List of Formula One driver records

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The World Championship of Drivers has been held since 1950. Driver records listed here include all rounds which formed part of the World Championship since 1950: this includes the Indianapolis 500 in 1950–1960 (though it was not run to Formula 1 rules), and the 1952 and 1953 World Championship Grands Prix (which were run to Formula 2 rules). Formula 1 races that were not qualification rounds for the World Championship are not included.

This page is accurate as of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix. Drivers who have competed in the 2021 Formula One World Championship are highlighted in bold.

Races entered and started[edit]

Drivers are considered to be entered into a race if they attempt to compete in at least one official practice session with the intent of entering the race. These drivers are noted on the entry list for that race. A driver is considered to have started a race if they line up on the grid or at the pit lane exit for the start of the race. If a race is stopped and restarted, participation in any portion of the race is counted, but only if that portion was in any way counted towards the final classification (e.g., races stopped before the end of the leader's second lap are declared null and void).

Total entries[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 20012009, 20122021 345
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 20032018, 2021 328
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 19932011 326
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button 20002017 309
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 2002, 20042017 272
Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072021
9 Italy Riccardo Patrese 19771993 257
10 Italy Jarno Trulli 19972011 256
Source:[1][failed verification]

Total starts[edit]

Driver Seasons Starts
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 20012009, 20122021 341
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 20032018, 2021 325
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 19932011 322
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 306
United Kingdom Jenson Button 20002017
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072021 271
8 Brazil Felipe Massa 2002, 20042017 269
9 Italy Riccardo Patrese 19771993 256
10 Italy Jarno Trulli 19972011 252
Sources:[2][3]

Youngest drivers to start a race[edit]

Driver Age Place Race
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 17 years, 166 days Ret 2015 Australian Grand Prix
2 Canada Lance Stroll 18 years, 148 days Ret 2017 Australian Grand Prix
3 United Kingdom Lando Norris 19 years, 124 days 12th 2019 Australian Grand Prix
4 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 19 years, 125 days 15th 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix
5 New Zealand Mike Thackwell 19 years, 182 days Ret 1980 Canadian Grand Prix
6 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez 19 years, 208 days Ret 1961 Italian Grand Prix
7 Spain Fernando Alonso 19 years, 218 days 12th 2001 Australian Grand Prix
8 Argentina Esteban Tuero 19 years, 320 days Ret 1998 Australian Grand Prix
9 New Zealand Chris Amon 19 years, 324 days Ret 1963 Belgian Grand Prix
Russia Daniil Kvyat 9th 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Sources:[4][5]

Oldest drivers to enter a race[edit]

Driver Age Place Race
1 Monaco Louis Chiron 58 years, 277 days DNQ 1958 Monaco Grand Prix
2 Italy Luigi Platé 56 years, 0 days DNA 1950 Italian Grand Prix
3 France Philippe Étancelin 55 years, 191 days 8th 1952 French Grand Prix
4 Belgium Arthur Legat 54 years, 232 days Ret 1953 Belgian Grand Prix
5 West Germany Kurt Kuhnke 53 years, 96 days DNQ 1963 German Grand Prix
6 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1st 1951 French Grand Prix
7 Italy Piero Dusio 52 years, 330 days DNQ 1952 Italian Grand Prix
8 West Germany Adolf Brudes 52 years, 293 days Ret 1952 German Grand Prix
9 West Germany Hans Stuck 52 years, 260 days 14th 1953 Italian Grand Prix
10 United States Jack Ensley 52 years, 225 days DNQ 1959 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
Sources:[4][5]

Oldest drivers to start a race[edit]

Driver Age Place Race
1 Monaco Louis Chiron 55 years, 292 days 6th 1955 Monaco Grand Prix
2 France Philippe Étancelin 55 years, 191 days 8th 1952 French Grand Prix
3 Belgium Arthur Legat 54 years, 232 days Ret 1953 Belgian Grand Prix
4 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1st 1951 French Grand Prix
5 West Germany Adolf Brudes 52 years, 293 days Ret 1952 German Grand Prix
6 West Germany Hans Stuck 52 years, 260 days 14th 1953 Italian Grand Prix
7 United Kingdom Bill Aston 52 years, 127 days Ret 1952 German Grand Prix
8 Italy Clemente Biondetti 52 years, 16 days Ret 1950 Italian Grand Prix
9 France Louis Rosier 50 years, 274 days 5th 1956 German Grand Prix
10 Switzerland Rudolf Schoeller 50 years, 98 days Ret 1952 German Grand Prix
Source:[4][5]

Most consecutive race starts[edit]

Most consecutive races that the driver entered and actually started.

Driver Consecutive starts Races
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 265 2007 Australian2020 Bahrain
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 206 2006 Bahrain2016 Abu Dhabi
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 202 2011 British2021 Italian (ongoing)
4 Italy Riccardo Patrese 187 1982 Belgian1993 Australian
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button 179 2005 French2015 Chinese
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 176 2005 French2014 Abu Dhabi
7 United Kingdom David Coulthard 175 1995 Brazilian2005 Canadian
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 167 2002 German2011 Brazilian
9 France Alain Prost 160 1981 USA West1991 Brazilian
10 Germany Sebastian Vettel 159 2007 Hungarian2016 Australian
Source:[6]

Most consecutive race entries[edit]

Driver Consecutive entries Races
1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 326 1993 South African2011 Brazilian
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 272 2007 Hungarian2021 Italian (ongoing)
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 265 2007 Australian2020 Bahrain
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard 239 1995 Brazilian2008 Brazilian
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 223 1997 Australian2009 Abu Dhabi
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 219 2003 Australian2014 Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom Jenson Button 2005 European2016 Abu Dhabi
8 Australia Mark Webber 217 2002 Australian2013 Brazilian
9 Germany Nico Rosberg 206 2006 Bahrain2016 Abu Dhabi
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 202 2011 British2021 Italian (ongoing)
Source:[6]

Most races with a single constructor[edit]

Driver Constructor Seasons Entries Starts
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 19962006 181 179
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 20132021 170 170
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 20072009, 20142018 152 151
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren 19962004 150 150
5 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 20062013 140 139
6 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren 20102017 137 136
7 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 20102016 136 136
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren 19932001 133 131
9 France Jacques Laffite Ligier 19761982, 19851986 132 132
10 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull 20072013 129 129
Source:[7]

Most races with a single engine manufacturer[edit]

Driver Engine Seasons Entries Starts
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 20072021 280 280
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 20072009, 20142021 203 201
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 19962006 181 179
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 20142021 152 151
5 United Kingdom David Coulthard Mercedes 19962004 150 150
6 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Ford Cosworth 19701980 148 143
7 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 20032008, 20152017 145 142
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 20072008, 20152020 144 143
9 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 20032006, 20082009, 2018, 2021 141 140
10 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 20062013 140 139
Source:[8]

Wins[edit]

Total wins[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280 99 35.36%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 91 29.55%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072021 272 53 19.49%
4 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
5 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 41 25.31%
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 20032018, 2021 328 32 9.76%
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 19801992, 19941995 191 31 16.23%
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 27 27.00%
9 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 25 34.25%
Austria Niki Lauda 19711979, 19821985 177 14.12%
Sources:[9][10]

