F1 Teams History

F1 Teams

F1 teams, at the heart of motorsport racing, have been central to the sport's thrilling spectacle since its inception in the 1950s. These teams are the embodiment of not just raw speed and daring skill but also represent the cutting-edge of automotive technology. Throughout the years, the evolution of Formula 1 has been inextricably linked to these teams, often regarded as the unsung heroes behind the roaring engines and screeching tires.

In its early days, F1 was somewhat a European affair, with teams like Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati leading the pack. Alfa Romeo claimed the first World Championship, but it was Ferrari, with its iconic prancing horse emblem, that started to etch its name as a force in F1. The '60s witnessed a seismic shift - British teams like Lotus, BRM, and Cooper emerged, bringing innovations that completely overhauled car designs, setting new standards for speed and safety.

Moving into the '70s and '80s, the F1 world was a hotbed of rivalries and technical advancements. New names like McLaren and Williams came to the fore, challenging the old guard. This era was marked by turbocharged engines and sleek aerodynamics, with teams constantly pushing the envelope of what was technically possible.

The '90s saw the sport take a technological leap forward. Electronic aids like traction control and semi-automatic gearboxes became the norm. Teams such as Benetton and Renault started making waves, but the era was largely dominated by the legendary partnership of Michael Schumacher and Ferrari.

In recent years, the picture has shifted again. Teams like Red Bull Racing have risen, challenging the old hierarchies. The introduction of hybrid technology in 2014 marked a new era, emphasizing not just performance but also environmental consciousness. Mercedes has been a dominant force in this era, though Ferrari and Red Bull have always been nipping at their heels.

Today, F1 teams are more than just racing outfits. They're complex organizations that blend top-notch engineering with strategic thinking and global branding. They're staffed by hundreds, from engineers to strategists and, of course, the drivers - the heart and soul of the team, who become legends on the track.




F1 Teams


Current F1 Teams

Red Bull Racing

Base: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

First Team Entry: 1997

World Championships: 6

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: Dietrich Mateschitz

Director: Christian Horner

Technical Manager: Pierre Waché

Chassis: RB19

Engine: Honda RBPT

McLaren Racing

Base: Woking, United Kingdom

First Team Entry: 1966

World Championships: 8

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: Zak Brown

Director: Andrea Stella

Technical Manager: Peter Prodromou / Neil Houldey

Chassis: MCL60

Engine: Mercedes

Scuderia Ferrari

Base: Maranello, Italy

First Team Entry: 1950

World Championships: 16

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: John Elkann

Director: Frédéric Vasseur

Technical Manager: Enrico Cardile / Enrico Gualtieri

Chassis: SF-23

Engine: Ferrari

Mercedes-AMG Petronas

Base: Brackley, United Kingdom

First Team Entry: 1970

World Championships: 8

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: Markus Schäfer

Director: Toto Wolff

Technical Manager: James Allison

Chassis: W14

Engine: Mercedes

Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda

Base: Faenza, Italy

First Team Entry: 1985

World Championships: 0

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: Dietrich Mateschitz

Director: Franz Tost

Technical Manager: Jody Egginton

Chassis: AT04

Engine: Honda RBPT

Williams F1 Team

Base: Grove, United Kingdom

First Team Entry: 1978

World Championships: 9

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: Claire Williams

Director: James Vowles

Technical Manager: Pat Fry

Chassis: FW45

Engine: Mercedes

Alpine F1 Team

Base: Enstone, United Kingdom

First Team Entry: 1986

World Championships: 2

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: Alain Prost, Jérôme Stoll

Director: Bruno Famin

Technical Manager: Matt Harman

Chassis: A523

Engine: Renault

Haas F1 Team

Base: Kannapolis, United States

First Team Entry: 2016

World Championships: 0

Highest Race Finish: Position 4, Times

President: Gene Haas

Director: Guenther Steiner

Technical Manager: Simone Resta

Chassis: VF-23

Engine: Ferrari

Aston Martin F1 Team

Base: Silverstone, United Kingdom

First Team Entry: 2018

World Championships: 0

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: Lawrence Stroll

Director: Mike Krack

Technical Manager: Dan Fallows

Chassis: AMR23

Engine: Mercedes

Alfa Romeo

Base: Hinwil, Switzerland

First Team Entry: 1993

World Championships: 0

Highest Race Finish: Position 1, Times

President: Pascal Picci

Director: Alessandro Alunni Bravi

Technical Manager: James Key

Chassis: C43

Engine: Ferrari