We take a look at some of the major records in formula one history which are usually go unnoticed in live race coverage and replays.
Most Number of Formula 1 world championship titles won by drivers:
Michael Schumacher has won 7 F1 titles most by any driver. Juan Manuel Fangio is second with 5 titles followed by Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel who both have 4 titles to their name.
See also: Most successful Formula 1 Drivers
|1||M. Schumacher||91 in 308|
|2||Alain Prost||51 in 202|
|3||Lewis Hamilton||48 in 178|
|4||Sebastian Vettel||42 in 169|
|5||Ayrton Senna||41 in 162|
|6||Fernando Alonso||32 in 264|
|7||Nigel Mansell||31 in 191|
|8||Jackie Stewart||27 in 100|
|9||Jim Clark||25 in 73|
|10||Niki Lauda||25 in 177|
Most Grand Prix Wins:
Michael Schumacher also tops the list of most number of grand prix wins with 91 to his name with second highest percentage of 29.55% winning ratio only behind Britain’s Jim Clarke who won 25 grand prixs in 73 appearances.
Although Juan Manuel Fangio has the best win ratio in history with 24 wins in just 52 grand prix appearances. Followed by Alberto Ascari who has 13 wins in just 33 grand prixs.
Of the current drivers, Lewis Hamilton has 48 grand prix win in 178 entries with a healthy win ratio of 26.97% followed by Sebastian Vettel who has 42 wins in 168 races.
F1 expets often rate drivers on the basis of their grand prix win ratio and that clearly put the likes of Jim Clark and Juan Manuel Fangio at the top of the list.
Most Consecutive Grand Prix Wins:
Sebastian Vettel has the record of most consecutive wins in formula 1 with 9 straight grand prix wins in 2013 and he also set the record of most wins in a single season (13) in that particular year. Only Michael Schumacher has won 13 grand prix’s in 1 season before.
Most Podium Finishes:
Michael Schumacher also leads the way as far as most appearences on the podium in concerned. He finished on podium for record 155 times. French driver Alan Prost has 106 finishes on podium followed by Spanish Fernando Also who has 97 podium finishes to his name. Lewis Hamilton is fast closing on with 95 podium finishes so far in his career.
Youngest & Oldest Formula 1 World Title Winner:
Sebastian Vettel is the youngest driver to have win the Formula 1 title. His first of four world titles came at the age of just 21 years and 78 days.
Juan Manuel Fangio has the record of being the oldest driver to have won the F1 title. He achieved this fate back in 1957 season when he was 46 years of age.
Youngest & Oldest Grand Prix Winner:
Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to have won the Grand Prix in 2016 season when he raced to Spanish grand prix win in controversial circumstances. He was just 18 years and 227 days when he recorded his first ever GP win. Verstappen also has the record of youngest driver to have lined up on the grid in a Grand prix race. He was 17 years and 166 days when he took part in 2015 Australian grand prix.
Italian driver Luigi Fagioli is the oldest driver to have won the Grand Prix. He was 53 years of age when he raced to 1951 French Grand Prix win. The oldest driver ever to appear in a grand prix was Monaco’s Louis Chiron who ws 55 year old when he lined up in 1955 Monaco grand prix.
Most F1 Constructors Titles & Grand Prix Wins:
Ferrari has won the most number of Constructors championship titles with 16 to their name while three british based teams Williams, McLaren and Lotus has 9, 8 and 7 respectively. Red Bull has 4 followed by Mercedes and Renault both with two titles.
Ferrari also leads the way in terms of Grand Prix win with 224 to their name. They are well clear at the top with nearest rivals McLaren who has 182. While team Williams has 114.
Most 1-2 Finishes in a single season:
Mercedes recent dominance can be proved by their record of most 1-2 finishes in a single season when they record 11 1-2 finishes in 2014. Only Mclaren has achieved 10 in a single season before back in 1988.