Percentage wins[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52[N 2] 24 46.15%
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 33[N 3] 13 39.39%
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280 99 35.36%
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 25 34.25%
5 United States Lee Wallard[N 1] 19501951, 1954 3 1 33.33%
United States Bill Vukovich[N 1] 19501955 6 2
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 91 29.55%
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 27 27.00%
9 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 41 25.31%
10 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
Sources:[9][10]

Most wins in a season[edit]

Driver Season Wins Races Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 13 18 72.22%
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 68.42%
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 11 17 64.71%
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 57.89%
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 57.89%
2018 21 52.38%
2019 21 52.38%
2020 17 64.71%
9 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 10 19 52.63%
2016 21 47.62%
Sources:[11][12]

Highest percentage of wins in a season[edit]

Driver Season Percentage Races Wins
1 Italy Alberto Ascari 1952 75.00% 8 6
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 72.22% 18 13
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1963 70.00% 10 7
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 68.42% 19 13
5 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1954 66.67% 9 6
6 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 64.71% 17 11
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2020 17 11
8 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1965 60.00% 10 6
9 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 57.89% 19 11
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 11
Sources:[11][12]

Most consecutive wins[edit]

Driver Season(s) Wins Consecutive races won
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 9 Belgian, Italian, Singapore, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Abu Dhabi, United States, Brazilian
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 19521953 7 1952 Belgian, French, British, German, Dutch, Italian
1953 Argentine[N 4]
Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 European, Canadian, United States, French, British, German, Hungarian
Germany Nico Rosberg 20152016 2015 Mexican, Brazilian, Abu Dhabi
2016 Australian, Bahrain, Chinese, Russian
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 20002001 6 2000 Italian, United States, Japanese, Malaysian
2001 Australian, Malaysian
6 Australia Jack Brabham 1960 5 Dutch, Belgian, French, British, Portuguese
United Kingdom Jim Clark 1965 Belgian, French, British, Dutch, German
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 South African, Mexican, Brazilian, Spanish, San Marino
Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 Australian, Malaysian, Bahrain, San Marino, Spanish
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 Italian, Singapore, Japanese, Russian, United States
2020 Eifel, Portuguese, Emilia Romagna, Turkish, Bahrain
Source:[11]

Most wins in first championship season[edit]

Driver Season Wins Races won
1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1996 4 European, British, Hungarian, Portuguese
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007 Canadian, United States, Hungarian, Japanese
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio[N 5] 1950 3 Monaco, Belgian, French
Italy Nino Farina[N 6] 1950 British, Swiss, Italian
5 United States Johnnie Parsons[N 1] 1950 1 Indianapolis 500
Italy Giancarlo Baghetti 1961 French
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1965 Italian
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 1970 Italian
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1970 United States
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 2001 Italian
Source:[12]

Note: Bruce McLaren won the 1959 United States Grand Prix in the first season in which he drove a Formula One car, but he entered in two championship races in the 1958 season driving a Formula Two car on both occasions.

Youngest winners[edit]

(only the first win for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 18 years, 228 days 2016 Spanish Grand Prix
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 73 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix
3 Monaco Charles Leclerc 21 years, 320 days 2019 Belgian Grand Prix
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 22 years, 26 days 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix
5 United States Troy Ruttman[N 1] 22 years, 80 days 1952 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
6 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 22 years, 104 days 1959 United States Grand Prix
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 154 days 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
8 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 23 years, 157 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
9 Poland Robert Kubica 23 years, 184 days 2008 Canadian Grand Prix
10 Belgium Jacky Ickx 23 years, 188 days 1968 French Grand Prix
Source:[13]

Oldest winners[edit]

(only the last win for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1951 French Grand Prix
2 Italy Nino Farina 46 years, 276 days 1953 German Grand Prix
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957 German Grand Prix
4 Italy Piero Taruffi 45 years, 219 days 1952 Swiss Grand Prix
5 Australia Jack Brabham 43 years, 339 days 1970 South African Grand Prix
6 United States Sam Hanks[N 1] 42 years, 321 days 1957 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 41 years, 97 days 1994 Australian Grand Prix
8 United States Lee Wallard[N 1] 40 years, 264 days 1951 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
9 France Maurice Trintignant 40 years, 200 days 1958 Monaco Grand Prix
10 United Kingdom Graham Hill 40 years, 92 days 1969 Monaco Grand Prix
Source:[4]

Fewest races before first win[edit]

Entry Driver Race
1 1st race Italy Nino Farina 1950 British Grand Prix
United States Johnnie Parsons[N 1] 1950 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
Italy Giancarlo Baghetti 1961 French Grand Prix
4 2nd race Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
United States Lee Wallard[N 1] 1951 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
6 3rd race United States Troy Ruttman[N 1] 1952 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
United States Bill Vukovich[N 1] 1953 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
United Kingdom Tony Brooks[N 7] 1957 British Grand Prix
9 4th race United States Bob Sweikert[N 1] 1955 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1996 European Grand Prix
Source:[12]

Most races before first win[edit]

Start Driver Race
1 190th race Mexico Sergio Pérez 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix
2 130th race Australia Mark Webber 2009 German Grand Prix
3 123rd race Brazil Rubens Barrichello 2000 German Grand Prix
4 119th race Italy Jarno Trulli 2004 Monaco Grand Prix
5 113th race United Kingdom Jenson Button 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
6 111th race Germany Nico Rosberg 2012 Chinese Grand Prix
7 110th race Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix
8 96th race Finland Mika Häkkinen 1997 European Grand Prix
9 95th race Belgium Thierry Boutsen 1989 Canadian Grand Prix
10 91st race France Jean Alesi 1995 Canadian Grand Prix
Sources:[14][15]

Most races without a win[edit]

Driver Entries Starts Best result
1 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 214 208 2nd
2 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 2nd
3 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 182 179 4th
4 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 2nd
5 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158 2nd
6 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 162 147 2nd
7 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 143 134 3rd
United States Eddie Cheever 132 2nd
9 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 133 132 2nd
10 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 4th
Source:[16]

Wins from farthest back on the starting grid[edit]

Driver Race Start pos.
1 United Kingdom John Watson 1983 United States Grand Prix West 22nd
2 United States Bill Vukovich 1954 Indianapolis 500 19th
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 2000 German Grand Prix 18th
4 United Kingdom John Watson 1982 Detroit Grand Prix 17th
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2005 Japanese Grand Prix
6 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1973 South African Grand Prix 16th
Germany Michael Schumacher 1995 Belgian Grand Prix
8 Spain Fernando Alonso 2008 Singapore Grand Prix[N 8] 15th
9 United States Bob Sweikert 1955 Indianapolis 500 14th
Australia Alan Jones 1977 Austrian Grand Prix
France Olivier Panis 1996 Monaco Grand Prix
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 1999 European Grand Prix
United Kingdom Jenson Button 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2018 German Grand Prix
Source:[17]

Most wins at the same Grand Prix[edit]

Driver Wins Grand Prix Seasons
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 8 French Grand Prix 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Hungarian Grand Prix 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
British Grand Prix 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 7 Canadian Grand Prix 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
San Marino Grand Prix 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Canadian Grand Prix 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
7 France Alain Prost 6 Brazilian Grand Prix 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990
French Grand Prix 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993
Brazil Ayrton Senna Monaco Grand Prix 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Germany Michael Schumacher Belgian Grand Prix 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002
Spanish Grand Prix 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Japanese Grand Prix 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
European Grand Prix 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United States Grand Prix 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Chinese Grand Prix 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
Spanish Grand Prix 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Source:[18]

Most consecutive wins at the same Grand Prix[edit]

