Getting Started

Before you are able to call our API you need a SportMonks account which can be created here.

To make our first request, we’ll need a way to get authenticated first. Formula One API V1.0 utilizes API tokens for the authentication of requests. You can obtain your free API token here. API tokens can be viewed and managed in Mysportmonks. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll be working with an API token from the free plan.

Example API token: [HdoiD312ND….]

The API token is only meant for your eyes and, as such, should be stored away safely.

Our tokens have no expiration date and will remain valid until you manually delete it yourself.

Formula One API V1.0 utilizes response codes to indicate successful and failed API requests. When making a request, a code response will always be returned. See below for a short list of possible code responses:

Code number

Description

200

Successful request and data was returned

400

Part of the request is malformed; the exact reason can be found in the response

401

Request is not authenticated

403

Unauthorized request to access data from an ineligible plan

429

You have reached the response rate limit of your plan

500

Internal error with our servers

With our token in hand, we can finally make the first request!

We recommend you submit your requests with Postman since we have already prepared the request for you there! Hit the button below to import our Formula One API collection. Run in Postman

Your first request

Now that all prerequisites have been fulfilled, we’re ready to send our first request to the API!

Build the request

The request consists of the following components:

  • The base URL

  • A path parameter, in this example, we use [leagues]

  • A query string parameter, this is optional, so we leave this out for now

  • And finally, your API token

Base URL
Base URL
https://f1.sportmonks.com/api/

An example of a correctly authenticated request would be:

Request
Response
Request
https://f1.sportmonks.com/api/v1.0/seasons?api_token={API_TOKEN}
Response

This request will return all of the seasons eligible for our free plan.