Formula 1: The Official History
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marked the end of the V10-era in Formula One. To keep costs down, the configuration had been made mandatory in 2000 (although only V10s had been in use since 1998, Toyota were planning on entering Formula One with a V12 and had to delay their entry by a year to redesign) so that engine builders would not develop and experiment with other configurations. Over this period, the statistics show the supremacy of the Renault and Ferrari engines, with Renault clinching six Constructors and five Drivers' Championships as engine suppliers for Williams and Benetton from 1992 to 1997, and their first-ever Drivers' and Constructors' Championships in a 100% Renault car in 2005. Ferrari also enjoyed great success in the V10 era, winning six Constructors' Championships and five Drivers' Championships from 1999 to 2004. Further information: 1950 Formula One season, 1951 Formula One season, 1952 Formula One season, 1953 Formula One season, 1954 Formula One season, 1955 Formula One season, 1956 Formula One season, and 1957 Formula One season Juan Manuel Fangio drove this Alfa Romeo 159 to the title in 1951 Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Formula One World Championship was merely the tip of the iceberg when it came to races run to Formula One regulations. The total number of races run to Formula One regulations remained about the same as it had been before the introduction of the World Championship. Many famous races, such as the Pau and Syracuse Grands Prix, the BRDC International Trophy, the Race of Champions and the Oulton Park Gold Cup, were not part of the World Championship, but nonetheless continued to draw the top drivers and teams to compete.
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F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V. See also: Hunt–Lauda rivalry See 1968 season, 1969 season, 1970 season, 1971 season, 1972 season, 1973 season, 1974 season, 1975 season and 1976 season. The Lotus 49, the second F1 car to appear in a sponsor's livery, at a demonstration run in 2005Discounting the Indianapolis 500, the World Championship was entirely based in Europe until 1953 when the season opened in Argentina. Since then, there has always been at least one race outside Europe each year. As planned, the World Championship races returned to Formula One regulations for the 1954 season, now based on a new 2.5-litre atmospheric engine regulation. This successfully brought more entrants to the field. Lancia and Mercedes-Benz came to the formula, hiring the best drivers of the era: Ascari for Lancia, Fangio for Mercedes. Featuring desmodromic valves, fuel injection, magnesium and exotic alloys parts, "streamlined" bodywork and other advanced features, the brand new Mercedes began the 1954 season with Fangio taking pole position at the "Grand Prix de l'ACF" at Reims-Gueux with the first lap over 200km/h (124mph) in Formula One before winning the race after a duel with other Mercedes driver Karl Kling, who finished second. Introduction of 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 hybrid power units (2014–2021) [ edit ] Mercedes cars proved to be the most competitive at the start of the V6 turbo-hybrid era until 2021. See 2014 season, 2015 season, 2016 season, 2017 season, 2018 season, 2019 season, 2020 season, 2021 season and Formula One engines. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a welcome addition to the calendar was in line to host a truly dramatic finale to the 1986 season. Twelve months before, the first-ever World Championship race in Adelaide had enticed just one journalist from so-called Fleet Street to travel to Australia, largely because the title had already been settled in Prost's favour. In 1986, Mansell's presence in the three-way title shoutout attracted every national newspaper and media outlet worthy of credential" (p.135)
Formula 1: The Official History by Maurice Hamilton | Goodreads
Bringing together a superbly written account of the history of the sport by acclaimed author Maurice Hamilton, and an exceptional selection of stunning images from across seven decades of F1 racing, the book charts the FIA Formula One World Championship, decade by decade, from its first race at Silverstone in May 1950 right through to end of last season's championship. Each chapter tells the fascinating stories behind the greatest drivers and teams, important personnel, famous and infamous incidents, as well as key changes to the rules on design, safety and competitiveness. A Formula 1 coffee table book is typically oversized, visually appealing, and meant to be displayed on a coffee table or similar piece of furniture. Whether it’s a McLaren coffee table book or Ferrari coffee table book, these types of publications share many characteristics. There are several factors that qualify a motorsports book as a F1 coffee table book: The entry of Renault also brought Michelin's radial tyres to Formula One. Goodyear, who enjoyed a monopoly before the entry of Michelin, was still using the cross ply design for racing. Goodyear saw the entry of Michelin as a serious threat and made a notable effort in research and development to develop its own radial tyres. Tyrrell's 1977 season was disastrous because Goodyear was too busy to continue to develop the unique small tyres required by the P34. Without continuing development, the tyres became less competitive and the six-wheeled concept had to be dropped. Michelin eventually left F1 after the 1984 season. Safety, rules, and regulations (1994) [ edit ] See 1994 season. The Benetton B194 Michael Schumacher drove to the 1994 title Driven” authored by K. Bromberg. This story features a female sports journalist who falls for a Formula 1 driver.In 1962, the Lotus team ran the Lotus 25 powered by the new Coventry-Climax FWMV V8 engine. The car had an aluminium sheet monocoque chassis instead of the traditional spaceframe design. This proved to be the greatest technological breakthrough since the introduction of mid-engined cars, but the Lotus was unreliable at first. Jim Clark finished second that year leaving the title to Graham Hill and his new V8 powered BRM. By 1995, things had settled down somewhat. The downgraded 3-litre formula had no effect of the domination of the Renault V10, and Schumacher took his second Drivers' title, and Benetton their first Constructors' title, with relative ease, defeating the Williams team of Hill and David Coulthard. The Renault engine which powered both teams was virtually unbeatable, with only Ferrari claiming a single win at the Canadian Grand Prix for Alesi, his only career win.