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This is a list of driver records in the FIA World Championships, since 1950. Drivers who competed in the 2007 Formula One season are highlighted in bold.

This page is accurate up to and including the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix (October 21, 2007).


Table of contents
Driver records
Races entered and started: TotalYoungest to enter a race | Youngest to start a raceOldest to enter a race | Oldest to start a race
Wins: TotalPercentageIn one seasonHighest percentage in one seasonConsecutiveConsecutive from first race of seasonIn first seasonYoungestOldestEarliestMost races before firstMost races withoutMost Points without a WinFrom furthest back on the start grid
Pole positions: TotalConsecutiveIn one seasonHighest percentage in one seasonYoungestOldest
Front row starts: TotalYoungest
Fastest Laps: TotalIn one seasonYoungest
Podium Finishes: TotalPercentageIn one seasonConsecutiveConsecutive from first race of seasonYoungest
Points: CareerTotal races finished in the pointsHighest Average Points per Race EnteredMost in one seasonYoungest
Race leaders: Entire race, totalFor at least one lap, totalYoungest
Multiple driver records: DoubleHat Trick (Perfect Race)Grand Chelem
Drivers' Championships: TotalFewest seasons before first titleYoungest
Other Driver Records
Other Formula One records
Constructor recordsTyres recordsRace records
NotesReferencesSee also


Races entered and started

A driver is considered to be "entered" into a race if they attempt to compete in at least one official practice session with the intent of entering the race. These drivers are noted on the "entry list" for that race. A driver is considered to have started a race if they line-up on the grid for the start of a race – if a race is stopped and re-started, only the final start of the race is counted.

Total entries and starts

Driver Seasons Entries Starts
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Riccardo Patrese 19771993 257 256
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 19932007 253 249
3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 19912006 250 248
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 19942007 229 228
5 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Michele Alboreto 19811994 215 194
6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris 19801994 214 208
7 22px-Flag of Austria.png Gerhard Berger 19841997 210 210
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 19781991 207 204
9 22px-Flag of France.png Jean Alesi 19892001 202 201
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 199


Youngest driver to enter a race

Driver Age Race
1 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Mike Thackwell 19 years, 154 days 1980 Dutch Grand Prix


Youngest drivers to start a race

Driver Age Race
1 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Mike Thackwell 19 years, 182 days 1980 Canadian Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Ricardo Rodriguez 19 years, 208 days 1961 Italian Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 19 years, 218 days 2001 Australian Grand Prix
4 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Esteban Tuero 19 years, 320 days 1998 Australian Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Chris Amon 19 years, 324 days 1963 Belgian Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of Germany.png Sebastian Vettel 19 years, 349 days 2007 United States Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Cheever 20 years, 53 days 1978 South African Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 20 years, 53 days 2000 Australian Grand Prix
9 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Tarso Marques 20 years, 72 days 1996 Brazilian Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of the United States.png Troy Ruttman
The Indianapolis 500 was a round of the World Drivers Championship from 1950 through 1960. Drivers competing in the Indianapolis 500 during these years were credited with participation in a World Championship race and the top five placegetters were credited with World Championship points.
20 years, 80 days 1950 Indianapolis 500

Oldest drivers to enter a race

Driver Age Race
1 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Louis Chiron 58 years, 288 days 1958 Monaco Grand Prix


Oldest drivers to start a race

Driver Age Race
1 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Louis Chiron 55 years, 292 days 1955 Monaco Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of France.png Philippe Étancelin 55 years, 191 days 1952 French Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Arthur Legat 54 years, 232 days 1953 Belgian Grand Prix
4 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1951 French Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of Germany.png Adolf Brudes 52 years, 293 days 1952 German Grand Prix

Wins

Total wins

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 19912006 250 91 36.40%
2 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
3 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 41 25.31%
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 19801992, 19941995 191 31 16.23%
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 27 27.00%
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 19601968 73 25 34.25%
22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 19711979, 19821985 177 25 14.12%
8 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52 24 46.15%
9 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 19781991 207 23 11.11%
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 19921999 122 22 18.03%