Driver Wins Grand Prix Seasons
1 Brazil Ayrton Senna 5 Monaco Grand Prix 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Spanish Grand Prix 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (ongoing)
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 4 Argentine Grand Prix 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
United Kingdom Jim Clark Belgian Grand Prix 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
British Grand Prix 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Brazil Ayrton Senna Belgian Grand Prix 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Germany Michael Schumacher Spanish Grand Prix 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
United States Grand Prix 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton British Grand Prix 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
United States Grand Prix 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Source:[18]

Most Grand Prix wins by drivers who have not won a World Championship[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Wins
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 20152021 133 17
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19511961 67 16
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 19942008 247 13
4 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 19721982 146 12
5 Brazil Felipe Massa 20022017 272 11
Brazil Rubens Barrichello 19932011 326
7 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 19701978 123 10
Austria Gerhard Berger 19841997 210
9 Australia Mark Webber 20022013 217 9
Finland Valtteri Bottas 20132021 171
Source:[19]

Most consecutive seasons with at least one Grand Prix win[edit]

Driver Seasons Total
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 19922006 15
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 (ongoing)
3 France Alain Prost 19811990 10
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19851993 9
5 Brazil Nelson Piquet 19801987 8
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19551961 7
United Kingdom Jim Clark 19621968
United Kingdom David Coulthard 19972003
9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 19681973 6
Germany Sebastian Vettel 20082013
Netherlands Max Verstappen 20162021 (ongoing)
Sources:[12][20]

Most wins record holder[edit]

Record Driver[N 9] Grand Prix[N 10]
From To
1 2 Italy Nino Farina 1950 British Grand Prix
3 6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950 French Grand Prix
7 13 Italy Alberto Ascari 1952 Dutch Grand Prix
14 24 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1955 Argentine Grand Prix
25 25 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1968 South African Grand Prix
26 27 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1973 Dutch Grand Prix
28 51 France Alain Prost 1987 Portuguese Grand Prix
52 91 Germany Michael Schumacher 2001 Belgian Grand Prix
92 99 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix

Pole positions[edit]

Total pole positions[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Poles Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280 101 36.07%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 68 22.08%
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 65 40.12%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072021 272 57 20.96%
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 33 45.21%
France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 16.34%
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 19801992, 19941995 191 32 16.75%
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 20062016 206 30 14.56%
9 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52 29 55.77%
10 Finland Mika Häkkinen 19912001 165 26 15.76%
Sources:[21][22][23]

Percentage pole positions[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Poles Percentage
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52 29 55.77%
2 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 33 45.21%
3 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 33 14 42.42%
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 65 40.12%
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280 101 36.07%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19511961 67 16 23.88%
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 68 22.08%
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072021 272 57 20.96%
9 United States Duke Nalon 19501954 5 1 20.00%
United States Jerry Hoyt 19501951, 19531955 5 1
Source:[22][23]

Most consecutive pole positions[edit]

Driver Poles Races
1 Brazil Ayrton Senna 8 1988 Spanish1989 United States
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 7 1990 Spanish1991 Monaco
France Alain Prost 1993 South African1993 Canadian
Germany Michael Schumacher 2000 Italian2001 Brazilian
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 Monaco2015 Italian
6 Austria Niki Lauda 6 1974 Dutch1974 Italian
Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988 Brazilian1988 Detroit
1989 Belgian1989 Australian
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 South African1992 Monaco
Finland Mika Häkkinen 1999 British1999 Italian
Germany Nico Rosberg 2015 Japanese2015 Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2016 United States2017 Chinese
Source:[24]

Most pole positions at the same Grand Prix[edit]

Driver Poles Grand Prix Seasons
1 Brazil Ayrton Senna 8 San Marino Grand Prix 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994
Germany Michael Schumacher Japanese Grand Prix 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Australian Grand Prix 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Hungarian Grand Prix 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2020, 2021
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 7 Spanish Grand Prix 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Hungarian Grand Prix 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton British Grand Prix 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
Italian Grand Prix 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
9 Brazil Ayrton Senna 6 Australian Grand Prix 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993
Brazilian Grand Prix 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994
Germany Michael Schumacher Canadian Grand Prix 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Chinese Grand Prix 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Canadian Grand Prix 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017
Belgian Grand Prix 2008, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020
Spanish Grand Prix 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021
Sources:[22][23]

Most consecutive pole positions at the same Grand Prix[edit]

Driver Poles Grand Prix Seasons
1 Brazil Ayrton Senna 7 San Marino Grand Prix 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 6 Australian Grand Prix 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (ongoing)[N 11]
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 5 Japanese Grand Prix 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Spanish Grand Prix 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
5 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 4 British Grand Prix 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958
United Kingdom Jim Clark British Grand Prix 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
French Grand Prix 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Brazil Ayrton Senna Australian Grand Prix 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Brazilian Grand Prix 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Italian Grand Prix 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Monaco Grand Prix 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Belgian Grand Prix 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Germany Michael Schumacher Malaysian Grand Prix 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Germany Sebastian Vettel Japanese Grand Prix 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Italian Grand Prix 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Malaysian Grand Prix 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
British Grand Prix 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Sources:[22][23]

Most pole positions in a season[edit]

Driver Season Entries Poles WDC
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 15 1st
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 16 14 1st
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988 16 13 1st
1989 16 2nd
France Alain Prost 1993 16 1st
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2016 21 12 2nd
7 Finland Mika Häkkinen 1999 16 11 1st
Germany Michael Schumacher 2001 17 1st
Germany Nico Rosberg 2014 19 2nd
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19 1st
2017 20 1st
2018 21 1st
Sources:[25][26]

Highest percentage of pole positions in a season[edit]

Driver Season Races Poles Percentage
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 16 14 87.50%
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988 16 13 81.25%
1989 16 13
France Alain Prost 1993 16 13
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 15 78.95%
6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 8 6 75.00%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1963 10 7 70.00%
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 1999 16 11 68.75%
9 Italy Alberto Ascari 1953 9 6 66.67%
United Kingdom Jim Clark 1962 9 6
Source:[25]

Youngest polesitters[edit]

(only the first pole position for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 72 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix
2 Monaco Charles Leclerc 21 years, 165 days 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 21 years, 236 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
4 Netherlands Max Verstappen 21 years, 307 days 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix
5 Canada Lance Stroll 22 years, 16 days 2020 Turkish Grand Prix
6 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 22 years, 97 days 1994 Belgian Grand Prix
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 153 days 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
8 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 22 years, 308 days 1982 United States Grand Prix West
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 23 years, 79 days 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix
10 Poland Robert Kubica 23 years, 120 days 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix
Source:[13]

Oldest polesitters[edit]

Driver Age Race
1 Italy Nino Farina 47 years, 79 days 1954 Argentine Grand Prix
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 209 days 1958 Argentine Grand Prix
3 Australia Jack Brabham 44 years, 17 days 1970 Spanish Grand Prix
4 United States Mario Andretti 42 years, 196 days 1982 Italian Grand Prix
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 41 years, 97 days 1994 Australian Grand Prix
6 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 39 years, 188 days 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix
7 United Kingdom Graham Hill 39 years, 156 days 1968 British Grand Prix
8 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 38 years, 319 days 2018 Italian Grand Prix
9 United States Fred Agabashian[N 1] 38 years, 283 days 1952 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
10 France Alain Prost 38 years, 241 days 1993 Japanese Grand Prix
Source:[27]

Note: Michael Schumacher was aged 43 years, 144 days when he set the fastest time in qualifying for the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix but due to a 5-place grid penalty incurred from the previous race he did not start the race from pole position.

