List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions

The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC) is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to the most successful Formula One racing car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on individual Grand Prix results.

The Drivers' Championship was first awarded in 1950, to Giuseppe Farina. The first driver to win multiple Championships was Alberto Ascari, in 1952 and 1953. The current Drivers' Champion is Lewis Hamilton who won his fifth title in 2018.

A driver secures the World Championship each season when it is no longer mathematically possible for another driver to beat them no matter the outcome of the remaining races, although it is not officially awarded until the end of the season. The Drivers' Championship has been won in the final race of the season 29 times in the 69 seasons it has been awarded. The earliest in a season that the Drivers' Championship has been clinched was in 2002, when Michael Schumacher secured the title with six races remaining.

Overall, thirty-three different drivers have won the Championship, with German Michael Schumacher holding the record for most titles, at seven. He also holds the record for most consecutive Drivers' Championships, winning five from 2000 to 2004. The United Kingdom has produced the most Champions with ten; Brazil, Germany and Finland are next with three each. Of the 33 drivers to win the World Championship, nineteen are still alive. The most recently deceased is Niki Lauda (1949–2019). Among teams, Scuderia Ferrari has produced the most winning drivers with 15.

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Michael Schumacher won the championship a record seven times during his career.

By season

Season Driver Streak Age Team Engine Tyres Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points % points achievable (counted towards Championship) % points outright achievable Clinched Rounds Left Race Margin % Margin
1950 Italy Giuseppe Farina[1] 1 44 Italy Alfa Romeo Italy Alfa Romeo P 2 3 3 3 30 83.333 47.619 Race 7 of 7 0 Italian Grand Prix 3 10.000
1951 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 1 40 Italy Alfa Romeo Italy Alfa Romeo P 4 3 5 5 31 86.111 51.389 Race 8 of 8 0 Spanish Grand Prix 6 19.355
19521 Italy Alberto Ascari[3] 1 34 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari F P 5 6 6 6 36 100.000 74.306 Race 6 of 8 2 German Grand Prix 12 33.333
19531 Italy Alberto Ascari[3] 2 35 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari P 6 5 5 4 34.5 95.833 57.764 Race 8 of 9 1 Swiss Grand Prix 6.5 18.841
1954 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 1 43 Italy Maserati2 Italy Maserati P 5 6 7 3 42 93.333 70.547 Race 7 of 9 2 Swiss Grand Prix 16.857 40.136
West Germany Mercedes2 Germany Mercedes C
1955 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 2 44 West Germany Mercedes Germany Mercedes C 3 4 5 3 40 88.889 65.079 Race 6 of 7 1 British Grand Prix 16.5 41.250
1956 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 3 45 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari E 6 3 5 4 30 66.667 45.833 Race 8 of 8 0 Italian Grand Prix 3 10.000
1957 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 4 46 Italy Maserati Italy Maserati P 4 4 6 2 40 88.889 63.889 Race 6 of 8 2 German Grand Prix 15 37.500
1958 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn[4] 1 29 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari E 4 1 7 5 42 77.778 49.495 Race 11 of 11 0 Moroccan Grand Prix 1 2.381
1959 Australia Jack Brabham[5] 1 33 United Kingdom Cooper United Kingdom Climax D 1 2 5 1 31 68.889 41.975 Race 9 of 9 0 United States Grand Prix 4 12.903
1960 Australia Jack Brabham[5] 2 34 United Kingdom Cooper United Kingdom Climax D 3 5 5 3 43 89.583 53.750 Race 8 of 10 2 Italian Grand Prix 9 20.930
1961 United States Phil Hill[6] 1 34 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari D 5 2 6 2 34 75.556 52.778 Race 7 of 8 1 Italian Grand Prix 1 2.941
1962 United Kingdom Graham Hill[7] 1 33 United Kingdom BRM United Kingdom BRM D 1 4 6 3 42 93.333 64.198 Race 9 of 9 0 South African Grand Prix 12 28.571
1963 United Kingdom Jim Clark[8] 1 27 United Kingdom Lotus United Kingdom Climax D 7 7 9 6 54 100.000 81.111 Race 7 of 10 3 Italian Grand Prix 21 38.889
1964 United Kingdom John Surtees[9] 1 30 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari D 2 2 6 2 40 74.074 44.444 Race 10 of 10 0 Mexican Grand Prix 1 2.500
