List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions

Last updated

Schumacher china 2012 crop.jpg
Lewis Hamilton 2016 Malaysia 2.jpg
Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton have each won the championship a record seven times during their careers.

Formula One, abbreviated to F1, is the highest class of open-wheeled auto racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), motorsport's world governing body. [1] The "formula" in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants and cars must conform. [2] The F1 World Championship season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, held usually on purpose-built circuits, and in a few cases on closed city streets. [3] The World Drivers' Championship is presented by the FIA to the most successful F1 driver over the course of the season through a points system based on individual Grand Prix results. [4] The World Championship is won when it is no longer mathematically possible for another competitor to overtake their points total regardless of the outcome of the remaining races, [5] although it is not officially awarded until the FIA Prize Giving Ceremony held in various cities following the conclusion of the season. [6] [7]

Contents

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher hold the record for the most World Drivers' Championships, both having won the title on seven occasions. Juan Manuel Fangio is third with five titles. [8] [9] Schumacher also holds the record for the most consecutive drivers' titles with five between the 2000 and the 2004 seasons. [10] Nigel Mansell holds the record of competing in the highest number of seasons before winning the World Championship, entering F1 in 1980 and achieving the title in 1992, a span of 13 seasons. [11] Nico Rosberg has the highest number of Grand Prix starts before winning his first title, a period of 206 Grands Prix between the 2006 Bahrain and the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grands Prix. [12] [13] Sebastian Vettel is the youngest winner of the World Drivers' Championship; he was 23 years and 134 days old when he won the 2010 championship. [14] Fangio is the oldest winner of the World Drivers' Championship; he was 46 years and 41 days old when he won the 1957 title. [15]

As of the 2020 season, out of the 770 drivers who started a Grand Prix, [16] there have been 33 F1 World Drivers' Champions. [8] [9] The first F1 World Drivers' Champion was Giuseppe Farina in the 1950 championship and the current title holder is Hamilton in the 2020 season. [8] [9] The title has been won by drivers from the United Kingdom 20 times between 10 drivers, more than any other nation, followed by Brazil, Finland and Germany with three drivers each. The Scuderia Ferrari team have the highest number of drivers' titles per squad with 15 between 9 competitors, followed by McLaren with 12 titles between 7 drivers. [8] The Drivers' Championship has been won in the final race of the season 29 times in the 71 seasons it has been awarded. [17] Schumacher holds the record of earning the championship with most Grands Prix left to run in a season with six when he won the 2002 title at that year's French Grand Prix. [18]

