8 Facts About Formula One

1. Biondetti actually competed in four Formula One races in 1950, but only one of these counted for the World Championship.

2. Formula One can be seen live or tape delayed in almost every country and territory around the world and attracts one of the largest global television audiences.

3. Since 1981, Formula One teams have been required to build the chassis in which they compete, and consequently the terms "team" and "constructor" became more or less interchangeable.

4. The Formula One Teams Association believed that allowing some teams to have such technical freedom would have created a 'two-tier' championship, and thus requested urgent talks with the FIA.

5. Battle for control of Formula One was contested between the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, at the time an autonomous subcommittee of the FIA, and FOCA (the Formula One Constructors' Association).

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

7. Formula One was a new formula agreed upon after World War II during 1946, with the first non-championship races being held that year.

8. Formula One is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and owned by the Formula One Group.