1965 United Kingdom Jim Clark[8] 1 29 United Kingdom Lotus United Kingdom Climax D 6 6 6 6 54 100.000 60.000 Race 7 of 10 3 German Grand Prix 14 25.926
1966 Australia Jack Brabham[5] 1 40 United Kingdom Brabham Australia Repco G 3 4 5 1 42 93.333 55.556 Race 7 of 9 2 Italian Grand Prix 14 33.333
1967 New Zealand Denny Hulme[10] 1 31 United Kingdom Brabham Australia Repco G 0 2 8 2 51 62.963 51.515 Race 11 of 11 0 Mexican Grand Prix 5 9.804
1968 United Kingdom Graham Hill[7] 1 39 United Kingdom Lotus United States Ford F 2 3 6 0 48 53.333 44.444 Race 12 of 12 0 Mexican Grand Prix 12 25.000
1969 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart[11] 1 30 France Matra United States Ford D 2 6 7 5 63 77.778 63.636 Race 8 of 11 3 Italian Grand Prix 26 41.270
1970 Austria Jochen Rindt[12] 1 28 United Kingdom Lotus United States Ford F 3 5 5 1 45 45.455 38.462 Race 12 of 133 1 United States Grand Prix 5 11.111
1971 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart[11] 1 32 United Kingdom Tyrrell United States Ford G 6 6 7 3 62 76.543 62.626 Race 8 of 11 3 Austrian Grand Prix 29 46.774
1972 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi[13] 1 25 United Kingdom Lotus United States Ford F 3 5 8 0 61 67.778 56.481 Race 10 of 12 2 Italian Grand Prix 16 26.230
1973 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart[11] 1 34 United Kingdom Tyrrell United States Ford G 3 5 8 1 71 60.684 52.593 Race 13 of 15 2 Italian Grand Prix 16 22.535
1974 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi[13] 1 27 United Kingdom McLaren United States Ford G 2 3 7 0 55 47.009 40.741 Race 15 of 15 0 United States Grand Prix 3 5.455
1975 Austria Niki Lauda[14] 1 26 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari G 9 5 8 2 64.5 59.722 51.190 Race 13 of 14 1 Italian Grand Prix 19.5 30.233
1976 United Kingdom James Hunt[15] 1 29 United Kingdom McLaren United States Ford G 8 6 8 2 69 54.762 47.917 Race 16 of 16 0 Japanese Grand Prix 1 1.449
1977 Austria Niki Lauda[14] 1 28 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari G 2 3 10 3 72 53.333 47.059 Race 15 of 17 2 United States Grand Prix East 17 23.611
1978 United States Mario Andretti[16] 1 38 United Kingdom Lotus United States Ford G 8 6 7 3 64 50.794 44.444 Race 14 of 16 2 Italian Grand Prix 13 20.313
1979 South Africa Jody Scheckter[17] 1 29 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari M 1 3 6 0 51 70.833 44.444 Race 13 of 15 2 Italian Grand Prix 4 7.843
1980 Australia Alan Jones[18] 1 34 United Kingdom Williams United States Ford G 3 5 10 5 67 74.444 56.349 Race 13 of 14 1 Canadian Grand Prix 13 19.403
1981 Brazil Nelson Piquet[19] 1 29 United Kingdom Brabham United States Ford M G 4 3 7 1 50 50.505 37.037 Race 15 of 15 0 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 1 2.000
1982 Finland Keke Rosberg[20] 1 34 United Kingdom Williams United States Ford G 1 1 6 0 44 44.444 30.556 Race 16 of 16 0 Caesars Palace Grand Prix 5 11.364
1983 Brazil Nelson Piquet[19] 2 31 United Kingdom Brabham Germany BMW M 1 3 8 4 59 59.596 43.704 Race 15 of 15 0 South African Grand Prix 2 3.390
1984 Austria Niki Lauda[14] 1 35 United Kingdom McLaren Luxembourg TAG M 0 5 9 5 72 72.727 50.000 Race 16 of 16 0 Portuguese Grand Prix 0.5 0.694
1985 France Alain Prost[21] 1 30 United Kingdom McLaren Luxembourg TAG G 2 5 11 5 73 73.737 52.778 Race 14 of 16 2 European Grand Prix 20 27.397
1986 France Alain Prost[21] 2 31 United Kingdom McLaren Luxembourg TAG G 1 4 11 2 72 72.727 51.389 Race 16 of 16 0 Australian Grand Prix 2 2.778
1987 Brazil Nelson Piquet[19] 1 35 United Kingdom Williams Japan Honda G 4 3 11 4 73 73.737 52.778 Race 15 of 16 1 Japanese Grand Prix 12 16.438
1988 Brazil Ayrton Senna[22] 1 28 United Kingdom McLaren Japan Honda G 13 8 11 3 90 90.909 65.278 Race 15 of 16 1 Japanese Grand Prix 3 3.333
1989 France Alain Prost[21] 1 34 United Kingdom McLaren Japan Honda G 2 4 11 5 76 76.768 56.250 Race 15 of 16 1 Japanese Grand Prix 16 21.053
1990 Brazil Ayrton Senna[22] 1 30 United Kingdom McLaren Japan Honda G 10 6 11 2 78 78.788 54.167 Race 15 of 16 1 Japanese Grand Prix 7 8.974
1991 Brazil Ayrton Senna[22] 2 31 United Kingdom McLaren Japan Honda G 8 7 12 2 96 56.875 56.875 Race 15 of 16 1 Japanese Grand Prix 24 25.000
1992 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell[23] 1 39 United Kingdom Williams France Renault G 14 9 12 8 108 67.500 67.500 Race 11 of 16 5 Hungarian Grand Prix 52 48.148
1993 France Alain Prost[21] 1 38 United Kingdom Williams France Renault G 13 7 12 6 99 61.875 61.875 Race 14 of 16 2 Portuguese Grand Prix 26 26.263