Percentage wins

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 22px-Flag of the United States.png Lee Wallard 19501951 2 1 50.00%
2 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52
Fangio entered 52 separate races, but shared with additional drivers in some of these.
24 46.15%
3 22px-Flag of the United States.png Bill Vukovich 19511955 5 2 40.00%
4 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 19501955 33
Ascari entered 33 separate races, but shared with additional drivers in some of these.
13 39.39%
5 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 19912006 250 91 36.40%
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 19601968 73 25 34.25%
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 27 27.00%
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 41 25.31%
9 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 2007 17 4 23.53%


Most wins in a season

Driver Season Entries Wins Percentage
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 18 13 72%
2 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2002 17 11 65%
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 16 9 56%
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1995 17 9 53%
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2000 17 9 53%
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2001 17 9 53%
7 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1988 16 8 50%
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1994 16 8 50%
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 1996 16 8 50%
22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 1998 16 8 50%


Highest percentage of wins in a season

Driver Season Races Wins Percentage
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 1952 8 6 75%
2 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 18 13 72%
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 1963 10 7 70%
4 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 1954 9 6 67%
5 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2002 17 11 65%
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 1965 10 6 60%
7 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 1955 7 4 57%
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 16 9 56%
9 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 1953 9 5 56%
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 1969 11 6 54%
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 1971 11 6 54%


Most consecutive wins

Driver Season(s) Wins Consecutive Races Won
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 195253 7
Some sources extend Ascari's sequence to 9 wins,

by including the subsequent 1953 Dutch and Belgian Grands Prix, and discounting the intervening 1953 Indianapolis 500, on the basis that although the Indianapolis 500 was part of the Drivers' Championship from 1950 to 1960, very few of the European drivers and teams ever competed there.

Belgian, French, British, German, Dutch, Italian / '53 Argentine
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 7 European, Canadian, United States, French, British, German, Hungarian
3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 200001 6 Italian, United States, Japanese, Malaysian / '01 Australian, '01 Malaysian
4 22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 1960 5 Dutch, Belgian, French, British, Portuguese
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 1965 5 Belgian, French, British, Dutch, German
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 5 South African, Mexican, Brazilian, Spanish, San Marino
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 5 Australian, Malaysian, Bahrain, San Marino, Spanish


Most consecutive wins from first race of season

Driver Season Consecutive Races Won Wins
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 South AfricanSan Marino 5
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 AustralianSpanish
3 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1991 United StatesMonaco 4
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1994 BrazilianMonaco
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 1996 AustralianArgentine 3
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2000 AustralianSan Marino


Most wins in first championship season

Driver Season Wins
1 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 1996 4
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 2007 4
3 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio
Juan Manuel Fangio began racing in pre-World Championship Grands Prix in 1949.
1950 3
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina
Giuseppe Farina had been competing in pre-World Championship Grands Prix since the 1930s.
1950 3
5 22px-Flag of the United States.png Johnnie Parsons 1950 1
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Bruce McLaren
Bruce McLaren participated in the German GP and Moroccan GP in the 1958 season, as a Formula 2 driver.
1959 1
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Baghetti 1961 1
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 1965 1
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 1970 1
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Clay Regazzoni 1970 1
22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 2001 1


Youngest winners

(only the first win for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22 years, 26 days 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of the United States.png Troy Ruttman 22 years, 80 days 1952 Indianapolis 500
3 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Bruce McLaren 22 years, 104 days 1959 United States Grand Prix
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 154 days 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 23 years, 157 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx 23 years, 188 days 1968 French Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 23 years, 240 days 1992 Belgian Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 23 years, 296 days 1970 United States Grand Prix
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn 24 years, 86 days 1953 French Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jody Scheckter 24 years, 131 days 1974 Swedish Grand Prix


