The Formula One Archives
The history of Formula One Grand Prix racing consists of much more than the
World Championship. There were a plethora of non-championship races during
the 1950's and 1960's, as well as national Formula One championships such
as the British Aurora series. This page attempts to chronical the entire
grand prix scene, but we have to start somewhere, and we will start with the
World Championship itself.
The World Championship
N.B. - Between 1952 and 1953 the world championship was run under F2 rules,
and from 1950-1960 points scored at the Indianapolis 500 counted towards the
Non-Championship F1 Races
In parallel with the early World Championship Formula 1 series, there were
many non-championship races held in many countries. Towards the end of the
1960s these races started to die out, although the Race of Champions lasted
What follows is the most complete results for each year that I have. They
are not comprehensive, and I hope to add further to them as time progresses.
The Race of Two Worlds
In 1957 and 1958, a Champ Car versus Formula 1 race was run in Monza, called
the Race of Two Worlds. Click here for an article on this race and the
Aurora F1 series
After the British F5000 and the Shellsport International F.Libre series
became defunct, the Aurora F1 series was started in 1978, catering for
F1 cars, but also incorporating F2 cars to make up the numbers.
Shellsport G8 International Series
Running in 1976 and 1977, the British based Shellsport series ran F1, F2, F5000 and Formula Atlantic
cars in the same races.
Bologna F1 Sprints
Held annually at the end of the year, these competitions held F1 sprints from 1988-1996.
Click here for the results.