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

Posted on November 23, 2014, in NASCAR / F1 / Auto Racing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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