By season

Key
*Season in progress
Boldindicates the team also won the Constructors' Championship (awarded since 1958)
World Drivers' Champions by season [8] [9] [19]
SeasonDriverAgeConstructorTyres Poles WinsPodiumsF. Laps Points % PointsClinched [17] Margin% Margin
ChassisEngine
1950 Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina [20] 44 Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo P 23333083.333 (47.619) Race 7 of 7 310.000
1951 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio [21] 40 Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo P 43553186.111 (51.389) Race 8 of 8 619.355
1952 [lower-alpha 1] Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari [23] 34 Ferrari Ferrari F P 566636100.000 (74.306) Race 6 of 8 1233.333
1953 [lower-alpha 1] Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari [23] 35 Ferrari Ferrari P 655434.595.833 (57.764) Race 8 of 9 6.518.841
1954 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio [21] 43 Maserati [lower-alpha 2] Maserati P 56734293.333 (70.547) Race 7 of 9 16.85740.136
Mercedes [lower-alpha 2] Mercedes C
1955 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio [21] 44 Mercedes Mercedes C 34534088.889 (65.079) Race 6 of 7 16.541.250
1956 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio [21] 45 Ferrari Ferrari E 63543066.667 (45.833) Race 8 of 8 310.000
1957 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio [21] 46 Maserati Maserati P 44624088.889 (63.889) Race 6 of 8 1537.500
1958 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn [24] 29 Ferrari Ferrari E 41754277.778 (49.495) Race 11 of 11 12.381
1959 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Brabham [25] 33 Cooper Climax D 12513168.889 (41.975) Race 9 of 9 412.903
1960 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Brabham [25] 34 Cooper Climax D 35534389.583 (53.750) Race 8 of 10 920.930
1961 Flag of the United States.svg Phil Hill [26] 34 Ferrari Ferrari D 52623475.556 (52.778) Race 7 of 8 12.941
1962 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Hill [27] 33 BRM BRM D 14634293.333 (64.198) Race 9 of 9 1228.571
1963 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Clark [28] 27 Lotus Climax D 779654100.000 (81.111) Race 7 of 10 2138.889
1964 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Surtees [29] 30 Ferrari Ferrari D 22624074.074 (44.444) Race 10 of 10 12.500
1965 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Clark [28] 29 Lotus Climax D 666654100.000 (60.000) Race 7 of 10 1425.926
1966 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Brabham [25] 40 Brabham Repco G 34514293.333 (55.556) Race 7 of 9 1433.333
1967 Flag of New Zealand.svg Denny Hulme [30] 31 Brabham Repco G 02825162.963 (51.515) Race 11 of 11 59.804
1968 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Hill [27] 39 Lotus Ford F 23604853.333 (44.444) Race 12 of 12 1225.000
1969 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jackie Stewart [31] 30 Matra Ford D 26756377.778 (63.636) Race 8 of 11 2641.270
1970 Flag of Austria.svg Jochen Rindt [32] 28 Lotus Ford F 35514545.455 (38.462) Race 12 of 13 [lower-alpha 3] 511.111
1971 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jackie Stewart [31] 32 Tyrrell Ford G 66736276.543 (62.626) Race 8 of 11 2946.774
1972 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Emerson Fittipaldi [33] 25 Lotus Ford F 35806167.778 (56.481) Race 10 of 12 1626.230
1973 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jackie Stewart [31] 34 Tyrrell Ford G 35817160.684 (52.593) Race 13 of 15 1622.535
1974 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Emerson Fittipaldi [33] 27 McLaren Ford G 23705547.009 (40.741) Race 15 of 15 35.455
1975 Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lauda [34] 26 Ferrari Ferrari G 958264.559.722 (51.190) Race 13 of 14 19.530.233
1976 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Hunt [35] 29 McLaren Ford G 86826954.762 (47.917) Race 16 of 16 11.449
1977 Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lauda [34] 28 Ferrari Ferrari G 231037253.333 (47.059) Race 15 of 17 1723.611
1978 Flag of the United States.svg Mario Andretti [36] 38 Lotus Ford G 86736450.794 (44.444) Race 14 of 16 1320.313
1979 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Jody Scheckter [37] 29 Ferrari Ferrari M 13605170.833 (44.444) Race 13 of 15 47.843
1980 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alan Jones [38] 34 Williams Ford G 351056774.444 (56.349) Race 13 of 14 1319.403
1981 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Nelson Piquet [39] 29 Brabham Ford M G 43715050.505 (37.037) Race 15 of 15 12.000
1982 Flag of Finland.svg Keke Rosberg [40] 34 Williams Ford G 11604444.444 (30.556) Race 16 of 16 511.364
1983 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Nelson Piquet [39] 31 Brabham BMW M 13845959.596 (43.704) Race 15 of 15 23.390
1984 Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lauda [34] 35 McLaren TAG M 05957272.727 (50.000) Race 16 of 16 0.50.694
1985 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost [41] 30 McLaren TAG G 251157373.737 (52.778) Race 14 of 16 2027.397
1986 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost [41] 31 McLaren TAG G 141127272.727 (51.389) Race 16 of 16 22.778
