Participating Countries & Teams
One of the main attractions of F1 is its worldwide popularity and their response towards it. If you’re a good driver then whichever country you belong, you can be a part of F1 if any team selects you. F1 has collectively provided drivers from 42 countries their chances on the track. Which means drivers from 42 different countries has played their part in the development of the game.
The tracks are decided by the governing body of FIA and this happens before each season begins. The tracks with low quality facilities and problem causing tracks will be removed and they give chances to some other tracks. But most of the tracks remains the same and some tracks like silverstone at UK is been a part of F1 since it started.
F1 will only allow limited teams for racing and this is to reduce the chaos that can occur. FIA has limited the number of vehicles participating in one race as 26 but the count has never reached that 26 margin. In the whole history of F1 there were teams representing 17 countries in total. Currently F1 has got 10 teams and 20 drivers, 2 representing each team.
F1 teams and the owners have many history behind them because most of the teams that we now are either the same team from the 1950’s or old team brought by someone else. This trend is common because, to set up a fully functional from scratch require a tremendous efforts and money. So thinking all these things will make the buyers to give some raise in the team value and buy them instead of starting a new one.
Number of Grand Prix
The number of races in one F1 season will be 18 to 20 which means the race will be conducted in 20 different tracks from 20 different countries. This is something makes this a global event. The 1950’s of the F1 it consisted of 7 races but that number started increasing year after year.
Currently the race is covered all over 6 continents with the 19 races in a year. The number of races are decided by the FIA before starting the season.
Grand prix naming
The naming of the grand prix is done by FIA along with the organisers of the particular track. But basically the naming was based on the country which they’re hosting the races and sometimes the city’s name will be given as grand prix name. Naming on behalf of countries is more often than cities.
Grand Prix Racing Distance
Every race tracks are designed in a way that it end’s the race in a particular lap just above 300 kilometres. Yes this is true because FIA regulations is strictly maintaining the minimum distance of the race as 300 kilometres or 190 miles. So all the tracks are designed in a total distance of 5 to 6 kilometres and ends between 300 to 305 kilometres in the full race.
F1 vehicles are not fuel efficient and they cannot stop each now and then for refuelling. So making the track details are very much important for the teams for maintaining the fuel level on the vehicle and to compare it with the remaining distance that need to get covered.
These distance and regulations are not applicable for Monaco GP. Monaco GP is considered as one of the tough and tricky tracks. It’s one of the tourist hub for people around the globe and for accidents. Yes, the track brings many accidents because of the tricky turns and ridge track. So the total race distance of the track is been reduced to 260 km or 160 miles. Even Though the distance is reduced, the time that drivers required to finish the race is almost same as that of 300 kilometre run. This shows how tricky this track is.