What is a Formula One Grand Prix?
A Formula One Grand Prix is a sporting event which takes place over three days (usually Friday to Sunday), with a series of practice and qualifying sessions prior to the race on Sunday.
What do Formula 1’s new engine proposals mean for Formula 1?
Formula 1 has revealed its plans for a new engine formula from 2021. The proposals are aimed at reducing costs, “improving the sound”, increasing competitiveness between teams and maintaining road relevance.
Can drivers take a knee at Formula One races?
Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel was “surprised” and “didn’t understand” when Formula One dropped the pre-race ceremony when drivers could take a knee. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are now tied in the Formula One standings after Hamilton won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, leaving only next week’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to decide the champion.
Will F1 crack down on loopholes in New Car rules?
F1 is braced for disputes over different interpretations of the new car design rules this year but has the power to crack down on any loopholes teams might find, head of motorsport Ross Brawn said.
What year did Formula 1 adopt the new points system?
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What happened to pre-qualifying in Formula 1?
Pre-qualifying was discontinued after 1992 when many small teams withdrew from the sport. As the number of cars entered in the world championship fell below twenty-six, a situation arose in which any car entered would automatically qualify for the race, no matter how slowly it had been driven.
What happens at the end of a Formula 1 race?
If a driver starts the race using intermediate or wet tyres, he is not mandated to make a pit stop. At the end of the race, the first, second and third-placed drivers take their places on a podium, where they stand as the national anthem of the race winner’s home country and that of his team is played.