12 Facts About Formula 1


Formula 1 One was a new formula agreed upon during 1946 with the first non-championship races taking place that year.

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Formula 1 offered Formula One to circuit owners as a package, which they could take or leave.

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In 2008 and 2009, Honda, BMW, and Toyota all withdrew from Formula 1 One racing within the space of a year, blaming the economic recession.

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Formula 1's charge was halted by Max Verstappen, who took his maiden win in Spain in his debut race for Red Bull.

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Seven out of the ten teams competing in Formula 1 are based close to London in an area centred around Oxford.

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From 1998 to 2008, the tyres in Formula 1 One were not "slicks" as in most other circuit racing series.

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In September 2015, Force India and Sauber officially lodged a complaint with the European Union against Formula 1 One questioning the governance and stating that the system of dividing revenues and determining the rules is unfair and unlawful.

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Expense of Formula 1 One has seen the FIA and the Formula 1 One Commission attempt to create new regulations to lower the costs for a team to compete in the sport.

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Formula 1 One has launched a plan to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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In January 2020, FIA and Formula 1 One signed the United Nations "Sports for Climate Action" framework.

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Currently in France, the only channel that broadcasts Formula 1 one is the pay TV channel Canal+, having renewed its broadcasting rights until 2024.

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On 26 November 2017 Formula 1 One unveiled a new logo, which replaced the previous "flying one" in use since 1993.

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