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How Did Formula 1 Get Its Name? – And What Formula 1 Means?

If you call yourself a motorsport fan and if you love watching Formula 1 you should know something about the history of this sport. How well do you know it? Perhaps naming several drivers from the past is not that beautiful but do you know why Formula 1 got the name that it carries to day?


The term “Formula” refers to a set of regulations regarding single-seat open-wheeled motor sports. Some of the typical regulations are the restrictions on the type of chassis that has to be manufactured as well as restrictions regarding the engine and gearbox. The other restrictions are put on fuel and pit stop, but when it comes to suspension, braking and steering, the teams and drivers are allowed to experiment. All of the regulations create a formula.


Initially, Formula 1 was named Formula A, but everyone called it Formula One so the name was officially taken in 1950. As for the number, other than Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 exist. The formula between these three are so differentiated that makes Formula 1 the best performing cars, especially in terms of power. The other two follow.


What else is important?

The Formula 1 follows the races between the drivers in a single season which consists of a series of races. These races are known as Grand Prix and they are held in different countries all over the world in purpose-built circuits and public roads. The races are required to be held on tracks graded “1” which is the highest rating issued by the FIA.