Formula One racing is a form of motorsport. Teams participate in a series of Grand Prix races held in various locations around the globe. Monaco, Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom host some of the most common races. The cars are extremely powerful, hitting speeds of up to 220 mp/h.

Different teams, such as McLaren, Ferrari, and Williams, have won the championship several times. Every race weekend, teams of up to 600 people come together to try to achieve the best outcome - a win - by combining their individual skills. The winning driver and team will receive twenty-five points in the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships, respectively. Teams are made up of drivers.

It was founded as the World Drivers' Championship in 1950. Three decades later, in 1981 it became the FIA Formula One World Championship. Although the sport's traditional home in Europe, but 11 of the 21 races in the 2019 season, for example, took place outside of the continent.

Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates on the podium after winning the 2008 Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. (Getty)

Formula 1: Everything you need to know about the New Locations Initiative

Since 2008, Formula 1 has been looking for new "destination cities" to extend its global presence. The main aim has been to introduce races in countries that have never competed in the sport before. With the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, this project began.

The 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at the newly constructed Marina Bay Street Circuit in Marina Bay, Singapore on September 28, 2008. It was the fifteenth race of the 2008 Formula One season, the 800th race in the overall Formula One World Championship and the first Formula One race to take place at night. The last Singapore Grand Prix was a Formula Libre event in 1973, so this was the first time the country hosted a Formula One race.

In 2019, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix took place, with the Korean Grand Prix from 2010 to 2013. The Indian Grand Prix was held from 2011 to 2013 as well but both were discontinued. The championships have continued in Russia, Azerbaijan, and Saudi Arabia.