1987 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Nelson Piquet [39] 35 Williams Honda G 431147373.737 (52.778) Race 15 of 16 1216.438
1988 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Ayrton Senna [42] 28 McLaren Honda G 1381139090.909 (65.278) Race 15 of 16 33.333
1989 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost [41] 34 McLaren Honda G 241157676.768 (56.250) Race 15 of 16 1621.053
1990 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Ayrton Senna [42] 30 McLaren Honda G 1061127878.788 (54.167) Race 15 of 16 78.974
1991 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Ayrton Senna [42] 31 McLaren Honda G 871229656.875 Race 15 of 16 2425.000
1992 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nigel Mansell [43] 39 Williams Renault G 14912810867.500 Race 11 of 16 5248.148
1993 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost [41] 38 Williams Renault G 1371269961.875 Race 14 of 16 2626.263
1994 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher [44] 25 Benetton Ford G 681089257.500 Race 16 of 16 11.087
1995 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher [44] 26 Benetton Renault G 4911810263.750 Race 15 of 17 3332.353
1996 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Damon Hill [45] 36 Williams Renault G 981059760.625 Race 16 of 16 1919.588
1997 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jacques Villeneuve [46] 26 Williams Renault G 107838147.647 Race 17 of 17 39 [lower-alpha 4] 48.148 [lower-alpha 4]
1998 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Häkkinen [48] 30 McLaren Mercedes B 9811610062.500 Race 16 of 16 1414.000
1999 Flag of Finland.svg Mika Häkkinen [48] 31 McLaren Mercedes B 1151067647.500 Race 16 of 16 22.632
2000 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher [44] 31 Ferrari Ferrari B 9912210863.529 Race 16 of 17 1917.593
2001 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher [44] 32 Ferrari Ferrari B 11914312372.353 Race 13 of 17 5847.154
2002 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher [44] 33 Ferrari Ferrari B 71117714484.706 Race 11 of 17 6746.528
2003 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher [44] 34 Ferrari Ferrari B 56859358.125 Race 16 of 16 22.151
2004 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher [44] 35 Ferrari Ferrari B 813151014882.222 Race 14 of 18 3422.973
2005 Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso [49] 24 Renault Renault M 6715213370.000 Race 17 of 19 2115.789
2006 Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso [49] 25 Renault Renault M 6714513474.444 Race 18 of 18 139.701
2007 Flag of Finland.svg Kimi Räikkönen [50] 28 Ferrari Ferrari B 3612611064.706 Race 17 of 17 10.909
2008 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton [51] 23 McLaren Mercedes B 751019854.444 Race 18 of 18 11.020
2009 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jenson Button [52] 29 Brawn Mercedes B 46929555.882 Race 16 of 17 1111.579
2010 Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel [53] 23 Red Bull Renault B 10510325653.895 Race 19 of 19 41.563
2011 Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel [53] 24 Red Bull Renault P 151117339282.526 Race 15 of 19 12231.122
2012 Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel [53] 25 Red Bull Renault P 6510628156.200 Race 20 of 20 31.068
2013 Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel [53] 26 Red Bull Renault P 91316739783.579 Race 16 of 19 15539.043
2014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton [51] 29 Mercedes Mercedes P 71116738476.800 Race 19 of 19 6717.448
2015 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton [51] 30 Mercedes Mercedes P 111017838180.211 Race 16 of 19 5915.486
2016 Flag of Germany.svg Nico Rosberg [54] 31 Mercedes Mercedes P 8916638573.333 Race 21 of 21 51.299
2017 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton [51] 32 Mercedes Mercedes P 11913736372.600 Race 18 of 20 4612.672
2018 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton [51] 33 Mercedes Mercedes P 111117340877.714 Race 19 of 21 8821.569
2019 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton [51] 34 Mercedes Mercedes P 51117641375.641 Race 19 of 21 8721.065
2020 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton [51] 35 Mercedes Mercedes P 101114634783.413 Race 14 of 17 12435.735
SeasonDriverAgeChassisEngineTyres Poles WinsPodiumsFastest laps Points % PointsClinchedMargin% Margin
Constructor
  1. 1 2 The 1952 and 1953 championships were run to Formula Two regulations. [22]
  2. 1 2 Fangio competed in the 1954 Argentine and Belgian Grands Prix with Maserati, then completed the season with Mercedes. [22]
  3. Rindt's championship was confirmed two rounds after he had been killed in an accident during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. [22]
  4. 1 2 Michael Schumacher scored 78 points during the 1997 season, 3 points behind Villeneuve, but was disqualified from the championship for deliberately colliding with Villeneuve in the final race of the season, the European Grand Prix. [47] This left Villeneuve with a 39-point margin over Heinz-Harald Frentzen with 42 points. [22]