Most races without a pole position[edit]

Driver Entries Starts Best grid position
1 Mexico Sergio Pérez 209 205 2nd
2 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 2nd
3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158 3rd
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 161 4th
5 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 162 147 3rd
6 France Olivier Panis 158 157 3rd
7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 148 147 2nd
8 United States Eddie Cheever 143 132 2nd
9 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 133 132 3rd
10 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 2nd
Source:[28]

Fastest laps[edit]

Total fastest laps[edit]

Driver Fastest laps Starts Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 77 306 25.16%
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 57 280 20.36%
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 46 341 13.49%
4 France Alain Prost 41 199 20.60%
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 38 271 14.02%
6 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 30 187 16.04%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 28 72 38.89%
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 25 161 15.53%
9 Austria Niki Lauda 24 171 14.04%
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 23 51 45.10%
Brazil Nelson Piquet 204 11.27%
Spain Fernando Alonso 325 7.08%
Source:[15]

Percentage fastest laps[edit]

Driver Seasons Starts Fastest laps Percentage
1 United States Bill Vukovich 19511955 5[N 1] 3 60.00%
2 United States Lee Wallard 19501951 2[N 1] 1 50.00%
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 51[N 2] 23 45.10%
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 72 28 38.89%
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 32[N 3] 12 37.50%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19511961 66 19 28.79%
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 306 77 25.16%
8 Argentina José Froilán González 19501957, 1960 26 6 23.08%
9 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 199 41 20.60%
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280 57 20.36%
Source:[29]

Most fastest laps in a season[edit]

Driver Season Entries Fastest laps Percentage WDC
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 18 10 55.56% 1st
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2008 18 55.56% 3rd
2005 19 52.63% 2nd
4 Finland Mika Häkkinen 2000 17 9 52.94% 2nd
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 16 8 50.00% 1st
Germany Michael Schumacher 1994 16 50.00% 1st
1995 17 47.06% 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19 42.11% 1st
9 Brazil Nelson Piquet 1986 16 7 43.75% 3rd
France Alain Prost 1988 16 43.75% 2nd
Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 17 41.18% 1st
2006 18 38.89% 2nd
Australia Mark Webber 2011 19 36.84% 3rd
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 36.84% 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 36.84% 1st
2017 20 35.00% 1st
Finland Valtteri Bottas 2018 21 33.33% 5th
Source:[30]

Highest percentage of fastest laps in a season[edit]

Driver Fastest laps Races Season Percentage
1 Italy Alberto Ascari 6 8 1952 75.00%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 5 8 1951 62.50%
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark 6 10 1963 60.00%
6 10 1965
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark 5 9 1962 55.56%
Germany Michael Schumacher 10 18 2004
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 10 18 2008
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 9 17 2000 52.94%
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 10 19 2005 52.63%
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 4 8 1956 50.00%
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 8 16 1992
Germany Michael Schumacher 8 16 1994
Source:[30]

Youngest drivers to set fastest lap[edit]

(only the first fastest lap for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 19 years, 44 days 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix
2 United Kingdom Lando Norris 20 years, 235 days 2020 Austrian Grand Prix
3 Germany Nico Rosberg 20 years, 258 days 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc 21 years, 166 days 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix
5 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 21 years, 280 days 2013 Spanish Grand Prix
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 21 years, 321 days 2003 Canadian Grand Prix
7 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 21 years, 322 days 1959 British Grand Prix
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 353 days 2009 British Grand Prix
9 Russia Daniil Kvyat 22 years, 19 days 2016 Spanish Grand Prix
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 22 years, 91 days 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix
Source:[31]

Oldest drivers to set fastest lap[edit]

(only the last fastest lap for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 209 days 1958 Argentine Grand Prix
2 Italy Piero Taruffi 45 years, 219 days 1952 Swiss Grand Prix
3 Italy Nino Farina 44 years, 321 days 1951 Italian Grand Prix
4 Australia Jack Brabham 44 years, 107 days 1970 British Grand Prix
5 Italy Luigi Villoresi 44 years, 22 days 1953 Dutch Grand Prix
6 Germany Karl Kling 43 years, 319 days 1954 German Grand Prix
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 43 years, 201 days 2012 German Grand Prix
8 United States Paul Russo 42 years, 50 days 1956 Indianapolis 500
9 France Maurice Trintignant 42 years, 43 days 1959 United States Grand Prix
10 France Jacques Laffite 41 years, 319 days 1985 European Grand Prix
Source:[31]

Podium finishes[edit]

Total podium finishes[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280 175 62.50%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 155 50.32%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072021 272 122 44.85%
4 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 106 52.48%
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 20012009, 20122021 345 103 29.86%
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 20032018, 2021 328 97 29.57%
7 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 80 49.38%
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 19932011 326 68 20.86%
9 Finland Valtteri Bottas 20132021 171 64 37.43%
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard 19942008 247 62 25.10%
Source:[32]

Percentage podium finishes[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums Percentage
1 Italy Dorino Serafini 1950 1 1 100.00%
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 19501951 7 6 85.71%
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52[N 2] 35 67.31%
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280 175 62.50%
5 Italy Nino Farina 19501955 34 20[N 12] 58.82%
6 Argentina José Froilán González 19501957, 1960 27 15 55.56%
7 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 106 52.48%
8 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 33[N 3] 17 51.52%
9 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 155 50.32%
10 United States Lee Wallard 19501951 2 1 50.00%
United States Bill Holland 19501953 2 1
United States Mauri Rose 19501951 2 1
United States Sam Hanks 19501957 8 4
Source:[32]

Most podium finishes in a season[edit]

Driver Season Entries Podiums WDC
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 17 17 1st
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19 1st
2016 21 2nd
2018 21 1st
2019 21 1st
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 16 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 1st
Germany Nico Rosberg 2016 21 1st
10 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 18 15 1st
Spain Fernando Alonso 2005 19 1st
Germany Nico Rosberg 2014 19 2nd
2015 19 2nd
Finland Valtteri Bottas 2019 21 2nd
Source:[33]

Most consecutive podium finishes[edit]

Driver Season Consecutive podium finishes Podiums
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 20012002 2001 United States2002 Japanese 19
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20142015 2014 Italian2015 British 16
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 20052006 2005 Turkish2006 Canadian 15
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20102011 2010 Brazilian2011 British 11
2013 2013 German2013 Brazilian
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20182019 2018 Brazilian2019 French 10
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1963 1963 Belgian1963 South African 9
Austria Niki Lauda 19751976 1975 Italian1976 Swedish
Brazil Nelson Piquet 1987 1987 Monaco1987 Portuguese
Germany Michael Schumacher 20002001 2000 Hungarian2001 Brazilian
2004 2004 European2004 Italian
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007 2007 Australian2007 British
2018 2018 British2018 United States
Germany Nico Rosberg 2015 2015 Australian2015 British
2016 2016 Belgian2016 Abu Dhabi
Source:[34]

Most consecutive podium finishes from first race of season[edit]

