History and tradition play a major role in Formula One. They are what make the sport special. Fans can experience a rare sense of continuity in F1’s ever-changing world, thanks to races that date back decades. F1 fans are always excited by historic races.
F1 has seen 53 different Grand Prix. Discover the five most enduring Grand Prix in Formula One’s rich history and find out which race is the longest running. The greatest drivers have competed in these events, and some races have become sports legends.
The list of longest-running F1 GPs
5. Spanish Grand Prix
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is home to some of the most famous moments in motorsport, such as the Spanish Grand Prix. This prestigious race is one of the oldest and fiercely contested motorsports events in the world. Pole position starts on the left side of the track. Drivers reach speeds up to 322kph.
The Spanish Grand Prix, which was first held in 1920, has seen many changes. Its primary venue, the Circuito Lasarte, is now a circuit of 17.749 km (11.029 miles) in length. The Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, which has hosted the race with great success since 1991, is the current host. The Spanish Grand Prix is proud to hold the fifth place as the longest-running F1 Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher is the most successful Spanish Grand Prix driver, having won the race 6 times.
The 1996 Spanish Grand Prix saw a momentous event that will forever be remembered in F1 history. In 1996, the legendary Michael Schumacher won his first race in an Italian outfit in a Ferrari. This Ferrari would define dominance for the rest of the sport. Schumacher was able to win the race by 45 seconds despite the unfavorable conditions and superior Williams car. It was a magnificent performance that secured his first ever victory for Ferrari, and set the stage for a new era in motorsport.
4. Belgian Grand Prix
The Belgian Grand Prix is an iconic race which has been running since 1950. It is the fourth-oldest Grand Prix on the Formula One World Championship Calendar. The race is held in the picturesque Spa region and has been associated since its beginning with motorsport. In 1925, the first national race was held. The Belgian Grand Prix, over the years, has been held on various circuits, including Nivelles-Baulers, where the race was hosted in 1972, 1974 and 1980. Since 1985, however, the race has always been held on the Circuit de Spa Francorchamps, without any changes to the circuit.
It’s not surprising that the Belgian Grand Prix is home to some of the most memorable moments in F1’s history. Michael Schumacher debut in 1991, and the subsequent victory a year after, are still in the minds of fans. It was, however, his stunning performance in 1995 which stands out for his racing prowess, speed and ability to race in wet weather. Schumacher won the race despite being six second slower than Hill, and on the wrong tire, in a brilliant display of brilliance. The Belgian Grand Prix continues to attract drivers and fans, thanks to its picturesque and historical Circuit de Spa Francorchamps.
3. Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix, a celebrated and venerable motor racing event, is held every year on the Circuit de Monaco in the Principality of Monaco. The first Monaco Grand Prix was held in 1950, but it wasn’t until 1955 that the event returned to the calendar. Since then, the race has been a staple of the motorsports calendar and is considered one of the most prestigious racing competitions around the world.
Circuit de Monaco, with its narrow course and twisting turns, is a defining feature of the Grand Prix. It poses a formidable obstacle to even the best drivers. Its unforgiving nature requires precision, skill and unbridled concentration from its competitors. The circuit is unchanged since 1955. The Monaco Grand Prix has been hailed as a symbol of excellence in motorsport, a showcase of racing prowess and testament to the legacy of Grand Prix Racing. Ayrton Ayrton Senna is the most successful driver of the Monaco Grand Prix. has won the race 6 times.
Ayrton’s win in Monaco, 1992, was widely considered to be one of the most legendary moments in race history. Senna had taken the lead after a Williams team mistake, but his rival Nigel Mansell was pushing him hard, trying to take advantage of any mistakes. Senna remained calm and composed, and held his nerve to keep the Williams team at bay. He won another exciting Monaco race.
2. Italian Grand Prix
Since 1950, the Italian Grand Prix has been the most prestigious national Grand Prix. It is also a constant member of Formula One World Championship. Since 1950, the race has been staged at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, except for 1980, when it was held at Imola13. Imola13 then acquired its own Grand Prix and was renamed Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Its breakneck pace makes it one of most important races in the season. Autodromo Nazionale Monza is the fastest track in the world. Its high-speed turns and long straights make it a real test for drivers. The fervent Italians create an atmosphere that is unmatched. Michael Schumacher is the Italian Grand Prix record holder, with five victories.
It was the 2008 Italian Grand Prix that marked a turning point in the career of Sebastian Vettel. At age 21, he became the youngest Formula One driver to ever win a race. His performance cemented his place as a legend in motorsport. Vettel won the race in rainy conditions, despite being powered by a Ferrari engine. He held off Heikki Kuvalainen and Robert Kubica. Vettel’s confidence, poise and speed were crucial for him and the Faenza team. The Minardi stable is a part of his team. This was Toro Rosso’s first Grand Prix win. Vettel was able to build on this victory to win a series of Formula One championships including four straight titles with Red Bull Racing between 2010 and 2013.
1. British Grand Prix
The British Grand Prix is the oldest race in Formula One, dating back to 1948. Silverstone has hosted the event at various circuits including the famous Silverstone since 1948, with the exception of a brief time in mid-1950s when Aintree was the host.
The British Grand Prix, which hosted the first Formula One race, is considered to be the most important event on the F1 Calendar. Since then, it has been host to many thrilling, unpredictable races. Lewis Hamilton is one of the greatest drivers in sport’s past. He has won the British Grand Prix seven times.
The 2008 British Grand Prix was one of the most memorable and captivating moments in British Grand Prix history. The race was a true test for drivers’ grit and skill as they were smothered by heavy rain. Hamilton was able to dominate the race and win by an astounding margin of a minute, beating every other driver but the top three. Hamilton’s performance is a testament of his talent and dedication, and is considered to be one of the best drives in sport history.