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2024 F1 Calendar – Dates, Tracks, Guide and Tickets*

2024 F1 Calendar

Formula 1 and the FIA have revealed the calendar for the 2024 F1 season, which will feature 24 races spread out over the year.

Formula Calendar 2024 –  set to be F1’s busiest season ever, as the FIA has confirmed a 24-race calendar. The schedule for the upcoming season has been posted and it includes three Saturday night races.

Six – ten Sprint races are being predicted but the calendar is yet to be announced.

2024 F1 Calendar – Dates, Tracks, Guide and Tickets*

  • 9th March 2024 – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah) – GuideTickets Selling**

  • 24th March 2024 – Australian Grand Prix (Albert Park, Melbourne) – GuideTickets Selling**

  • 7th April 2024 – Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka) – Guide – Tickets pending

  • 21st April 2024 – China Grand Prix (Shanghai)  –  Guide  – Tickets pending

  • 19th May 2024 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (Imola  –  Guide –  Tickets pending

  • 26th May 2024 – Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo). –  Guide Hospitality Tickets Selling.

  • 23rd June 2024 – Grand Prix (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya). –  Guide Hospitality Tickets Selling.

  • 25th August 2024 – Netherlands Grand Prix (Zandvoort) –  Guide. –  Tickets pending 

  • 1st September 2024 – Italian Grand Prix (Monza)  –  Guide. –  Tickets pending

  • 15th September 2024 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku) – Guide – Tickets pending

  • 22nd September 2024 – Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay). –  Guide –  Tickets pending

  • 22nd October 2024 – United States Grand Prix (Circuit of the Americas  –  Guide  –  Tickets pending

  • 27th October 2024 – Mexico City Grand Prix (Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez) – Guide – Tickets pending

  • 3rd November 2024 – Sao Paolo Grand Prix (Interlagos  –  Guide – Tickets pending

  • 23rd November 2024 – Las Vegas Grand Prix (Las Vegas) – Guide – Tickets pending

  • 1st December 2024 – Qatar Grand Prix (Lusail) – Guide – Tickets pending 

  • 26th November 2023 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina)  –  Guide  –  Tickets pending

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04. Teams, Cars and Drivers

Teams, Cars and Drivers

Formula 1, the Teams, Cars and Drivers.

A contest at the highest level of global motorsport, where highly talented teams create the fastest cars they can conjure up, continuously seeking out gains of thousands of a second.  They contract the most talented drivers on the planet to race each other over 24 events in a tournament traversing the planet. 

In a tournament run by Liberty Media and presided over by the FIA, ten teams and 20 cars will take to the grid for the 2023 season. Hundreds of thousands of spectators will attend the events, and millions will tune in to watch the spectacle on streaming services. 

The season starts in February when the teams launch their new challenger, shakedown and complete media duties before heading to Bahrain for the official test. 

But before this, the teams must design, model, prototype, test, refine and build the cars. 


The ten teams currently entered are based in the UK (7), Italy (2) and Switzerland (1). F1 allows up to 26 cars on the grid, but the cost of developing and entering a new team makes it prohibitive for new teams to join. But not impossible for a prospective team with sufficient funding. 

Each team will have a design studio and factory with between 600 and 2500 staff. Roles within an F1 team are varied, with roles ranging from assembly technicians to team bosses. 

Works teams will have a separate Power Unit factory; others will buy their PU as a customer team. A few richer teams will have their own wind tunnel, and others will lease time in a private facility. This doesn’t allow those with their own facility to do more testing as time in the wind tunnel is regulated. 

Often referred to as a marque, the name or brand of a team is huge. Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren represent their car brands, while teams like Red Bull, AlphaTauri or Haas promote their parent company businesses. Sauber (as Alpha Romeo) and Williams are long-standing race teams born to race. 

Teams, evolution

Over the years, teams have come and gone or changed hands and identities. Still, the fundamental core remains, a group of highly talented people designing, building and driving the fastest car they can create, constantly testing the boundaries to eke out the smallest of gains and beat their competition. 

Teams compete for one race at a time, but in this sport, the end goal of fighting for the top can be as far out as five years, with incremental goals set over a season. 

There is space on the grid for 26 cars or 13 teams, and there is always talk of new teams joining. Doing so is another thing entirely. At the very least, a new team will need to fund a $200m joining fee, the $250m to start a car and agree to forgo prize money for the first year. They will also face considerable pushback from most existing teams as another competitor will dilute the prize pool. 