Driver Season Consecutive podium finishes Podiums
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 AustralianJapanese 17
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 2006 BahrainCanadian 9
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007 AustralianBritish
2015 AustralianBritish
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 AustralianBritish
Germany Nico Rosberg 2015 AustralianBritish
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 2014 AustralianAustrian 8
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2019 AustralianFrench
9 Austria Niki Lauda 1976 BrazilianSwedish 7
France Alain Prost 1988 BrazilianFrench
Germany Michael Schumacher 1994 BrazilianFrench
United Kingdom Jenson Button 2009 AustralianTurkish
Source:[citation needed]

Youngest drivers to score a podium finish[edit]

(only the first podium finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 18 years, 228 days 1st 2016 Spanish Grand Prix
2 Canada Lance Stroll 18 years, 239 days 3rd 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
3 United Kingdom Lando Norris 20 years, 235 days 3rd 2020 Austrian Grand Prix
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 73 days 1st 2008 Italian Grand Prix
5 Russia Daniil Kvyat 21 years, 91 days 2nd 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix
6 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 21 years, 162 days 2nd 2014 Australian Grand Prix
7 Monaco Charles Leclerc 21 years, 166 days 3rd 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix
8 Spain Fernando Alonso 21 years, 237 days 3rd 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
9 Poland Robert Kubica 21 years, 278 days 3rd 2006 Italian Grand Prix
10 Germany Ralf Schumacher 21 years, 287 days 3rd 1997 Argentine Grand Prix
Source:[4]

Oldest drivers to score a podium finish[edit]

(only the last podium finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1st 1951 French Grand Prix
2 Monaco Louis Chiron 50 years, 291 days 3rd 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
3 Italy Felice Bonetto 49 years, 363 days 3rd 1953 Dutch Grand Prix
4 Italy Piero Taruffi 48 years, 334 days 2nd 1955 Italian Grand Prix
5 Italy Nino Farina 48 years, 218 days 3rd 1955 Belgian Grand Prix
6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 76 days 2nd 1957 Italian Grand Prix
7 Germany Karl Kling 44 years, 303 days 3rd 1955 British Grand Prix
8 France Louis Rosier 44 years, 225 days 3rd 1950 Belgian Grand Prix
9 Italy Luigi Villoresi 44 years, 120 days 3rd 1953 Italian Grand Prix
10 Australia Jack Brabham 44 years, 107 days 2nd 1970 British Grand Prix
Source:[4]

Most races without a podium[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Starts Best result
1 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2010, 20122020 182 179 4th
2 Germany Adrian Sutil 20072011, 20132014 128 128 4th
3 Italy Pierluigi Martini 19841985, 19881995 124 119 4th
4 France Philippe Alliot 19841990, 19931994 116 109 5th
5 Brazil Pedro Diniz 19952000 99 98 5th
6 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 20142018 97 97 8th
7 Japan Ukyo Katayama 19921997 97 95 5th
8 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 19831989 88 83 4th
9 Switzerland Marc Surer 19791986 88 82 4th
10 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 20052007, 20092011 81 80 6th
Source:[35]

Most career podiums without a win[edit]

Driver Entries Starts Podiums
1 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 13
2 Sweden Stefan Johansson 103 79 12
3 New Zealand Chris Amon 108 97 11
4 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 10
5 France Jean Behra 53 52 9
United States Eddie Cheever 143 132
United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158
8 Italy Luigi Villoresi 34 31 8
9 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 214 208 5
United Kingdom Lando Norris 52 52
Source:[36][37]

Most career podiums without a World Championship[edit]

Driver Seasons Starts Wins Podiums
1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 19932011 322 11 68
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas 20132021 170 9 64
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 19942008 246 13 62
4 Netherlands Max Verstappen 20152021 133 17 52
5 Austria Gerhard Berger 19841997 210 10 48
6 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 19721982 146 12 45
7 Australia Mark Webber 20022013 215 9 42
8 Brazil Felipe Massa 2002, 20042017 269 11 41
9 Italy Riccardo Patrese 19771993 256 6 37
10 France Jacques Laffite 19741986 176 6 32
France Jean Alesi 19892001 201 1
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 20112021 202 8
Source:[38]

Most races before scoring a podium finish[edit]

Entry Driver Race
1 101st race Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix
2 91st race United Kingdom Martin Brundle 1992 French Grand Prix
3 73rd race Finland Mika Salo 1999 German Grand Prix
4 68th race United Kingdom Jenson Button 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix
5 67th race United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 1995 Spanish Grand Prix
Spain Pedro de la Rosa 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
7 66th race France Esteban Ocon 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix
8 60th race Italy Gianni Morbidelli 1995 Australian Grand Prix
9 57th race Brazil Felipe Massa 2006 European Grand Prix
10 56th race Australia Mark Webber 2005 Monaco Grand Prix
Source:[39]

Points[edit]

Throughout the history of the World Championship, the points-scoring positions and the number of points awarded to each position have varied, along with the number of events per season in which points could be scored – see the List of Formula One World Championship points scoring systems for details.

Total career points[edit]

Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3999.5
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3053
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 1949
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1865
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1653
6 Germany Nico Rosberg 1594.5
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 1566
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen 1388.5
9 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1242
10 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1235
Source:[40]

Adjusted points[edit]

Total career points for each driver under the current points-scoring system.

Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 4388.5
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 3961
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3275
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2822
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 2811
6 France Alain Prost 2502.5
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1906
8 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1874.5
9 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1844.5
10 Germany Nico Rosberg 1757
Source:[41]

Total points-scoring races[edit]

Driver Points finishes
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 241
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 221
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 217
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 212
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 206
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 165
7 United Kingdom Jenson Button 162
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 140
9 Germany Nico Rosberg 133
10 France Alain Prost 128
Source:[42]

Most consecutive points finishes[edit]

Driver Points finishes Races
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 48 2018 British Grand Prix2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 33 2016 Japanese Grand Prix2018 French Grand Prix
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 27 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix2013 Hungarian Grand Prix
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 24 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 23 2011 European Grand Prix2012 Hungarian Grand Prix
6 Finland Valtteri Bottas 22 2018 British Grand Prix2019 British Grand Prix
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 2014 British Grand Prix2015 Hungarian Grand Prix
Netherlands Max Verstappen 2018 Belgian Grand Prix2019 Hungarian Grand Prix
9 Germany Sebastian Vettel 19 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix2011 Indian Grand Prix
2018 Hungarian Grand Prix2019 Austrian Grand Prix
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 Italian Grand Prix2015 Italian Grand Prix
Source:[43]

Most consecutive points scored[edit]

Driver Points scored Races
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 998 2018 British Grand Prix2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 623 2016 Japanese Grand Prix2018 French Grand Prix
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 424 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix2011 Indian Grand Prix
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 420 2014 Italian Grand Prix2015 Italian Grand Prix
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 338 2018 British Grand Prix2019 British Grand Prix
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 334 2011 European Grand Prix2012 Hungarian Grand Prix
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 325 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix2013 Hungarian Grand Prix
Netherlands Max Verstappen 2018 Belgian Grand Prix2019 Hungarian Grand Prix
9 Germany Sebastian Vettel 294 2016 Japanese Grand Prix2017 Italian Grand Prix
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas 282 2017 Monaco Grand Prix2018 Chinese Grand Prix

Highest average points per race started[edit]

Driver Starts Points Average points
per race started
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 280 3999.5 14.28
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 271 3053 11.27
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 133 1388.5 10.44
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas 170 1653 9.72
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 206 1594.5 7.74
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc 72 505 7.01
7 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 202 1242 6.15
8 United States George Amick 1 6 6.00
9 Spain Fernando Alonso 326 1949 5.98
10 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 342 1865 5.45
Source:[45]

