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A Grand Chelem or Grand Slam is scored in motor racing if a driver scores pole position in qualifying, the fastest lap in the race and then winning while leading every lap of the race in the same weekend. This significant feat is equivalent to a perfect game in baseball, or a 300-game in ten-pin bowling.

To date, only 23 drivers have secured a Grand Chelem. There have only been 55 in total, which equates to 6.06% of all championship races.

Juan Manuel Fangio took the first Grand Chelem in a Formula One World Championship race at the 1950 Monaco Grand Prix. It was only the second World Championship race.Jim Clark obtained the most Grand Chelems, with eight, amazingly all achieved in a 32-race period which spanned just over three years. The most recent was at the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton achieved the feat.

Only three drivers achieved a Grand Chelem at consecutive races: Alberto Ascari (1952 German Grand Prix and 1952 Dutch Grand Prix), Jim Clark (1963 Dutch Grand Prix and 1963 French Grand Prix) and Sebastian Vettel (2013 Singapore Grand Prix and 2013 Korean Grand Prix).

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Pos. Driver Total Race(s)
1 United Kingdom Jim Clark 8 1962 British Grand Prix, 1963 Dutch Grand Prix, 1963 French Grand Prix, 1963 Mexican Grand Prix, 1964 British Grand Prix, 1965 South African Grand Prix, 1965 French Grand Prix, 1965 German Grand Prix
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 5 1952 French Grand Prix, 1952 German Grand Prix, 1952 Dutch Grand Prix, 1953 Argentine Grand Prix, 1953 British Grand Prix
Germany Michael Schumacher 1994 Monaco Grand Prix, 1994 Canadian Grand Prix, 2002 Spanish Grand Prix, 2004 Australian Grand Prix, 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix
4 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 4 1969 French Grand Prix, 1971 Monaco Grand Prix, 1971 French Grand Prix, 1972 United States Grand Prix
Brazil Ayrton Senna 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, 1989 Spanish Grand Prix, 1990 Monaco Grand Prix, 1990 Italian Grand Prix
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1991 British Grand Prix, 1992 South African Grand Prix, 1992 Spanish Grand Prix, 1992 British Grand Prix
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 Indian Grand Prix, 2012 Japanese Grand Prix, 2013 Singapore Grand Prix, 2013 Korean Grand Prix
8 Brazil Nelson Piquet 3 1980 United States Grand Prix West, 1981 Argentine Grand Prix, 1984 Canadian Grand Prix
9 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 2 1950 Monaco Grand Prix, 1956 German Grand Prix
Australia Jack Brabham 1960 Belgian Grand Prix, 1966 British Grand Prix
Finland Mika Häkkinen 1998 Brazilian Grand Prix, 1998 Monaco Grand Prix
12 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 1 1958 French Grand Prix
United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1959 Portuguese Grand Prix
Switzerland Jo Siffert 1971 Austrian Grand Prix
Belgium Jacky Ickx 1972 German Grand Prix
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 1976 United States Grand Prix West
Austria Niki Lauda 1976 Belgian Grand Prix
France Jacques Laffite 1979 Brazilian Grand Prix
Canada Gilles Villeneuve 1979 United States Grand Prix West
Austria Gerhard Berger 1987 Australian Grand Prix
United Kingdom Damon Hill 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix
Spain Fernando Alonso 2010 Singapore Grand Prix
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix
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