F1 is arguably the fastest open-wheel racing car on the planet. Yes, Indycars come close and may even have an edge in a straight line, but the F1 car’s superior aero means they will win over a full lap of a race track. And these mighty beasts are regulated to maintain a maximum speed for safety reasons. 

Cars, regulations

The FIA does not use a speed limiter or have the cars top out at a fixed speed; rather, it sets regulations around the size of the car, weight, engine size and aerodynamic requirements. All teams on the grid work to these parameters to create and run the fastest cars possible. 

In addition, teams are restricted to cost caps, restricted testing and work curfews. 

Teams are restricted to the amount they can spend on the cars with the 2023 cost cap set at $154.7m after adjustments for pre-set reductions, inflation and additional funds to compensate for the additional Sprint races ($300k per sprint race). In addition, a cost cap of $95m for teams to supply or source power units and the number of specific parts is limited. In 2023, teams can use four power units before invoking a penalty – up from three in previous years due to the longer calendar and additional sprint races.

F1 cars are incredible machines able to accelerate to 200kph in 4 seconds, travel at 350kph or 88mps and corner at extremely high speeds generating massive G-forces. 

They must not weigh less than 796kgs (down 2kgs from 2022), including driver but excluding fuel, and are powered by V6 hybrid power units generating 1000 horsepower. 

The cars are designed within strict regulations set by the FIA, and the teams search out every opportunity to push the limits and eke out a few thousandths of a second. Speed is maximised on the straight by minimising drag and maintained through the corners with applied downforce. The current cars use a technique known as ground force, where suction is created, holding the car on the track as it speeds through the corners. 

Cars, performance

An F1 car creates more downforce than it weighs, so arguably, it could drive upside down in a tunnel. 

Another key part of the performance of the car is the tyres. Designed and supplied by Pirelli, F1 cars have set wheel sizes, and teams are supplied with tyres that have been selected to suit the characteristics of the track. Three compounds are provided, hard, medium and soft, along with wets and mediums. The different compounds will perform differently and offset durability with reduced speed. 

The cars themselves are designed and manufactured in the team’s factories. Components are modelled on computers before being formed at a reduced scale and tested in the wind tunnel. Front wings, rear wings, sidepods, floors, diffusers and the rear wing all work together to create the most aerodynamically efficient car. 

Teams are limited to the amount of wind tunnel testing they are allowed to undergo, regardless of whether they own the facility or rent it. The amount of time varies, with those finishing lower down the grid being allocated more testing time. This is, again, an attempt to maintain a level playing field and not allow the richer teams to have an unfair advantage. 

Cars, Safety

Motorsport is inherently dangerous, but the FIA has worked extensively to minimise the risk and make the sport as safe as possible. The drivers sit within a specially designed safety cell to withstand high impacts. The cars have many safety features, like tethers on the wheels to prevent a disconnected wheel from flying off and safety controls when the cars are in the pits. 


F1 drivers are amongst the most committed and focused sportspeople on the planet. The journey to F1 is long, hard and expensive. They will need determination and grit as well as natural talent and physical attributes like fitness, strength and lightning-quick reactions. Drivers can experience up to 6G’s through acceleration, braking and cornering, and they will lose around three kilograms during a 90-minute race. 

While drivers are a critical component of a winning race team, they are typically contracted to the team for the season, with multi-year contracts being signed for up to 5-years. Drivers can pay for the seat or be paid, with salaries for the latter between $500,000.00 and $50.0m. 

Securing a seat in an F1 car is amongst the most coveted drives in motorsport. Drivers must hold a Super License, and penalties can see demerit points applied with a license suspended if the maximum points are exceeded.  

Apart from the Super Licence requirement, there are few rules that dictate who can or can’t compete in Formula 1. The reality is that a potential driver must be super-talented and have well-funded backers to fund the journey through the feeder categories and lower formulas. A season in Formula 2 will cost around $3.0m. 

Drivers, In the wings

In addition to the contracted drivers, teams will recruit test drivers, sim drivers and reserve drivers. These individuals will have support roles throughout the year and may be seen trackside or focused on data gathering back at the factory. Often reserve drivers are active in other categories, like F2, so they can have very demanding schedules over a race weekend. 

