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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 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 first World Championship in 2008 and regained it in 2014, the fifteenth time in which a British driver has won the title (a record). He is the ninth of ten Britons to win the title (another record), with Jenson Button succeeding him in 2009 after his first championship.

A driver becomes the World Champion each season as soon as it is no longer mathematically possible for another to beat him whatever the outcome of the remaining races. The Drivers' Championship has been won in the final race of the season 27 times in the 64 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 two 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. The United Kingdom has produced the most World Championship winning drivers with ten; Brazil and Finland are next with three each. Of the 32 drivers to win the World Championship, 20 are still alive. The most recently deceased is Sir Jack Brabham (1926–2014). Among teams, Scuderia Ferrari has produced the most World Championship winning drivers with 15.

By season

Season Driver Team Engine Tyres Poles Wins Podiums Fastest Laps Points Clinched Point Margin
1950 23x15px Giuseppe Farina[1] 23x15px Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo P 2 3 3 3 30 Race 7 of 7 3
1951 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 23x15px Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo P 4 3 5 5 31 Race 8 of 8 6
19521 23x15px Alberto Ascari[3] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari F P 5 6 6 6 36 Race 6 of 8 12
19531 23x15px Alberto Ascari[3] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari P 6 5 5 4 34.5 Race 8 of 9 6.5
1954 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 23x15px Maserati2 Maserati P 5 6 7 3 42 Race 7 of 9 16.86
23x15px Mercedes2 Mercedes C
1955 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 23x15px Mercedes Mercedes C 3 4 5 3 40 Race 6 of 7 16.5
1956 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari E 6 3 5 4 30 Race 8 of 8 3
1957 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio[2] 23x15px Maserati Maserati P 4 4 6 2 40 Race 6 of 8 15
1958 23x15px Mike Hawthorn[4] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari E 4 1 7 5 42 Race 11 of 11 1
1959 23x15px Jack Brabham[5] 23x15px Cooper Climax D 1 2 5 1 31 Race 9 of 9 4
1960 23x15px Jack Brabham[5] 23x15px Cooper Climax D 3 5 5 3 43 Race 8 of 10 9
1961 23x15px Phil Hill[6] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari D 5 2 6 2 34 Race 7 of 8 1
1962 23x15px Graham Hill[7] 23x15px BRM BRM D 1 4 6 3 42 Race 9 of 9 12
1963 23x15px Jim Clark[8] 23x15px Lotus Climax D 7 7 9 6 54 Race 7 of 10 21
1964 23x15px John Surtees[9] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari D 2 2 6 2 40 Race 10 of 10 1
1965 23x15px Jim Clark[8] 23x15px Lotus Climax D 6 6 6 6 54 Race 7 of 10 14
1966 23x15px Jack Brabham[5] 23x15px Brabham Repco G 3 4 5 1 42 Race 7 of 9 14
1967 23x15px Denny Hulme[10] 23x15px Brabham Repco G 0 2 8 2 51 Race 11 of 11 5
1968 23x15px Graham Hill[7] 23x15px Lotus Ford F 2 3 6 0 48 Race 12 of 12 12
1969 23x15px Jackie Stewart[11] 23x15px Matra Ford D 2 6 7 5 63 Race 8 of 11 26
1970 23x15px Jochen Rindt[12] 23x15px Lotus Ford F 3 5 5 1 45 Race 12 of 133 5
1971 23x15px Jackie Stewart[11] 23x15px Tyrrell Ford G 6 6 7 3 62 Race 8 of 11 29
1972 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi[13] 23x15px Lotus Ford F 3 5 8 0 61 Race 10 of 12 16
1973 23x15px Jackie Stewart[11] 23x15px Tyrrell Ford G 3 5 8 1 71 Race 13 of 15 16
1974 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi[13] 23x15px McLaren Ford G 2 3 7 0 55 Race 15 of 15 3
