grand prix 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. With 7 wins Michael Schumacher  has been the world champion driver the most times. Currently Lewis Hamilton, with 6 wins, has the best chance to beat this record.

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Year Grand Prix World Champions Died Country # WC Points Team Closest Rival Country Points
1950 Giuseppe Farina 1966 Italy 1 30 Alfa Romeo Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina 27
1951 Juan Manuel Fangio 1995 Argentina 5 31 Alfa Romeo Alberto Ascari Italy 25
1952 Alberto Ascari  1955 Italy 2 36 Ferrari Giuseppe Farina Italy 24
1953 Alberto Ascari  1955 Italy 2 34.5 Ferrari Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina 28
1954 Juan Manuel Fangio 1995 Argentina 5 42 Maserati/Mercedes José Froilán González Argentina 25
1955 Juan Manuel Fangio 1995 Argentina 5 40 Mercedes Stirling Moss Great Britain 23
1956 Juan Manuel Fangio 1995 Argentina 5 30 Ferrari Stirling Moss Great Britain 27
1957 Juan Manuel Fangio 1995 Argentina 5 40 Maserati Stirling Moss Great Britain 25
1958 Mike Hawthorn 1959 Great Britain 1 42 Ferrari Stirling Moss Great Britain 41
1959 Jack Brabham 2014 Australia 3 31 Cooper-Climax Tony Brooks Great Britain 27
1960 Jack Brabham 2014 Australia 3 43 Cooper-Climax Bruce McLaren Australia 34
1961 Phil Hill 2008 USA 1 34 Ferrari Wolfgang von Trips Germany 33
1962 Graham Hill 1975 Great Britain 2 42 B.R.M. Jim Clark Great Britain 30
1963 Jim Clark 1968 Great Britain 2 54 Lotus-Climax Graham Hill Great Britain 29
1964 John Surtees 2017 Great Britain 1 40 Ferrari Graham Hill Great Britain 39
1965 Jim Clark 1968 Great Britain 2 54 Lotus-Climax Graham Hill Great Britain 40
1966 Jack Brabham 2014 Australia 3 42 Brabham-Repco John Surtees Great Britain 28
1967 Denis Hulme “Denny” 1992 Australia 1 51 Brabham-Repco Jack Brabham Australia 46
1968 Graham Hill 1975 Great Britain 2 48 Lotus-Ford Jackie Stewart Great Britain 36
1969 Jackie Stewart 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   Great Britain 2 62 Tyrrell-Ford Ronnie Peterson Sweden 33
1972 Emerson Fittipaldi   Brazil 2 61 Lotus-Ford Jackie Stewart Great Britain 45
1973 Jackie Stewart   Great Britain 2 71 Tyrrell-Ford Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil 55
1974 Emerson Fittipaldi   Brazil 2 55 McLaren-Ford Clay Ragazzoni Switzerland 52
1975 Niki Lauda 2019 Austria 3 64.5 Ferrari Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil 45
1976 James Hunt 1993 Great Britain 1 69 McLaren-Ford Niki Lauda Austria 68
1977 Niki Lauda 2019 Austria 3 72 Ferrari Jody Scheckter South Africa 55
1978 Mario Andretti   USA 1 64 Lotus-Ford Ronnie Peterson Sweden 51
1979 Jody Scheckter   South Africa 1 51 Ferrari Gilles Villeneuve Canada 47
1980 Alan Jones   Australia 1 67 Williams-Ford Nelson Piquet Brazil 54
1981 Nelson Piquet   Brazil 2 50 Brabham-Ford Carlos Reutemann Argentina 49
1982 Keke Rosberg   Finland 1 44 Williams-Ford Didier Pironi France 39
1983 Nelson Piquet   Brazil 2 59 Brabham-BMW Alain Prost France 57
1984 Niki Lauda 2019 Austria 3 72 McLaren-Porsche Alain Prost France 71.5
1985 Alain Prost   France 4 73 McLaren-Porsche Michele Alboreto Italy 53
1986 Alain Prost   France 4 72 McLaren-Porsche Nigel Mansell Great Britain 70
1987 Nelson Piquet   Brazil 2 73 Williams-Honda Nigel Mansell Great Britain 61
1988 Ayrton Senna 1994 Brazil 3 90 McLaren-Honda Alain Prost France 87
1989 Alain Prost   France 4 76 McLaren-Honda Ayrton Senna Brazil 60
1990 Ayrton Senna 1994 Brazil 3 78 McLaren-Honda Alain Prost France 71
1991 Ayrton Senna 1994 Brazil 3 96 McLaren-Honda Nigel Mansell Great Britain 72
1992 Nigel Mansell   Great Britain 1 108 Williams-Renault Riccardo Patrese Italy 56
1993 Alain Prost   France 4 99 Williams-Renault Ayrton Senna Brazil 73
1994 Michael Schumacher   Germany 7 92 Benetton-Ford Damon Hill Great Britain 91
1995 Michael Schumacher   Germany 7 102 Benetton-Renault Damon Hill Great Britain 69
1996 Damon Hill   Great Britain 1 97 Williams-Renault Jacques Villeneuve Canada 78
1997 Jacques Villeneuve   Canada 1 81 Williams-Renault Heinz-Harald Frentzen Germany 42
1998 Mika Hakkinen   Finland 2 100 McLaren-Mercedes Michael Schumacher Germany 86
1999 Mika Hakkinen   Finland 2 76 McLaren-Mercedes Eddie Irvine Great Britain 74
2000 Michael Schumacher   Germany 7 108 Ferrari Mika Hakkinen Finland 89
2001 Michael Schumacher   Germany 7 123 Ferrari David Coulthard Great Britain 65
2002 Michael Schumacher   Germany 7 144 Ferrari Rubens Barrichello Brazil 114
2003 Michael Schumacher   Germany 7 93 Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen Finland 112
2004 Michael Schumacher   Germany 7 148 Ferrari Rubens Barrichello Brazil 114
2005 Fernando Alonso   Spain 2 133 Renault Kimi Raikkonen Finland 112
2006 Fernando Alonso   Spain 2 134 Renault Michael Schumacher Germany 121
2007 Kimi Raikkonen   Finland 1 110 Ferrari Lewis Hamilton Great Britain 109
2008 Lewis Hamilton   Great Britain 6 98 McLaren-Mercedes Felipe Massa Brazil 97
2009 Jenson Button   Great Britain 1 95 Brawn-Mercedes Sebastian Vettel Germany 84
2010 Sebastian Vettel   Germany 4 256 Red Bull Renault Fernando Alonso Spain 252
2011 Sebastian Vettel   Germany 4 392 Red Bull Renault Jenson Button Great Britain 270
2012 Sebastian Vettel   Germany 4 281 Red Bull Renault Fernando Alonso Spain 278
2013 Sebastian Vettel   Germany 4 397 Red Bull Renault Fernando Alonso Spain 242
2014 Lewis Hamilton   Great Britain 6 384 Mercedes Nico Rosberg Germany 317
2015 Lewis Hamilton   Great Britain 6 381 Mercedes Nico Rosberg Germany 322
2016 Nico Rosberg   Germany 1 385 Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Great Britain 380
2017 Lewis Hamilton   Great Britain 6 363 Mercedes Sebastian Vettel Germany 317
2018 Lewis Hamilton   Great Britain 6 408 Mercedes Sebastian Vettel Germany 230
2019 Lewis Hamilton   Great Britain 6 413 Mercedes Valtteri Bottas Finland 326

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.

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