While men dominate F1, it does not exclude women. Over the years, there have been several women competing, with Susie Wolff being the most recent to complete a formal session. Susie talks in her interview on Beyond the Grid about the many challenges faced by women chasing an F1 seat.

Each year, near the summer break, the silly season starts, the period when the driver market is in full swing and drivers without contracts for the coming season look to lock in seats. 

There are no set rules for how this unfolds or when, but it is not uncommon for one move to trigger a run of deals being announced, and that is the reason it is referred to as the silly season. 


2023 Teams, Cars and Drivers

The grid comprises the following teams, drivers and cars (at the time of writing the 2023 cars are yet to be launched, so the 2022 cars are referenced and will be updated) 

Scudaria Ferrari S.p.A 

Scuderia Ferrari S.p.A. is the racing division of luxury Italian auto manufacturer Ferrari and the racing team that competes in Formula One racing. Based in Maranello, Italy, the team first raced in 1950 and is the longest-competing marque on the grid, with 16 world titles to their credit. 

In 2023 the team is headed up by Frédéric Vasseur and contracts Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz as their primary drivers. 

Ferrari is a Works team designing and building their own Power Unit. The 2022 chassis was registered as F1-75. 

Oracle Red Bull Racing

Winner of the constructor’s title in 2022, Red Bull Racing is a UK-based team with five titles to its name. 

The team’s origins go back to 1997 when it first entered under Stewart Racing. In 1999 it was sold to Ford, who ran it as Jaguar Racing. Red Bull took over in 2005 and today runs it as a Works team with their own Red Bull Powertrains PU. 

Christian Horner has headed the team since 2005, and in 2023 Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are contracted to drive the RB18 chassis. 

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is a works team, formally Brawn GP. First entered in 2013 and won eight consecutive constructors titles (2014 – 2021). And seven drivers championships (2014 – 2020).

The 2022 car famously struggled with a phenomenon referred to as porpoising. 

Based in Brackley (chassis) and Brixworth (Power Unit) England, the team is headed by Toto Wolff. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are contracted to drive. The 2022 chassis is known as the W13. 

McLaren F1 Team 

Founded by New Zealander Bruce McLaren in 1963. Today the team is based in Woking, Surrey, UK.

The Mclaren team boasts eight constructors titles and 12 drivers titles from 183 wins. McLaren has collected many famous names over the years, including Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, and Ayrton Senna, who all added world titles to the team’s trophy case. 

Lando Noris and Oscar Pistari will drive the 2023 car under the leadership of Zac Brown and Andrea Stella.

BWT Alpine F1 Team

An F1 constructor with a factory base in Earnstone, UK and Viry-Châtillon, France. The team was previously known as the Renault F1 Team, having purchased the Lotus F1 team in 2016. 

Considered a mid-field team, they finished 4th in the 2022 season. The team have two world titles for each of the constructor and driver under the Renault marque. 

The team is headed by Otma Szafnauer, with Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly contracted to drive the 2023 chassis. 

Scuderia AlphaTauri

AlphaTauri is an Italian Formula One racing team and constructor running the Red Bull Power Train.

Previously entered under the name Toro Roso, AlphaTauri is the sister team to Red Bull. The team’s involvement in Formula One can be traced back to the 1985 season when they first competed as Minardi.

Based in Faenza, Italy, the team is headed by Franz Toast, and Yuki Tsunoda and rookie Nyck de Vries will pilot the cars for 2023.

Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1

Aston Martin is a UK-based F1 team running a Mercedes PU. 

The team’s Grand Prix history can be traced back to 1922 at the French Grand Prix. From its debut, via privateer heroics and a first attempt on the World Championship in 1959-60, to the modern-day and their comeback campaign in 2021, Aston Martin has a rich legacy in Formula One.

With a new factory in Silverstone, UK. The team is headed up by Mike Krack, and Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll will drive the cars. 

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN is the sponsored name of the Sauber Motorsport team, part of a Swiss motorsport engineering company.

Founded in 1970 by Peter Sauber, the team had several motorsport triumphs and first entered F1 in 1993. The team has been to the podium on several occasions but is yet to secure a win. However, the team took the top step in 2008 after selling it to BMW. Alpha Romeo has won from their earlier entries, including the prestige of winning the first-ever GP in 1950

Today the team is based in Switzerland, headed by Andreis Seidl with Valtteri Bottas (No 77) and Zhou Guanyu (No 24). The team runs a Ferrari Power Unit.