1975 23x15px Niki Lauda[14] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari G 9 5 8 2 64.5 Race 13 of 14 19.5
1976 23x15px James Hunt[15] 23x15px McLaren Ford G 8 6 8 2 69 Race 16 of 16 1
1977 23x15px Niki Lauda[14] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari G 2 3 10 3 72 Race 15 of 17 17
1978 23x15px Mario Andretti[16] 23x15px Lotus Ford G 8 6 7 3 64 Race 14 of 16 13
1979 23x15px Jody Scheckter[17] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari M 1 3 6 0 51 Race 13 of 15 4
1980 23x15px Alan Jones[18] 23x15px Williams Ford G 3 5 10 5 67 Race 13 of 14 13
1981 23x15px Nelson Piquet[19] 23x15px Brabham Ford M G 4 3 7 1 50 Race 15 of 15 1
1982 23x15px Keke Rosberg[20] 23x15px Williams Ford G 1 1 6 0 44 Race 16 of 16 5
1983 23x15px Nelson Piquet[19] 23x15px Brabham BMW M 1 3 8 4 59 Race 15 of 15 2
1984 23x15px Niki Lauda[14] 23x15px McLaren TAG M 0 5 9 5 72 Race 16 of 16 0.5
1985 23x15px Alain Prost[21] 23x15px McLaren TAG G 2 5 11 5 73 Race 14 of 16 20
1986 23x15px Alain Prost[21] 23x15px McLaren TAG G 1 4 11 2 72 Race 16 of 16 2
1987 23x15px Nelson Piquet[19] 23x15px Williams Honda G 4 3 11 4 73 Race 15 of 16 12
1988 23x15px Ayrton Senna[22] 23x15px McLaren Honda G 13 8 11 3 90 Race 15 of 16 3
1989 23x15px Alain Prost[21] 23x15px McLaren Honda G 2 4 11 5 76 Race 15 of 16 16
1990 23x15px Ayrton Senna[22] 23x15px McLaren Honda G 10 6 11 2 78 Race 15 of 16 7
1991 23x15px Ayrton Senna[22] 23x15px McLaren Honda G 8 7 12 2 96 Race 15 of 16 24
1992 23x15px Nigel Mansell[23] 23x15px Williams Renault G 14 9 12 8 108 Race 11 of 16 52
1993 23x15px Alain Prost[21] 23x15px Williams Renault G 13 7 12 6 99 Race 14 of 16 26
1994 23x15px Michael Schumacher[24] 23x15px Benetton Ford G 6 8 10 8 92 Race 16 of 16 1
1995 23x15px Michael Schumacher[24] 23x15px Benetton Renault G 4 9 11 8 102 Race 15 of 17 33
1996 23x15px Damon Hill[25] 23x15px Williams Renault G 9 8 10 5 97 Race 16 of 16 19
1997 23x15px Jacques Villeneuve[26] 23x15px Williams Renault G 10 7 8 3 81 Race 17 of 17 39 (3)4
1998 23x15px Mika Häkkinen[27] 23x15px McLaren Mercedes B 9 8 11 6 100 Race 16 of 16 14
1999 23x15px Mika Häkkinen[27] 23x15px McLaren Mercedes B 11 5 10 6 76 Race 16 of 16 2
2000 23x15px Michael Schumacher[24] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari B 9 9 12 2 108 Race 16 of 17 19
2001 23x15px Michael Schumacher[24] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari B 11 9 14 3 123 Race 13 of 17 58
2002 23x15px Michael Schumacher[24] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari B 7 11 17 7 144 Race 11 of 17 67
2003 23x15px Michael Schumacher[24] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari B 5 6 8 5 93 Race 16 of 16 2
2004 23x15px Michael Schumacher[24] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari B 8 13 15 10 148 Race 14 of 18 34
2005 23x15px Fernando Alonso[28] 23x15px Renault Renault M 6 7 15 2 133 Race 17 of 19 21
2006 23x15px Fernando Alonso[28] 23x15px Renault Renault M 6 7 14 5 134 Race 18 of 18 13
2007 23x15px Kimi Räikkönen[29] 23x15px Ferrari Ferrari B 3 6 12 6 110 Race 17 of 17 1
2008 23x15px Lewis Hamilton[30] 23x15px McLaren Mercedes B 7 5 10 1 98 Race 18 of 18 1
2009 23x15px Jenson Button[31] 23x15px Brawn Mercedes B 4 6 9 2 95 Race 16 of 17 11
2010 23x15px Sebastian Vettel[32] 23x15px Red Bull Renault B 10 5 10 3 256 Race 19 of 19 4
2011 23x15px Sebastian Vettel[32] 23x15px Red Bull Renault P 15 11 17 3 392 Race 15 of 19 122
2012 23x15px Sebastian Vettel[32] 23x15px Red Bull Renault P 6 5 10 6 281 Race 20 of 20 3
2013 23x15px Sebastian Vettel[32] 23x15px Red Bull Renault P 9 13 16 7 397 Race 16 of 19 155
2014 23x15px Lewis Hamilton[30] 23x15px Mercedes Mercedes P 7 11 16 7 384 Race 19 of 19 67

