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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 Grand Prix results. The Drivers' Championship was first awarded in 1950, to Nino Farina. The first driver to win multiple Championships was Alberto Ascari, in 1952 and 1953. The current Drivers' Champion is Jenson Button, who won his first World Championship in 2009. His success has increased the number of World Championships won by British drivers to a record 14, ahead of Brazil with 8 and Germany with 7.

The FIA does not officially declare the Champion until the end of the season, but a driver is said to have "clinched" the Championship after it is no longer possible for another to obtain more points than him, even if the former driver were to not compete in the remaining races of the season, and the latter to score the maximum number of points possible. The Drivers' Championship has been won in the final race of the season 24 times in the 60 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 one different drivers have won the Championship, with German Michael Schumacher holding the record for most titles, at seven. Schumacher also holds the record for most consecutive Drivers' Championships, winning five from 2000 to 2004. However Great Britain has produced, by far, the most number of World Championship winning drivers with ten (Brazil and Finland are next closest, with three each).

Contents

By season

Season Driver Team Engine Tyres Poles Wins Podiums Fastest Laps Points Clinched Pt. Margin
1950 Italy Nino Farina Italy Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo P 2 3 3 3 30 Race 7 of 7 3
1951 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo P 4 3 5 5 31 Race 8 of 8 6
1952 1 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Ferrari F

P

5 6 6 6 36 Race 6 of 8 12
1953 1 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Ferrari P 6 5 5 4 34.5 Race 8 of 9 6.5
1954 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati
Germany Mercedes2
Maserati
Mercedes
P

