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Lewis Hamilton and Drivers with the Most Formula 1 World Championships

Michael Schumacher Wins His Seventh Formula 1 World Championship In 2004

Michael Schumacher Wins His Seventh Formula 1 World Championship In 2004

Lewis Hamilton won his second Formula 1 World Championship today, becoming the 16th driver since 1950 to win more than one title. Together, these 16 drivers below, have won 49 of the 65 championships (so another 16 drivers were one-time winners).

In 2008, Hamilton won for a home team, the UK’s McLaren. This time around, he jumped to his engine’s team, Germany’s Mercedes.

He breaks Sebastian Vettel‘s streak of four championships in a row for team Red Bull (2010-2013); Vettel finished fifth this year.

But the driver with the most F1 world titles overall is Michael Schumacher, of course, with seven, including five in a row between 2000 and 2004.

Driver No. 2 on today’s list, Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio, won five in total (over a seven-year span).

Here are the 16 drivers with multiple Formula 1 World Championships.

DRIVER HOME COUNTRY F1 WORLD TITLES YEAR TEAM ENGINE
1. Michael Schumacher Germany 7 1994 Benetton (UK) Ford
1995 Benetton (UK) Renault
2000 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
2001 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
2002 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
2003 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
2004 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
2. Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina 5 1951 Alfa Romeo (Italy) Alfa Romeo
1954 Maserati (Italy) / Mercedes (Germany) Maserati / Mercedes
1955 Mercedes (Germany) Mercedes
1956 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
1957 Maserati (Italy) Maserati
3. Sebastian Vettel Germany 4 2010 Red Bull (Austria) Renault
2011 Red Bull (Austria) Renault
2012 Red Bull (Austria) Renault
2013 Red Bull (Austria) Renault
3. Alain Prost France 4 1985 McLaren (UK) TAG
1986 McLaren (UK) TAG
1989 McLaren (UK) Honda
1993 Williams (UK) Renault
5. Nelson Piquet Brazil 3 1981 Brabham (UK) Ford
1983 Brabham (UK) BMW
1987 Williams (UK) Honda
5. Ayrton Senna Brazil 3 1988 McLaren (UK) Honda
1990 McLaren (UK) Honda
1991 McLaren (UK) Honda
5. Niki Lauda Austria 3 1975 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
1977 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
1984 McLaren (UK) TAG
5. Jackie Stewart UK 3 1969 Matra (France) Ford
1971 Tyrrell (UK) Ford
1973 Tyrrell (UK) Ford
5. Jack Brabham Australia 3 1959 Cooper (UK) Climax
1960 Cooper (UK) Climax
1966 Brabham (UK) Repco
10. Lewis Hamilton UK 2 2008 McLaren (UK) Mercedes
2014 Mercedes (Germany) Mercedes
10. Fernando Alonso Spain 2 2005 Renault (France) Renault
2006 Renault (France) Renault
10. Mika Häkkinen Finland 2 1998 McLaren (UK) Mercedes
1999 McLaren (UK) Mercedes
10. Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil 2 1972 Lotus (UK) Ford
1974 McLaren (UK) Ford
10. Jim Clark UK 2 1963 Lotus (UK) Climax
1965 Lotus (UK) Climax
10. Graham Hill UK 2 1962 BRM (UK) BRM
1968 Lotus (UK) Ford
10. Alberto Ascari* Italy 2 1952 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari
1953 Ferrari (Italy) Ferrari

* Technically, the first two-time winner, Alberto Ascari, was not a “Formula 1″ winner. The races in 1952 and 1953 were run under the Formula 2 standard. What’s the difference? Answer here.

Photo: Sutton Images via espnf1.com

NASCAR: Drivers with the Most Brickyard 400 Wins

Jeff Gordon Kissing The Bricks After Winning His Fourth Brickyard 400 (2004)

Jeff Gordon Kissing The Bricks After Winning His Fourth Brickyard 400 (2004)

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson will both be going for their fifth Brickyard 400 win at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway next Sunday (July 27).

They are two of four multiple winners, including two-time winners Dale Jarrett and “Smoke,” Tony Stewart.

What’s a bit odd is there are more multiple runners-up, five: Bobby Labonte, Kyle Busch (incl. 2014), Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth and three-time bridesmaid, Rusty Wallace. At least Labonte won one, too.

The Brickyard 400 was introduced on the circuit 20 years ago (1994). Gordon won the first.

Only Johnson won two in a row (2008 and 2009).

UPDATED LIST: Through the 2014 Brickyard 400. Jeff Gordon takes the record again with his fifth Brickyard win, breaking his tie with Jimmie Johnson and handing Kyle Busch another second place.

DRIVER BRICKYARD 400 WINS YEAR CAR TEAM START RUNNER-UP
1. Jeff Gordon 5 1994 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 3 Brett Bodine
1998 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 3 Mark Martin
2001 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 27 Sterling Marlin
2004 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 11 Dale Jarrett
2014 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 2 Kyle Busch
2. Jimmie Johnson 4 2006 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 5 Matt Kenseth
2008 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports POLE Carl Edwards
2009 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 16 Mark Martin
2012 Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 6 Kyle Busch
3. Dale Jarrett 2 1996 Ford Robert Yates Racing 24 Ernie Irvan
1999 Ford Robert Yates Racing 4 Bobby Labonte
3. Tony Stewart 2 2005 Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing 22 Kasey Kahne
2007 Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing 14 Juan Pablo Montoya
5. Dale Earnhardt 1 1995 Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 13 Rusty Wallace
5. Ricky Rudd 1 1997 Ford Rudd Performance Motorsports 7 Bobby Labonte
5. Bobby Labonte 1 2000 Pontiac Joe Gibbs Racing 3 Rusty Wallace
5. Bill Elliott 1 2002 Dodge Evernham Motorsports 2 Rusty Wallace
5. Kevin Harvick 1 2003 Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing POLE Matt Kenseth
5. Jamie McMurray 1 2010 Chevrolet Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 4 Kevin Harvick
5. Paul Menard 1 2011 Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing 15 Jeff Gordon
5. Ryan Newman 1 2013 Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing POLE Jimmie Johnson

Photo: nascar.com

Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick and Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Winners by Country

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