Highest percentage of points-scoring races (at least 15 entries)[edit]

Driver Entries Points finishes Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 280 241 86.07%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 53 43 81.13%
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 133 101 75.94%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 272 206 75.74%
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 171 126 73.68%
6 Italy Nino Farina 34 25 73.53%
7 Argentina José Froilán González 26 19[N 13][46] 73.08%
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 308 221 71.75%
9 Italy Alberto Ascari 33 23[N 14][47] 69.70%
10 United Kingdom Lando Norris 52 36 69.23%
Source:[12]

Most championship points in a season[edit]

Driver Points Season WDC Races % of max
points possible
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 413 2019 1st 21 75.64%
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 408 2018 1st 21 77.71%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 397 2013 1st 19 83.58%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 392 2011 1st 19 82.53%
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 385 2016 1st 21 73.33%
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 384 2014 1st 19dagger 76.80%
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 381 2015 1st 19 80.21%
8 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 380 2016 2nd 21 72.38%
9 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 363 2017 1st 20 72.60%
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 347 2020 1st 17 78.51%
Source:[6]

dagger Double points awarded in last race.

Youngest drivers to score points[edit]

(only the first points finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race Career race number
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 17 years, 180 days 7th 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix 2nd race
2 Canada Lance Stroll 18 years, 225 days 9th 2017 Canadian Grand Prix 7th race
3 United Kingdom Lando Norris 19 years, 138 days 6th 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix 2nd race
4 Russia Daniil Kvyat 19 years, 324 days 9th 2014 Australian Grand Prix 1st race
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 19 years, 349 days 8th 2007 United States Grand Prix 1st race
6 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 20 years, 12 days 9th 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix 11th race
7 United Kingdom Jenson Button 20 years, 67 days 6th 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix 2nd race
8 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez 20 years, 123 days 4th 1962 Belgian Grand Prix 3rd race
9 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 20 years, 149 days 7th 2009 Australian Grand Prix 1st race
10 France Esteban Ocon 20 years, 190 days 10th 2017 Australian Grand Prix 10th race
Source:[4]

Oldest drivers to score points[edit]

(only the last points finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 France Philippe Étancelin 53 years, 249 days 5th 1950 Italian Grand Prix
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1st 1951 French Grand Prix
3 Monaco Louis Chiron 50 years, 291 days 3rd 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
4 France Louis Rosier 50 years, 274 days 5th 1956 German Grand Prix
5 Italy Felice Bonetto 50 years, 75 days 4th 1953 Swiss Grand Prix
6 Italy Piero Taruffi 48 years, 334 days 2nd 1955 Italian Grand Prix
7 Italy Nino Farina 48 years, 218 days 3rd 1955 Belgian Grand Prix
8 Brazil Chico Landi 48 years, 191 days 4th 1956 Argentine Grand Prix
9 Italy Luigi Villoresi 47 years, 18 days 5th 1956 Belgian Grand Prix
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 47 years, 12 days 4th 1958 French Grand Prix
Source:[4]

Most points without a win[edit]

Driver Entries Starts Points
1 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 182 179 521
2 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 133 132 469.5
3 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 391
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris 52 52 278
5 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 259
6 Russia Daniil Kvyat 112 110 202
7 Thailand Alexander Albon 38 38 197
8 Canada Lance Stroll 93 92 166
9 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 120 119 158
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 76 75 125
Source:[48]

Most career points without being World Champion[edit]

Driver Points Best WDC finish
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1653 2nd in 2019 and 2020
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen 1388.5 3rd in 2019 and 2020
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1242 3rd in 2014 and 2016
4 Brazil Felipe Massa 1167 2nd in 2008
5 Australia Mark Webber 1047.5 3rd in 2010, 2011 and 2013
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez 824 4th in 2020
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 658 2nd in 2002 and 2004
8 United Kingdom David Coulthard 535 2nd in 2001
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 521 7th in 2018
10 Monaco Charles Leclerc 505 4th in 2019
Source:[49]

World Champions with fewest career points[edit]

Driver Points World champion year(s)
1 United States Phil Hill 98 1961
2 Austria Jochen Rindt 109 1970
3 Italy Nino Farina 127.33 1950
4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 127.64 1958
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 140.14 1952 and 1953
6 Finland Keke Rosberg 159.5 1982
7 United Kingdom James Hunt 179 1976
8 United Kingdom John Surtees 180 1964
United States Mario Andretti 1978
10 Australia Alan Jones 206 1980
Source:[50]

Most races before scoring points[edit]

Entry Driver Race
1 44th race Italy Nicola Larini 1994 San Marino Grand Prix
2 42nd race United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 1987 Monaco Grand Prix
3 37th race United Kingdom George Russell 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix
4 32nd race France Philippe Alliot 1986 Mexican Grand Prix
Italy Alessandro Nannini 1988 San Marino Grand Prix
6 31st race Italy Alex Caffi 1989 Monaco Grand Prix
Japan Ukyo Katayama 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix
8 28th race Canada Nicholas Latifi 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
9 26th race United States Harry Schell 1956 Belgian Grand Prix
10 25th race Denmark Jan Magnussen 1998 Canadian Grand Prix
France Jules Bianchi 2014 Monaco Grand Prix
Source:[51]

Most races without scoring points[edit]

Driver Entries Starts
1 Italy Luca Badoer 58 50
2 France Charles Pic 39 39
3 United Kingdom Max Chilton 35 35
4 United States Brett Lunger 43 34
5 Japan Toranosuke Takagi 32 32
6 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler 29 28
Brazil Enrique Bernoldi 29
United States Scott Speed 28
9 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 33 26
10 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 37 25
Netherlands Huub Rothengatter 30
Source:[52]

Races finished[edit]

Total career race finishes[edit]

Driver Races finished
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 271
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 258
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 252
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 237
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button 230
Germany Sebastian Vettel
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 225
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 224
9 Mexico Sergio Pérez 178
10 Germany Nico Rosberg 174
Source:[53]

Most consecutive race finishes[edit]

Driver Races finished Races
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 48 2018 British Grand Prix2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
2 Germany Nick Heidfeld 33 2007 Chinese Grand Prix2009 Italian Grand Prix
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2016 Japanese Grand Prix2018 French Grand Prix
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 30 2012 Australian Grand Prix2013 Hungarian Grand Prix
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 2020 Styrian Grand Prix2021 Italian Grand Prix (ongoing)
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 29 2013 Chinese Grand Prix2014 Belgian Grand Prix
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 27 2008 Canadian Grand Prix2009 Japanese Grand Prix
France Esteban Ocon 2016 Belgian Grand Prix2017 Mexican Grand Prix
9 United Kingdom Max Chilton 25 2013 Australian Grand Prix2014 Monaco Grand Prix
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 2015 United States Grand Prix2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix2019 Singapore Grand Prix
Source:[54]

Race leaders[edit]

Every lap, total races[edit]

Driver Races
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 22
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 15
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 13
5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 11
Germany Michael Schumacher
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 9
8 Italy Alberto Ascari 7
France Alain Prost
Germany Nico Rosberg
Source:[55]

Every lap, percentage of races[edit]

