Since the Formula One World Championship began, drivers have strived to break records in the sport, both as an aid to winning titles, and as an accolade in themselves. Notable drivers who have made record-breaking a priority are Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher, both of which have excelled in the sport.

The following is a list of driver records in the FIA World Championships, since 1950. Drivers who have competed in the 2018 Formula One season are highlighted in bold throughout.


Most ChampionshipsEdit

1 Germany Michael Schumacher71994, 1995 (Benetton-Renault), 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (Ferrari)
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio51951 (Alfa Romeo), 1954 (Maserati/Mercedes), 1955 (Mercedes), 1956 (Ferrari), 1957 (Maserati)
3 France Alain Prost41985, 1986 (McLaren-TAG), 1989 (McLaren-Honda), 1993 (Williams-Renault)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton42008 (McLaren-Mercedes), 2014, 2015, 2017 (Mercedes)
Germany Sebastian Vettel42010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (all Red Bull-Renault)
6 Australia Jack Brabham31959, 1960 (Cooper-Climax), 1966 (Brabham-Repco)
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart31969 (Matra-Ford Cosworth), 1971, 1973 (Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth)
Austria Niki Lauda31975, 1977 (Ferrari), 1984 (McLaren-TAG)
Brazil Nelson Piquet31981 (Brabham-Ford Cosworth), 1983 (Brabham-BMW), 1987 (Williams-Honda)
Brazil Ayrton Senna31988, 1990, 1991 (all McLaren-Honda)
2 Titles: 6 drivers
1 Title: 17 drivers

Most Consecutive ChampionshipsEdit

* indicates streak still going

1 Germany Michael Schumacher52000-2004
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio41954-1957
Germany Sebastian Vettel42010-2013
4 Italy Alberto Ascari21952-1953
Australia Jack Brabham21959-1960
France Alain Prost21985-1986
Brazil Ayrton Senna21990-1991
Germany Michael Schumacher21994-1995
Finland Mika Häkkinen21998-1999
Spain Fernando Alonso22005-2006
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton22014-2015

Youngest World ChampionEdit

First title only; Age when mathematically certain to win title

1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 133 days2010
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 301 days2008
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 24 years, 58 days2005
4 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi25 years, 273 days1972
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days1994
6 Austria Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days1975
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve26 years, 200 days1997*
8 United Kingdom Jim Clark 27 years, 188 days1963
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days2007
10 Austria Jochen Rindt 28 years, 140 days1970 (posthumous)

*The point at which Villeneuve wrapped up the title could be taken as September 21st (Austrian Grand Prix) if Schumacher's future disqualification were taken into account. This would put his age at 26 years, 165 days (good enough for 6th on this list).