Oldest winners

Driver Age Race
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1951 French Grand Prix
2 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina 46 years, 276 days 1953 German Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957 German Grand Prix
4 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Piero Taruffi 45 years, 219 days 1952 Swiss Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 43 years, 339 days 1970 South African Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of the United States.png Sam Hanks 42 years, 321 days 1957 Indianapolis 500
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 41 years, 97 days 1994 Australian Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of the United States.png Lee Wallard 40 years, 264 days 1951 Indianapolis 500
9 22px-Flag of France.png Maurice Trintignant 40 years, 200 days 1958 Monaco Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Graham Hill 40 years, 92 days 1969 Monaco Grand Prix


Earliest winners

Entry Driver Race
1 1st race 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina 1950 British Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United States.png Johnnie Parsons 1950 Indianapolis 500
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Baghetti 1961 French Grand Prix
4 2nd race 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United States.png Lee Wallard 1951 Indianapolis 500
6 3rd race 22px-Flag of the United States.png Troy Ruttman 1952 Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United States.png Bill Vukovich 1953 Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Tony Brooks 1957 British Grand Prix
9 4th race 22px-Flag of the United States.png Bob Sweikert 1955 Indianapolis 500
22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 1996 European Grand Prix


Most races before first win

Entry Driver Race
1 123rd race 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 2000 German Grand Prix
2 119th race 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli 2004 Monaco Grand Prix
3 113th race 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
4 110th race 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix
5 96th race 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 1997 European Grand Prix
6 95th race 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Thierry Boutsen 1989 Canadian Grand Prix
7 91st race 22px-Flag of France.png Jean Alesi 1995 Canadian Grand Prix
8 82nd race 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eddie Irvine 1999 Australian Grand Prix
9 72nd race 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1985 European Grand Prix
10 71st race 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Johnny Herbert 1995 British Grand Prix


Most races without a win

Driver Entries Starts
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris 214 208
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Martin Brundle 165 158
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Derek Warwick 162 147
4 22px-Flag of France.png Jean-Pierre Jarier 143 134
5 22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Cheever 143 132
6 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld 135 132
7 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Pierluigi Martini 124 119
8 22px-Flag of France.png Philippe Alliot 116 109
9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Salo 111 109
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Piercarlo Ghinzani 111 76


Most points without a win

Driver Entries Starts Points
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld 135 132 140
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Martin Brundle 165 158 98
3 22px-Flag of Sweden.png Stefan Johansson 103 79 88
4 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Chris Amon 108 97 83
5 22px-Flag of Australia.png Mark Webber 105 103 79
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Derek Warwick 162 147 71
7 22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Cheever 143 132 70
8 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris 214 208 59
9 22px-Flag of France.png Jean Behra 53 52 51.14
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Villoresi 34 31 46


Wins from furthest back on the start grid

Driver Race Start Pos.
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Watson 1983 United States Grand Prix West 22nd
2 22px-Flag of the United States.png Bill Vukovich 1954 Indianapolis 500 19th
3 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 2000 German Grand Prix 18th
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Watson 1982 United States Grand Prix East 17th
22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 2005 Japanese Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 1973 South African Grand Prix 16th
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1995 Belgian Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of the United States.png Bob Sweikert 1955 Indianapolis 500 14th
22px-Flag of Australia.png Alan Jones 1977 Austrian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Panis 1996 Monaco Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Johnny Herbert 1999 European Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix


Pole positions

Total pole positions

Driver Seasons Entries Poles Percentage
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 19912006 250 68 27.2%
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 65 40.1%
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 19601968 73 33 45.2%
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 33 16.3%
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 19801992, 19941995 191 32 16.8%
6 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52 29 55.8%
7 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 19912001 165 26 15.8%
8 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 19711979, 19821985 177 24 13.6%
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 19781991 207 24 11.6%
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 19921999 122 20 16.4%