C

5 6 7 3 42 Race 7 of 9 16.86
1955 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes Mercedes C 3 4 5 3 40 Race 6 of 7 16.5
1956 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Ferrari Ferrari E 6 3 5 4 30 Race 8 of 8 3
1957 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati Maserati P 4 4 6 2 40 Race 6 of 8 15
1958 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari Ferrari E 4 1 7 5 42 Race 11 of 11 1
1959 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper* Climax D 1 2 5 1 31 Race 9 of 9 4
1960 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper* Climax D 3 5 5 3 43 Race 8 of 10 9
1961 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari* Ferrari D 5 2 6 2 34 Race 7 of 8 1
1962 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM* BRM D 1 4 6 3 42 Race 9 of 9 12
1963 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus* Climax D 7 7 9 6 54 Race 7 of 10 21
1964 United Kingdom John Surtees Italy Ferrari* Ferrari D 2 2 6 2 40 Race 10 of 10 1
1965 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus* Climax D 6 6 6 6 54 Race 7 of 10 14
1966 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham* Repco G 3 4 5 1 42 Race 7 of 9 14
1967 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom Brabham* Repco G 0 2 8 2 51 Race 11 of 11 5
1968 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Lotus* Ford F 2 3 6 0 48 Race 12 of 12 12
1969 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart France Matra* Ford D 2 6 7 5 63 Race 8 of 11 26
1970 Austria Jochen Rindt United Kingdom Lotus* Ford F 3 5 5 1 45 Race 123 of 13 5
1971 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell* Ford G 6 6 7 3 62 Race 8 of 11 29
1972 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom Lotus* Ford F 3 5 8 0 61 Race 10 of 12 16
1973 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell Ford G 3 5 8 1 71 Race 13 of 15 16
1974 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren* Ford G 2 3 7 0 55 Race 15 of 15 3
1975 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari* Ferrari G 9 5 8 2 64.5 Race 13 of 14 19.5
1976 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom McLaren Ford G 8 6 8 2 69 Race 16 of 16 1
1977 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Ferrari* Ferrari G 2 3 10 3 72 Race 15 of 17 17
1978 United States Mario Andretti United Kingdom Lotus* Ford G 8 6 7 3 64 Race 14 of 16 13
1979 South Africa Jody Scheckter Italy Ferrari* Ferrari M 1 3 6 0 51 Race 13 of 15 4
1980 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Williams* Ford G 3 5 10 5 67 Race 13 of 14 13
1981 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham Ford M 4 3 7 1 50 Race 15 of 15 1
1982 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams Ford G 1 1 6 0 44 Race 16 of 16 5
1983 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Brabham BMW M 1 3 8 4 59 Race 15 of 15 2
1984 Austria Niki Lauda United Kingdom McLaren* TAG M 0 5 9 5 72 Race 16 of 16 0.5
1985 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren* TAG G 2 5 11 5 73 Race 14 of 16 20
1986 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren TAG G 1 4 11 2 72 Race 16 of 16 2
1987 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams* Honda G 4 3 11 4 73 Race 15 of 16 12
1988 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren* Honda G 13 8 11 3 90 Race 15 of 16 3
1989 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren* Honda G 2 4 11 5 76 Race 15 of 16 16
1990 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren* Honda G 10 6 11 2 78 Race 15 of 16 7
1991 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren* Honda G 8 7 12 2 96 Race 15 of 16 24
1992 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams* Renault G 14 9 12 8 108 Race 11 of 16 52
1993 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Williams* Renault G 13 7 12 6 99 Race 14 of 16 26
1994 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton Ford G 6 8 10 8 92 Race 16 of 16 1
1995 Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Benetton* Renault G 4 9 11 8 102 Race 15 of 17 33
1996 United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom Williams* Renault G 9 8 10 5 97 Race 16 of 16 19
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams* Renault G 10 7 8 3 81 Race 17 of 17 39 4
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren* Mercedes B 9 8 11 6 100 Race 16 of 16 14
1999 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes B 11 5 10 6 76 Race 16 of 16 2
2000 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari* Ferrari B 9 9 12 2 108 Race 16 of 17 19
2001 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari* Ferrari B 11 9 14 3 123 Race 13 of 17 58
2002 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari* Ferrari B 7 11 17 7 144 Race 11 of 17 67
2003 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari* Ferrari B 5 6 8 5 93 Race 16 of 16 2
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari* Ferrari B 8 13 15 10 148 Race 14 of 18 34
2005 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault* Renault M 6 7 15 2 133 Race 17 of 19 21
2006 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault* Renault M 6 7 14 5 134 Race 18 of 18 13
2007 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari* Ferrari B 3 6 12 6 110 Race 17 of 17 1
2008 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes B 7 5 10 1 98 Race 18 of 18 1
2009 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn* Mercedes B 4 6 9 2 95 Race 16 of 17 11

Notes

* 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 died during practice for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix (the tenth round of the season) but his Championship was not confirmed until two rounds later.
  4. ^ Michael Schumacher scored 78 points during the 1997 season, only 3 points behind Villeneuve. However, Schumacher was disqualified from the championship for colliding with Villeneuve at 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

Michael Schumacher has won the World Drivers' Championship a record seven times -- two at Benetton and five at Ferrari. He now races for Mercedes.
Driver Total 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
France Alain Prost 4 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993 21st
Australia Jack Brabham 3 1959, 1960, 1966 5th
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 3 1969, 1971, 1973 11th
Austria Niki Lauda 3 1975, 1977, 1984 14th
Brazil Nelson Piquet 3 1981, 1983, 1987 19th
Brazil Ayrton Senna 3 1988, 1990, 1991 22nd
Italy Alberto Ascari 2 1952, 1953 3rd
United Kingdom Jim Clark 2 1963, 1965 8th
United Kingdom Graham Hill 2 1962, 1968 7th
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 2 1972, 1974 13th
Finland Mika Häkkinen 2 1998, 1999 27th
Spain Fernando Alonso 2 2005, 2006 28th
Italy Nino Farina 1 1950 1st
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 1 1958 4th
United States Phil Hill 1 1961 6th
United Kingdom John Surtees 1 1964 9th
New Zealand Denny Hulme 1 1967 10th
Austria Jochen Rindt 1 1970 12th
United Kingdom James Hunt 1 1976 15th
United States Mario Andretti 1 1978 16th
South Africa Jody Scheckter 1 1979 17th
Australia Alan Jones 1 1980 18th
Finland Keke Rosberg 1 1982 20th
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1 1992 23rd
United Kingdom Damon Hill 1 1996 25th
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1 1997 26th
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1 2007 29th
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 1 2008 30th
United Kingdom Jenson Button 1 2009 31st