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 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

File: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.
File: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.
File: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.
File:Sebastian Vettel 2011 Malaysia FP2 1.jpg
Sebastian Vettel currently has four consecutive titles to his name, winning them all with Red Bull Racing.
Driver Total Season(s) Championship Winner
23x15px Michael Schumacher 7 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 24th
23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 5 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 2nd
23x15px Alain Prost 4 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993 21st
23x15px Sebastian Vettel 4 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 32nd
23x15px Jack Brabham 3 1959, 1960, 1966 5th
23x15px Jackie Stewart 3 1969, 1971, 1973 11th
23x15px Niki Lauda 3 1975, 1977, 1984 14th
23x15px Nelson Piquet 3 1981, 1983, 1987 19th
23x15px Ayrton Senna 3 1988, 1990, 1991 22nd
23x15px Alberto Ascari 2 1952, 1953 3rd
23x15px Graham Hill 2 1962, 1968 7th
23x15px Jim Clark 2 1963, 1965 8th
23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 2 1972, 1974 13th
23x15px Mika Häkkinen 2 1998, 1999 27th
23x15px Fernando Alonso 2 2005, 2006 28th
23x15px Lewis Hamilton 2 2008, 2014 30th
23x15px Giuseppe Farina 1 1950 1st
23x15px Mike Hawthorn 1 1958 4th
23x15px Phil Hill 1 1961 6th
23x15px John Surtees 1 1964 9th
23x15px Denny Hulme 1 1967 10th
23x15px Jochen Rindt 1 1970 12th
23x15px James Hunt 1 1976 15th
23x15px Mario Andretti 1 1978 16th
23x15px Jody Scheckter 1 1979 17th
23x15px Alan Jones 1 1980 18th
23x15px Keke Rosberg 1 1982 20th
23x15px Nigel Mansell 1 1992 23rd
23x15px Damon Hill 1 1996 25th
23x15px Jacques Villeneuve 1 1997 26th
23x15px Kimi Räikkönen 1 2007 29th
23x15px Jenson Button 1 2009 31st

Drivers in bold have competed in the 2015 World Championship.

By nationality

Country Total Drivers Seasons Drivers by Name (titles)
23x15px United Kingdom 15 10 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2014 Jackie Stewart (3), Jim Clark (2), Graham Hill (2), Lewis Hamilton (2), Mike Hawthorn (1), John Surtees (1), James Hunt (1), Nigel Mansell (1), Damon Hill (1), Jenson Button (1)
23x15px Germany 11 2 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Michael Schumacher (7), Sebastian Vettel (4)
23x15px Brazil 8 3 1972, 1974, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991 Nelson Piquet (3), Ayrton Senna (3), Emerson Fittipaldi (2)
23x15px Argentina 5 1 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 Juan Manuel Fangio (5)
23x15px Finland 4 3 1982, 1998, 1999, 2007 Mika Häkkinen (2), Keke Rosberg (1), Kimi Räikkönen (1)
23x15px Australia 4 2 1959, 1960, 1966, 1980 Jack Brabham (3), Alan Jones (1)
23x15px Austria 4 2 1970, 1975, 1977, 1984 Niki Lauda (3), Jochen Rindt (1)
23x15px France 4 1 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993 Alain Prost (4)
23x15px Italy 3 2 1950, 1952, 1953 Alberto Ascari (2), Giuseppe Farina (1)
23x15px United States 2 2 1961, 1978 Phil Hill (1), Mario Andretti (1)
23x15px Spain 2 1 2005, 2006 Fernando Alonso (2)
23x15px New Zealand 1 1 1967 Denny Hulme (1)
23x15px South Africa 1 1 1979 Jody Scheckter (1)
23x15px Canada 1 1 1997 Jacques Villeneuve (1)

Drivers in bold have competed in the 2015 World Championship.

