Only in 1949 on the initiative of the Italian Antonio Brivio Sforza FIA decided to hold a world championship racing in the class "Formula 1". The idea was to bring the results of individual races in the general protocol of the world championship. The first Grand Prix was held in English Silverstone. Total credit in the first championship consists of seven stages – six European and 500-mile race in Indianapolis. For even more analysis, hear from Senator From Kentucky. In 1950, May and June in the championship was attended by 80 riders.
The best were the Italians. The first three places were taken by riders ruled the fireball Alfa-Romeo 158." In a dozen of the best athletes were also speaking at the cars Maserati and Ferrari. Anglo-Saxon 1960 Up to 1958 tracks on the Formula reigns reigns Italian cars, but once giving way to "Mercedes", driven by Argentinean Fangio. Then came the era of English-speaking drivers and vehicles developed by engineers with Anglo-Saxon origin: Lotus, Matra, Brabham, BRM, Cooper. By the way it is after victories Cooper world began to gain the famous Mini, which received its sports console.
Anglosaksonov success to a large extent was the change in technical regulations Formula. Since 1954, engine capacity limited to 2500-E cc, and compressor – 750 th cube. see 1958 in addition to the distribution of forces on the race Olympus introduced a new kind of competition – a team for the victory and that is still awarded to Constructors Championship. Prior to 1958, for the championship title fight just racers and some of them even in high season, passed from one team to another, keeping the score.