Formula One is amongst the most prestigious of motor racing leagues in the world, which means there’s little wonder why so many people look for F1 events UK and elsewhere. 22 drivers from all over the world represent 11 different constructors or racing teams in an event to grab the top spot and take home the Drivers’ World Championship.
There have been a number of races and meetings held within the UK across F1’s history, with British drivers such as Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart and Graham Hill has led the charge as some of the most talented champions ever. The league has been running year on year since 1950, and another British name – Lewis Hamilton – has recently been regarded as amongst the greatest on the grid, if not of all time.
There are various Formula One events within the UK and elsewhere taking place throughout the year. You can use our guide and page here to take note of racing and Formula One events taking place near to you or to watch via Sky’s dedicated Formula 1 channel or online.
Formula 1 Events
Formula 1 events UK and races will generally take place across the year through meetings known as Grand Prix. There are 21 of these meetings in total, and events are held over a series of days, where practice and qualifying races allow the final grid to be arranged for the final race, traditionally taking place on a Sunday.
Grand Prix from all over the world are ushered into the Formula one events calendar, featuring tracks hosted in:
- Great Britain
- Abu Dhabi
However, changes can be made to which tracks are included every year, as can those made to the running order. Traditionally, the Australian Grand Prix is the maiden race of each calendar year, often taking place in March. Each F1 season will generally run from between March and November/December each year.
Upcoming F1 Races
Throughout the year between March and November/December, we will regularly list all the upcoming Formula 1 races to be expected. These races traditionally take place every two weeks, meaning that there is always a week’s grace between meetings.
Racing meetings take place over four to five days, allowing for practice sessions, research and development, fine-tuning and qualification to take place. Qualification sessions are time trials where drivers take to that meeting’s track to set their best possible lap times. The driver with the best lap time of all across the qualifying session will take pole position or first place on the grid. Other drivers will then be lined up in second, third, fourth and so forth based upon their time placings.
Ultimate F1 Events
Ultimate Formula One events or experiences are offered at some of the biggest UK race tracks and organisations, largely offering fans the opportunity to take a close look at the biggest and best race tracks – as well as to take advantage of full VIP treatment over a race weekend.
Parties and VIP packages are immensely popular with fans – Formula 1 is a hugely social sport, bringing together fans of constructors and drivers from all over the world. It is also one of the most decadent sports on the calendar, meaning that when drivers work hard, they tend to play hard, too!
Want to know more about the latest F1 standings, and how they work? Depending upon where drivers finish in each race, they are awarded a certain number of points which go towards their own Drivers’ World Championship totals as well as their Constructors’ World Championship totals.
The driver with the most points at the end of a racing year will get the trophy – though long-standing race meetings such as those based in Monte Carlo, Monaco, offer their own plaudits to winners.
The Constructors’ World Championship allows racing teams to compete against each other based on how their drivers perform. Constructors, or teams, will put forward two main drivers for the year’s races, meaning that their combined totals will go towards their teams’ performance, too. Therefore, it is a sport which requires drivers to strive to win for themselves as well as for their teammates.
Next F1 Race
Need to know when the next F1 race will be? If you are reading our F1 events UK page between March and December, we will already have the next meeting lined up for you and ready to go. Take a look at dates and times for practise races, qualifying and for the all-important final races. These are updated regularly, and the F1A, or Association, updates the calendar from each year as and when race meetings have been agreed upon.
F1 Results Standings
F1 results standings are traditionally updated after the end of each race meeting, meaning that you can largely look at many sports coverage operators’ websites – such as Sky or the BBC – to see who’s leading the pack. Sometimes, the winner of a Championship is declared two or three races ahead of the end of a season if they are particularly far in the lead – this has, for example, happened to Lewis Hamilton previously.
However, there have been more than a few seasons where it has all come down to the final race. Therefore, make sure you keep track of upcoming races with us and those all-important rosters and standings.
If you would like to place a bet on this sport but are unsure on what to do, you might want to look at the Formula 1 betting tips which are available.
Formula 1 Calendar
As this sport is just one motor racing standard, it is relatively easy to keep track of a Formula 1 calendar year on year. However, if you are needing to keep track of F1 events in the UK and many other countries, we will always be sure to offer you all the important upcoming races and meetings. Don’t forget – you likely won’t see much action between December and March – the main action takes place once winter is out the way!