By driver

Michael Schumacher has won the World Drivers' Championship a record seven times - twice with Benetton and five times with Ferrari. Schumacher (Ferrari) in practice at USGP 2005.jpg
Michael Schumacher has won the World Drivers' Championship a record seven times – twice with Benetton and five times with Ferrari.
Lewis Hamilton equaled Schumacher's record in 2020, winning one with McLaren and six with Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes W11 (4).jpg
Lewis Hamilton equaled Schumacher's record in 2020, winning one with McLaren and six with Mercedes.
Juan Manuel Fangio won the World Drivers' Championship five times with Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Mercedes and Ferrari. He held the record from 1955 until 2003. Fangio-MB-W196-3lMotor-1986.jpg
Juan Manuel Fangio won the World Drivers' Championship five times with Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Mercedes and Ferrari. He held the record from 1955 until 2003.
Alain Prost has four titles, three for McLaren and one for Williams. He also came close to winning the title for Renault and for Ferrari. Alain Prost 1988 Canada 2.jpg
Alain Prost has four titles, three for McLaren and one for Williams. He also came close to winning the title for Renault and for Ferrari.
Sebastian Vettel currently has four titles to his name, all of which he won consecutively with Red Bull Racing. Sebastian Vettel 2011 Malaysia FP2 1.jpg
Sebastian Vettel currently has four titles to his name, all of which he won consecutively with Red Bull Racing.

Drivers in bold are entered in the 2021 World Championship.

Drivers by number of World Drivers' Championships won [8]
DriverTitlesSeason(s)
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher 7 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio 5 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
Flag of France.svg Alain Prost 4 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993
Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Brabham 3 1959, 1960, 1966
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971, 1973
Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lauda 1975, 1977, 1984
Flag of Brazil.svg Nelson Piquet 1981, 1983, 1987
Flag of Brazil.svg Ayrton Senna 1988, 1990, 1991
Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari 2 1952, 1953
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Hill 1962, 1968
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Clark 1963, 1965
Flag of Brazil.svg Emerson Fittipaldi 1972, 1974
Flag of Finland.svg Mika Häkkinen 1998, 1999
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso 2005, 2006
Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina 1 1950
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn 1958
Flag of the United States.svg Phil Hill 1961
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Surtees 1964
Flag of New Zealand.svg Denny Hulme 1967
Flag of Austria.svg Jochen Rindt 1970
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Hunt 1976
Flag of the United States.svg Mario Andretti 1978
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Jody Scheckter 1979
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alan Jones 1980
Flag of Finland.svg Keke Rosberg 1982
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nigel Mansell 1992
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Damon Hill 1996
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jacques Villeneuve 1997
Flag of Finland.svg Kimi Räikkönen 2007
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jenson Button 2009
Flag of Germany.svg Nico Rosberg 2016

By driver nationality

World Drivers' Champions by nationality [8]
CountryTitlesDriversSeasonsBy driver (titles)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom2010 1958, 19621965, 19681969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1992, 1996, 20082009, 20142015, 20172020 Lewis Hamilton (7)
Jackie Stewart (3)
Jim Clark (2)
Graham Hill (2)
Jenson Button (1)
Mike Hawthorn (1)
Damon Hill (1)
James Hunt (1)
Nigel Mansell (1)
John Surtees (1)
Flag of Germany.svg Germany123 19941995, 20002004, 20102013, 2016 Michael Schumacher (7)
Sebastian Vettel (4)
Nico Rosberg (1)
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil83 1972, 1974, 1981, 1983, 19871988, 19901991 Nelson Piquet (3)
Ayrton Senna (3)
Emerson Fittipaldi (2)
Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina51 1951, 19541957 Juan Manuel Fangio (5)
Flag of Finland.svg Finland43 1982, 19981999, 2007 Mika Häkkinen (2)
Kimi Räikkönen (1)
Keke Rosberg (1)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia42 19591960, 1966, 1980 Jack Brabham (3)
Alan Jones (1)
Flag of Austria.svg Austria42 1970, 1975, 1977, 1984 Niki Lauda (3)
Jochen Rindt (1)
Flag of France.svg France41 19851986, 1989, 1993 Alain Prost (4)
Flag of Italy.svg Italy32 1950, 19521953 Alberto Ascari (2)
Giuseppe Farina (1)
Flag of the United States.svg United States22 1961, 1978 Mario Andretti (1)
Phil Hill (1)
Flag of Spain.svg Spain21 20052006 Fernando Alonso (2)
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand11 1967 Denny Hulme (1)
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa11 1979 Jody Scheckter (1)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada11 1997 Jacques Villeneuve (1)

Drivers in bold are entered in the 2021 World Championship.