1994 Germany Michael Schumacher[24] 1 25 United Kingdom Benetton United States Ford G 6 8 10 8 92 57.500 57.500 Race 16 of 16 0 Australian Grand Prix 1 1.087
1995 Germany Michael Schumacher[24] 2 26 United Kingdom Benetton France Renault G 4 9 11 8 102 63.750 63.750 Race 15 of 17 2 Pacific Grand Prix 33 32.353
1996 United Kingdom Damon Hill[25] 1 36 United Kingdom Williams France Renault G 9 8 10 5 97 60.625 60.625 Race 16 of 16 0 Japanese Grand Prix 19 19.588
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve[26] 1 26 United Kingdom Williams France Renault G 10 7 8 3 81 47.647 47.647 Race 17 of 17 0 European Grand Prix 39 (3)4 48.148 (3.704)4
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen[27] 1 30 United Kingdom McLaren Germany Mercedes B 9 8 11 6 100 62.500 62.500 Race 16 of 16 0 Japanese Grand Prix 14 14.000
1999 Finland Mika Häkkinen[27] 2 31 United Kingdom McLaren Germany Mercedes B 11 5 10 6 76 47.500 47.500 Race 16 of 16 0 Japanese Grand Prix 2 2.632
2000 Germany Michael Schumacher[24] 1 31 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari B 9 9 12 2 108 63.529 63.529 Race 16 of 17 1 Japanese Grand Prix 19 17.593
2001 Germany Michael Schumacher[24] 2 32 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari B 11 9 14 3 123 72.353 72.353 Race 13 of 17 4 Hungarian Grand Prix 58 47.154
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher[24] 3 33 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari B 7 11 17 7 144 84.706 84.706 Race 11 of 17 6 French Grand Prix 67 46.528
2003 Germany Michael Schumacher[24] 4 34 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari B 5 6 8 5 93 58.125 58.125 Race 16 of 16 0 Japanese Grand Prix 2 2.151
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher[24] 5 35 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari B 8 13 15 10 148 82.222 82.222 Race 14 of 18 4 Belgian Grand Prix 34 22.973
2005 Spain Fernando Alonso[28] 1 24 France Renault France Renault M 6 7 15 2 133 70.000 70.000 Race 17 of 19 2 Brazilian Grand Prix 21 15.789
2006 Spain Fernando Alonso[28] 2 25 France Renault France Renault M 6 7 14 5 134 74.444 74.444 Race 18 of 18 0 Brazilian Grand Prix 13 9.701
2007 Finland Kimi Räikkönen[29] 1 28 Italy Ferrari Italy Ferrari B 3 6 12 6 110 64.706 64.706 Race 17 of 17 0 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 0.909
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[30] 1 23 United Kingdom McLaren Germany Mercedes B 7 5 10 1 98 54.444 54.444 Race 18 of 18 0 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 1.020
2009 United Kingdom Jenson Button[31] 1 29 United Kingdom Brawn Germany Mercedes B 4 6 9 2 95 55.882 55.882 Race 16 of 17 1 Brazilian Grand Prix 11 11.579
2010 Germany Sebastian Vettel[32] 1 23 Austria Red Bull France Renault B 10 5 10 3 256 53.895 53.895 Race 19 of 19 0 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 4 1.563
2011 Germany Sebastian Vettel[32] 2 24 Austria Red Bull France Renault P 15 11 17 3 392 82.526 82.526 Race 15 of 19 4 Japanese Grand Prix 122 31.122
2012 Germany Sebastian Vettel[32] 3 25 Austria Red Bull France Renault P 6 5 10 6 281 56.200 56.200 Race 20 of 20 0 Brazilian Grand Prix 3 1.068
2013 Germany Sebastian Vettel[32] 4 26 Austria Red Bull France Renault P 9 13 16 7 397 83.579 83.579 Race 16 of 19 3 Indian Grand Prix 155 39.043
2014 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[30] 1 29 Germany Mercedes Germany Mercedes P 7 11 16 7 384 76.800 76.800 Race 19 of 19 0 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 67 17.448
2015 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[30] 2 30 Germany Mercedes Germany Mercedes P 11 10 17 8 381 80.211 80.211 Race 16 of 19 3 United States Grand Prix 59 15.486
2016 Germany Nico Rosberg[33] 1 31 Germany Mercedes Germany Mercedes P 8 9 16 6 385 73.333 73.333 Race 21 of 21 0 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 5 1.299
2017 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[30] 1 32 Germany Mercedes Germany Mercedes P 11 9 13 7 363 72.600 72.600 Race 18 of 20 2 Mexican Grand Prix 46 12.672
2018 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[30] 2 33 Germany Mercedes Germany Mercedes P 11 11 17 3 408 77.714 77.714 Race 19 of 21 2 Mexican Grand Prix 88 21.569
Season Driver Streak Age Team Engine Tyres Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points % points achievable (counted towards Championship) % points outright achievable Clinched Rounds Left Race Margin % Margin