Most consecutive pole positions

Driver Poles Season(s) Races
1 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 8 19881989 1988 Spanish Grand Prix1989 United States Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 7 19901991 1990 Spanish Grand Prix1991 Monaco Grand Prix
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 1993 1993 South African Grand Prix1993 Canadian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Michael Schumacher 20002001 2000 Italian Grand Prix2001 Brazilian Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 6 1974 1974 Dutch Grand Prix1974 Italian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1988 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix1988 United States Grand Prix East
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1989 1989 Belgian Grand Prix1989 Australian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 1992 South African Grand Prix1992 Monaco Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 1999 1999 British Grand Prix1999 Italian Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Stirling Moss 5 19591960 1959 Portuguese Grand Prix1960 Monaco Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United States.png Phil Hill 1961 1961 Dutch Grand Prix1961 German Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 1992 Belgian Grand Prix1992 Australian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 1993 1993 British Grand Prix1993 Italian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 19961997 1996 Japanese Grand Prix1997 San Marino Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 1999 1999 Australian Grand Prix1999 Spanish Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 2002 2002 Monaco Grand Prix2002 French Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Spain.svg.pngFernando Alonso 2006 2006 European Grand Prix2006 Canadian Grand Prix


Most pole positions in a season

Driver Season Entries Poles
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 16 14
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1988 16 13
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1989 16 13
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 1993 16 13
5 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 1999 16 11
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2001 17 11
7 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1990 16 10
22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 1997 17 10


Highest percentage of pole positions in a season

Driver Season Races Poles Percentage
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 16 14 88%
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1988 16 13 81%
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1989 16 13 81%
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 1993 16 13 81%
5 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 8 6 75%
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 1963 10 7 70%
7 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 1999 16 11 69%
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 1962 9 6 67%
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 1953 9 6 67%
10 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2001 17 11 65%


Youngest pole position winners

(only the first pole position for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 21 years, 237 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 22 years, 97 days 1994 Belgian Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 153 days 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
4 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris 22 years, 308 days 1982 United States Grand Prix West
5 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx 23 years, 216 days 1968 German Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 23 years, 255 days 2003 European Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 24 years, 13 days 1995 Argentine Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 24 years, 97 days 2004 San Marino Grand Prix
9 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Eugenio Castellotti 24 years, 238 days 1955 Belgian Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Chris Amon 24 years, 297 days 1968 Spanish Grand Prix


Oldest pole position winners

Driver Age Race
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina 47 years, 79 days 1954 Argentine Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 209 days 1958 Argentine Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 44 years, 17 days 1970 Spanish Grand Prix
4 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti 42 years, 196 days 1982 Italian Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 41 years, 97 days 1994 Australian Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann 39 years, 188 days 1981 Las Vegas Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Graham Hill 39 years, 156 days 1968 British Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of the United States.png Fred Agabashian 38 years, 283 days 1952 Indianapolis 500
9 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 38 years, 241 days 1993 Japanese Grand Prix
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Riccardo Patrese 38 years, 121 days 1992 Hungarian Grand Prix


Front row in starting grid

Total starts from front row

Driver Front row starts
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 115
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 87
3 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 86
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 56
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 48
22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 48
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 47
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 44
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Graham Hill 42
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 42

Youngest drivers to start from front row

(only the first front row start for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Ricardo Rodriguez 19 years, 208 days 2nd 1961 Italian Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 21 years, 237 days 1st 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 22 years, 97 days 1st 1994 Belgian Grand Prix
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 98 days 2nd 2007 Bahrain Grand Prix
5 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris 22 years, 308 days 1st 1982 United States Grand Prix West
6 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22 years, 319 days 2nd 2002 Belgian Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Bruce McLaren 22 years, 321 days 3rd 1960 British Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jody Scheckter 23 years, 33 days 3rd 1973 South African Grand Prix
9 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 23 years, 121 days 2nd 1992 Spanish Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn 23 years, 129 days 3rd 1952 Dutch Grand Prix


Fastest laps

Total fastest laps

Driver Fastest Laps
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 76
2 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 41
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 30
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 28
5 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 25
22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 25
7 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 24
8 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 23
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 23
10 22px-Flag of Austria.png Gerhard Berger 21