By nationality

Country Drivers Total Drivers by Name (titles)
 United Kingdom 10 14 Jackie Stewart (3), Jim Clark (2), Graham Hill (2), Mike Hawthorn (1), John Surtees (1),James Hunt (1), Nigel Mansell (1), Damon Hill (1), Lewis Hamilton (1), Jenson Button (1)
 Brazil 3 8 Nelson Piquet (3), Ayrton Senna (3), Emerson Fittipaldi (2)
 Germany 1 7 Michael Schumacher (7)
 Argentina 1 5 Juan Manuel Fangio (5)
 Finland 3 4 Mika Häkkinen (2), Keke Rosberg (1), Kimi Räikkönen (1)
 Australia 2 4 Jack Brabham (3), Alan Jones (1)
 Austria 2 4 Niki Lauda (3), Jochen Rindt (1)
 France 1 4 Alain Prost (4)
 Italy 2 3 Alberto Ascari (2), Nino Farina (1)
 United States 2 2 Phil Hill (1), Mario Andretti (1)
 Spain 1 2 Fernando Alonso (2)
 Canada 1 1 Jacques Villeneuve (1)
 New Zealand 1 1 Denny Hulme (1)
 South Africa 1 1 Jody Scheckter (1)

By constructor team

Constructor Total
Italy Ferrari 15
United Kingdom McLaren 12
United Kingdom Williams 7
United Kingdom Lotus 6
United Kingdom Brabham 4
United Kingdom Cooper 2
France Renault
United Kingdom Benetton
Germany Mercedes
Italy Alfa Romeo
United Kingdom Tyrrell
Italy Maserati
United Kingdom BRM 1
France Matra
United Kingdom Brawn

Constructors in bold are still competing in the World Championship.

By constructor nationality

Nationality Total
 United Kingdom 37
 Italy 19
 France 3
 Germany 2

By engine

Engine Total
Italy Ferrari 15
United States Ford 13
France Renault 7
Germany Mercedes 6
Japan Honda 5
United Kingdom Climax 4
Luxembourg TAG 3
Italy Alfa Romeo 2
Italy Maserati
Australia Repco
Germany BMW 1
United Kingdom BRM
  • The 1966 Repco engines were based on Oldsmobile engine blocks from the USA.
  • The TAG engines were designed and built by German company Porsche.
  • 10 of the constructors' championships for Ford engines were with the (Ford-financed) Cosworth DFV engine.
  • Mercedes-Benz won 2 with their own team, 3 with McLaren and 1 with Brawn

Engine manufacturers in bold are still competing in the World Championship.

By tyre manufacturer

Pos Manufacturer Country Total Seasons
1 G Goodyear1 United States United States 24 19661967, 1971, 19731978, 1980, 1982, 19851997
2 B Bridgestone2 Japan Japan 10 19982004, 20072009
3 D Dunlop United Kingdom Great Britain 8 19591965, 1969
4 P Pirelli Italy Italy 6 195019543 4, 1957
M Michelin France France 6 1979, 1981, 19831984, 20052006
6 F Firestone United States United States 4 19524, 1968, 1970, 1972
7 C Continental Germany Germany 2 195431955
E Englebert Belgium Belgium 2 1956, 1958

Tyre manufacturers in bold are still competing in the World Championship.