Driver Races Entries Percentage
1 Italy Alberto Ascari 7 32 21.88%
2 United Kingdom Jim Clark 13 72 18.06%
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19 161 11.80%
4 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 11 99 11.11%
5 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 5 51 9.80%
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 22 280 7.86%
7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 5 66 7.58%
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel 15 271 5.54%
9 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 9 187 4.81%
10 Netherlands Max Verstappen 6 133 4.51%
Sources:[56] [57]

For at least one lap, total races[edit]

Driver Races
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 171
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 142
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 106
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 86
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 85
6 France Alain Prost 84
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 83
8 United Kingdom David Coulthard 62
9 Brazil Nelson Piquet 58
10 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 55
Germany Nico Rosberg
Source:[58]

For at least one lap, percentage of races[edit]

Driver Seasons Entries Races led Percentage
1 Germany Markus Winkelhock 2007 1 1 100%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 53 38 71.70%
3 United States Jack McGrath 19501955 6 4 66.67%
United States Bill Vukovich 19501955 6 4
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 33 21 63.64%
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072021 280 171 61.07%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 43 58.90%
8 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 86 53.09%
9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 51 51.00%
10 United States Cecil Green 19501951 2 1 50.00%
Source:[citation needed]

For at least one lap, youngest leaders[edit]

(only the first race led for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 18 years, 228 days 2016 Spanish Grand Prix
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20 years, 89 days 2007 Japanese Grand Prix
3 Monaco Charles Leclerc 21 years, 166 days 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix
4 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 21 years, 225 days 2010 Canadian Grand Prix
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 21 years, 237 days 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
6 Poland Robert Kubica 21 years, 278 days 2006 Italian Grand Prix
7 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 21 years, 280 days 2013 Spanish Grand Prix
8 United States Jimmy Davies[N 1] 21 years, 285 days 1951 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
9 United Kingdom Lando Norris 21 years, 303 days 2021 Italian Grand Prix
10 Canada Lance Stroll 22 years, 17 days 2020 Turkish Grand Prix
Source:[59]

Most laps led, total laps[edit]

Driver Laps
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 5,229
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 5,111
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3,499
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 2,931
5 France Alain Prost 2,683
6 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 2,091
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1,943
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1,919
9 Spain Fernando Alonso 1,769
10 Brazil Nelson Piquet 1,600
Source:[60]

Longest distance led, total[edit]

Driver Distance (km)
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 26,589
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 24,148
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 18,153
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 13,430
5 France Alain Prost 12,477
6 United Kingdom Jim Clark 10,125
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 9,651
8 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 9,316
9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 9,183
10 Spain Fernando Alonso 8,652
Source:[61]

Most laps led without a win[edit]

Driver Laps
1 New Zealand Chris Amon 183
2 France Jean Behra 107
3 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 79
4 United States Jack McGrath 70
5 United Kingdom George Russell 59
6 United States Johnny Thomson 55
7 United States Pat O'Connor 46
Italy Ivan Capelli
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 43
10 France Romain Grosjean 40
Source:[17]

Most consecutive laps in the lead[edit]

Driver Laps in the lead Races
1 Italy Alberto Ascari[62] 304 1952 Belgian Grand Prix1952 Dutch Grand Prix
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 264 1988 British Grand Prix1988 Italian Grand Prix
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 237 1989 San Marino Grand Prix1989 United States Grand Prix
4 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 235 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix1992 Monaco Grand Prix
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 205 2012 Singapore Grand Prix2012 Indian Grand Prix
6 United Kingdom Jim Clark 186 1963 Mexican Grand Prix1964 Monaco Grand Prix
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 165 1963 Belgian Grand Prix1963 French Grand Prix
8 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 162 2005 Spanish Grand Prix2005 European Grand Prix
9 Australia Mark Webber 159 2010 Spanish Grand Prix2010 Turkish Grand Prix
10 France Alain Prost 156 1988 Portuguese Grand Prix1988 Japanese Grand Prix
Source:[63]

Multiple driver records[edit]

Pole and win in same race[edit]

Driver Races
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 59
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 40
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 31
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 29
5 France Alain Prost 18
6 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 17
7 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 15
United Kingdom Jim Clark
Germany Nico Rosberg
10 Spain Fernando Alonso 14
Sources:[6][64]

Most wins from pole position in a season[edit]

Driver Season Races Wins from pole
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 16 9
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 18 8
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2017 20
2020 17
7 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988 16 7
1991 16
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19
2016 21
2018 21
Source:[6]

Pole, win and fastest lap in same race[edit]

This is sometimes referred to as a "hat-trick".

Driver Races
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 22
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 18
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark 11
4 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 9
5 France Alain Prost 8
Germany Sebastian Vettel
7 Italy Alberto Ascari 7
Brazil Ayrton Senna
9 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 5
United Kingdom Damon Hill
Finland Mika Häkkinen
Spain Fernando Alonso
Source:[65]

Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap[edit]

This is sometimes referred to as a "grand slam" or "grand chelem".[66][67]

Note: Only Ascari (Germany–Netherlands 1952), Clark (Netherlands–France 1963) and Vettel (Singapore–Korea 2013) have achieved the feat in consecutive races. Only Ascari (France, Germany, Netherlands 1952), Clark (Netherlands, France, Mexico 1963; and South Africa, France, Germany 1965), Mansell (South Africa, Spain, Britain 1992) and Hamilton (China, Canada, Britain 2017) have achieved this feat three times in a single season.

Youngest[edit]

Record Driver Age Race
Pole and win Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 73 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix
Pole, win, and fastest lap (hat-trick) Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 353 days 2009 British Grand Prix
Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap (grand slam) Netherlands Max Verstappen 23 years, 277 days 2021 Austrian Grand Prix
Source:[68]

Oldest[edit]

Record Driver Age Race
Pole and win Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957 German Grand Prix
Pole, win, and fastest lap (hat-trick) Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957 German Grand Prix
Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap (grand slam) Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 45 years, 42 days 1956 German Grand Prix
Source:[citation needed]

Drivers' Championships[edit]

Total championships[edit]

Driver Titles Seasons
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 7 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 5 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
4 France Alain Prost 4 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
6 Australia Jack Brabham 3 1959, 1960, 1966
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971, 1973
Austria Niki Lauda 1975, 1977, 1984
Brazil Nelson Piquet 1981, 1983, 1987
Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988, 1990, 1991
Source:[69]

Most consecutive championships[edit]

Driver Titles Seasons
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 5 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 4 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 (ongoing)
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 2 1952, 1953
Australia Jack Brabham 1959, 1960
France Alain Prost 1985, 1986
Finland Mika Häkkinen 1998, 1999
Brazil Ayrton Senna 1990, 1991
Germany Michael Schumacher 1994, 1995
Spain Fernando Alonso 2005, 2006
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014, 2015
Source:[70]

Fewest World Championship seasons before first title[edit]

(excluding drivers who competed from the very first championship season of 1950; including winning season)

Driver Seasons[N 15] First championship Debut year
1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 2 1997 1996
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2008 2007
3 New Zealand Denny Hulme 3 1967 1965
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 1972 1970
5 United States Phil Hill 4 1961 1958
United Kingdom Jim Clark 1963 1960
United Kingdom James Hunt 1976 1973
Brazil Nelson Piquet 1981 1978
Germany Michael Schumacher 1994 1991
Spain Fernando Alonso 2005 2001[N 16]
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2010 2007
Source:[71]

Most World Championship seasons before first title[edit]

