Nowadays, you can’t find a person who hasn’t heard of Formula 1. Today it is one of the most prestigious and popular sports on the planet. An incredibly exciting spectacle: beautiful and powerful cars, a competition of the best pilots, stands full of loyal fans. Majority of fans watch them on TV, the most loyal one travel abroad to see them with their own eyes, but all of them place bets on this dangerous sport.
How has everything started?
In the distant 1920s and 1930s, the first prerequisites for the emergence of Formula 1 appeared. It was then that the teams participating in various auto racing Grand Prix adopted the regulations for the first world championship. It was supposed to take place in 1941, but did not take place due to the outbreak of World War II. It was only in 1946 that the International Automobile Federation (FIA) formed the final regulations, which entered into force in 1947. At that time racing started to gain a fanbase who liked both to watch and to bet on the outcome of the race.
The first Grand Prix was held in 1950 at the Silverstone circuit in Great Britain, won by Alfa Romeo driver – Giuseppe Farina from Italy. Farina slightly outscored his team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio. By the way, Fangio will win the world title five times in the future. Interestingly, from 1958 to 1969, only English-speaking pilots – British, Australians, New Zealanders and Americans – became world champions.
The golden age of Formula 1 was in the early 1980s. The appearance of top teams – Ferrari, McLaren, Lotus and Williams, famous pilots A. Senna, A. Prost, G. Berger only fueled the interest of the fans. In the history of Formula 1, there were only five women pilots, although none of them managed to achieve significant results.
The evolution of racing bolids
If we talk about technique, then in those years racing was a much more dangerous sport than it is now. It took a long time before the designers managed to bring the cars to a relatively safe technical state. Although in the early decades of Formula 1 racing, speeds were lower than they are now, the quality of the track surface was completely different. Now it is a ring road with a perfectly flat surface, but then it looked like rolled gravel. Well, the cars themselves were completely different.
Technological progress in Formula 1 began in the 1960s. At this time, one of the leading teams of the time, Lotus, adopted a new type of design from the aircraft industry, which allowed pilots to take turns much faster. Wings began to appear, which allowed the cars to stay on the road more confidently. This is a significant contribution to safety, because it is often because of the low downforce in corners that cars flew off the track and this entailed severe injuries to the pilots. In addition to safety, this innovation allowed the cars to maneuver at higher speeds. Over time, of course, there were many more improvements: designs were changed, elements were added, new types of turbocharged engines began to be used.
Today Formula 1 is called the “queen of motor sports”, and this is understandable – it is one of the most prestigious, spectacular and expensive racing series in the world. Pilot salaries and teams’ budgets run into millions of dollars a year. Many pilots, performing in other classes, dream of getting into Formula 1, for some it becomes the goal of their whole life.
Why should you try betting on races?
It may seem hard at first, because racing is not as typical a sport as others. However, with precise analysis and a bit of training you can safely try to bet on racing. And you should definitely try to bet on Formula 1, because it is the most prestigious car race, which gives you better chances to win your bet.