Auto racing is one of the most famous sports of our time. From the first conscious games, many children are passionate about playing cars. They are not much different from adults, because many adults love to watch the races, and some even bet on them or drive themselves. Let’s see what the most famous auto competitions exist on the planet today.


It is expected but Formula-1 will be on top of our list of world racing. Today it is the most famous car racing in the world. “Formula 1” is the world championship in circuit racing, which is held annually and consists of stages (called Grand Prix). The name comes from a set of technical rules (the so-called “formulas”), which the cars of all participants must comply with. Racing competition was started in 1950. The only team that has competed in every racing season since 1950 is the Scuderia Ferrari team.

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The second most popular race in America after the Super Bowl is the NASCAR race. This type of racing appeared in 1948. The competition is divided into several stages, after which each participant receives the corresponding number of points. The winner is the one who collects more points. There are 36 regular qualifying rounds in the Sprint Cup championship per year.

Monaco Grand Prix

It takes place on a special track in Monte Carlo. Among the participants of the championship, the victory in Monaco is considered the most prestigious. A feature of this type of racing is the track, sections of which pass through the streets of the city. Thanks to this, the viewer can be in close proximity to the track.

Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500

One of the most famous races in the world, as well as the most famous and prestigious open-wheel car race. The race takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With the phrase “Ladies and gentlemen, start the engine” the race begins, after which the pilots drive through the warm-up lap. The history of this race is relatively long. It began in 1911. It is held on the last Sunday in May. Former and future Formula 1 drivers have become the winners of the Indy 500 in different years (after the race ceased to be considered one of the stages of this championship). In 2017 the first was Takuma Sato, in 2015 and 2000 Juan Pablo Montoya, in 1995 Jacques Villeneuve, in 1993 Emerson Fittipaldi. By the way, the legendary Brazilian in 2008 drove the safety car on the Indy 500.

Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally is an annual rally marathon founded by Frenchman Thierry Sabin. It has been held since the Dakar-1979 Rally. Until 2009, the rally finished or started in the capital of Senegal, Dakar (with the exception of 1992 and 2003). From 2009 to 2019, the rally took place in South America. Since 2020, the route of the rally has been laid in Asia, through the territory of Saudi Arabia.


So we got acquainted with one of the most famous races in the whole world. Now we know what we will be watching on TV in the near future, when we want extreme sports and spectacles!

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