Welcome to a basic Guide To Formula 1! Here at F1ntastic.com, we believe everyone should be able to enjoy our content. But to enjoy our content, some people may need to be able to understand Formula 1 a little bit more. So for all those people who are relatively new to F1, this is a Guide To Formula 1. The purpose of this guide is to given everyone a basic understanding of F1. After you read this guide, you should be able to enjoy and understand our posts more than you did before. Even if you already know about F1, this guide can serve as a recap.
To make this guide easier to understand for you guys, we’ve split this guide into multiple pages. Each page has a different topic and covers a different part of Formula 1. The links to all of the pages are there below. Another way to navigate through the guide is through the dropdown menu on the main menu of this website. First up in this guide, we’re going to look at exactly what Formula 1 is.
Since this segment is just a basic definition of Formula 1, we’ve kept it on this main page, but this information is also on a separate page for those who wish to read it there.
Welcome to the first part of F1ntastic.com‘s Guide To Formula 1! Here we’re talking about the definitions of F1, what the sport really is.
Formula 1, better knows as F1, is the pinnacle of motorsport. It’s the highest class of international open-wheel single-seater Formula auto racing. These words may seem complicated, but they’re actually pretty simple. F1 is the highest level of racing with a single-seater car and the wheels outside the body of the car. The image above is of an F1 car, and it shows clearly that an F1 car has only one seat, and the wheels of the car are outside the main body of the car. Since F1 is the highest level of Formula auto racing it’s called Formula 1; it’s the highest level of motorsport. Junior levels of motorsport are things like Formula 2 and Formula 3, which are feeder series to F1.
F1 is also the highest level of motorsport sanctioned by the FIA. The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, more commonly known as the FIA, is an association representing the interests of motor organizations and motor car users. However, more people know the FIA for sanctioning and being the governing body for racing events. The FIA make and enforce the rules and regulations of certain motorsports, including Formula 1. The word Formula in the name of the sport refers to the set of rules to which all participants’ cars must comply with.
Formula 1 is obviously a competitive sport, so every year, the drivers compete for the Drivers’ World Championship, and the teams, or the constructors, compete for the Constructors’ World Championship. In each race, the drivers gain a certain number of points based on where they finish in the race. Whatever points they gain keep adding up race after a race for the entire season until the last race of the year is finished. Then, the driver with the most points wins the Drivers’ Title. Look at the table below to see how the current points system works in F1.
For the constructors’ championship, the points gained by the 2 drivers in each team are added up to make the constructors’ points. For example, a team’s 2 drivers finish 1st and 2nd in a race. The winner and the runner-up get 25 and 18 points respectively. So the constructor (the team), gets 43 points added to their points total for the season (43 is 25 and 18 points added). As is with the drivers’ title, the constructor with the most points at the end of the F1 season wins the Constructors’ Title.
So in conclusion of this segment, F1 is the highest class of single-seater open-wheel racing that the FIA governs. Obviously, there’s a lot more to the sport, so keep on reading through this guide to learn more! Next up, we’re looking at the Teams for the 2022 Formula 1 Season. Since there is a lot of information in this segment, we’ve done it on a different page.
Welcome to the 2nd segment of F1ntastic.com’s Guide To Formula 1! Here we have a page all about all of the 2022 Formula 1 Teams. In Formula 1, there are 10 teams. In this page, we will give you some basic knowledge about each team currently competing in Formula 1. This page may be updated, although it is highly unlikely that any major changes will take place since we are incredibly close to the beginning of the 2022 Formula 1 Season. Updates may also be made to the team names as we get closer to the season opener.
For more detailed information about the 2022 Formula 1 Teams, we have different pages that give complete guides about each team. We will link each of these pages to this main page so that if you need a more detailed guide, you can access them easily. So let’s go ahead and find out all about the 2022 Formula 1 Teams! Visit the page →.
Welcome to the 3rd segment of F1ntastic.com’s Guide To Formula 1! This segment is all about the 2022 Formula 1 Drivers. In this page, we will explain which teams have which drivers in 2022. So let’s begin with a short introduction.
In Formula 1, there are 20 drivers who take part in a race. Usually, these 20 drivers are the only drivers to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship. The only time when any other driver drives in a race is when one of the original 20 drivers can’t take place in the race. For example, when Sergio Perez tested positive for COVID-19 in July 2020, Nico Hulkenberg replaced him for 2 races. In this page, we’ll be giving you basic information about each of the 20 drivers entering the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship.
I may update this page in case there are changes in the driver lineups for the team. I won’t add any temporary replacements for these 20 drivers to this page. Since we are so close to the beginning of the 2022 Formula 1 Season, it is highly unlikely that I’ll have to make any changes. However, in Formula 1, anything can happen. Click here to visit the page to read about the 2022 Formula 1 Drivers →.
The 2022 Formula 1 Season Calendar
The 2022 Formula 1 Calendar consists of a record-breaking 23 races! This may be great for fans, but it will be a huge struggle for teams and the mechanics who travel to every race. If the teams can’t handle so many races, then F1 will have to shorten the race calendar. But at least they’ve got health and safety covered. Despite COVID-19 still raging across the world, Formula 1 can still continue safely. Formula 1 clearly proved that racing can be safe when they completed a 22-race 2021 Formula 1 Season. The 2022 F1 Season begins at the Bahrain Grand Prix, as Bahrain hosts the season opener for the 2nd year in a row. Bahrain is also hosting the Official Pre-season Testing this year, just 8 days before the Grand Prix itself.
NOTE: Currently, the race calendar is back down to 22 races because F1 cancelled the Russian GP. If there is a replacement, then the calendar will be 23 races. But as of now, it’s a 22-race calendar.
A week after the Bahrain GP is the Saudi Arabian GP, with the terms returning to the Jeddah Street Circuit. The debut Saudi Arabian GP proved to be a crazy one! Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan are back on the calendar. Hopefully, we can see F1 back on those iconic circuits. Imola is on the race calendar for the 3rd year in a row after a chaotic and exciting race in 2021. And of course, the debutant. The Miami GP. For the first time since 1959, F1 will race in Miami. The Miami International Autodrome is a temporary circuit built around the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The plans for the circuit are ambitious, with the circuit developers planning to put a beach club in the area on the inside of one of the corners. These facilities will surely attract many fans.
While the start of the season has races like Imola, Miami, and Saudi Arabia, the rest of the calendar is pretty traditional. The European part of the calendar is largely the same, and races like the US GP, Mexico, Brazil, and Abu Dhabi end the season. The 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is surely going to have all eyes on the race. Last year was a crazy season of F1, but with the new era coming in, this season of Formula 1 is going to be next level!