Records

Youngest Drivers' Champion

Youngest World Drivers' Championship winners [55]
DriverAgeSeason
1 Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 134 days 2010
2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 300 days 2008
3 Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso 24 years, 58 days 2005
4 Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 273 days 1972
5 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
6 Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
7 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jim Clark 27 years, 188 days 1963
9 Flag of Finland.svg Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
10 Flag of Austria.svg Jochen Rindt 28 years, 140 days [lower-alpha 1] 1970

Drivers in bold are entered in the 2021 World Championship.

  1. Measured at the day of his death. [56]

Oldest Drivers' Champion

Oldest World Drivers' Championship winners [55]
DriverAgeSeason
1 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957
2 Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina 43 years, 308 days 1950
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Brabham 40 years, 155 days 1966
4 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Hill 39 years, 262 days 1968
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Nigel Mansell 39 years, 8 days 1992
6 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost 38 years, 214 days 1993
7 Flag of the United States.svg Mario Andretti 38 years, 193 days 1978
8 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Damon Hill 36 years, 26 days 1996
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton 35 years, 313 days 2020
10 Flag of Austria.svg Niki Lauda 35 years, 242 days 1984

Drivers in bold are entered in the 2021 World Championship.

Consecutive Drivers' Championships

A total of ten drivers have achieved consecutive wins in the World Drivers' Championship. Of those, only Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton have won two sets of consecutive Formula One Drivers' Championships. [8]

Consecutive World Drivers' Championship wins [8]
ChampionshipsDriverSeasons
5 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher 20002004
4 Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Manuel Fangio 19541957
Flag of Germany.svg Sebastian Vettel 20102013
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton 20172020
2 Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari 19521953
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jack Brabham 19591960
Flag of France.svg Alain Prost 19851986
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Ayrton Senna 19901991
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher 19941995
Flag of Finland.svg Mika Häkkinen 19981999
Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso 20052006
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton 20142015

Drivers in bold are entered in the 2021 World Championship.

Drivers' Champions for constructors that did not win the Constructors' Championship in that year

Drivers' Champions for constructors who did not claim the Constructors' Championship that year [8]
ChampionshipsDrivers [lower-alpha 1] Years
2 Flag of Brazil.svg Nelson Piquet 1981, 1983
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn 1958
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jackie Stewart 1973
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Hunt 1976
Flag of Finland.svg Keke Rosberg 1982
Flag of France.svg Alain Prost 1986
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher 1994
Flag of Finland.svg Mika Hakkinen 1999
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lewis Hamilton 2008
  1. Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari and Giuseppe Farina are not on the list, because they were champions before the first Constructors' Championship was awarded in 1958. [8]

By chassis constructor

Constructors in bold are entered in the 2021 World Championship.

Constructors by number of World Drivers' Championships won [8]
ConstructorTitlesSeason(s)
Ferrari 15 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
McLaren 12 1974, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2008
Mercedes [lower-alpha 1] 9 1954, 1955, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Williams 7 1980, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997
Lotus 6 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1978
Brabham 4 1966, 1967, 1981, 1983
Red Bull 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Alfa Romeo 2 1950, 1951
Maserati [lower-alpha 1] 1954, 1957
Cooper 1959, 1960
Tyrrell 1971, 1973
Benetton 1994, 1995
Renault 2005, 2006
BRM 1 1962
Matra 1969
Brawn 2009


By engine manufacturer

Engine manufacturers in bold are entered in the 2021 World Championship.

Engine manufacturers by World Drivers' Championship wins [8]
ManufacturerTitlesSeason(s)
Ferrari 15 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
Ford [lower-alpha 2] 13 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1994
Mercedes [lower-alpha 3] 1954, 1955, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Renault 11 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Honda 5 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Climax 4 1959, 1960, 1963, 1965
TAG [lower-alpha 4] 3 1984, 1985, 1986
Alfa Romeo 2 1950, 1951
Maserati 1954, 1957
Repco 1966, 1967
BRM 1 1962
BMW 1983


  1. 1 2 Fangio competed in the 1954 Argentine and Belgian Grands Prix with Maserati, then completed the season with Mercedes. This shared championship is counted for each of these constructors. [22]
  2. Built by Cosworth. [57]
  3. In 1998 and 1999 built by Ilmor. [58]
  4. Built by Porsche. [59]

    By tyres used

    Tyre manufacturers in bold are entered in the 2021 World Championship.

