Track Guide

Is There Going To Be An American In F1?

Is There Going To Be An American In F1?

Haas F1 Racing team has signed a deal with Santino Ferrucci as a development driver. Ferrucci, from Woodbury, Connecticut, got his start in karting at age 5. He went on to compete in Skip Barber’s open wheel series and is a member of the Lime Rock Driver’s Club. He has been…
Nine Days Of Summer

Nine Days Of Summer

Nine Days of Summer is promotional documentary film made by Ford that tells the story of the development of the Ford-funded Cosworth DFV and the Lotus 49 during 1967. After the switch to 3 litre engines in 1966 Formula One season, many F1 teams such as Lotus that had previously been using Climax V8s, had to find new engines for the…
Forza Ferrari! Sebastian Vettel Wins The Malaysian GP

Forza Ferrari! Sebastian Vettel Wins The Malaysian GP

Sebastian Vettel portrays true class, winning the Malaysian Grand Prix, by outsmarting both Mercedes drivers in the pits. This very eventful race has managed to showcase that his move to Ferrari was anything but a mistake, given that his former team, Red Bull, has barely managed to hang on to…
FORMULA 1 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX

São Paulo In 1938 a huge plot of land was bought in Sao Paulo by two local property developers who intended to build a large housing development. It soon became clear, however, that one part of the land was not suitable for housing and so they decided to build a…
FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Austin The 2012 season saw Formula One racing return to the United States for the first time since 2007 with an all-new venue in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is the first purpose-built F1 facility in the US designed for any and all classes of racing and…
FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX

Sochi The Sochi circuit, located in the Black Sea resort of the same name, is the first purpose-built Formula One facility in Russia and hosts the country’s inaugural Grand Prix in October 2014, in the same year that the city also stages the Winter Olympics. Sochi’s Formula One relationship formally…
FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

Suzuka One of the greatest tracks used in Formula One racing today, Japan’s Suzuka circuit is a massive test of car and driver ability. Built by Honda as a test facility in 1962, the track was designed by Dutchman John Hugenholz, the Hermann Tilke of his day. A huge theme…
FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Singapore In 2008 Singapore had the honour of hosting the first night-time event in Formula One history. The inaugural Singapore Grand Prix proved a huge hit, staged on a new street circuit, with the city’s famous skyline providing a truly spectacular backdrop. The race was announced in May 2007 following…
FORMULA 1 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX

Monza Monza is regarded by many as the embodiment of Formula One racing. Not only is it a fantastic example of a track that combines speed with skill, it also has a heart and soul all of its own. It has seen some of the finest races of all time,…
FORMULA 1 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Spa-Francorchamps Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit is among the most historic on the Formula One calendar, having hosted a (non-championship) Grand Prix as long ago as 1924, and remains one of the most popular venues with drivers and fans alike. Run on narrow public roads, the original Spa layout was an amazing…
FORMULA 1 GERMAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 GERMAN GRAND PRIX

Hockenheim The original Hockenheim circuit was built in 1939 as a high-speed test track for Mercedes-Benz, who needed a venue to test for the Tripoli Grand Prix. It was almost eight kilometres long and was formed of two long, curved straights with a long corner at either end. When war…
FORMULA 1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

Budapest Hungary first hosted a grand prix in the 1930s, but following the Second World War and the building of the Iron Curtain it was not until the 1960s that motorsport began to find a place in the country. At the start of the 1980s there was a general wish…
FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX

Silverstone Like so many of England’s racing circuits, Silverstone started life as an aerodrome. When the Second World War ended in 1945, England’s other two circuits, Donington Park and the legendary Brooklands, had fallen into disrepair. And so it was that the outer taxiways and interconnecting runways of Silverstone became…
FORMULA 1 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX

Spielberg The story of the Austrian Grand Prix begins, as with most Grands Prix, with a local group of motor racing enthusiasts in the 1950s. They created an L-shaped circuit with cones and hay bales in the town of Zeltweg. The first race held there in 1958, for international sportscars,…
FORMULA 1 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

Montréal In the 1960s the rivalry between French and English speaking Canada meant that the country’s Grand Prix had two homes: Mosport Park one year and Mont-Tremblant the next. By 1970, however, Mont-Tremblant was deemed too dangerous and the race moved full time to Mosport Park. In 1977 the French…
FORMULA 1 MONACO GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 MONACO GRAND PRIX

Monte Carlo The Monaco Grand Prix is the one race of the year that every driver dreams of winning. Like the Indy 500 or Le Mans, it stands alone, almost distinct from the sport from which it was born. A combination of precision driving, technical excellence and sheer bravery is…
FORMULA 1 SPANISH GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 SPANISH GRAND PRIX

Catalunya The Formula One teams are no strangers to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (formerly known as the Circuit de Catalunya); not only have they raced there every year since 1991, they also conduct extensive testing at the venue. Familiarity does not, however, lessen the challenge for car or driver. Barcelona’s…
FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX

Shanghai The Shanghai International Circuit was designed as the race circuit for the new millennium. And the modern track, with its stunning architecture, has achieved its goal of becoming China’s gateway to the world of Formula One racing since it debuted on the calendar in 2004. Circuit architects Hermann Tilke…
FORMULA 1 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

Sakhir The 2004 Grand Prix of Bahrain marked the first ever round of the FIA Formula One World Championship to be held in the Middle East and the official culmination of a multi-million dollar project started back in September 2002 when the Kingdom of Bahrain signed a long-term deal to…
FORMULA 1 MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX

Kuala Lumpur In the mid 1990s, Malaysia was undergoing a huge change. Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s Prime Minister was determined that by 2020, the country would be a fully industrialised nation. The best way to do this, it was thought, was through the auto trade. The nation’s number one oil…
FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Melbourne When Formula One came to Australia in 1985 it set up home in Adelaide. However, ex-racer-turned-entrepreneur Bob Jane wanted a race in Melbourne. He created a huge ‘thunderdome’ and invented the AUSCAR series, bringing NASCAR action to Australia. The desire to have a race in Melbourne did not wane.…
FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

Yas Marina Abu Dhabi is a city on the move. Not content with enjoying one of the world’s richest oil reserves, the region has recently thrown itself into a massive programme of development. And one of the jewels in Abu Dhabi’s crown is the new 5.55-kilometre Yas Marina Circuit, which…