F1 Drivers Champions

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The Formula One World Drivers' Championship is awarded by the FIA for the Formula One driver that gathers the most points in a Formula One season. It is the ultimate prize any single seater driver can win and is awarded since the beginning of the championship in 1950.

Season Driver Team Points Margin (pnts)
1950 Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 30 3
1951 Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 31 6
1952 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 36 12
1953 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 34.5 6.5
1954 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati (2 races), Mercedes (6 races) 42 16.9
1955 Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 40 16.5
1956 Juan Manuel Fangio Ferrari 30 3
1957 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 40 15
1958 Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 42 1
1959 Jack Brabham Cooper 31 4
1960 Jack Brabham Cooper 43 9
1961 Phil Hill Ferrari 34 1
1962 Graham Hill BRM 42 12
1963 Jim Clark Lotus 54 21
1964 John Surtees Ferrari 40 1
1965 Jim Clark Lotus 54 14
1966 Jack Brabham Brabham 42 14
1967 Denny Hulme Brabham 51 5
1968 Graham Hill Lotus 48 12
1969 Jackie Stewart Matra 63 26
1970 Jochen Rindt Lotus 45 5
1971 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 62 29
1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus 61 16
1973 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 71 16
1974 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren 55 3
1975 Niki Lauda Ferrari 64.5 19.5
1976 James Hunt McLaren 69 1
1977 Niki Lauda Ferrari 72 17
1978 Mario Andretti Lotus 64 13
1979 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 51 4
1980 Alan Jones Williams 67 13
1981 Nelson Piquet Brabham 50 1
1982 Keke Rosberg Williams 44 5
1983 Nelson Piquet Brabham 59 2
1984 Niki Lauda McLaren 72 0.5
1985 Alain Prost McLaren 73 20
1986 Alain Prost McLaren 72 2
1987 Nelson Piquet Williams 73 12
1988 Ayrton Senna McLaren 90 3
1989 Alain Prost McLaren 76 16
1990 Ayrton Senna McLaren 78 7
1991 Ayrton Senna McLaren 96 24
1992 Nigel Mansell Williams 108 52
1993 Alain Prost Williams 99 26
1994 Michael Schumacher Benetton 92 1
1995 Michael Schumacher Benetton 102 33
1996 Damon Hill Williams 97 19
1997 Jacques Villeneuve Williams 81 39
1998 Mika Häkkinen McLaren 100 14
1999 Mika Häkkinen McLaren 76 2
2000 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 108 19
2001 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 123 58
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 144 67
2003 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 93 2
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 148 34
2005 Fernando Alonso Renault 133 21
2006 Fernando Alonso Renault 134 13
2007 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 110 1
2008 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 98 1
2009 Jenson Button Brawn GP 95 11
2010 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 256 4
2011 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 392 122
2012 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 281 3
2013 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 397 155
2014 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 384 67
2015 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 381 59

Points systems

  • From 1961 to 1990: 8, 6, 4, 3, 2
  • In 1960 to 1990: 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • From 1961 to 1990: 9, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • From 1991 to 2002: 10, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • From 2003 to 2009: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • As of 2010: 25 for 1st, followed with 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1
    • In 2014: Double points for the final race at Abu Dhabi

A more detailed list of champions can be found at wikipedia.