Driver Seasons[N 15] First championship Debut year
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 13 1992 1980
2 Germany Nico Rosberg 11 2016 2006
3 United States Mario Andretti 10 1978 1968[N 17]
United Kingdom Jenson Button 2009 2000
5 South Africa Jody Scheckter 8 1979 1972
Finland Mika Häkkinen 1998 1991
7 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 7 1958 1952
Austria Jochen Rindt 1970 1964
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2007 2001
Source:[71]

Largest gap between consecutive titles[edit]

Driver Seasons Years
1 Austria Niki Lauda 7 1977 1984
2 Australia Jack Brabham 6 1960 1966
United Kingdom Graham Hill 1962 1968
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2008 2014
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 5 1995 2000
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet 4 1983 1987
France Alain Prost 1989 1993
8 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 3 1951 1954
France Alain Prost 1986 1989

Youngest World Drivers' Championship first-time winners[edit]

(at the moment they clinched their first/only title)

Driver Age Year
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 134 days 2010
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 300 days 2008
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 24 years, 59 days 2005
4 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 303 days 1972
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
6 Austria Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
8 United Kingdom Jim Clark 27 years, 174 days 1963
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
10 Austria Jochen Rindt 28 years, 169 days[N 18] 1970
Sources:[4][72]

Youngest double World Drivers' Championship winners[edit]

(at the moment they clinched their second title)

Driver Age Year
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 24 years, 99 days 2011
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 25 years, 85 days 2006
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 26 years, 293 days 1995
4 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 27 years, 299 days 1974
5 Austria Niki Lauda 28 years, 202 days 1977
6 United Kingdom Jim Clark 29 years, 137 days 1965
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 29 years, 321 days 2014
8 Brazil Ayrton Senna 30 years, 215 days 1990
9 Finland Mika Häkkinen 31 years, 33 days 1999
10 Brazil Nelson Piquet 31 years, 60 days 1983

Youngest triple World Drivers' Championship winners[edit]

(at the moment they clinched their third title)

Driver Age Year
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 25 years, 146 days 2012
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 30 years, 292 days 2015
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 31 years, 214 days 1991
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 31 years, 280 days 2000
5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 34 years, 91 days 1973
6 France Alain Prost 34 years, 241 days 1989
7 Brazil Nelson Piquet 35 years, 63 days 1987
8 Austria Niki Lauda 35 years, 243 days 1984
9 Australia Jack Brabham 40 years, 128 days 1966
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 44 years, 23 days 1955

Youngest World Drivers' Championship winners[edit]

(at the moment they clinched the title)

Driver Age Year
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 134 days 2010
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 300 days 2008
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 24 years, 59 days 2005
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 24 years, 99 days 2011
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 25 years, 85 days 2006
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel 25 years, 146 days 2012
7 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 303 days 1972
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
9 Germany Sebastian Vettel 26 years, 117 days 2013
10 Austria Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
Source:[72][76]

Other driver records[edit]

Description Record Details Ref.
Championships
Most races left in the season when becoming World Champion 6 Germany Michael Schumacher (2002 in round 11 of 17) [77]
Fewest races left in the season when becoming World Champion 0 Italy Nino Farina (1950 in round 7 of 7)
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1951 in round 8 of 8, 1956 in round 8 of 8)
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn (1958 in round 11 of 11)
Australia Jack Brabham (1959 in round 9 of 9)
United Kingdom Graham Hill (1962 in round 9 of 9, 1968 in round 12 of 12)
United Kingdom John Surtees (1964 in round 10 of 10)
New Zealand Denny Hulme (1967 in round 11 of 11)
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi (1974 in round 15 of 15)
United Kingdom James Hunt (1976 in round 16 of 16)
Brazil Nelson Piquet (1981 in round 15 of 15, 1983 in round 15 of 15)
Finland Keke Rosberg (1982 in round 16 of 16)
France Alain Prost (1986 in round 16 of 16)
Germany Michael Schumacher (1994 in round 16 of 16, 2003 in round 16 of 16)
United Kingdom Damon Hill (1996 in round 16 of 16)
Canada Jacques Villeneuve (1997 in round 17 of 17)
Finland Mika Hakkinen (1998 in round 16 of 16, 1999 in round 16 of 16)
Spain Fernando Alonso (2006 in round 18 of 18)
Finland Kimi Räikkönen (2007 in round 17 of 17)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2008 in round 18 of 18, 2014 in round 19 of 19)
Germany Sebastian Vettel (2010 in round 19 of 19, 2012 in round 20 of 20)
Germany Nico Rosberg (2016 in round 21 of 21)
[78]
Most consecutive races as championship leader 37 Germany Michael Schumacher (2000 United States Grand Prix2002 Japanese Grand Prix) [citation needed]
Most races as championship leader 125 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton [79]
Most points between first and second in the World Championship 155 between Germany Sebastian Vettel (397 pts.)
and Spain Fernando Alonso (242 pts.) in 2013
(In 2003–2009 scoring format: 60 (160 vs. 100); in 1991–2002 scoring format: 79 (150 vs. 71))
[80][81][82][83]
Highest percentage points difference between first and second in the World Championship 48.15 between United Kingdom Nigel Mansell (108 pts.)
and Italy Riccardo Patrese (56 pts.) in 1992
[citation needed]
Fewest points between first and second in the World Championship 0.5 between Austria Niki Lauda (72 pts.)
and France Alain Prost (71.5 pts.) in 1984
[80]
Longest time between first and last World Championship titles 4,396 days United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (between 2008 and 2020) [84]
Longest time between successive World Championship titles 2,576 days Austria Niki Lauda (between 1977 and 1984) [85]
Youngest World Championship leader 22 years, 126 days United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (at 2007 Spanish Grand Prix) [84][86]
Oldest World Champion 46 years, 41 days Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1957) [4]
Highest finishing position in a World Championship for a rookie (excluding 1950) 2nd Canada Jacques Villeneuve (1996)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2007)
[87]
Drivers' Championships won with most constructors 4 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Mercedes, Ferrari) [88]
Most leader changes in a Drivers' Championship in a season 10 (2010) Spain Fernando Alonso
Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Australia Mark Webber
Spain Fernando Alonso
Germany Sebastian Vettel
[citation needed]
Most World Champions competing in a season 6 (2012) Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Spain Fernando Alonso
Germany Michael Schumacher
[89]
Most World Championship seasons as runner-up 4 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
France Alain Prost
[90]
Most drivers becoming World Champion in a decade 7
(1960s)
(1970s)
(1990s)
Australia Jack Brabham (1960, 1966)
United States Phil Hill (1961)
United Kingdom Graham Hill (1962, 1968)
United Kingdom Jim Clark (1963, 1965)
United Kingdom John Surtees (1964)
New Zealand Denny Hulme (1967)
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart (1969)


Austria Jochen Rindt (1970)
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart (1971, 1973)
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi (1972, 1974)
Austria Niki Lauda (1975, 1977)
United Kingdom James Hunt (1976)
United States Mario Andretti (1978)
South Africa Jody Scheckter (1979)

Brazil Ayrton Senna (19901991)
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell (1992)
France Alain Prost (1993)
Germany Michael Schumacher (19941995)
United Kingdom Damon Hill (1996)
Canada Jacques Villeneuve (1997)
Finland Mika Häkkinen (19981999)

[91][92]
Fewest drivers becoming World Champion in a decade 3 (2010s) Germany Sebastian Vettel (20102013)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (20142015, 20172019)
Germany Nico Rosberg (2016)
[91][92]
Wins
Most different Grands Prix won 28