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
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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 World Championship title.

Michael Schumacher is the most successful of all, having taken over the reins from Juan Manuel Fangio in 2002 and gone on to achieve seven titles.

Lewis Hamilton is now next in line on five, ahead of Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel.

Michael Schumacher (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Michael Schumacher (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
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Benetton and Ferrari

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Juan Manuel Fangio (1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957)
Juan Manuel Fangio (1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957)
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Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, Ferrari and Maserati

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Alain Prost (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993)
Alain Prost (1985, 1986, 1989, 1993)
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McLaren and Williams

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Sebastian Vettel (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Sebastian Vettel (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
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Red Bull

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Lewis Hamilton (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Lewis Hamilton (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017)
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McLaren and Mercedes

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Jack Brabham (1959, 1960, 1966)
Jack Brabham (1959, 1960, 1966)
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Cooper and Brabham

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Jackie Stewart (1969, 1971, 1973)
Jackie Stewart (1969, 1971, 1973)
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Matra and Tyrrell

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Niki Lauda (1975, 1977, 1984)
Niki Lauda (1975, 1977, 1984)
8/33
Ferrari and McLaren

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Nelson Piquet (1981, 1983, 1987)
Nelson Piquet (1981, 1983, 1987)
9/33
Brabham and Williams

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Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990, 1991)
Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990, 1991)
10/33
McLaren

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

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Graham Hill (1962, 1968)
Graham Hill (1962, 1968)
12/33
BRM and Lotus

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

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

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

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

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Giuseppe Farina (1950)
Giuseppe Farina (1950)
17/33
Alfa Romeo

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Mike Hawthorn (1958)
Mike Hawthorn (1958)
18/33
Ferrari

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Phil Hill (1961)
Phil Hill (1961)
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Ferrari

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

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

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

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James Hunt (1976)
James Hunt (1976)
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McLaren

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

Photo by: José Miguel Barros

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

Photo by: Jean-Philippe Legrand

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

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Keke Rosberg (1982)
Keke Rosberg (1982)
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*El que aparece a la derecha es Michele Alboreto, Tyrell Ford), que ganó la carrera en la que Rosberg se coronó.

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Nigel Mansell (1992)
Nigel Mansell (1992)
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Williams

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Damon Hill (1996)
Damon Hill (1996)
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Williams

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Jacques Villeneuve (1997)
Jacques Villeneuve (1997)
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Williams

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Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2007 on the podium
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2007 on the podium
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Jenson Button (2009)
Jenson Button (2009)
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Brawn GP

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Nico Rosberg (2016)
Nico Rosberg (2016)
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Mercedes

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