grand prix world champions

Grand Prix World Champions

Formula One Grand Prix World Champions & Runners Up

The Grand Prix World Champions in this list are the winners of a series of motor races which make up the formula one world championship at racing circuits around the world each year since 1950. Both Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher  have been the world champion driver seven times. Great Britain has produced 20 world champions ahead of Germany with 12 previous winners. Lewis Hamilton is the 2020 Grand Prix World Champion.

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Year Grand Prix World Champions Born/Died Country # WC Points Team Closest Rival Country Points
1950 Giuseppe Farina 1906-1966 🇮🇹 Italy 1 30 Alfa Romeo Juan Manuel Fangio 🇦🇷 Argentina 27
1951 Juan Manuel Fangio 1911-1995 🇦🇷 Argentina 5 31 Alfa Romeo Alberto Ascari 🇮🇹 Italy 25
1952 Alberto Ascari 1918-1955 🇮🇹 Italy 2 36 Ferrari Giuseppe Farina 🇮🇹 Italy 24
1953 Alberto Ascari  1918-1955 🇮🇹 Italy 2 34.5 Ferrari Juan Manuel Fangio 🇦🇷 Argentina 28
1954 Juan Manuel Fangio 1911-1995 🇦🇷 Argentina 5 42 Maserati/Mercedes José Froilán González 🇦🇷 Argentina 25
1955 Juan Manuel Fangio 1911-1995 🇦🇷 Argentina 5 40 Mercedes Stirling Moss[1] 🇬🇧 Great Britain 23
1956 Juan Manuel Fangio 1911-1995 🇦🇷 Argentina 5 30 Ferrari Stirling Moss 🇬🇧 Great Britain 27
1957 Juan Manuel Fangio 1911-1995 🇦🇷 Argentina 5 40 Maserati Stirling Moss 🇬🇧 Great Britain 25
1958 Mike Hawthorn 1929-1959 🇬🇧 Great Britain 1 42 Ferrari Stirling Moss 🇬🇧 Great Britain 41
1959 Jack Brabham 1926-2014 🇦🇺 Australia 3 31 Cooper-Climax Tony Brooks 🇬🇧 Great Britain 27
1960 Jack Brabham 1926-2014 🇦🇺 Australia 3 43 Cooper-Climax Bruce McLaren 🇦🇺 Australia 34
1961 Phil Hill 1927-2008 🇺🇸 USA 1 34 Ferrari Wolfgang von Trips 🇩🇪 Germany 33
1962 Graham Hill 1929-1975 🇬🇧 Great Britain 2 42 B.R.M. Jim Clark 🇬🇧 Great Britain 30
1963 Jim Clark 1936-1968 🇬🇧 Great Britain 2 54 Lotus-Climax Graham Hill 🇬🇧 Great Britain 29
1964 John Surtees 1934-2017 🇬🇧 Great Britain 1 40 Ferrari Graham Hill 🇬🇧 Great Britain 39
1965 Jim Clark 1936-1968 🇬🇧 Great Britain 2 54 Lotus-Climax Graham Hill 🇬🇧 Great Britain 40
1966 Jack Brabham 1926-2014 🇦🇺 Australia 3 42 Brabham-Repco John Surtees 🇬🇧 Great Britain 28
1967 Denis Hulme “Denny” 1936-1992 🇳🇿 New Zealand 1 51 Brabham-Repco Jack Brabham 🇦🇺 Australia 46
1968 Graham Hill 1929-1975 🇬🇧 Great Britain 2 48 Lotus-Ford Jackie Stewart 🇬🇧 Great Britain 36
1969 Jackie Stewart 1939 🇬🇧 Great Britain 2 63 Matra-Ford Jacky Ickx 🇧🇪 Belgium 37
1970 Jochen Rindt 1970 🇦🇹 Austria 1 45 Lotus-Ford Jacky Ickx 🇧🇪 Belgium 40
1971 Jackie Stewart 1939 🇬🇧 Great Britain 2 62 Tyrrell-Ford Ronnie Peterson 🇸🇪 Sweden 33
1972 Emerson Fittipaldi 1946 🇧🇷 Brazil 2 61 Lotus-Ford Jackie Stewart 🇬🇧 Great Britain 45
1973 Jackie Stewart 1939 🇬🇧 Great Britain 2 71 Tyrrell-Ford Emerson Fittipaldi 🇧🇷 Brazil 55
1974 Emerson Fittipaldi 1946 🇧🇷 Brazil 2 55 McLaren-Ford Clay Ragazzoni 🇨🇭 Switzerland 52
1975 Niki Lauda 1949-2019 🇦🇹 Austria 3 64.5 Ferrari Emerson Fittipaldi 🇧🇷 Brazil 45
1976 James Hunt 1947-1993 🇬🇧 Great Britain 1 69 McLaren-Ford Niki Lauda 🇦🇹 Austria 68
1977 Niki Lauda 1949-2019 🇦🇹 Austria 3 72 Ferrari Jody Scheckter 🇿🇦 South Africa 55
1978 Mario Andretti 1940 🇺🇸 USA 1 64 Lotus-Ford Ronnie Peterson 🇸🇪 Sweden 51
1979 Jody Scheckter 1950 🇿🇦 South Africa 1 51 Ferrari Gilles Villeneuve 🇨🇦 Canada 47
1980 Alan Jones 1946 🇦🇺 Australia 1 67 Williams-Ford Nelson Piquet 🇧🇷 Brazil 54
