2019 Formula One World Championship®
Formula One is the pinnacle of motorsport, racing across the world at 21-different circuits. George Russell will be competing in his maiden season of 'Grand Prix' racing, after winning back-to-back titles in FIA Formula 2 and the GP3 Series.
The championship is due to be contested over a number of Grands Prix held in different countries throughout the world. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.
The 2019 championship is also scheduled to see the running of the 1000th World Championship race, which is scheduled to be hosted in China.
A race weekend is composed of one practice session of forty-five minutes and one half hour qualifying session, followed by two races.
The qualifying session is a straight fight for fastest laptime, and determines the order of the grid for the Feature Race. Four points are awarded for pole position.
The 'Feature Race' consists of a race that is 75% the length of a Formula 1 Grand Prix - which also requires a mandatory pitstop to change tyres, preparing the drivers for the same scenarios they would experience upon graduating to F1.
The top ten drivers score points (25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1) with two points being awarded to the driver who set the fastest lap of the race.
Race two of the weekend is the 'Sprint Race', a shorter race with no mandatory pitstops - which runs usually in the morning before the Formula One Grand Prix.
The top eight finishers in the Sprint Race score points (15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1), and the driver who sets the fastest lap scores two points.