    World Drivers' Championship victories by tyre manufacturer
    RankManufacturerTitlesSeasons
    1 G Goodyear 24 (7) [lower-alpha 1] 19661967, 1971, 19731978, 1980, 1982, 19851997
    2 P Pirelli 16 (10) [lower-alpha 2] 19501954, [lower-alpha 3] [lower-alpha 4] 1957, 20112020
    3 B Bridgestone 11 (6) [lower-alpha 5] 19982004, 20072010
    4 D Dunlop 8 (4) [lower-alpha 6] 19591965, 1969
    5 M Michelin 6 1979, 1981, 19831984, 20052006
    6 F Firestone 4 1952, [lower-alpha 4] 1968, 1970, 1972
    7 C Continental 2 1954 [lower-alpha 3] 1955
    E Englebert 1956, 1958


    Numbers in parentheses indicate championships won as the sole tyre supplier.

    1. Goodyear was the sole tyre supplier for the 1987, 1988 and 1992–1996 seasons.
    2. Pirelli has been the sole tyre supplier since the 2011 season. [60]
    3. 1 2 Fangio competed in the 1954 Argentine and Belgian Grands Prix on Pirelli tyres, then completed the season on Continental. This shared championship is counted for each of these manufacturers. [22]
    4. 1 2 Ascari competed in the 1952 Indianapolis 500 on Firestone tyres, then completed the season on Pirelli. [61]
    5. Bridgestone was the sole tyre supplier for the 1999, 2000 and 2007–2010 seasons. [62]
    6. Dunlop was the sole tyre supplier for the 1960–1963 seasons.

    See also

    Related Research Articles

    Formula One Motorsport championship held worldwide

    Formula One is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The World Drivers' Championship, which became the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1981, has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The word formula in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants' cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on purpose-built circuits and closed public roads.

    Michael Schumacher German racing driver

    Michael Schumacher is a retired German racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes. Schumacher has a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles and, at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012, he held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68) and podium finishes (155)—which have since been broken by Lewis Hamilton—while he maintains the records for the most fastest laps (77) and the most races won in a single season (13), amongst others.

    1997 European Grand Prix Formula One motor race held in 1997

    The 1997 European Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 26 October 1997 at the Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Spain. Originally scheduled as the Grand Prix of Portugal at the Estoril circuit, it was moved when Estoril's management had financial difficulties. It was the 17th and final race of the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 69-lap race was won by Mika Häkkinen in a McLaren, his first Formula One race victory. His teammate David Coulthard finished second and Williams driver Jacques Villeneuve took third, which was sufficient for him to win the World Championship.

    2002 Italian Grand Prix

    The 2002 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monza on 15 September 2002. It was the fifteenth race of the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship.

    2003 Formula One World Championship 57th season of the racing competition

    The 2003 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 57th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It began on 9 March 2003 and ended on 12 October after sixteen races. World Championship titles were awarded for both drivers and constructors with Michael Schumacher winning the former and Ferrari awarded the latter.

    1998 Formula One World Championship

    The 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 52nd season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1998 Formula One World Championship for Drivers and the 1998 Formula One World Championship for Constructors, which were contested concurrently over a sixteen-race series that commenced on 8 March and ended on 1 November. Finland's Mika Häkkinen won his first Drivers' Championship, and McLaren-Mercedes won the Constructors' Championship, the first for the McLaren team since 1991.

    2005 United States Grand Prix Formula One motor race

    The 2005 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on June 19, 2005, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and was the ninth race of the 2005 Formula One World Championship. The event is one of the most controversial motor races, in Formula One or otherwise, in modern history. Out of the 20 cars that entered the race, only the six cars from the teams using Bridgestone tyres competed. The remaining fourteen entrants, all using Michelin tyres, completed the parade lap, but retired to the pit lane before the race started.

