Formula Medicine – half the history of Formula 1

This weekend in Abu Dhabi Doctor Riccardo Ceccarelli celebrates his presence at 509 of the 1018 Grand Prix disputed from 1950 to today.

After Hungary, where he celebrated the 500th Grand Prix in his 30 years of racing activity, this weekend in Abu Dhabi Dr. Riccardo Ceccarelli reaches another important milestone. 

With 509 appearances in the top category, the creator of Formula Medicine continues his climb in the history of F.1, which since 1950 has disputed 1018 races (including that of the United Arab Emirates), exactly twice the amount of those he has attended. A commitment that can be quantified in over 50,000 hours spent on racetracks around the world, 2100 hours during this season alone. This is a unique, extraordinary experience in the field of medical assistance and specific research.

From its first San Marino Grand Prix in 1989 to Abu Dhabi 2019, Formula Medicine has followed an impressive growth path and imposed its name, often linking it to that of great champions, maintaining pace with the extreme technologies and speed of F.1. Today, we talk about Mental Economy Training®, and driver preparation is not limited to just race weekends, but carries on 12 months a year, day after day. In this respect, Formula Medicine is always ready to support psychophysical growth in an extremely professional manner, training the athlete, both body and brain.

Speaking of champions, in its history Formula Medicine has assisted 75 F.1 drivers, out of more than 1500 in all categories. Among these, illustrious names such as Jean Alesi, Fernando Alonso, Ivan Capelli, Marcus Ericsson, Giancarlo Fisichella, Robert Kubica, Nicola Larini, Charles Leclerc, Pastor Maldonado, Daniel Ricciardo, Jarno Trulli and Sebastian Vettel.

Formula Medicine has also cooperated with 19 teams in the élite category, including BMW Motorsport, Ferrari, Force India, Leyton House, McLaren, Mercedes, Minardi, Red Bull, Renault, Toro Rosso, Toyota and Williams.

This year in F.1, Formula Medicine deployed a ‘task force’ of 20 doctors, 4 physiotherapists and 7 nurses.