Notes

Bold indicates the team also won the Constructors' Championship (awarded since 1958).

  1. ^ The 1952 and 1953 championships were run to Formula Two regulations.
  2. ^ Fangio competed in the 1954 Argentine and Belgian Grands Prix with Maserati, then completed the season with Mercedes.
  3. ^ Rindt's championship was confirmed two rounds after he had been killed in an accident during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.
  4. ^ 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. This left Villeneuve with a 39-point margin over Heinz-Harald Frentzen with 42 points.

By driver

Schumacher (Ferrari) in practice at USGP 2005
Michael Schumacher has won the World Drivers' Championship a record seven times – twice with Benetton and five times with Ferrari. Five titles with a single team is also a record.
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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.
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Lewis Hamilton currently has five titles to his name, winning one with McLaren and four with Mercedes.
Alain Prost 1988 Canada 2
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 2011 Malaysia FP2 1
Sebastian Vettel currently has four titles to his name, all of which he won consecutively with Red Bull Racing.
Driver Titles Season(s) Championship winner
Germany Michael Schumacher 7 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 24th
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 5 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 2nd
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 30th
France Alain Prost 4 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993 21st
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 32nd
Australia Jack Brabham 3 1959, 1960, 1966 5th
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971, 1973 11th
Austria Niki Lauda 1975, 1977, 1984 14th
Brazil Nelson Piquet 1981, 1983, 1987 19th
Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988, 1990, 1991 22nd
Italy Alberto Ascari 2 1952, 1953 3rd
United Kingdom Graham Hill 1962, 1968 7th
United Kingdom Jim Clark 1963, 1965 8th
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1972, 1974 13th
Finland Mika Häkkinen 1998, 1999 27th
Spain Fernando Alonso 2005, 2006 28th
Italy Giuseppe Farina 1 1950 1st
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 1958 4th
United States Phil Hill 1961 6th
United Kingdom John Surtees 1964 9th
New Zealand Denny Hulme 1967 10th
Austria Jochen Rindt 1970 12th
United Kingdom James Hunt 1976 15th
United States Mario Andretti 1978 16th
South Africa Jody Scheckter 1979 17th
Australia Alan Jones 1980 18th
Finland Keke Rosberg 1982 20th
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 23rd
United Kingdom Damon Hill 1996 25th
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1997 26th
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2007 29th
United Kingdom Jenson Button 2009 31st
Germany Nico Rosberg 2016 33rd

Drivers in bold have competed in the 2019 World Championship.

