Formula One World Champions: Who all have won the F1 title?
Formula One is the highest level of motorsport competition in the world. The F1 world title is the award given to the leading racer on points at the end of the season. A Formula One season consists of 22 races as of 2021. A total of only 33 drivers have ever won a Formula One Championship. However a total of 770 drivers have participated in total.
Amongst the 33 Formula One World champions Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Juan Manuel Fangio stand tall above the rest. Both Schumacher and Hamilton hold the record of most title win with seven titles each.
Fangio however has the second most titles with five to his name. He was an Argentine racer who dominated the initial years of Formula One. Fangio drove for Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Mercedes and also Ferrari. He also raced for only eight seasons and won five titles.
Michael Schumacher is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in racing. Winning the World Championship a record seven times which was later tied by Hamilton. Schumacher raced for an incredible 21 seasons with the likes of Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and also Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton is a modern day legend. Matching Schumacher’s record in World Championships was something no one thought could be possible. But there you have Hamilton who has done it. He also holds the most race wins(99) and most pole positions(101) amongst many others.
If we talk about modern day legends Sebastian Vettel also comes to mind. Having won the World Championship four times in a row from 2010 to 2013 with RedBull. Vettel is also the youngest World Champion in Formula One. He won the 2010 World title at 23 years of age.
These were probably the most famous stars in Formula One, now let’s look at all the racers who have won the title.
List of all Formula One World Champions
- Michael Schumacher 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
- Lewis Hamilton 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Juan Manuel Fangio 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957
- Alain Prost 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993
- Sebastian Vettel 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
- Jack Brabham 1959, 1960 and 1966
- Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971 and 1973
- Niki Lauda 1975, 1977 and 1984
- Nelson Piquest 1981, 1983 and 1987
- Ayrton Senna 1988, 1990 and 1991
- Alberto Ascari 1952 and 1953
- Graham Hill 1962 and 1968
- Jim Clark 1963 and 1965
- Emerson Fittipaldi 1972 and 1974
- Mika Hakkinen 1998 and 1999
- Fernando Alonso 2005 and 2006
- Giuseppe Farina 1958
- 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 Raikkonen 2007
- Jenson Button 2009
- Nico Rosberg 2016
- Max Verstappen 2021
Above listed are all the Formula One World Champions as the 2023 season is still underway.
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