Most fastest laps in a season

Driver Season Entries Fastest Laps
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 18 10
22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 2005 19 10
3 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 2000 17 9
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 16 8
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1994 16 8
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1995 17 8
7 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 1986 16 7
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 1988 16 7
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2002 17 7


Youngest drivers to set fastest lap

(only the first fastest lap for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg 20 years, 258 days 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 21 years, 321 days 2003 Canadian Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Bruce McLaren 21 years, 322 days 1959 British Grand Prix
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 91 days 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22 years, 137 days 2002 Australian Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 23 years, 126 days 1994 German Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 23 years, 240 days 1992 Belgian Grand Prix
8 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris 23 years, 356 days 1983 Belgian Grand Prix
9 22px-Flag of Austria.png Alexander Wurz 24 years, 56 days 1998 Argentine Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 24 years, 74 days 1984 Monaco Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher 24 years, 74 days 1999 Italian Grand Prix


Podium finishes

Total podium finishes

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 19912006 250 154
2 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 106
3 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 80
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 19942007 228 61
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 19932007 252 61
6 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 19781991 207 60
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 19801992, 19941995 191 59
8 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 19711979, 19821985 177 54
9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 19912001 165 51
10 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 2001, 20032007 105 49


Percentage podium finishes

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums Percentage
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Fagioli 19501951 7 6 85.71%
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 2007 17 12 70.59%
3 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52 35 67.31%
4 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 19912006 250 154 61.60%
5 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina 19501955 34 20
Farina's total of 20 podiums includes both 2nd and 3rd places at the 1955 Argentine Grand Prix
58.82%
6 22px-Flag of Argentina.png José Froilán González 19501957, 1960 27 15 55.56%
7 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 106 52.48%
8 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 19501955 33 17 51.52%
9 22px-Flag of the United States.png Sam Hanks 19501957 8 4 50%
22px-Flag of the United States.png Mauri Rose 19501951 2 1 50%
22px-Flag of the United States.png Lee Wallard 19501951 2 1 50%


Most podium positions in a season

Driver Season Entries Podiums
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2002 17 17
2 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 18 15
22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 2005 19 15
4 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 1988 16 14
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2001 17 14
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 2004 18 14
22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 2006 18 14


Most consecutive podium positions

Driver Consecutive Podium Races Podiums
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2001 United States Grand Prix2002 Japanese Grand Prix 19
2 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 2005 Turkish Grand Prix2006 Canadian Grand Prix 15
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 1963 Belgian Grand Prix1963 South African Grand Prix 9
22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 1975 Italian Grand Prix1976 Swedish Grand Prix 9
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 1987 Monaco Grand Prix1987 Portuguese Grand Prix 9
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2000 Hungarian Grand Prix2001 Brazilian Grand Prix 9
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 European Grand Prix2004 Italian Grand Prix 9
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 2007 Australian Grand Prix2007 British Grand Prix 9
9 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann 1980 Italian Grand Prix1981 Belgian Grand Prix 8
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1988 Mexican Grand Prix1988 Belgian Grand Prix 8
22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 2003 Monaco Grand Prix2003 Italian Grand Prix 8


Most consecutive podium positions from first race of season

Driver Season Consecutive Podium Races Podiums
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2002 AustralianJapanese 17
2 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 2006 BahrainCanadian 9
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 2007 AustralianBritish
4 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 1976 BrazilianSwedish 7
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 1988 BrazilianFrench
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1994 BrazilianFrench
7 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 1973 ArgentineMonaco 6
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1992 South AfricanMonaco
9 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann 1981 United States WestBelgian 5
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 2004 BrazilianSpanish
22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 2005 AustralianSpanish


Youngest drivers to score a podium position

(only the first podium for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 21 years, 237 days 3rd 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of Poland.png Robert Kubica 21 years, 278 days 3rd 2006 Italian Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher 21 years, 287 days 3rd 1997 Argentine Grand Prix
4 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Elio de Angelis 21 years, 307 days 2nd 1980 Brazilian Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Bruce McLaren 21 years, 322 days 3rd 1959 British Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 21 years, 329 days 3rd 1994 Pacific Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 70 days 3rd 2007 Australian Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of the United States.png Troy Ruttman 22 years, 80 days 1st 1952 Indianapolis 500
9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22 years, 137 days 3rd 2002 Australian Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Jos Verstappen 22 years, 163 days 3rd 1994 Hungarian Grand Prix

Points

Throughout the history of the World Championship, the points-scoring positions and the number of points awarded to each position have varied – see the List of Formula One World Championship pointscoring systems for details.