By nationality

Country Titles Drivers Seasons Drivers by name (titles)
 United Kingdom 18 10 1958, 19621965, 19681969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1992, 1996, 20082009, 20142015, 20172018 Mike Hawthorn (1)
Graham Hill (2)
Jim Clark (2)
John Surtees (1)
Jackie Stewart (3)
James Hunt (1)
Nigel Mansell (1)
Damon Hill (1)
Lewis Hamilton (5)
Jenson Button (1)
 Germany 12 3 19941995, 20002004, 20102013, 2016 Michael Schumacher (7)
Sebastian Vettel (4)
Nico Rosberg (1)
 Brazil 8 3 1972, 1974, 1981, 1983, 19871988, 19901991 Emerson Fittipaldi (2)
Nelson Piquet (3)
Ayrton Senna (3)
 Argentina 5 1 1951, 19541957 Juan Manuel Fangio (5)
 Finland 4 3 1982, 19981999, 2007 Keke Rosberg (1)
Mika Häkkinen (2)
Kimi Räikkönen (1)
 Australia 4 2 19591960, 1966, 1980 Jack Brabham (3)
Alan Jones (1)
 Austria 4 2 1970, 1975, 1977, 1984 Jochen Rindt (1)
Niki Lauda (3)
 France 4 1 19851986, 1989, 1993 Alain Prost (4)
 Italy 3 2 1950, 19521953 Giuseppe Farina (1)
Alberto Ascari (2)
 United States 2 2 1961, 1978 Phil Hill (1)
Mario Andretti (1)
 Spain 2 1 20052006 Fernando Alonso (2)
 New Zealand 1 1 1967 Denny Hulme (1)
 South Africa 1 1 1979 Jody Scheckter (1)
 Canada 1 1 1997 Jacques Villeneuve (1)

Drivers in bold have competed in the 2019 World Championship.

By constructor

Constructor Country Titles
Ferrari  Italy 15
McLaren  United Kingdom 12
Williams  United Kingdom 7
Mercedes1  Germany
Lotus  United Kingdom 6
Red Bull  Austria 4
Brabham  United Kingdom
Renault  France 2
Cooper  United Kingdom
Benetton  United Kingdom
Tyrrell  United Kingdom
Alfa Romeo  Italy
Maserati1  Italy
BRM  United Kingdom 1
Matra  France
Brawn  United Kingdom

Constructors in bold have competed in the 2019 World Championship.

  1. ^ 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.

By constructor nationality

Nationality Titles Constructors Constructor name (titles)
 United Kingdom 37 9 Cooper (2)
BRM (1)
Lotus (6)
Brabham (4)
Tyrrell (2)
McLaren (12)
Williams (7)
Benetton (2)
Brawn (1)
 Italy 19 3 Alfa Romeo (2)
Ferrari (15)
Maserati (2)
 Germany 7 1 Mercedes (7)
 Austria 4 1 Red Bull (4)
 France 3 2 Renault (2)
Matra (1)

By engine

Engine Country Titles
Ferrari  Italy 15
Ford1  United States 13
Renault  France 11
Mercedes2  West Germany/Germany
Honda  Japan 5
Climax  United Kingdom 4
TAG3  Luxembourg 3
Alfa Romeo  Italy 2
Maserati  Italy
Repco  Australia
BMW  West Germany 1
BRM  United Kingdom

Engine manufacturers in bold have competed in the 2019 World Championship.
Notes:

  1. ^ Built by United Kingdom Cosworth.
  2. ^ In 1998 and 1999 built by United Kingdom Ilmor.
  3. ^ Built by Germany Porsche.

By tyre manufacturer

Rank Manufacturer Country Titles Seasons
1 G Goodyear  United States 24 (7) 1 19661967, 1971, 19731978, 1980, 1982, 19851997
2 P Pirelli  Italy 14 (8) 2 1950195445, 1957, 20112018
3 B Bridgestone  Japan 11 (6) 3 19982004, 20072010
4 D Dunlop  United Kingdom 8 19591965, 1969
5 M Michelin  France 6 1979, 1981, 19831984, 20052006
6 F Firestone  United States 4 19525, 1968, 1970, 1972
7 C Continental  West Germany 2 195441955
E Englebert  Belgium 1956, 1958

Tyre manufacturers in bold have competed in the 2019 World Championship.
Numbers in parentheses indicate championships won as the sole tyre supplier.