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited

Williams Racing is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. Owned and operated by Dorilton Capital which purchased the team from the Williams family in 2000. 

The team is amongst the most successful, with nine constructors titles, seven drivers titles and 114 victories to its name. 

For 2023, James Vowles will take over the leadership role with Alex Albon, and rookie Logan Sargent will be contracted to drive.

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team

MoneyGram Haas F1 Team is an American Formula One racing team established by NASCAR Cup Series team co-owner Gene Haas in April 2014.

The team is yet to make it onto the podium, and its record currently stands at one pole, two fastest laps and a fourth place once (end of 2022 season).

Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg are contracted to drive the team led by Gunther Steiner. 


Formula 1’s Famous names 

Over the years, there have been many famous and well-known teams, cars and drivers.

Teams, names from the past and on the grid today.

Teams like Ferrari, Mclaren and Williams have had long and successful pedigrees. Past teams include names like HRT, Jordan, Hesketh, Brawn and Brabham. And several car brands have tried their luck, including BMW, Honda, Jaguar, Lotus, Renault and Toyota.

Cars, iconic cars from over the years

The following list of iconic cars comes from

.1. Lotus 72,     2. McLaren M23,     3. Williams FW14,     4. Mercedes W05,     5. McLaren MP4/4,     6. Ferrari F2004,     7. Ferrari F2002,     8. Red Bull RB9Read the article and see the images – here

Drivers, famous names over the centuries of F1

Further to the champions currently on the grid – Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen – here are some of the greats…

  • Michael Schumacher (308 races, 91 wins,  7 drivers championships)
  • Sebastian Vettel (299 races, 53 wins, 4 drivers championships)
  • Alain Prost (199 races, 5wins,  4 drivers championships)
  • Ayrton Senna (161 races, 41 wins, 3 drivers championships)
  • Nigel Mansell (187 races, 31 wins, 1 driver championship)
  • Jackie Stewart (99 races, 27 wins, 3 drivers championships)
  • Niki Lauda (171 races, 25 wins, 3 drivers championships)
  • Jim Clark (72 races, 25 wins, 2 drivers championships)
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03. F1 The Tournament

f1 tournament

F1 The Tournament 


Formula 1 traces its roots back to the earliest days of motor racing. But it wasn’t until 1946 that it became an officially sanctioned motorsport tournamet. 
From the start, it was established as the highest tier of single-seater, open-cockpit racing in the world. And it has, for the most part, lived up to that definition. 
Over the years, the cars have evolved, as have the teams and the tracks. Technology has played an increasing role, aiding the design and progressively pushing the boundaries regarding the build. Constant advances can be seen in testing, racing and upgrades bought during the season. 


The term “formula” refers to the regulations set by the sport’s governing body, the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile). These rules have been ever-changing from the beginning, sometimes multiple times within a single season. The rules are in place to maximise safety, increase competition, and drive innovation.

More recently, changes have sought to even the playing field between the teams and slow the rampant pace of the wealthy teams. Examples include implementing a cost cap and rationing wind tunnel time with more time available to those at the bottom of the field.

F1 Today

Formula 1 is a truly global super sport with a rapidly growing fan base and venues in exciting cities worldwide. Currently, there are ten teams and 20 drivers competing over a 24-race season (2023 – with a Chinese replacement to be announced), all fighting to accumulate points, secure the titles and maximise their share of the prize money.

Formula 1 is hugely competitive and super expensive, but the amount of money a team can spend is capped. This is an attempt to ensure the smaller teams can keep up with well-funded entries like Ferrari, Mercedes’ and Red Bull. Prize money is allocated based on where the teams finish. 

F1 is available to audiences to addend live and through F1TV, local sports channels, YouTube channels, podcasts and social media. It is the subject of TV shows, books and movies. Drive to Survive on Netflix is a recent addition, proven popular with a wide audience and responsible for drawing in more fans.

Titles and other competitions

There are two primary competitions in Formula 1, the World Constructors Title and the World Drivers Title. The Constructor’s title is about the team’s overall performance, based on the combined points from two cars (irrespective of who is driving, specifically, a reserve driver’s points count). The team’s ranking determines the share of the prize money they will receive.

The drivers are contractors fighting as individuals for the Drivers title. The fight for the two titles can cause conflict throughout the season as the best strategy for the team may not be the best for the driver and team orders may be used. 

