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List of Formula One Champions

Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari have each won their respective World Championships a record number of times.


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The Formula One World Championship is awarded by the FIA to the most successful driver (World Drivers' Championship or WDC) and constructor (World Constructors' Championship or WCC), as determined by a pointscoring system based on results over the season. The WDC has been awarded every season since 1950, and the WCC has been awarded every season since 1958.

Before 1991 a driver could not count all of his results towards the championship - in the first season 4 races out of 7 were counted, and in the era of 16-race seasons, only 11 resutls from 16 counted. This was most significant in 1988, when McLaren drivers Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna were dominant. Prost finished 14 races in either first or second, retiring from the other two, while Senna won 8 races to Prost's 7, meaning that he only needed 3 further 2nd places to secure the championship irrespective of Prost's other results. This resulted in the anomaly that Prost took a record number of points, yet was not champion.

The exact points system has varied over the years. Originall the top 5 finishers scored 8-6-4-3-2 and the driver setting the fastest lap scored 1, but this was changed to 9-6-4-3-2-1 for the top 6 in 1960. 1991 saw a change to 10 points for a win, while in 2003 the championship started awarding points to the top 8 finishers, 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. This has allowed more teams to score points regularly, and produced a more representative middle section of the standings, but (as demonstrated in 2005) it makes finishing race smuch more important). Under the old points system Fernando Alonso would still need another podium finish to secure the championship, as of following the Brazillian race.

The first World Drivers' Champion was Italian Nino Farina, the first World Constructors' Champion was Vanwall. The first driver to score multiple Championships was Alberto Ascari in 1952 and 1953. German driver Michael Schumacher has won the most Drivers' Championships (seven) and Scuderia Ferrari have won the most Constructors' Championships (fourteen).