1981 Nelson Piquet 1952 🇧🇷 Brazil 2 50 Brabham-Ford Carlos Reutemann 🇦🇷 Argentina 49
1982 Keke Rosberg 1948 🇫🇮 Finland 1 44 Williams-Ford Didier Pironi 🇫🇷 France 39
1983 Nelson Piquet 1952 🇧🇷 Brazil 2 59 Brabham-BMW Alain Prost 🇫🇷 France 57
1984 Niki Lauda 1949-2019 🇦🇹 Austria 3 72 McLaren-Porsche Alain Prost 🇫🇷 France 71.5
1985 Alain Prost 1955 🇫🇷 France 4 73 McLaren-Porsche Michele Alboreto 🇮🇹 Italy 53
1986 Alain Prost 1955 🇫🇷 France 4 72 McLaren-Porsche Nigel Mansell 🇬🇧 Great Britain 70
1987 Nelson Piquet 1952 🇧🇷 Brazil 2 73 Williams-Honda Nigel Mansell 🇬🇧 Great Britain 61
1988 Ayrton Senna 1960-1994 🇧🇷 Brazil 3 90 McLaren-Honda Alain Prost 🇫🇷 France 87
1989 Alain Prost 1955 🇫🇷 France 4 76 McLaren-Honda Ayrton Senna 🇧🇷 Brazil 60
1990 Ayrton Senna 1960-1994 🇧🇷 Brazil 3 78 McLaren-Honda Alain Prost 🇫🇷 France 71
1991 Ayrton Senna 1960-1994 🇧🇷 Brazil 3 96 McLaren-Honda Nigel Mansell 🇬🇧 Great Britain 72
1992 Nigel Mansell 1953 🇬🇧 Great Britain 1 108 Williams-Renault Riccardo Patrese 🇮🇹 Italy 56
1993 Alain Prost 1955 🇫🇷 France 4 99 Williams-Renault Ayrton Senna 🇧🇷 Brazil 73
1994 Michael Schumacher 1969 🇩🇪 Germany 7 92 Benetton-Ford Damon Hill 🇬🇧 Great Britain 91
1995 Michael Schumacher 1969 🇩🇪 Germany 7 102 Benetton-Renault Damon Hill 🇬🇧 Great Britain 69
1996 Damon Hill 1960 🇬🇧 Great Britain 1 97 Williams-Renault Jacques Villeneuve 🇨🇦 Canada 78
1997 Jacques Villeneuve 1971 🇨🇦 Canada 1 81 Williams-Renault Heinz-Harald Frentzen 🇩🇪 Germany 42
1998 Mika Hakkinen 1968 🇫🇮 Finland 2 100 McLaren-Mercedes Michael Schumacher 🇩🇪 Germany 86
1999 Mika Hakkinen 1968 🇫🇮 Finland 2 76 McLaren-Mercedes Eddie Irvine 🇬🇧 Great Britain 74
2000 Michael Schumacher 1969 🇩🇪 Germany 7 108 Ferrari Mika Hakkinen 🇫🇮 Finland 89
2001 Michael Schumacher 1969 🇩🇪 Germany 7 123 Ferrari David Coulthard 🇬🇧 Great Britain 65
2002 Michael Schumacher 1969 🇩🇪 Germany 7 144 Ferrari Rubens Barrichello 🇧🇷 Brazil 114
2003 Michael Schumacher 1969 🇩🇪 Germany 7 93 Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen 🇫🇮 Finland 112
2004 Michael Schumacher 1969 🇩🇪 Germany 7 148 Ferrari Rubens Barrichello 🇧🇷 Brazil 114
2005 Fernando Alonso 1981 🇪🇸 Spain 2 133 Renault Kimi Raikkonen 🇫🇮 Finland 112
2006 Fernando Alonso 1981 🇪🇸 Spain 2 134 Renault Michael Schumacher 🇩🇪 Germany 121
2007 Kimi Raikkonen 1979 🇫🇮 Finland 1 110 Ferrari Lewis Hamilton 🇬🇧 Great Britain 109
2008 Lewis Hamilton 1985 🇬🇧 Great Britain 7 98 McLaren-Mercedes Felipe Massa 🇧🇷 Brazil 97
2009 Jenson Button 1980 🇬🇧 Great Britain 1 95 Brawn-Mercedes Sebastian Vettel 🇩🇪 Germany 84
2010 Sebastian Vettel[2] 1987 🇩🇪 Germany 4 256 Red Bull Renault Fernando Alonso 🇪🇸 Spain 252
2011 Sebastian Vettel 1987 🇩🇪 Germany 4 392 Red Bull Renault Jenson Button 🇬🇧 Great Britain 270
2012 Sebastian Vettel 1987 🇩🇪 Germany 4 281 Red Bull Renault Fernando Alonso 🇪🇸 Spain 278
2013 Sebastian Vettel 1987 🇩🇪 Germany 4 397 Red Bull Renault Fernando Alonso 🇪🇸 Spain 242
2014 Lewis Hamilton 1985 🇬🇧 Great Britain 7 384 Mercedes Nico Rosberg 🇩🇪 Germany 317
2015 Lewis Hamilton 1985 🇬🇧 Great Britain 7 381 Mercedes Nico Rosberg 🇩🇪 Germany 322
2016 Nico Rosberg 1985 🇩🇪 Germany 1 385 Mercedes Lewis Hamilton 🇬🇧 Great Britain 380
2017 Lewis Hamilton 1985 🇬🇧 Great Britain 7 363 Mercedes Sebastian Vettel 🇩🇪 Germany 317
2018 Lewis Hamilton 1985 🇬🇧 Great Britain 7 408 Mercedes Sebastian Vettel 🇩🇪 Germany 230
2019 Lewis Hamilton 1985 🇬🇧 Great Britain 7 413 Mercedes Valtteri Bottas 🇫🇮 Finland 326
2020 Lewis Hamilton[3] 1985 🇬🇧 Great Britain 7 347 Mercedes Valtteri Bottas 🇫🇮 Finland 223