Several other ‘competitions’ run over the course of the season, such as pole position, fastest lap, driver of the day and fastest pit-stop.

Liberty Media 

Ae US-based investment company, Liberty Media, owns Formula One Group, which in turn owns the commercial rights to Formula 1. Liberty acquired Formula 1, a global motorsports business, in Jan 2017, valuing the enterprise at $8.0 billion.
They run the events and share part of the revenue with the teams. Each team receives a share of the TV rights, approximately $36m, and prize money based on where they finish (from approximately $60m down to $10m). In addition, there are bonuses, legacy payments and a few other peculiar allocations.
The details are stipulated in the Concorde Agreement, a contract between Formula 1, the FIA and the teams that compete in F1. Its name is due to the first iteration of the document, which was drafted in 1981, being discussed at the FIA offices on the Place de la Concorde in France’s capital Paris.

The FIA 

The FIA is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations. Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is a non-profit making association responsible for the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users across the globe.

It brings together 244 international motoring and sporting organisations from 146 countries on five continents. Its member clubs represent millions of motorists and their families.

For F1Newbies, the FIA is the governing body for Formula One, responsible for setting and monitoring the rules and regulations that prioritise the safety of all involved while running a fair, competitive and entertaining event.

The FIA appoint a Race Director and Stewards as well as run the Safety Car, Medics. They provide the head Marshals to run the events with the aid of hundreds of local volunteers. 

Regulations and application

The FIA set F1 technical and sporting regulations covered in a 112 page document (copy available here). 

Clause 1.1 starts…

“The FIA will organise the FIA Formula One World Championship (the Championship) which is the property of the FIA and comprises two titles of World Champion, one for drivers and one for constructors. It consists of the Formula One Grand Prix races which are included in the Formula One calendar and in respect of which the ASNs and organisers have signed organisation agreements with the FIA”. 

The technical regulations cover all aspects of the sport in minute detail, including chassis, engine, refuelling and tyres. Parc fermé, race procedure, scoring, flags, penalties, and pit-to-car communications. 

An FIA-appointed Race Director, Stewards and Marshals, manage the race weekends. They are present in the pits, scrutinising and monitoring team activities. They can call a car into the weigh station anytime over the weekend and carry out checks post-race: e.g. fuel sampling. 

During on-track sessions, the stewards are responsible for ensuring the teams follow protocol, staying within track limits, giving way where required and observing safety measures such as pit lane speed limits.

Drivers must hold a Super Licence and demerit points can be applied for dangerous driving or repetition of minor infringements. Teams and drivers can also receive grid penalties or fines for breaking the rules. In Formula 1, this can be considered the lesser of two evils, and teams may take the penalty to benefit from the breach.


In 2023 there will be ten teams entering 20 cars and competing in 24 race weekends across the globe.

The FIA stipulates a maximum of 26 cars on the grid, but the cost for new entrants is high. In addition to the cost of the car, Power Unit, Senior Staff and Drivers (circa $300m per annum), there is the entry fee and a one-off payment of $200m. Further, any new team on the grid will not qualify for prize money in the first year. 


Sponsorship is a key part of funding F1 and provides opportunities for companies to partner with F1, exposing their brands to millions of viewers while providing necessary funding for teams to function.

Sponsorship opportunities are numerous, from Regional Sponsorship to Title, Track, Team and Driver. The cost of sponsorship begins at $100,000.00 and reaches up to multi-millions. The value of sponsorship to F1 is rumoured to be $30B per annum.

Race Schedule

Liberty is responsible for setting the schedule, and over the years, there have been 69 venues, ranging from street circuits to fixed racetracks. Several events under the current schedule have been on the calendar from the beginning, like Silverstone, Monaco and Monza. The latter has hosted 71 events in total, having missed 1980.

Today we have a mix of day or night races, adding to the challenges for the teams to overcome. Other aspects to manage include downforce level, track surface, temperatures, altitude, weather conditions etc…

In 2023 F1 will host 24 race weekends with six sprint-format races. See the full schedule here and follow our calendar here


The FIA grades circuits from 1 to 6, with a Grade 1 circuit being the standard set for F1. Promotors and hosts invest millions of dollars to create and maintain the facilities to these exacting standards. The payoff is global exposure for the city, millions of viewers, hundreds of thousands of attendees and tens of thousands of visitors. All are paying for the pleasure, and those visiting the town are spending money. 