Career points

Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1369
2 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 798.5
3 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 614
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 527
5 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 519
6 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 490
7 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 485.5
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 482
9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 456
10 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 420.5


Total races finished in the points

Driver Points Finishes
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 190
2 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 128
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 119
4 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 111
5 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 100
6 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 96
7 22px-Flag of Austria.png Gerhard Berger 94
8 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher 90
9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 83
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 82


Highest average points per race entered

Driver Races Points Average Points per Race
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 17 109 6.41
2 22px-Flag of the United States.png George Amick 1 6 6.00
3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 250 1369 5.48
4 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 52 277.64 5.34
5 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 105 490 4.67
6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Fagioli 7 32 4.57
7 22px-Flag of the United States.png Lee Wallard 2 9 4.50
8 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 33 140.14 4.25
9 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 202 798.5 3.95
10 22px-Flag of the United States.png Bill Vukovich 5 19 3.80


Most championship points in a season

Driver Points Season WDC Races Average
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 148 2004 1st 18 8.22
2 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 144 2002 1st 17 8.47
3 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 134 2006 1st 18 7.44
4 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 133 2005 1st 19 7.00
5 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 123 2001 1st 17 7.24
6 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 121 2006 2nd 18 6.72
7 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 114 2004 2nd 18 6.33
8 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 112 2005 2nd 19 5.89
9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 110 2007 1st 17 6.47
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 109 2007 2nd 17 6.41
22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 109 2007 3rd 17 6.41


Youngest drivers to score points

(only the first points finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Sebastian Vettel 19 years, 349 days 8th 2007 United States Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 20 years, 67 days 6th 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Ricardo Rodríguez 20 years, 123 days 4th 1962 Belgian Grand Prix
4 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg 20 years, 258 days 7th 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
5 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Chris Amon 20 years, 309 days 5th 1964 Dutch Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa 20 years, 326 days 6th 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 21 years, 138 days 6th 2001 Australian Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 21 years, 154 days 5th 1993 Japanese Grand Prix
9 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Elio de Angelis 21 years, 195 days 4th 1979 United States Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of Austria.png Christian Klien 21 years, 204 days 6th 2004 Belgian Grand Prix


Race leaders

Entire race, total

Driver Races
1 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 19
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 13
3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 11
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 11
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 9
6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 7
22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 7
8 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 6
9 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti 5
22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 5
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Stirling Moss 5


For at least one lap, total

Driver Races
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 141
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 86
3 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 84
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 61
5 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 58
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 55
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 51
8 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 48
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 45
10 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 44


For at least one lap, youngest

(only the first race led for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Sebastian Vettel 20 years, 89 days 2007 Japanese Grand Prix
2 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 21 years, 237 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
3 22px-Flag of Poland.png Robert Kubica 21 years, 278 days 2006 Italian Grand Prix
4 22px-Flag of the United States.png Jimmy Davies 21 years, 285 days 1951 Indianapolis 500
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 70 days 2007 Australian Grand Prix
6 22px-Flag of the United States.png Troy Ruttman 22 years, 80 days 1952 Indianapolis 500
7 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Bruce McLaren 22 years, 104 days 1959 United States Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 22 years, 125 days 1994 Portuguese Grand Prix
9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22 years, 267 days 2002 French Grand Prix
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris 22 years, 308 days 1982 United States Grand Prix West


Multiple driver records

Double (pole & win in same race)

Driver Races
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 40
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 29
3 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 18
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 17
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 15
6 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 13
7 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 11
8 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 10
9 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 9
22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 9


Hat trick (pole, win & fastest lap in same race)

This is also known as a "perfect race".

