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Giuseppe Farina : First winner of the Formula One World Championship in 1950
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Giuseppe Farina : First winner of the Formula One World Championship in 1950

By Score More Giuseppe Farina was a pioneering Italian racing driver who was the first winner of the Formula One World Championship in 1950. Born in Turin, Italy on May 30, 1906, Farina started his racing career in motorcycle racing before switching to cars in the late 1930s. Farina's career was interrupted by World War II, but he returned to racing after the war and quickly established himself as one of the top drivers in the sport. In 1950, he was signed by the Alfa Romeo team to compete in the inaugural Formula One World Championship. Farina dominated the first season of the World Championship, winning three out of the seven races and clinching the championship with a victory in the final race of the season at Monza. He also finished on the podium in three other races and scored ...
The 1955 Formula One Season
The 1955 Formula One Season

The 1955 Formula One Season

The 1955 Formula One season was the sixth season of the World Championship of Drivers. The championship was contested over seven races, and was dominated by Mercedes-Benz, who won all but one of the races. The season began on January 16, 1955, with the Argentine Grand Prix, and ended on September 11, 1955, with the Italian Grand Prix. Mercedes-Benz entered the season with a team of four drivers, which included the defending champion Juan Manuel Fangio, as well as Stirling Moss, Karl Kling, and Piero Taruffi. Mercedes-Benz was the team to beat in the 1955 season, winning the first three races of the season with Fangio at the wheel. Fangio's winning streak was broken at the Monaco Grand Prix, where he was forced to retire due to a fuel pump failure. The race was won by Maurice Trintign...
The 1954 Formula One Season
The 1954 Formula One Season

The 1954 Formula One Season

By Score More The 1954 Formula One season was a historic season in the history of the sport. It was the fifth season of the World Championship of Drivers, and the first season in which a World Championship for Constructors was awarded. The season saw the return of Mercedes-Benz to Formula One, after an absence of 15 years, and the debut of a young Argentine driver named Juan Manuel Fangio, who would go on to become one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. The season began on May 16, 1954, with the Monaco Grand Prix, and ended on October 24, 1954, with the Spanish Grand Prix. The championship was contested over a total of nine races, with the best six results of each driver counting towards the final championship standings. Mercedes-Benz dominated the season, w...
The 1953 Formula One Season
F1 Season 1953

The 1953 Formula One Season

The 1953 Formula One season was the fourth season of the FIA's Formula One motor racing. It consisted of nine races held across Europe and South America. The championship was contested by 10 teams and 32 drivers. The season saw a major change in the technical regulations, as engine capacity was limited to 2.5 litres for the first time. This change was made in an attempt to reduce speeds and increase safety. The 1953 Formula One season was the fourth season of the FIA's Formula One motor racing. It was a year of change, with new technical regulations and the introduction of the Constructors' Championship. The season saw Ferrari dominate, winning the Constructors' Championship and the drivers' championship with Alberto Ascari. Technical Changes The 1953 season saw a significant change ...
The 1952 Formula One Season
F1 Season 1952

The 1952 Formula One Season

By Score The 1952 Formula One Season was the third season of the FIA Formula One World Championship. The season saw a total of eight races held across Europe, with the championship being dominated by the Italian team, Scuderia Ferrari. The season kicked off on May 18th, with the Swiss Grand Prix being held at Bremgarten circuit. Ferrari driver Piero Taruffi took the checkered flag, with his teammate, Luigi Villoresi, coming in second place. The second race of the season was the Indianapolis 500, which was not part of the championship, and was won by Troy Ruttman driving a Kuzma-Offenhauser. The third race of the season was the Belgian Grand Prix, held at Spa-Francorchamps. This race saw Ferrari's Alberto Ascari take the win, with his teammate Taruffi coming in second place. Ascari w...
The 1951 Formula One Season
F1 Season 1951

The 1951 Formula One Season

By Score More The 1951 Formula One season was the second season of the FIA Formula One World Championship, which is recognized today as the first official Formula One season. The championship was contested over six races and was won by Argentine driver Juan Manuel Fangio, driving for the Alfa Romeo team. The season began on May 27th with the Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten circuit, where Fangio won his first race of the season. He went on to win the following race, the Indianapolis 500, which was not part of the Formula One championship at the time. The third race of the season was the Belgian Grand Prix, held at Spa-Francorchamps, where Ferrari's Luigi Villoresi took the checkered flag. The fourth race of the season was the French Grand Prix, held at Reims-Gueux, where Fangio secu...
The 1950 Formula One Season
F1 Season 1950

The 1950 Formula One Season

By Score More The 1950 Formula One season marked the beginning of a new era in motorsports. It was the first official season of the FIA Formula One World Championship, which was created to replace the previous pre-war European Championship. The inaugural season featured seven races, held in Europe and North America, and was won by the legendary Italian driver Giuseppe Farina. The season kicked off on May 13th, 1950, at the Silverstone Circuit in England. A total of 21 drivers from nine different teams took part in the race, which was a 70-lap event around the 4.7km circuit. Farina, driving for the Alfa Romeo team, won the race, finishing just over two seconds ahead of his teammate Luigi Fagioli. The third place went to the Maserati driver Reg Parnell. The second race of the ...
Pierre Gasly
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Pierre Gasly

If there’s one man who knows how big a rollercoaster ride an F1 driver’s career can be, it’s Pierre Gasly! The flying Frenchman was called up to make his 2017 debut in Malaysia in place of Daniil Kvyat and, after proving his mettle, he was named a Toro Rosso driver the following year.  A further 21 races into his fledgling career, Gasly was moved up again – this time to replace Red Bull big gun Daniel Ricciardo. Gasly seemed to have a knack of being in the right place at the right time – a quality that’s equally handy on track. A series of impressive 2018 performances for Toro Rosso – including a brilliant fourth place in Bahrain – showed exciting promise for what he might do with the ‘A’ team in 2019. Unfortunately that promise only appeared in flashes – and he quickly su...
Oscar Piastri
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Oscar Piastri

Born in Melbourne, just a stone’s throw away from the Australian Grand Prix venue, a young Oscar Piastri’s dreams of one day racing in Formula 1 were ignited by the sport’s star drivers roaring around his local streets, otherwise known as Albert Park. But it would take huge commitment and sacrifice to turn that dream into a reality, with a move to Europe – made by the likes of fellow countrymen Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo before him – the only way to go up against the best and catch the attention of the sport’s decision-makers. Using success on the Australian karting scene as a springboard, Piastri continued to learn the craft in championships across Europe, before getting his first taste of single-seater competition as a 15-year-old – two podium finishes in F4 UAE a sign of thing...
Lando Norris
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Lando Norris

British F1 driver Lando Norris is one of the brightest stars on the grid in 2022. The McLaren ace has a long-term deal in his back pocket and seemingly a massive future in the sport. Born on November 13, 1999, in Bristol, Lando is still just 23 years of age and appears to be a future world champion in the making.. Norris, who stands 5ft 7ins tall (1.70m), now lives in the princely surroundings of Monaco like many other F1 drivers. Lando Norris' McLaren F1 Career Lando Norris entered Formula 1 at the age of 17 as a McLaren junior driver, completing a mid-season test with the team in Hungary in 2017 and impressing by setting the second-fastest lap. For 2018, Norris became the official test and reserve driver for the team, learning from full-time drivers Fernando Alo...