Notes

  1. ^ Goodyear was the sole tyre supplier for the 1987, 1988 & 1992–1996 seasons
  2. ^ Pirelli was the sole tyre supplier for the 2011–2018 seasons
  3. ^ Bridgestone was the sole tyre supplier for the 1999, 2000 & 2007–2010 seasons
  4. ^ Fangio competed in the 1954 Argentine and Belgian Grands Prix on Pirelli with Maserati, then completed the season on Continental with Mercedes
  5. ^ Ascari competed in the 1952 Indianapolis 500 on Firestone tyres, then completed the season on Pirelli

Records

Youngest Drivers' Champion

Driver Age Season
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 134 days 2010
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 300 days 2008
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 24 years, 58 days 2005
4 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 273 days 1972
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
6 Austria Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
8 United Kingdom Jim Clark 27 years, 188 days 1963
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
10 Austria Jochen Rindt 28 years, 140 days 1 1970

Drivers in bold have competed in the 2019 World Championship.

  1. ^ Measured at the day of his death

Oldest Drivers' Champion

Driver Age Season
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957
2 Italy Giuseppe Farina 43 years, 308 days 1950
3 Australia Jack Brabham 40 years, 155 days 1966
4 United Kingdom Graham Hill 39 years, 262 days 1968
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 39 years, 8 days 1992
6 France Alain Prost 38 years, 214 days 1993
7 United States Mario Andretti 38 years, 193 days 1978
8 United Kingdom Damon Hill 36 years, 26 days 1996
9 Austria Niki Lauda 35 years, 242 days 1984
10 Germany Michael Schumacher 35 years, 239 days 2004

Consecutive Drivers' Championships

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.

Championships Driver Seasons
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 20002004
4 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19541957
Germany Sebastian Vettel 20102013
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 19521953
Australia Jack Brabham 19591960
France Alain Prost 19851986
Brazil Ayrton Senna 19901991
Germany Michael Schumacher 19941995
Finland Mika Häkkinen 19981999
Spain Fernando Alonso 20052006
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20142015
20172018

Drivers in bold have competed in the 2019 World Championship.

See also

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A Formula One World Champion is a racing driver or automobile constructor which has been designated such a title by the governing body of Formula One - the FIA. Every Formula One World Champion since the inaugural World Drivers' Championship in 1950 and the inaugural World Constructors' Championship in 1958 has been awarded the title by accumulating the required points during the course of the F1 season of that particular year, by participating in relevant Grands Prix.

Formula One World Champions may refer to:

List of Formula One World Drivers' Champions

List of Formula One World Constructors' Champions

List of Formula One World Constructors' Champions

The Formula One World Constructors' Championship (WCC) is awarded by the FIA to the most successful Formula One constructor over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. The Constructors' Championship was first awarded, as the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers, in 1958 to Vanwall.

Constructors' Championship points are calculated by adding points scored in each race by any driver for that constructor. Up until 1979, most seasons saw only the highest-scoring driver in each race for each constructor contributing points towards the Championship. On only ten occasions has the World Constructors' Champion team not contained the World Drivers' Champion for that season.

In the 61 seasons the Championship has been awarded, only 15 different constructors have won it, with Scuderia Ferrari the most successful, with 16 titles including 6 consecutive from 1999 to 2004. Only five countries have produced winning constructors: United Kingdom (33 championships with 10 different constructors), Italy (16 with Ferrari), Germany (5 with Mercedes), Austria (4 with Red Bull) and France (3 with two constructors). However, all German, Austrian and French titles have seen the winning cars designed and built (except Matra in 1969) and run by teams based in the United Kingdom. Among drivers that have contributed with at least a single point to the constructors' title, Michael Schumacher has the unofficial record, having been involved with seven such titles, six of those consecutively with Ferrari. Schumacher won the world drivers' title on six of those seven occasions.

List of Formula One driver records

This is a list of driver records in the FIA World Championships, since 1950. Drivers who have competed in the 2019 Formula One World Championship are highlighted in bold.

Although the Indianapolis 500 was not run to Formula 1 rules and the 1952 and 1953 Grands Prix were run to Formula 2 rules, these races are included as they were qualifying races for the World Drivers' Championship. Formula 1 races that were not qualification rounds for the World Championship have been ignored.

This page is accurate as of the 2019 British Grand Prix.

List of Formula One records

This is a list of records in the FIA World Championships, since 1950. Bold entries indicate the record-holder has competed in the 2019 season.

This page is accurate as of the 2019 British Grand Prix.

Formula One World Drivers' Champions

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