The day of the first Formula One race – level 1


Car races start in 1895. People have champions in different countries, but there is no world champion.

After World War II, the International Automobile Federation starts to prepare a world championship. The federation writes rules for this championship. These rules are in one document. The name of the document is Formula One.

It is May 13, 1950. The first Formula One race is ready to start. The race is in England. 200,000 people watch the race. The king and his wife watch the race, too.

Twenty-one drivers want to win the race. They have cars from five brands. The best brand is Alfa Romeo. Alfa Romeo cars win the first three places. Giuseppe Farina is the winner.

Difficult words: race (a competition in which people want to be the fastest), champion (a person who wins a competition), championship (a big competition for people who want to be a champion in one sport), brand (a name which is on all the products from one company).

What challenges did the International Automobile Federation face when creating rules and regulations in the early days of Formula One racing?


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