    2006 Formula One World Championship

    The 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 60th season of Formula One motor racing. It featured the 57th Formula One World Championship which began on 12 March and ended on 22 October after eighteen races. The Drivers' Championship was won by Fernando Alonso of Renault for the second year in a row, with Alonso becoming the youngest ever double world champion at the time. Then-retiring multiple world champion Michael Schumacher of Scuderia Ferrari finished runner-up, 13 points behind. The Constructors' Championship was won by Renault, which defeated Ferrari by five points.

    Sebastian Vettel German racing driver

    Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver who competes in Formula One for Aston Martin, having previously driven for BMW Sauber, Toro Rosso, Red Bull and Ferrari. Vettel has won four World Drivers' Championship titles which he won consecutively from 2010 to 2013. The sport's youngest World Champion, as of 2020, Vettel has the third most race victories (53) and podium finishes (122) and the fourth most pole positions (57).

    Mick Schumacher German racing driver (born 1999)

    Mick Schumacher is a Swiss born German racing driver. He races for Haas in Formula One, and he is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy. He began his career in karting in 2008, progressing to the German ADAC Formula 4 by 2015. After winning the 2018 FIA F3 European Championship, Schumacher progressed to Formula 2 in 2019, and won the 2020 Formula 2 Championship. He is the son of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher and nephew of Ralf Schumacher.

    2011 Formula One World Championship 65th season of Formula One motor racing

    The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 65th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. The original calendar for the 2011 Formula One World Championship consisted of twenty rounds, including the inaugural running of the Indian Grand Prix before the cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Pirelli returned to the sport as tyre supplier for all teams, taking over from Bridgestone, marking their return to Formula One for the first time since the 1991 season. Red Bull Racing was the reigning Constructors' Champion. Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel was the defending Drivers' Champion, one of five World Champions appearing on the grid. Vettel won his second World Championship at the 2011 Japanese Grand Prix, becoming the youngest driver, at 24 years and 98 days, to do so. Red Bull Racing won the Constructors' Championship.

    Daimler AG, through its Mercedes-Benz brand, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer for various periods since 1954. They currently own 33 percent of the team based in Brackley, England, which is currently named Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and uses a German licence. Mercedes-branded teams are often referred to by their nickname, the "Silver Arrows".

    The 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 64th Formula One World Championship, recognised by the sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Eleven teams and twenty-three drivers contested the nineteen Grands Prix that made up the calendar for the 2013 season, with the winning driver being crowned the World Drivers' Champion and the winning team the World Constructors' Champions. The season started in Australia on 17 March 2013 and ended in Brazil on 24 November 2013.

    2021 Formula One World Championship 72nd season of the motor racing championship

    The 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship is a motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is the 72nd running of the Formula One World Championship. It is recognised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of international motorsport, as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The championship is being contested over twenty-two Grands Prix, which will be held around the world. Drivers and teams are scheduled to compete for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

    2020 Formula One World Championship 71st season of the Formula One World Championship

    The 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship was the motor racing championship for Formula One cars which was the 71st running of the Formula One World Championship. It marked the 70th anniversary of the first Formula One World Drivers' Championship. The championship was recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams competed for the titles of World Drivers' Champion and World Constructors' Champion respectively.

    2020 Formula 2 Championship Motor racing championship held in 2020

    The 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship was a motor racing championship for Formula 2 cars, sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). The championship was the fifty-fourth season of Formula 2 racing and the fourth season run under the FIA Formula 2 Championship moniker. It is an open-wheel racing category, that serves as the second tier of formula racing in the FIA Global Pathway. The category was run in support of selected rounds of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship. As the championship was a spec series, all teams and drivers competing in the championship ran the same car, the Dallara F2 2018.

    The Grand Prix racing history of Scuderia Ferrari dates back to 1947. The team is the most successful team in the history of Formula One racing, contesting every World Championship season since 1950, winning 15 Drivers' Championships and 16 Constructors' Championships.