Important! This grand prix world champions list is unofficial and not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks which belong to Formula One Licensing B.V.

Key:[1]Stirling Moss died on 12 April 2020. Although He never made the list of Grand Prix world champions he was undoubtedly one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. The 2020 Formula One World Championship has been postponed until at least June 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. [2]Sebastian Vettel, aged 23, is the youngest of all formula 1 grand prix world champions. [3]Lewis Hamilton is the current reigning Formula One Grand Prix World Champion.

Grand Prix World Champions By Country

To date only 14 different countries have produced grand prix world champions. Belgium and Sweden have have produced formula one world champion runners up.

Country Wins Grand Prix World Champions Years
🇬🇧 Great Britain 20 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1992, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
🇩🇪 Germany 12 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
🇧🇷 Brazil 8 1972, 1974, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991
🇦🇷 Argentina 5 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
🇦🇺 Australia 5 1959, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1980
🇦🇹 Austria 4 1970, 1975, 1977, 1984
🇫🇮 Finland 4 1982, 1998, 1999, 2007
🇫🇷 France 4 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993
🇮🇹 Italy 3 1950, 1952, 1953
🇺🇸 USA 2 1961, 1978
🇪🇸 Spain 2 2005, 2006
🇳🇿 New Zealand 1 1967
🇿🇦 South Africa 1 1979
🇨🇦 Canada 1 1997

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