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Formula One (also Formula 1 or F1 and officially the FIA Formula One World Championship) is the highest class of single-seat auto racing that is sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The FIA Formula One World Championship has been the premier form of racing since the inaugural season in 1950, although other Formula One races were regularly held until 1970.

History

After the Second World War in which stopped the European Drivers Championship after the 1939 season, the first Formula rules which were created in 1946 and was run at the Turin Grand Prix. Once the formation of the World Drivers Championship was revealed in the 1948 Grand Prix season, the creation of the brand new championship would occur in 1950. The first season of the new series started on the 13th May 1950 with the British Grand Prix being held at Silverstone. In the first season, Alfa Romeo dominated the opening season with Giuseppe Farina taking out the season after winning the last race of the season held at the Italian Grand Prix.

In the second season, the race came down to the final round which was held in Spain with three drivers having a shot at the title but after Juan Manuel Fangio took out the victory, he would win the championship by six points from his nearest challenger in fellow Argentine, José Froilán González. The following season was all about Alberto Ascari as he won the five races that he entered in, to take out the title for Ferrari as they won the constructors championship which was in play for the first time.

Champions

Season Champion Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest Laps Points Margin (pnts) Championship Grands Prix
1950 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 2 2 5 1 31 5 Flag of the United Kingdom
GBR
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MON
Flag of Switzerland
SUI
23px
BEL
Flag of France
FRA
Flag of Italy
ITA
1951 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 3 3 4 4 33 6 Flag of Switzerland
SUI
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BEL
Flag of France
FRA
Flag of the United Kingdom
GBR
Flag of the Netherlands
NED
Flag of Germany
GER
Flag of Italy
ITA
Flag of Spain (1945–1977)
ESP
1952 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 5 5 5 5 45 22 Switzerland
SUI
Belgium
BEL
France
FRA
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Netherlands
NED
Italy
ITA

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