Circuits vary considerably from dedicated race tracks to temporary street circuits. Straights, corners, climate, altitude, track surface and whether the race is day or night all play a part in how the cars work. 


Formula 1 never stops, well, nearly never. As soon as the season is over, the team is focused on the design and testing of next season’s car. Developing the design, testing scaled models in the wind tunnel and refining the aerodynamics.

The Power Unit must be assembled, fitted to the chassis and fired up before the team’s official launch and initial scrutiny by the sports pundits. The finished car must be packed up and shipped with all the team’s equipment in time for the official test. Working to a February launch and official test session, to be held in Bahrain over the weekend of 22 – 24th Feb 2023. 

Testing and practice are limited, with teams allowed to run the car for a maximum of 100kms for a media day and then the three days of preseason testing. They will have a further testing day at the start of the summer break. Apart from this, the car can only be run during official sessions over the race weekend. 

Teams have a mandatory two-week shutdown over Christmas and the new year. at Launch – Testing – media day – Preseason, testing, first half, summer break, second half, tyre tests 

Race Weekend

Race weekends are busy times for the drivers and team management, and the team responsible for the cars. Drivers and Team Principals have media duties as well as their own sponsor hosting obligations. 

The standard format is three Free Practice sessions, each for an hour. This is where teams will run set run plans to simulate aspects of Qualifying and the Race, collecting data to inform the strategists. Terms used include Quali run, race simulation, and high fuel run. Drivers will have the opportunity to do a practice start at the end of Free Practice. 

Qualifying, or Quali, is held on Saturday afternoon. Quali is a one-hour session used to determine pole position and the order the rest of the cars will line up behind pole. The hour is structured in three knock-out sessions – Q1 at 18 minutes (five slowest care eliminated), Q2 at 15 minutes (next five slowest cars eliminated) and Q3 at 12 minutes to set the order for the top ten. 

The race is held on Sunday afternoon and is approximately 300km. Drivers will participate in a drivers parade before the grid opens, and the cars carry out an installation lap before being positioned in their grid box for final checks. 

The teams will set their own strategy based on the gathered data; the cars will have one mandatory pit stop and must run a minimum of two tyre compounds. 

In 2023 there will be six sprint events where a shorter 100km race will be held on Saturday afternoon. Friday will see the cars run one practice session and qualification. Saturday morning is for Free Practice 2 before the sprint race on Sunday afternoon.

The finishing positions of the sprint race determine the order of the starting grid for the race on Sunday. 

Prizes and Points

Podium positions are awarded to first, second and third. Points are allocated to the first ten finishers (first eight in the sprint), and a bonus point is available for the fastest lap of the race, but the driver must finish in the top ten.

Awards are given out for Pole Position and fastest pit stop. 


The logistics of F1 are massive. With partners DHL, the FIA is responsible for moving the cars, and the team’s entire set-up from one event to the next with enough time to get the garage, car, pit wall and hospitality centres set up before the first practice session. Curfews are in place to prevent crews from working excessive hours and making an error through being over-tired. 

The logistical exercise is complicated further when the schedule presents back-to-back events or a triple header. Truck fleets are utilised for short haul across Europe, and a fleet of jumbo jets for what are referred to as ‘fly away’ events in the Americas.  



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2023 World Champions – Red Bull

2023 World Champions

Red Bull secured the 2022 F1 constructors’ championship with Max Verstappen winning the Japanese GP.

2023 World Champions – Red Bull. The Milton Keynes-based team sealed the deal with their third title in succession and seventh since the team took over from Jaguar Racing in 2005.

Their sixth title, and second in succession. 

2023 World Champions

2023 World Champions


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Liam Lawson F1 Debut

Liam Lawson F1 Debut

Lawson Super Subs for injured Ricciardo 

For Liam Lawson his F1 Debut came as a last-minute replacement for Daniel Ricciardo, who broke his hand in an impact with the barrier. During FP2 of the Dutch GP weekend, the Aussie took evasive action and hit the barrier with the resultant injury ruling him out for the rest of the weekend (and subsequently the next three races with a decision pending on Qatar). 

Lawson,  reserve driver for both Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri was called upon to step in. The 21-year-old Kiwi became the tenth driver from New Zealand and finished the race 13th, ahead of teammate Yuki Tsunoda who finished in 15th. 

Full race results of formula1.comhere

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