Formula 1 World Drivers' Champions (WDC)

The Formula One World Drivers' Championship is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile to the most successful driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on individual Grand Prix results. The Drivers' Championship was first awarded in 1950. German driver Michael Schumacher holds the record for most titles, at seven.

Winners of the F1 Driver's Championship

Season Driver Team
2018  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2017  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2016  Nico Rosberg Mercedes
2015  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2014  Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
2013  Sebastian Vettel  Red Bull
2012  Sebastian Vettel  Red Bull
2011  Sebastian Vettel  Red Bull
2010  Sebastian Vettel  Red Bull
2009  Jenson Button  Brawn
2008  Lewis Hamilton McLaren
2007  Kimi Räikkönen  Ferrari
2006  Fernando Alonso Renault
2005  Fernando Alonso Renault
2004  Michael Schumacher  Ferrari
2003  Michael Schumacher  Ferrari
2002  Michael Schumacher  Ferrari
2001  Michael Schumacher  Ferrari
2000  Michael Schumacher  Ferrari
1999  Mika Häkkinen McLaren
1998  Mika Häkkinen McLaren
1997  Jacques Villeneuve Williams
1996  Damon Hill Williams
1995  Michael Schumacher Benetton
1994  Michael Schumacher Benetton
1993  Alain Prost Williams
1992  Nigel Mansell Williams
1991  Ayrton Senna McLaren
1990  Ayrton Senna McLaren
1989  Alain Prost McLaren
1988  Ayrton Senna McLaren
1987  Nelson Piquet Williams
1986  Alain Prost McLaren
1985  Alain Prost McLaren
1984  Niki Lauda McLaren
1983  Nelson Piquet Brabham
1982  Keke Rosberg Williams
1981  Nelson Piquet Brabham
1980  Alan Jones Williams
1979  Jody Scheckter  Ferrari
1978  Mario Andretti  Lotus
1977  Niki Lauda  Ferrari
1976  James Hunt McLaren
1975  Niki Lauda  Ferrari
1974  Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren
1973  Jackie Stewart  Tyrrell
1972  Emerson Fittipaldi  Lotus
1971  Jackie Stewart  Tyrrell
1970  Jochen Rindt  Lotus
1969  Jackie Stewart  Matra
1968  Graham Hill  Lotus
1967  Denny Hulme Brabham
1966  Jack Brabham Brabham
1965  Jim Clark  Lotus
1964  John Surtees  Ferrari
1963  Jim Clark  Lotus
1962  Graham Hill  BRM
1961  Phil Hill  Ferrari
1960  Jack Brabham Cooper
1959  Jack Brabham Cooper
1958  Mike Hawthorn  Ferrari
1957  Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
1956  Juan Manuel Fangio  Ferrari
1955  Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
1954  Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati2
1953  Alberto Ascari  Ferrari
1952  Alberto Ascari  Ferrari
1951  Juan Manuel Fangio  Alfa Romeo
1950  Giuseppe Farina  Alfa Romeo

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