    References

    1. "About FIA". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). Archived from the original on 1 May 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
    2. Williamson, Martin. "A brief history of Formula One". ESPN. Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
    3. Hughes, Mark; Tremayne, David (2002). The Concise Encyclopedia of Formula 1 . Parragon. pp. 82–83. ISBN   0-75258-766-8.
    4. "2020 Formula One Sporting Regulations" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). 7 April 2020. p. 3–4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 April 2020. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
    5. "How Lewis Hamilton can clinch 2019 F1 title at Mexican GP". Fox Sports . 24 October 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    6. Murphy, Luke (8 December 2018). "Hamilton & Mercedes F1 officially crowned at FIA Prize Giving Ceremony". Motorsport.com . Archived from the original on 8 December 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    7. Morlidge, Matt (7 December 2019). "Lewis Hamilton officially crowned 2019 F1 champion at FIA gala". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 20 December 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    8. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Diepraam, Mattijs (3 November 2019). "European & World Champions". 8W. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
    9. 1 2 3 4 "Drivers' Championships". ChicaneF1. Archived from the original on 5 July 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    10. "World Champion titles Consecutively". Stats F1. Archived from the original on 7 December 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    11. Lynch, Steven (5 November 2010). "At the tenth time of asking". ESPN. Archived from the original on 27 November 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    12. Benson, Andrew (2 December 2016). "Nico Rosberg retires: World champion quits Formula 1 five days after title win". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 23 June 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    13. "World Champion titles Grand Prix before". StatsF1. Archived from the original on 27 November 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    14. "On this day: Sebastian Vettel becomes youngest Formula One champion". Sport360. 13 November 2010. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    15. Lynch, Kevin (19 August 2015). "1957: Oldest Ever F1 World Champion". Guinness World Records. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    16. "Grands Prix chronology". Stats F1. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
    17. 1 2 "Decisive – Chronology – Drivers championship". StatsF1. Archived from the original on 18 January 2021. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
    18. Esler, William (25 October 2015). "The earliest drivers' championship wins in F1 history". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 12 November 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    19. "Race results". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    20. "Nino Farina". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    21. 1 2 3 4 5 "Juan Manuel Fangio". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    22. Jones, Bruce (2015). The Story of Formula One: 65 Years of Life in the Fast Lane. London, England: Carlton Books. pp. 29, 33, 37, 119, 343. ISBN   978-1-78177-270-6.
    23. 1 2 "Alberto Ascari". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    24. "Mike Hawthorn". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    25. 1 2 3 "Jack Brabham". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    26. "Phil Hill". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    27. 1 2 "Graham Hill". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    28. 1 2 "Jim Clark". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    29. "John Surtees". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    30. "Denny Hulme". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    31. 1 2 3 "Jackie Stewart". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    32. "Jochen Rindt". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    33. 1 2 "Emerson Fittipaldi". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    34. 1 2 3 "Niki Lauda". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    35. "James Hunt". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    36. "Mario Andretti". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    37. "Jody Scheckter". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    38. "Alan Jones". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    39. 1 2 3 "Nelson Piquet". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    40. "Keke Rosberg". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    41. 1 2 3 4 "Alain Prost". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    42. 1 2 3 "Ayrton Senna". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    43. "Nigel Mansell". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    44. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Michael Schumacher". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    45. "Damon Hill". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    46. "Jacques Villeneuve". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    47. Lynch, Steven (30 April 2010). "Schumacher's disqualification, and pole position". ESPN. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    48. 1 2 "Mika Häkkinen". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    49. 1 2 "Fernando Alonso". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    50. "Kimi Räikkönen". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    51. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Lewis Hamilton". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    52. "Jenson Button". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    53. 1 2 3 4 "Sebastian Vettel". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    54. "Nico Rosberg". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
    55. 1 2 "World Champion titles by age". StatsF1. Archived from the original on 5 November 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    56. "Jochen Rindt". ESPN. Archived from the original on 29 November 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    57. "Cosworth's Gearing Up For F1 Return In 2021". CarScoops. 20 July 2017. Archived from the original on 8 December 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    58. Tytler, Ewan (3 January 2001). "Ilmor: Bowmen of the Silver Arrows". Atlas F1. 7 (1). Archived from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    59. Perkins, Chris (31 May 2019). "Porsche Was Working on a Formula 1 Engine for 2021". Road & Track. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
    60. Kalinauckas, Alex (25 November 2018). "Pirelli secures tender to supply Formula 1 tyres until 2023". Autosport. Archived from the original on 27 November 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
    61. Michalik, Art (19 May 2020). "Ferrari's on-again, off-again love affair with the Indianapolis 500". The ClassicCars.com Journal. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
    62. "Bridgestone Awarded 'Bolster' for F1 Technical Achievements". Tyre Press. 8 December 2010. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2020.