Driver Races
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 22
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 11
3 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 9
4 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 8
5 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 7
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 7
7 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 5
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 5
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 5
10 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx 4
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Stirling Moss 4
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 4


Grand Chelem* (Led entire race from pole and scored fastest lap)

(* French: translates as "Grand Slam")

Driver Total Race
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 8 1962 British Grand Prix, 1963 Dutch Grand Prix, 1963 French Grand Prix, 1963 Mexican Grand Prix, 1964 British Grand Prix, 1965 South African Grand Prix, 1965 French Grand Prix, 1965 German Grand Prix
2 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 5 1952 French Grand Prix, 1952 German Grand Prix, 1952 Dutch Grand Prix, 1953 Argentine Grand Prix, 1953 British Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1994 Monaco Grand Prix, 1994 Canadian Grand Prix, 2002 Spanish Grand Prix, 2004 Australian Grand Prix, 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 4 1969 French Grand Prix, 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, 1971 French Grand Prix, 1972 United States Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, 1989 Spanish Grand Prix, 1990 Monaco Grand Prix, 1990 Italian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell 1991 British Grand Prix, 1992 South African Grand Prix, 1992 Spanish Grand Prix, 1992 British Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 3 1980 United States Grand Prix West, 1981 Argentine Grand Prix, 1984 Canadian Grand Prix
8 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 2 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, 1956 German Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 1960 Belgian Grand Prix, 1966 British Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 1998 Brazilian Grand Prix, 1998 Monaco Grand Prix
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn 1 1958 French Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Stirling Moss 1959 Portuguese Grand Prix
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Jo Siffert 1971 Austrian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx 1972 German Grand Prix
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Clay Regazzoni 1976 United States Grand Prix West
22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 1976 Belgian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of France.png Jacques Laffite 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the Canada.png Gilles Villeneuve 1979 United States Grand Prix West
22px-Flag of Austria.png Gerhard Berger 1987 Australian Grand Prix
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Damon Hill 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix


Drivers' championships

Total championships

Driver WDC Seasons
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 7 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
2 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 5 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
3 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost 4 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993
4 22px-Flag of Australia.png Jack Brabham 3 1959, 1960, 1966
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jackie Stewart 3 1969, 1971, 1973
22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 3 1975, 1977, 1984
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 3 1981, 1983, 1987
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 3 1988, 1990, 1991
9 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 2 1952, 1953
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 2 1963, 1965
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Graham Hill 2 1962, 1968
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 2 1972, 1974
22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen 2 1998, 1999
22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 2 2005, 2006


Fewest world championship seasons before first title

Driver Year Seasons
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina 1950 1
2 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio 1951 2
22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 1997 2
4 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari 1952 3
Alberto Ascari began racing in pre-World Championship Grands Prix in 1946
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Denny Hulme 1967 3
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 1972 3
7 22px-Flag of the United States.png Phil Hill 1961 4
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 1963 4
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Hunt 1976 4
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet 1981 4
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 1994 4
22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 2005 4


Youngest world drivers championship winners

(from the moment they clinched the title) updated until 2006 season

Driver Age Year
1 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 24 years, 59 days 2005
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 303 days 1972
3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
4 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
5 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jim Clark 27 years, 174 days 1963
7 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
8 22px-Flag of Austria.png Jochen Rindt 28 years, 140 days
Jochen Rindt clinched the title later posthumously on October 2 1970
1970
9 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna 28 years, 213 days 1988
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Hunt 29 years, 56 days 1976


