The world's fastest, most expensive motor sports series. Formula One's tradition heartland is in Europe, and especially the UK, although Italy, Germany, and France all played key roles in the sport's development.
Nowadays, roughly half of the F1 season takes place on other continents, watched by a global television audience of well over 500 million people each year. Germany waited decades for its first ever Formula One world champion, then generated two multiple champions in quick succession. Michael Schumacher won seven drivers' titles between 1994 and 2004, Sebastian Vettel won four in a row from 2010 to 2013. Lewis Hamilton is the reigning drivers' champion, his Mercedes team comfortably claimed the constuctors' crown in 2014. This pages is a collection of DW's recent content on the world's premier motor racing series.
In the third race in Italy in the 2020 F1 season, Lewis Hamilton got the better of his Mercedes teammate to seal another win. The result also confirmed the constructors' title for Mercedes, their seventh in a row.
Pierre Gasly took advantage of a chaotic race at Monza to claim a maiden Grand Prix win from 10th on the grid. Lewis Hamilton finished down in seventh, but he was far from the biggest underachiever in Italy.