33 world champions of Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth Formula 1 title in Mexico, equalling the tally of Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel. But who else have been crowned champion in the past?

33 world champions of Formula 1

Every racing driver dreams of being a world champion one day, but not all of them are able to achieve that feat.

Since the F1 championship began in 1950, 33 drivers from 14 nationalities and 15 countries (UK includes both Britain and Scotland) have won the coveted F1 title.

Michael Schumacher is the most successful of all, having taken over the reins from Juan Manuel Fangio in 2002. Prost, Vettel and Hamilton are next in line.

Nico Rosberg is the most recent Formula 1 championship, having beaten Hamilton to the title last year.

Michael Schumacher (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Michael Schumacher (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
1/33

Photo by: Brousseau Photo

Benetton and Ferrari
Juan Manuel Fangio (1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957)
Juan Manuel Fangio (1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957)
2/33

Photo by: Daimler AG

Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, Ferrari and Maserati
Alain Prost (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993)
Alain Prost (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993)
3/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

McLaren and Williams
Sebastian Vettel (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Sebastian Vettel (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
4/33

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

Red Bull
Lewis Hamilton (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Lewis Hamilton (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017)
5/33

Photo by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images

McLaren and Mercedes
Jack Brabham (1959, 1960, 1966)
Jack Brabham (1959, 1960, 1966)
6/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Cooper and Brabham
Jackie Stewart (1969, 1971, 1973)
Jackie Stewart (1969, 1971, 1973)
7/33

Photo by: Lucien Harmegnies

Matra and Tyrrell
Niki Lauda (1975, 1977, 1984)
Niki Lauda (1975, 1977, 1984)
8/33

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

Ferrari and McLaren
Nelson Piquet (1981, 1983, 1987)
Nelson Piquet (1981, 1983, 1987)
9/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Brabham and Williams
Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990, 1991)
Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990, 1991)
10/33

Photo by: Sutton Images

McLaren
Alberto Ascari (1952, 1953)
Alberto Ascari (1952, 1953)
11/33

Photo by: Ferrari Media Center

Ferrari
Graham Hill (1962, 1968)
Graham Hill (1962, 1968)
12/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

BRM and Lotus
Jim Clark (1963, 1965)
Jim Clark (1963, 1965)
13/33

Photo by: Patrice Vatan

Lotus
Emerson Fittipaldi (1972, 1974)
Emerson Fittipaldi (1972, 1974)
14/33

Photo by: Ford Motor Company

Lotus and McLaren
Mika Hakkinen (1998, 1999)
Mika Hakkinen (1998, 1999)
15/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

McLaren
Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006)
Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006)
16/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Renault
Giuseppe Farina (1950)
Giuseppe Farina (1950)
17/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Alfa Romeo
Mike Hawthorn (1958)
Mike Hawthorn (1958)
18/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Ferrari
Phil Hill (1961)
Phil Hill (1961)
19/33

Photo by: Ferrari Media Center

Ferrari
John Surtees (1964)
John Surtees (1964)
20/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Ferrari
Denny Hulme (1967)
Denny Hulme (1967)
21/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Brabham
Jochen Rindt (1970)
Jochen Rindt (1970)
22/33

Photo by: Sutton Images

Lotus
James Hunt (1976)
James Hunt (1976)
23/33

Photo by: Ford Motor Company

McLaren
Mario Andretti (1978)
Mario Andretti (1978)
24/33

Photo by: José Miguel Barros

Lotus
Jody Scheckter (1979)
Jody Scheckter (1979)
25/33

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

Ferrari
Alan Jones (1980)
Alan Jones (1980)
26/33

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

Williams
Keke Rosberg (1982)
Keke Rosberg (1982)
27/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

*El que aparece a la derecha es Michele Alboreto, Tyrell Ford), que ganó la carrera en la que Rosberg se coronó.
Nigel Mansell (1992)
Nigel Mansell (1992)
28/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Williams
Damon Hill (1996)
Damon Hill (1996)
29/33

Photo by: Renault

Williams
Jacques Villeneuve (1997)
Jacques Villeneuve (1997)
30/33

Photo by: Motorsport Images

Williams
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2007 on the podium
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2007 on the podium
31/33
Jenson Button (2009)
Jenson Button (2009)
32/33

Photo by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images

Brawn GP
Nico Rosberg (2016)
Nico Rosberg (2016)
33/33

Photo by: Mercedes AMG

Mercedes
shares
comments
Aston Martin "encouraged" by 2021 F1 engine plans

Previous article

Aston Martin "encouraged" by 2021 F1 engine plans

Next article

Giorgio Piola launches F1-inspired watch range as TV documentary airs

Giorgio Piola launches F1-inspired watch range as TV documentary airs
Load comments
Why McLaren's expanding agenda will benefit its F1 resurgence Prime

Why McLaren's expanding agenda will benefit its F1 resurgence

In the 1960s and 1970s, McLaren juggled works entries in F1, sportscars and the Indy 500 while building cars for F3 and F2. Now it’s returning to its roots, expanding into IndyCars and Extreme E while continuing its F1 renaissance. There’s talk of Formula E and WEC entries too. But is this all too much, too soon? Stuart Codling talks to the man in charge.

How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential Prime

How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential

Yuki Tsunoda arrived in grand prix racing amid a whirlwind of hype, which only increased after his first race impressed the biggest wigs in Formula 1. His road since has been rocky and crash-filled, and OLEG KARPOV asks why Red Bull maintains faith in a driver who admits he isn’t really that big a fan of F1?

Formula 1
Oct 15, 2021
The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages Prime

The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages

OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation

Formula 1
Oct 14, 2021
How F1’s pole winner approach undermines drivers Prime

How F1’s pole winner approach undermines drivers

OPINION: Valtteri Bottas is credited with pole position for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, despite being beaten in qualifying. This is another example of Formula 1 and the FIA scoring an own goal by forgetting what makes motorsport magic, with the Istanbul race winner also a victim of this in the championship’s recent history

Formula 1
Oct 13, 2021
Turkish Grand Prix driver ratings Prime

Turkish Grand Prix driver ratings

On a day that the number two Mercedes enjoyed a rare day in the sun, the Turkish Grand Prix produced several standout drives - not least from a driver who has hit a purple patch of late

Formula 1
Oct 11, 2021
The hidden factors that thwarted Hamilton's bid for Turkey glory Prime

The hidden factors that thwarted Hamilton's bid for Turkey glory

Starting 11th after his engine change grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton faced a tough task to repeat his Turkish Grand Prix heroics of 2020 - despite making strong early progress in the wet. Instead, his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas broke through for a first win of the year to mitigate Max Verstappen re-taking the points lead

Formula 1
Oct 11, 2021
How pitstops evolved into an F1 art form Prime

How pitstops evolved into an F1 art form

A Formula 1 pitstop is a rapid-fire blend of high technology and human performance. PAT SYMONDS describes how the science of margin gains makes stops so quick

Formula 1
Oct 10, 2021
Why Mercedes' Istanbul edge is both stronger and weaker than it seems Prime

Why Mercedes' Istanbul edge is both stronger and weaker than it seems

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton dominated the opening day of action for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, on the Istanbul circuit’s much improved track surface. But the Black Arrows squad’s position isn’t quite what it seems. Here’s why...

Formula 1
Oct 8, 2021