By constructor

Constructor Country Total
Ferrari 23x15px Italy 15
McLaren 23x15px United Kingdom 12
Williams 23x15px United Kingdom 7
Lotus 23x15px United Kingdom 6
Brabham 23x15px United Kingdom 4
Red Bull 23x15px Austria 4
Mercedes1 23x15px Germany 3
Cooper 23x15px United Kingdom 2
Benetton 23x15px United Kingdom 2
Tyrrell 23x15px United Kingdom 2
Renault 23x15px France 2
Alfa Romeo 23x15px Italy 2
Maserati1 23x15px Italy 2
BRM 23x15px United Kingdom 1
Matra 23x15px France 1
Brawn 23x15px United Kingdom 1

Constructors in bold have competed in the 2015 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 Total
23x15px United Kingdom 37
23x15px Italy 19
23x15px Austria 4
23x15px France 3
23x15px Germany 3

By engine

Engine Country Total
Ferrari 23x15px Italy 15
Ford* 23x15px United States/23x15px United Kingdom 13
Renault 23x15px France 11
Mercedes 23x15px West Germany/Germany 7
Honda Template:Country data Japan 5
Climax 23x15px United Kingdom 4
TAG 23x15px Luxembourg 3
Alfa Romeo 23x15px Italy 2
Maserati 23x15px Italy 2
Repco 23x15px Australia 2
BMW 23x15px West Germany 1
BRM 23x15px United Kingdom 1

Engine manufacturers in bold have competed in the 2015 World Championship.
* Ford Cosworth

By tyre manufacturer

Pos Manufacturer Country Total Seasons
1 G Goodyear 23x15px United States 24 (7)1 19661967, 1971, 19731978, 1980, 1982, 19851997
2 B Bridgestone Template:Country data Japan 11 (6)2 19982004, 20072010
3 P Pirelli 23x15px Italy 10 (4)3 195019544 5, 1957, 20112014
4 D Dunlop 23x15px United Kingdom 8 19591965, 1969
5 M Michelin 23x15px France 6 1979, 1981, 19831984, 20052006
6 F Firestone 23x15px United States 4 19525, 1968, 1970, 1972
7 C Continental 23x15px West Germany 2 195441955
E Englebert 23x15px Belgium 2 1956, 1958

Tyre manufacturers in bold have competed in the 2015 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. ^ Bridgestone was the sole tyre supplier for the 1999, 2000 & 2007–2010 seasons
  3. ^ Pirelli was the sole tyre supplier for the 2011–2015 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 23x15px Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 133 days 2010
2 23x15px Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 301 days 2008
3 23x15px Fernando Alonso 24 years, 58 days 2005
4 23x15px Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 273 days 1972
5 23x15px Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
6 23x15px Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
7 23x15px Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
8 23x15px Jim Clark 27 years, 188 days 1963
9 23x15px Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
10 23x15px Jochen Rindt 28 years, 140 days 1970 (posthumously)

* Bold text indicates driver has competed in the 2015 World Championship
** Measured at the race where the driver secured the championship

Oldest Drivers' Champion

Driver Age Season
1 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957
2 23x15px Giuseppe Farina 43 years, 308 days 1950
3 23x15px Jack Brabham 40 years, 155 days 1966
4 23x15px Graham Hill 39 years, 262 days 1968
5 23x15px Nigel Mansell 39 years, 8 days 1992
6 23x15px Alain Prost 38 years, 214 days 1993
7 23x15px Mario Andretti 38 years, 193 days 1978
8 23x15px Damon Hill 36 years, 26 days 1996
9 23x15px Niki Lauda 35 years, 242 days 1984
10 23x15px Michael Schumacher 35 years, 239 days 2004

Bold text indicates driver has competed in the 2015 World Championship.

Consecutive Drivers' Championships

Nine separate drivers have achieved consecutive wins in the Formula One Drivers' Championship. Michael Schumacher is the only driver to have won two sets of consecutive Formula One Drivers' Championships.

Championships Driver Seasons
5 23x15px Michael Schumacher 20002004
4 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 19541957
23x15px Sebastian Vettel 20102013
2 23x15px Alberto Ascari 19521953
23x15px Jack Brabham 19591960
23x15px Alain Prost 19851986
23x15px Ayrton Senna 19901991
23x15px Michael Schumacher 19941995
23x15px Mika Häkkinen 19981999
23x15px Fernando Alonso 20052006

Bold text indicates driver has competed in the 2015 World Championship.

See also

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