The Formula 1 season ranges over 21 glamorous street circuits and official racing tracks across the globe, in which ten teams of two drivers compete to score points for both the Driver and Constructors Championships. Formula 1 Grand Prix’s are held across a scheduled weekend in which drivers first perform several testing sessions before undergoing an intense knock-out qualification sprint split across three periods, known as Q1, Q2, and Q3. In each of these stages, drivers attempt to advance onto the next phase by setting the fastest lap-time possible. After both Q1 and Q2 the slowest five cars are “knocked-out” and assigned a place on the race grid depending on their fastest lap time. The final ten cars to make it into Q3 have 15 minutes to repeat the process and set a new lap time that will dictate their final grid position on race day.
The race itself is always the final event of the weekend. Drivers line up according to their qualification position and race each other over a designated amount of laps. Points for the Driver Championship and the Constructors Championship are awarded to the top 10 finishing cars, with the winner receiving 25 points. All points won at each race are added up, and the driver and constructor with the most points at the end of the season are crowned World Champions.