Formula 1 engines supplier history


Since the start of the 2007 Formula One season Bridgestone have been the sole manufacturer. Past manufacturers include, ordered by number of races won:

Pos Manufacturer Seasons Starts Poles Wins Sole
First win Last win World Championships
Driver Constr.
1 USA flag
-1959 – 1998 494 368 368 113 1965 Mexican Grand Prix 1998 Italian Grand Prix 24 26
2 Japan flag
-1976 – 1977
-1997 – 2010
244 168 175 116 1998 Australian Grand Prix 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 11 11
3 France flag
-1977 – 1984
-2001 – 1006
215 110 102 0 1978 Brazilian Grand Prix 2006 Japanese Grand Prix 6 4
4 UK Flag
-1958 – 1970
-1976 – 1977
175 76 84 0 1958 M0naco Grand Prix 1970 Belgian Grand Prix 8 9
5 USA flag
-1950 –
-1966 -
121 60 49 11 1950 Indianapolis 500 1972 Italian Grand Prix 4 3
6 Italy flag

Still active
-1950 – 1958
-1981 – 1986
-1989 – 1991
-2011 –
235 79 44 0 1950 British Grand Prix 1991 Canadian Grand Prix 6 0
7 Germany flag
-1954 – 1955
13 8 10 0 1954 French Grand Prix 1958 Argentine Grand Prix 2 0
8 Belgium flag
-1950 – 1958 61 11 8 0 1955 Monaco Grand Prix 1958 British Grand Prix 2 0
9 UK Flag
-1954 – 1959
-1981 – 1982
29 0 0 0 N/A N/A 0 0


Tire manufacturer win percentage are as follows:
Continental 76.9%, Goodyear 74.4%, Bridgestone 66.8%, Michelin 47.4%, Dunlop 47.4%, Firestone 40.5%, Pirelli 22%, Englebert 13.1%, Avon 0%.
Continental have the best win percentage but it's slightly skewed as they won only 10 from 13, while Goodyear have 368 from 494. Avon have the worst with 0 from 29.


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RIP Dan Gurney
January 14, 2018 at noon, aged 86, died Daniel Dan Sextorn Gurney, a racer, a team owner, a car manufacturer and a sage, American racing legend, a man who won four F1 grands prix in his 86 starts, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967 and five NASCAR races. He also won races in CanAm and TransAm. He won 1967 Belgian Grand Prix driving an Eagle-Weslake, a car of his own creation, for me most beautiful F1 car ever (on my banner). In F1 circles, there was only one Dan. The American is also credited with the spraying of champagne on podiums and creating the "Gurney flap" aerodynamic device. In 1968, he became the first driver to use a full-face helmet in a grand prix. He is survived by his second wife, Evi Butz, sons Justin, Alex, Daniel Jr, John and James, and a daughter, Lyndee and by eight grandchildren. RIP Dan and thank you for everything. Godspeed.

Some useful links:

- f1technical.net, a great site with a lot of technical information’s and explanations. Site is updated daily with news from F1 word.

 - autosport.com, This site is a legend. A bible for racing lovers. News from all around the word. Unfortunately, to get access to all news, interviews and to open the site completely you should be subscribed to Autosport magazine. Anyway, great read.

James Allen on F1
- JA.F1 site (or blog) ovned by ITV Sport’s lead commentator on Formula 1 James Allen

Joe Saward blog
- joesaward is the Joe Saward official blog about Formula 1 world. Joe is an journalist, who write primarily about politics in and around motorsport, specifically on the FIA Formula 1 World Championship

Vital F1
 - vitalf1.com/ is another great site for Motor Sports fan’s like me. Site is relatively new, but great fun, with great discussion forum, Formula 1 news and forum.

 GP update
- f1.gpupdate.net, Site with fresh news from Formula 1

Planet F1
 - planetf1, another site with many different articles, news and statistics. Biased toward British teams, but anyway good read.

Gurney flap
 - gurneyflap.com, Great history site. You can learn a lot from this site. Pictures, cars and many many more. Great.

4ormula1 is a database of Formula 1 history and statistics of drivers, teams, grand prix, and all results since 1950.

Missed Apex Podcast
Enjoy range of Podcasts and Articles on Motorsport. Every week a Formula one chat on Missed Apex F1 Podcast with F1 journalist Joe Saward and tech Analyst Matthew Somerfield as guests. Also the exciting all electric racing series formula E on eRadio Show and Bike Show Lean Angle Podcast.

Racecar engineering
-Racecar Engineering, an online magazine with a lot to learn from, a lot of technical information’s and explanations

 - fia.com, La Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, representing the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users. Head organisation and ruler in auto sport.

 - wikipedia.org, I don’t believe that I have to tell you anything about this site. It’s not about Formula 1 technology, but you can learn a lot about that too.

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 - carbibles.com, a great site for normal car users. Here you can find explanations of almost everything about your car and how it works. Technical reviews and explanations of some in-car gadgets.

Dare To Be Different
- Daretobedifferent.org Susie Wolff and UK governing body of UK motorsport have joined forces to launch Dare To Be Different, a high-profile new initiative which is about increasing female participation, not just on the track but in all aspects of the sport.

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