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The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone
May 13, 1950
The Formula One series originated with the European Grand Prix Motor Racing of the 1920s and 1930s. The „formula” is a set of rules which all participants’ cars must meet. Formula One was a new formula agreed after World War II during 1946, with the first non-championship races being held that year. A number of Grand Prix racing organisations had laid out rules for a World Championship before the war, but due to the suspension of racing during the conflict, the World Drivers’ Championship was not formalised until 1947.