A drive through the evolution of the F1 car
The first Formula One Grand Prix took place in Italy in 1946. Since then, F1 has evolved into one of the most popular, glamorous, and lucrative sporting events in the world. Indeed, Formula One is the highest class of international motor racing. But while the earliest cars were aesthetically pleasing, they were crude in their technology. Crashes were frequent. Fortunately, as F1 evolved, so too did the machines. Today, an F1 sports car is one of the most powerful and sophisticated vehicles on the planet. How exactly did these four-wheel wonders develop over the near 80 years since the first F1 was raced? Start your engines, get in gear, and click on for a drive through the history of the F1 car.