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Formula One, "F1" racing is one of the most exciting, and expensive, sports in the world. Divided into two World Championships (for drivers and constructors), Grands Prix are usually held on purpose-built circuits, however, some races are run over closed public roads. On June 26, 1906, an event near Le Mans in France with a starting field of 32 cars, raced a 65 mile (105 km) triangular course over two days. From this point on, the Grand Prix in Le Mans signaled the start of an era, and the sport celebrated its centenary in ...

The A to Z of Grand Prix 2009, Green Umbrella Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781906635268