Notes

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

Records

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Youngest Drivers' Champion

Driver Age Season
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 301 days 2008
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 24 years, 58 days 2005
3 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 273 days 1972
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
5 Austria Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
6 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 27 years, 188 days 1963
8 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
9 Austria Jochen Rindt 28 years, 140 days 1970 (posthumously)
10 Brazil Ayrton Senna 28 years, 223 days 1988

Bold text indicates driver is still competing in Formula 1.

Oldest Drivers' Champion

Driver Age Season
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957
2 Italy Nino 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

Bold text indicates driver still competes in Formula 1.

Consecutive Drivers' Championships

Eight drivers have achieved consecutive wins in the Formula One Drivers' Championship.

Championships Driver Seasons
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 20002004
4 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19541957
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

See also

References


Simple English

File:Schumacher (Ferrari) in practice at USGP
Michael Schumacher has won the World Drivers' Championship a record seven times.

The Formula One World Drivers' Championship (WDC) is the most successful Formula One race car driver of the year. The award is given by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) to the driver who scores the most points during a season.

The WDC was first awarded in 1950, to Giuseppe "Nino" Farina. The first driver to win more then one Championship was Alberto Ascari, in 1952 and 1953. The latest driver awarded the championship is called the reining or defending champion. As of the end of the 2010 season, the reining champion is Sebastian Vettel.

The FIA does not officially award the Championship until the end of the season. Sometimes one driver will be far ahead of the other drivers in points. Even if the leading driver scores no more points, none of the other drivers could pass his point total. When this happens, the driver is said to have clinched the Championship.