By season

Season Driver Team Engine Tyres Poles Wins Podiums Fastest Laps Points Clinched Pt. Margin
1950 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo P 2 3 3 3 30 Race 7 of 7 3
1951 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo P 4 3 1 5 5 31 Race 8 of 8 6
1952 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Ferrari 'F'P 5 6 6 6 36 Race 6 of 8 12
1953 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Ferrari P 6 5 5 4 34.5 Race 8 of 9 6.5
1954 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Maserati
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Maserati
Mercedes
'P'C 5 6 7 3 42 Race 7 of 9 16.86
1955 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Mercedes Mercedes C 3 4 5 3 40 Race 6 of 7 16.5
1956 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Ferrari E 6 3 3 5 4 4 30 Race 8 of 8 3
1957 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Maserati Maserati P 4 4 6 2 40 Race 6 of 8 15
1958 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Ferrari E 4 1 7 5 42 Race 11 of 11 1
1959 22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cooper* Climax D 1 2 5 1 31 Race 9 of 9 4
1960 22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cooper* Climax D 3 5 5 3 43 Race 8 of 10 9
1961 22px-Flag of the United States.png Phil Hill 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari D 5 2 6 2 34 Race 7 5 of 8 1
1962 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Graham Hill 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BRM* BRM D 1 4 6 3 42 Race 9 of 9 12
1963 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lotus* Climax D 7 7 9 6 54 Race 7 of 10 21
1964 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees 6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari D 2 2 6 2 40 Race 10 of 10 1
1965 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lotus* Climax D 6 6 6 6 54 Race 7 of 10 14
1966 22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Brabham* Repco G 3 4 5 1 42 Race 7 of 9 14
1967 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Denny Hulme 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Brabham* Repco G 0 2 8 2 51 Race 11 of 11 5
1968 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Graham Hill 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lotus* Ford F 2 3 6 0 48 Race 12 of 12 12
1969 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 22px-Flag of France.png Matra* Ford D 2 6 7 5 63 Race 8 of 11 26
1970 22px-Flag of Austria.png Jochen Rindt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lotus* Ford F 3 5 5 1 45 Race 12 7 of 13 5
1971 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Tyrrell* Ford G 6 6 7 3 62 Race 8 of 11 29
1972 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lotus* Ford F 3 5 8 0 61 Race 10 of 12 16
1973 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Tyrrell Ford G 3 5 8 1 71 Race 13 of 15 16
1974 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren* Ford G 2 3 7 0 55 Race 15 of 15 3
1975 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari G 9 5 8 2 64.5 Race 13 of 14 19.5
1976 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Hunt 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren Ford G 8 6 8 2 69 Race 16 of 16 1
1977 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari G 2 3 10 3 72 Race 15 of 17 17
1978 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lotus* Ford G 8 6 7 3 64 Race 14 8 of 16 13
1979 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jody Scheckter 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari M 1 3 6 0 51 Race 13 of 15 4
1980 22px-Flag of Australia.png Alan Jones 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams* Ford G 3 5 10 5 67 Race 13 of 14 13
1981 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Brabham Ford M 4 3 7 1 50 Race 15 of 15 1
1982 22px-Flag of Finland.png Keke Rosberg 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams Ford G 1 1 6 0 44 Race 16 of 16 5
1983 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Brabham BMW M 1 3 8 4 59 Race 15 of 15 2
1984 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren* TAG M 0 5 9 5 72 Race 16 of 16 0.5 9
1985 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren* TAG G 2 5 11 5 73 Race 14 of 16 20
1986 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren TAG G 1 4 11 2 72 Race 16 of 16 2
1987 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams* Honda G 4 3 11 4 73 Race 15 of 16 12
1988 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren* Honda G 13 8 11 3 90 Race 15 of 16 3
1989 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren* Honda G 2 4 11 5 76 Race 15 10 of 16 16
1990 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren* Honda G 10 6 11 2 78 Race 15 of 16 7
1991 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren* Honda G 8 7 12 2 96 Race 15 of 16 24
1992 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams* Renault G 14 9 12 8 108 Race 11 of 16 52
1993 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams* Renault G 13 7 12 6 99 Race 14 of 16 26
1994 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Benetton Ford G 6 8 10 8 92 Race 16 of 16 1
1995 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Benetton* Renault G 4 9 11 8 102 Race 15 of 17 33
1996 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams* Renault G 9 8 10 5 97 Race 16 of 16 19
1997 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams* Renault G 10 7 8 3 81 Race 17 of 17 39 12
1998 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren* Mercedes B 9 8 11 6 100 Race 16 of 16 14
1999 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren Mercedes B 11 5 10 6 76 Race 16 of 16 2
2000 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari B 9 9 12 2 108 Race 16 of 17 19
2001 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari B 11 9 14 3 123 Race 13 of 17 58
2002 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari B 7 11 17 7 144 Race 11 of 17 67
2003 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari B 5 6 8 5 93 Race 16 of 16 2
2004 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari B 8 13 15 10 148 Race 14 of 18 34
2005 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault* Renault M 6 7 15 2 133 Race 17 of 19 21
2006 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault* Renault M 6 7 14 5 134 Race 18 of 18 13
2007 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari* Ferrari B 3 6 12 6 110 Race 17 of 17 1 13
2008 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren Mercedes B 7 5 10 1 98 Race 18 of 18 1


Notes

* Indicates the team also won the Constructors' Championship (awarded since 1958).
  1. 1 Fangio shared the win of the 1951 French Grand Prix with Luigi Fagioli.
  2. 2 Fangio competed in the 1954 Argentine and Belgian Grands Prix with Maserati, then completed the season with Mercedes.
  3. 3 Fangio shared the win of the 1956 Argentine Grand Prix with Luigi Musso.
  4. 4 Fangio shared 2nd position in the 1956 Monaco and Italian Grands Prix with Peter Collins.
  5. 5 Hill won the Championship at the 1961 Italian Grand Prix, where teammate Wolfgang von Trips died after an accident in the race.
  6. 6 Surtees became the first person to win World Championships on motorcycles and cars, having previously won seven titles in both 350cc and 500cc.
  7. 7 Rindt died during practice for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix, but his Championship was not confirmed until two rounds later, making him Formula One's first (and only) posthumous World Drivers' Champion.
  8. 8 Andretti became Champion after teammate Ronnie Peterson died following an operation due to a collision at the 1978 Italian Grand Prix.
  9. 9 Narrowest margin of victory ever, after half points were awarded at Monaco due to early finish because of bad weather.
  10. 10 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.
  11. 11 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.
  12. 12 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.
  13. 13 Kimi Räikkönen won by 1 point over both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.



By number of championships

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Notes

  1. Though the FIA will not confirm the outcome of the World Championships until the end of the season, Fernando Alonso secured a mathematically unbeatable lead over Kimi Räikkönen after the 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix.


Reference


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