Other driver records

Description Record Details
Championships
World Champion with most races left in the season 6 races 2002 (Michael Schumacher) (in round 11 of 17)
Most points between first and second in the World Championship 67 points between Michael Schumacher (144 pts.) and Rubens Barrichello (77 pts.) in 2002
Fewest points between first and second in the World Championship 0.5 points between Niki Lauda (72 pts.) and Alain Prost (71.5 pts.) in 1984
Fewest points between first and third in the World Championship 1 point between Kimi Räikkönen (110 pts.) and Fernando Alonso (109 pts.) in 2007
Longest time between successive World Championship Titles 7 years Niki Lauda (between 1977 and 1984)
Most consecutive days as World Champion 1,813 days Michael Schumacher (from 8/10/2000 to 25/9/2005)
Youngest double World Champion 25 years, 85 days Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006)
Youngest triple World Champion 31 years, 227 days Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990, 1991)
Oldest World Champion 46 years, 41 days Juan Manuel Fangio (1957)
Wins
Most wins at the same Grand Prix 8 wins Michael Schumacher / French Grand Prix (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006)
Most different Grands Prix won 22 Grands Prix Michael Schumacher
Most wins with the same team 72 wins Michael Schumacher / Ferrari
Longest time between first and last wins 5,145 days Michael Schumacher (1992 Belgian Grand Prix2006 Chinese Grand Prix)
Longest time between successive wins 2,402 days Riccardo Patrese (1983 South African Grand Prix1990 San Marino Grand Prix)
Most consecutive seasons with at least one win 15 seasons Michael Schumacher (19922006)
Podiums
Longest time between first and last podium finishes 5,503 days Riccardo Patrese (1978 Swedish Grand Prix1993 British Grand Prix)
Longest time between successive podium finishes 2,870 days Alexander Wurz (1997 British Grand Prix2005 San Marino Grand Prix)
Most consecutive podiums from start of career 9 races Lewis Hamilton (2007 Australian Grand Prix2007 British Grand Prix)
Race starts (entries)
Longest time between first and last starts 6,097 days Graham Hill (1958 Monaco Grand Prix1975 Brazilian Grand Prix)
Longest time between successive starts 3,767 days Jan Lammers (1982 Dutch Grand Prix1992 Japanese Grand Prix)
Most races for the same team 179 races Michael Schumacher / Ferrari
Most entries without starting 14 entries Claudio Langes (1990 United States Grand Prix1990 Spanish Grand Prix)
Most races without scoring points 56 races (48 starts) Luca Badoer
Shortest Formula One career (having qualified for at least one race) approx. 800 metres (875 yards) Marco Apicella (1993 Italian Grand Prix) Apicella joined Jordan for Monza, qualifying 23rd, but was knocked out of the race at the first corner and never started a Grand Prix again.
Finishes
Most consecutive finishes 24 races Michael Schumacher (2001 Hungarian Grand Prix2003 Malaysian Grand Prix)
Most consecutive points finishes 24 races Michael Schumacher (2001 Hungarian Grand Prix2003 Malaysian Grand Prix)
Most finishes in a season 18 races Tiago Monteiro (from 19 races in 2005)
Most consecutive finishes from start of career 16 races Tiago Monteiro (2005 Australian Grand Prix2005 Belgian Grand Prix)
Heikki Kovalainen (2007 Australian Grand Prix2007 Chinese Grand Prix)
Most consecutive retirements (did not finishes) 14 DNFs Ivan Capelli (1990 Italian Grand Prix1991 German Grand Prix)
Most consecutive retirements (did not finishes) from first race of season 11 DNFs Jacques Villeneuve (1999 Australian Grand Prix1999 Hungarian Grand Prix)
Most retirements (did not finishes) in a season 14 DNFs

Andrea de Cesaris (from 16 races in 1986)
Piercarlo Ghinzani (from 16 races in 1986)
Andrea de Cesaris (from 16 races in 1987), 15 retirements
De Cesaris did not finish in 14 races, but retired in 15 races because he was classified eighth at the 1987 Australian Grand Prix having spun off with four laps remaining.
Ivan Capelli (from 16 races in 1989)
Rubens Barrichello (from 17 races in 1997)


References

See also