Contents

Champions

By season

Season Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest Laps Points Clinched Difference (points)
1950 Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 2 3 3 3 30 Italy–Race 7 of 7 3
1951 Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 4 31 5 5 31 Spain–Race 8 of 8 6
1952 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 5 6 6 6 36 Germany–Race 6 of 8 12
1953 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 6 5 5 4 34.5 Switzerland–Race 8 of 9 6.5
1954 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati, Mercedes2 5 6 7 3 42 Switzerland–Race 7 of 9 16.9
1955 Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 3 4 5 3 40 Britain–Race 6 of 7 16.5
1956 Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 6 33 54 4 30 Italy–Race 8 of 8 3
1957 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 4 4 6 2 40 Germany–Race 6 of 8 15
1958 Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 4 1 7 5 42 Morocco–Race 11 of 11 1
1959 Jack Brabham Cooper* 1 2 5 1 31 United States–Race 9 of 9 4
1960 Jack Brabham Cooper* 3 5 5 3 43 Portugal–Race 8 of 10 9
1961 Phil Hill Ferrari* 5 2 6 2 34 Italy–Race 75 of 8 1
1962 Graham Hill BRM* 1 4 6 3 42 South Africa–Race 9 of 9 12
1963 Jim Clark Lotus* 7 7 9 6 54 Italy–Race 7 of 10 21
1964 John Surtees6 Ferrari* 2 2 6 2 40 Mexico–Race 10 of 10 1
1965 Jim Clark Lotus* 6 6 6 6 54 Germany–Race 7 of 10 14
1966 Jack Brabham Brabham* 3 4 5 1 42 Italy–Race 7 of 9 14
1967 Denny Hulme Brabham* 0 2 8 2 51 Mexico–Race 11 of 11 5
1968 Graham Hill Lotus* 2 3 6 0 48 Mexico–Race 12 of 12 12
1969 Jackie Stewart Matra* 2 6 7 5 63 Italy–Race 8 of 11 26
1970 Jochen Rindt Lotus* 3 5 5 1 45 United States–Race 127 of 13 5
1971 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell* 6 6 7 3 62 Australia–Race 8 of 11 29
1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus* 3 5 8 0 61 Italy–Race 10 of 12 16
1973 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 3 5 8 1 71 Italy–Race 13 of 15 16
1974 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren* 2 3 7 0 55 United States–Race 15 of 15 3
1975 Niki Lauda Ferrari* 9 5 8 2 64.5 Italy–Race 13 of 14 19.5
1976 James Hunt McLaren 8 6 8 2 69 Japan–Race 16 of 16 1
1977 Niki Lauda Ferrari* 2 3 10 3 72 United States–Race 15 of 17 17
1978 Mario Andretti Lotus* 8 6 7 3 64 Italy–Race 148 of 16 13
1979 Jody Scheckter Ferrari* 1 3 6 0 51 Italy–Race 13 of 15 4
1980 Alan Jones Williams* 3 5 10 5 67 Canada–Race 13 of 14 13
1981 Nelson Piquet Brabham 4 3 7 1 50 Las Vegas–Race 15 of 15 1
1982 Keke Rosberg Williams 1 1 6 0 44 Las Vegas–Race 16 of 16 5
1983 Nelson Piquet Brabham 1 3 8 4 59 South Africa–Race 15 of 15 2
1984 Niki Lauda McLaren* 0 5 9 5 72 Portugal–Race 16 of 16 0.5
1985 Alain Prost McLaren* 2 5 11 5 73 South Africa–Race 14 of 15 20
1986 Alain Prost McLaren 1 4 11 2 72 Austria–Race 16 of 16 2
1987 Nelson Piquet Williams* 4 3 11 4 73 Japan–Race 15 of 16 12
1988 Ayrton Senna McLaren* 13 8 11 3 90 Japan–Race 15 of 16 3
1989 Alain Prost McLaren* 2 4 11 5 76 Japan–Race 159 of 16 16
1990 Ayrton Senna McLaren* 10 6 11 2 78 Japan–Race 15 of 16 7
1991 Ayrton Senna McLaren* 8 7 12 2 96 Japan–Race 15 of 16 24
1992 Nigel Mansell Williams* 14 9 12 8 108 Hungary–Race 11 of 16 52
1993 Alain Prost Williams* 13 7 12 6 99 Portugal–Race 14 of 16 26
1994 Michael Schumacher Benetton 6 8 10 8 92 Austria–Race 16 of 16 1
1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton* 4 9 11 8 102 Pacific–Race 15 of 17 33
1996 Damon Hill10 Williams* 9 8 10 5 97 Japan–Race 16 of 16 19
1997 Jacques Villeneuve Williams* 10 7 8 3 81 Europe–Race 17 of 17 3911
1998 Mika Häkkinen McLaren* 9 8 11 6 100 Japan–Race 16 of 16 14
1999 Mika Häkkinen McLaren 11 5 10 6 76 Japan–Race 16 of 16 2
2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari* 9 9 12 2 108 Japan–Race 16 of 17 19
2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari* 11 9 14 3 123 Hungary–Race 13 of 17 58
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari* 7 11 17 7 144 France–Race 11 of 17 67
2003 Michael Schumacher Ferrari* 5 6 8 5 93 Japan–Race 16 of 16 2
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari* 8 13 15 10 148 Belgium–Race 14 of 18 34
2005 Fernando Alonso Renault* 6 7 15 2 133 Brazil–Race 17 of 19 21
2006 Fernando Alonso Renault* 6 7 14 5 134 Brazil–Race 18 of 18 13
2007 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari* 3 6 12 6 110 Brazil–Race 17 of 17 112
2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 7 5 10 1 98 Brazil–Race 18 of 18 1
2009 Jenson Button Brawn* 4 6 9 2 95 Brazil–Race 16 of 17 11
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull* 10 5 10 3 256 Abu Dhabi–Race 19 of 19 4

Active drivers are in bold.

