An introduction to the history of the fia world drivers championship
The first world championship race was held at SilverstoneUnited Kingdom in In andwhen the world championship was run for Formula Two cars, a full season of non-championship Formula One racing took place.
During this period, the championship rules were changed frequently by the FIA with the intention of improving the on-track action and cutting costs.
Three dry tyre compounds, with different durability and adhesion characteristics, are available to drivers.
There were to be four grooves on the front three in the first year and rear that ran through the entire circumference of the tyre. During the late s, Lotus introduced ground-effect aerodynamics previously used on Jim Hall 's Chaparral 2J during that provided enormous downforce and greatly increased cornering speeds.
Hamilton world championships
From Round 11, any car running a timed lap at the time of the chequered flag is entitled to complete the lap. The FIA worked to improve the sport's safety standards since that weekend, during which Roland Ratzenberger also lost his life in an accident during Saturday qualifying. From , a Constructors Championship title was introduced. This rule does not affect drivers in Q2 or Q3. Most competitive cars came from Italy, particularly Alfa Romeo. In the early s, other teams followed suit and semi-automatic gearboxes and traction control were a natural progression. A championship for constructors followed in The sport's debut season saw eighteen teams compete, but due to high costs many dropped out quickly. National championships existed in South Africa and the UK in the s and s. The CSI determined the regulations for holding Grands Prix and selected the races that formed part of the World Championships — a World Sportscar Championship was established in — but the organisers of the individual races were responsible for accepting entries, paying prize money, and the general running of each event. In the early days of Grand Prix racing, a driver would be allowed to continue a race in his teammate's car should his develop a problem—in the modern era, cars are so carefully fitted to drivers that this has become impossible.
Other changes included the qualifying format, the points scoring system, the technical regulations, and rules specifying how long engines and tyres must last. National championships existed in South Africa and the UK in the s and s. On the lap in which the safety car returns to the pits, the leading car takes over the role of the safety car until the first safety car line, which is usually a white line after the pit lane entrance.
Mercedes won the drivers championship for two years, before withdrawing from all motorsport in the wake of the Le Mans disaster. Initially a one-off series, the title was revived inand discontinued at the end of
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