Those magnificent men in their speeding machines!
Formula One is truly the pinnacle of world motorsport. From its inception in the early '50s, car lovers have followed the sport, backing their driver for ultimate glory. Although cars often remained unchanged in the early years of the sport, as advances in engines, aerodynamics and other factors came to the fore, these machines began to change at a phenomenal rate, especially when downforce began to make a huge contribution to how fast they could navigate the track.
Taking a car from the 1950s and putting it next to one from today shows just how much the sport has changed over the years. One thing that has remained constant, however, is that beautiful wail those engines make when revving at their highest.
Now the car, although a very important part of the overall package, is nothing without a driver. And it takes skill to enter the field of Formula One. Over the years, drivers have come from all over the world to win the Formula One championship. Think of that Argentine great that dominated in the '50s, or the Brazilian of the '80s and '90s who tragically died at the peak of his powers. And what about the German ace who has won the Formula One Championship SEVEN times?
But could you match them to their cars? Would a picture of just their machines help you to identify them?