Notes

* - Indicates the team also won the Constructors' Championship (awarded since 1958).
  1. ^  Fangio shared the win of the 1951 French Grand Prix with Luigi Fagioli.
  2. ^  Fangio competed in the 1954 Argentine and Belgian Grands Prix with Maserati, then completed the season with Mercedes.
  3. ^  Fangio shared the win of the 1956 Argentine Grand Prix with Luigi Musso.
  4. ^  Fangio shared 2nd position in the 1956 Monaco and Italian Grands Prix with Peter Collins.
  5. ^  Hill won the Championship at the 1961 Italian Grand Prix, where teammate Wolfgang von Trips died after an accident.
  6. ^  Surtees became the first person to win World Championships on motorcycles and cars, having won seven motorcycle titles earlier.
  7. ^  Rindt died in the practice for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix, making him Formula One's first (and only) World Drivers' Champion that won the title after death.
  8. ^  Mario Andretti became Champion after teammate Ronnie Peterson died following an operation caused by a crash in the 1978 Italian Grand Prix.
  9. ^  Ayrton Senna won the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix, but was disqualified for cutting the chicane after receiving a push-start from track-side marshalls. McLaren appealed the decision but lost, handing Prost the title.
  10. ^  Damon Hill is the son of Graham Hill, who won the Drivers' Championship in 1962 and 1968, making them the first father-son pair to both win Drivers' Championships.
  11. ^  Michael Schumacher was disqualified from the 1997 Championship from second, on 78 points.
  12. ^  In the secound place Lewis Hamilton's and Fernando Alonso's points were equal.

By driver

Driver Total Seasons
Michael Schumacher 7 1994-1995, 2000-2004
Juan Manuel Fangio 5 1951, 1954-1957
Alain Prost 4 1985-1986, 1989, 1993
Jack Brabham 3 1959-1960, 1966
Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971, 1973
Niki Lauda 1975, 1977, 1984
Nelson Piquet 1981, 1983, 1987
Ayrton Senna 1988, 1990-1991
Alberto Ascari 2 1952-1953
Jim Clark 1963, 1965
Graham Hill 1962, 1968
Emerson Fittipaldi 1972, 1974
Mika Häkkinen 1998-1999
Fernando Alonso 2005-2006
Nino Farina 1 1950
Mike Hawthorn 1958
Phil Hill 1961
John Surtees 1964
Denny Hulme 1967
Jochen Rindt 1970
James Hunt 1976
Mario Andretti 1978
Jody Scheckter 1979
Alan Jones 1980
Keke Rosberg 1982
Nigel Mansell 1992
Damon Hill 1996
Jacques Villeneuve 1997
Kimi Räikkönen 2007
Lewis Hamilton 2008
Jenson Button 2009
Sebastian Vettel 2010

By country

Country Drivers Total
United Kingdom 10 14
Brazil 3 8
Germany 2 8
Argentina 1 5
France 1 4
Australia 2 4
Austria 2 4
Finland 3 4
Italy 2 3
United States 2 2
Spain 1 2
Canada 1 1
New Zealand 1 1
South Africa 1 1

By constructor

Red Bull
Constructor Total
Ferrari 15
McLaren 12
Williams 7
Lotus 6
Brabham 4
Cooper 2
Renault
Benetton
Mercedes GP
Alfa Romeo
Tyrrell
Maserati
BRM 1
Matra
Brawn

Constructors still active in Formula One are in bold.

Records

Youngest Drivers' Champion

Driver Age Season
1 Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 133 days 2010
2 Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 301 days 2008
3 Fernando Alonso 24 years, 58 days 2005
4 Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 273 days 1972
5 Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
6 Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
7 Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
8 Jim Clark 27 years, 188 days 1963
9 Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
10 Jochen Rindt * 28 years, 140 days 1970

Active drivers are in bold.
* Jochen Rindt's 1970 title was awarded after his death.

Oldest Drivers' Champion

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

Active drivers are in bold.

Most Drivers' Championships won in a row

Driver Total Seasons
1 Michael Schumacher 5 20002004
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 4 19541957
3 Alberto Ascari 2 19521953
Jack Brabham 19591960
Alain Prost 19851986
Ayrton Senna 19901991
Michael Schumacher 19941995
Mika Häkkinen 19981999
Fernando Alonso 20052006

Active drivers are in bold.

See also

References


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