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

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)
1/33

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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