If you are looking for a fantastic way to spend your weekends in the sunshine, then one of the fastest growing sports is the world of F1 racing. Formula One, as it is more commonly known, is the premier category of competitive single-seater car racing sanctioned and run by the Federation Internationale de L'Auto (FIA).
For many years, the most popular form of car racing around the world was the Champagne and Red Racing championship. However, in 1977, the Automobile racing was made legal in Europe and Australia, which then allowed the world's premier drivers to come together and compete for the title of world champion in Formula One. Today, as well as race cars, you will find Formula One teams competing in the Touring Car, Endurance and Lightweight categories.
It has been stated that Formula One cars are as close to being indestructible as any form of machinery. To achieve success in this sport, many of the leading motorsport teams use only the latest state of the art technology, all under the strictest safety rules. In the event of a car crashing, often there is no chance for recovery. However, with the use of modern day safety devices, and the expertise of many highly trained mechanics and engineers, accidents in Formula One racing are relatively rare. In the main, the majority of car accidents in Formula One take place when a driver loses control, collides with another car, or a tyre falls out of contact on the track.
As well as enjoying the benefits of being able to race and win on the track, Formula One racing is also extremely popular as a spectator sport. The driving style of Formula One race cars is unique; the way in which these cars go about their everyday business on the track is also a very different experience.
Formula One race cars do not make any sudden movements on the track, unlike street cars that do. They can even brake suddenly to reduce speed and get on the brakes. Due to their unique characteristics, these cars are very difficult to overtake and therefore very fun for spectators. Drivers must be aware of the hazards on the track; therefore, they should always be well aware of the weather conditions and be ready to take action if they feel an accident is imminent. Also, in order to ensure safety on the track, many drivers employ pit stops are made at certain points during each race.
These days, there are many websites that offer online racing competitions for people to race Formula One race cars against each other. This allows people from all over the world to get up close and personal with some of the greatest sports cars on the planet.