The four first branches of the Formula 1 world championship has been cancelled, but the Formula 1 world has experienced major crises.
Who remembers, for example, is not the crisis in 1952?
Or the unimaginable tragedy that happened at Le Mans in 1955 in which 83 spectators were killed and more than 180 were seriously injured?
B. T. s Formula 1 expert, Peter Nygaard, give you here an overview of some of the worst crises, which has hit the Formula 1 the past 70 years.
Just two years after Formula 1 WORLD championship began, was the championship in a deep crisis. Alfa Romeo had dominated the first two seasons, but due to financial problems closed the Italian plant its motorsportsafdeling after the 1951 season.
the Decision left Ferrari as the only serious team, and it seems contest-the organizers were not fun, for with a view to total the Ferrari dominance would tilskuertallene fall drastically. Shortly before the start of the season announced bilsportsforbundet the FIA so that the WORLD cup in both 1952 and 1953 would be held for Formula 2, and Formula 1-the cars were run in the garage for two years.
It turned out quickly that the Ferrari was even more dominant in Formula 2, than they would have been in Formula 1. Alberto Ascari in the Ferrari won the WORLD championship both years and all of the races from the Belgian Grand Prix of 1952 to the same race the year after.
racing history’s worst accident occurred during the 24-hour race in Le Mans 1955. A large number of Formula 1 drivers were in the French endurance race, and one of them played a major role in the tragedy.
Mike Hawthorn, who would go on to win the Formula 1 WORLD championship three years later, drew with a reckless manoeuvre into the pits and caused thereby a chain reaction that ended with the frenchman Pierre Leveghs Mercedes was catapulted into the stands. 83 spectators and Levegh were killed and more than 180 injured.
the Accident meant that motorsport was banned in a number of countries, and the Formula 1 grandprixerne in France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland were cancelled. The ban was lifted in the following months, but is in principle still in force in Switzerland.
With support from France and Britain attack Israel in October 1956, Egypt. The war acted, among other things, access to the Suez canal, which played a central role in the oil supply.
the Canal was closed until the spring of 1957 and the Suez crisis meant that the grandprixer in the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium were cancelled.
As a compensation gave bilsportsforbundet the Italian road race around Pescara VM-status, and this track is with its 25,8 km, is the longest, that have been used in the Formula 1 WORLD championship.
13 spectators were killed by the VM-favorittens car
the Ferrari driver Wolfgang von Trips was in the Italian Grand Prix in 1961 close to winning the world championship.
He qualified on pole position, but already after one lap, died in a tragic accident. The German’s Ferrari was thrown into the stands and killed 13 spectators.
In the previous four years had five Formula 1-stars lost their lives in the Ferrari cars, and the Italian team withdrew from the WORLD cup final in the UNITED states. Ferrari was back again, as the 1962 WORLD cup started a few months later.
the Mexican Grand Prix in 1970 ended in chaos when the spectators invaded the pitch. They would close on the local hero Pedro Rodriguez, and thousands forced the all sikkerhedshegnene and took a seat on or in front of the autoværnet.
Small children laid on the grass block up, on the track, and world champion Jackie Stewart was retired after a collision with a dog.
Then it was over with the Mexico Grand Prix, first returned to the WORLD championship calendar in 1986.
civil War in Formula 1
In 1981, there was ’civil war’ in Formula 1. Led by the cunning englishman Bernie Ecclestone-owned Brabham, did the English teams rebellion against bilsportsforbundet the FIA.
’the War’ acted basically on the money, and the rebels created their own pirate WORLD cup, leaving The original VM-series with only three teams left: the Renault, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.
Ecclestone and co. reached to run a single race in their pirate-WORLD cup, before the parties realized that they could not do without each other, and in 1981 was the WORLD cup so settled as planned under FIAs rules.
At the beginning of 1982 was the drivers dissatisfied with the new rule about the so-called superlicens, ’licence’ to Formula 1.
They went on strike and barricaded themselves within the WORLD cup-premiere in south Africa at a hotel in Johannesburg.
After a shared night at the feltmadrasser in the hotel’s conference room was the drivers ‘ representatives Niki Lauda and Didier Pironi negotiated a compromise in place, and the South african Grand Prix could start with a 24 hour delay.
In the weeks leading up to the Belgian Grand Prix in may 1985 paved the organizers of Spa-Francorchamps the whole field.
the Asphalt had not had time to harden sufficiently, and already after the first training was the damaged. The drivers refused to continue, and the race was postponed.
Four months later, resumed to the training, and the Belgian Grand Prix of 1985 was settled 15. september.
McLaren excluded after fine of 600 million
the McLaren team with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton was excluded from the constructor-the WORLD cup in 2007.
Here was the namely sentenced to a fine of approximately 600 million crowns.
the Punishment came after it was revealed that the English team by a few engineers had gotten the fingers in a stack of secret classified Ferrari documents.