close to the win
Here’s a look at the plucky and popular Sauber team’s highlights from its time in Formula 1 so far!

4. Second in Canada
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Sauber's top five moments
Here’s a look at the plucky and popular Sauber team’s highlights from its time in Formula 1 so far!

1. Victory at last
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5. Pole position in Bahrain
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2015 Russian Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
Jack Leslie shares his driver of the day for the 2015 Russian Grand Prix

8 Talking Points From The Russian Grand Prix
A look at the main talking points and stories that emerged from the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom, where Lewis Hamilton took victory

Rosberg Takes Russian GP Pole, Sainz Jr Crash Dominates Headlines
Following Friday’s diesel spill at the Sochi Autodrom, which delayed and cut short first practice, and the afternoon rain, the strange Russian Grand Prix weekend continued on Saturday.

Jenson Button Remains at McLaren For 2016 F1 Season
McLaren has confirmed that Jenson Button has been retained by the team for the 2016 Formula 1 season

Nelson Piquet
The Brazilian driver made his F1 debut for Ensign in 1978 and enjoyed a hugely successful career in the sport

James Hunt
The 1976 F1 world champion was hugely popular and renowned for his unconventional and eccentric behavior both on and off the track

Graham Hill
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Nigel Mansell
The Brit had to wait until 1992 to claim his first and only F1 title, but he did so in style with Williams

Alain Prost
Previously in F1 it was rare for drivers to modify their designs and this was what made them so iconic and recognizable across the globe

Michael Schumacher
The German remains F1’s most successful driver, having claimed seven titles and a record 91 race victories

Ayrton Senna
The Brazilian racer was one of the most popular figures to ever appear in F1 and claimed three world titles while competing for McLaren

Gilles Villeneuve
The Canadian is widely known to be one of the best drivers to never win a F1 world title

2015 Japanese Grand Prix: Driver of the Day
Last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix produced some good racing, memorable moments and impressive drives

Romain Grosjean Confirmed at New Haas F1 Team
Haas F1 has revealed one of its two drivers for the 2016 Formula 1 season, with Romain Grosjean being announced in a press conference at the team’s Kannapolis base

Lewis Hamilton Eases to Second F1 Japanese Grand Prix Victory
British driver unstoppable at Suzuka, leading home team-mate Nico Rosberg

Mercedes Domination Returns as Nico Rosberg Takes Suzuka Pole Position
Dry weather conditions meant it was a busy and intriguing second day of action at the historic Suzuka circuit, with Mercedes setting the pace in final practice and qualifying

Carlos Sainz Jr and Daniil Kvyat Fastest in Suzuka Wash-Out on Friday
Persistent rain throughout Friday’s on-track action at the Suzuka circuit limited running in first and second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix

Honda back home
Despite there being no Japanese driver in the 2015 field, it is a home race for McLaren’s power unit supplier Honda

Tough on tires
Because of the fast corners and constant changes of direction at Suzuka, Pirelli has nominated the medium and hard tire compounds for the race weekend

Iconic moments
With the Japanese GP being such a historic race, there have been some incredible and hugely memorable moments

Two tracks
Suzuka and Fuji are the only two tracks in F1 history to have hosted the Japanese Grand Prix

Success in Japan
Michael Schumacher and McLaren have had the most success in Japan

A rollercoaster ride
The Suzuka circuit is renowned for its old-school character and challenging turns