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List of Formula One Driver Records

The World Championship of Drivers has been held since 1950. Driver records listed here include all rounds which formed part of the World Championship since 1950: this includes the Indianapolis 500 in 1950-1960 (though it was not run to Formula 1 rules), and the 1952 and 1953 World Championship Grands Prix (which were run to Formula 2 rules). Formula 1 races that were not qualification rounds for the World Championship are not included.

This page is accurate as of the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Drivers who competed in the 2020 Formula One World Championship are highlighted in bold.

Races entered and started

Drivers are considered to be entered into a race if they attempt to compete in at least one official practice session with the intent of entering the race. These drivers are noted on the entry list for that race. A driver is considered to have started a race if they line up on the grid or at the pitlane exit for the start of the race. If a race is stopped and restarted, participation in any portion of the race is counted, but only if that portion was in any way counted towards the final classification (e.g., most races stopped before the end of the leader's second lap had the first part declared null and void in the 1990s and early 2000s, but the first part did count if it was run for more than one complete lap before the race was stopped).

Total entries

Total starts

Youngest drivers to start a race

Driver Age Place Race
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 17 years, 166 days Ret 2015 Australian Grand Prix
2 Canada Lance Stroll 18 years, 148 days Ret 2017 Australian Grand Prix
3 United Kingdom Lando Norris 19 years, 124 days 12th 2019 Australian Grand Prix
4 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 19 years, 125 days 15th 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix
5 New Zealand Mike Thackwell 19 years, 182 days Ret 1980 Canadian Grand Prix
6 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez 19 years, 208 days Ret 1961 Italian Grand Prix
7 Spain Fernando Alonso 19 years, 218 days 12th 2001 Australian Grand Prix
8 Argentina Esteban Tuero 19 years, 320 days Ret 1998 Australian Grand Prix
9 New Zealand Chris Amon 19 years, 324 days Ret 1963 Belgian Grand Prix
Russia Daniil Kvyat 9th 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Sources:[4][5]

Oldest drivers to enter a race

Driver Age Place Race
1 Monaco Louis Chiron 58 years, 288 days DNQ 1958 Monaco Grand Prix
2 Italy Luigi Platé 56 years, 0 days DNA 1950 Italian Grand Prix
3 France Philippe Étancelin 55 years, 191 days 8th 1952 French Grand Prix
4 Belgium Arthur Legat 54 years, 232 days Ret 1953 Belgian Grand Prix
5 West Germany Kurt Kuhnke 53 years, 96 days DNQ 1963 German Grand Prix
6 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1st 1951 French Grand Prix
7 Italy Piero Dusio 52 years, 330 days DNQ 1952 Italian Grand Prix
8 West Germany Adolf Brudes 52 years, 293 days Ret 1952 German Grand Prix
9 West Germany Hans Stuck 52 years, 260 days 14th 1953 Italian Grand Prix
10 United States Jack Ensley 52 years, 225 days DNQ 1959 Indianapolis 500[N 1]
Sources:[4][5]

Oldest drivers to start a race

Driver Age Place Race
1 Monaco Louis Chiron 55 years, 292 days 6th 1955 Monaco Grand Prix
2 France Philippe Étancelin 55 years, 191 days 8th 1952 French Grand Prix
3 Belgium Arthur Legat 54 years, 232 days Ret 1953 Belgian Grand Prix
4 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1st 1951 French Grand Prix
5 West Germany Adolf Brudes 52 years, 293 days Ret 1952 German Grand Prix
6 West Germany Hans Stuck 52 years, 260 days 14th 1953 Italian Grand Prix
7 United Kingdom Bill Aston 52 years, 127 days Ret 1952 German Grand Prix
8 Italy Clemente Biondetti 52 years, 16 days Ret 1950 Italian Grand Prix
9 France Louis Rosier 50 years, 274 days 5th 1956 German Grand Prix
10 Switzerland Rudolf Schoeller 50 years, 98 days Ret 1952 German Grand Prix
Source:[4][5]

Most consecutive race starts

Most consecutive races that the driver entered and actually started.

Most consecutive race entries

Most races with a single constructor

Most races with a single engine manufacturer

Wins

Total wins

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2020 266 95 35.71%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 91 29.55%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2007-2020 258 53 20.54%
4 France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
5 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1984-1994 162 41 25.31%
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 2003-2018 314 32 10.19%
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1980-1992, 1994-1995 191 31 16.23%
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1965-1973 100 27 27.00%
9 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1960-1968 73 25 34.25%
Austria Niki Lauda 1971-1979, 1982-1985 177 14.12%
Sources:[9][10]

Percentage wins

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950-1951, 1953-1958 52[N 2] 24 46.15%
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 1950-1955 33[N 3] 13 39.39%
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2020 266 95 35.71%
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1960-1968 73 25 34.25%
5 United States Lee Wallard[N 1] 1950-1951, 1954 3 1 33.33%
United States Bill Vukovich[N 1] 1950-1955 6 2
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 91 29.55%
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1965-1973 100 27 27.00%
9 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1984-1994 162 41 25.31%
10 France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
Sources:[9][10]

Most wins in a season

Driver Season Wins Races Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 13 18 72.22%
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 68.42%
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 11 19 57.89%
2018 21 52.38%
2019 21 52.38%
2020 17 64.71%
Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 17 64.71%
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 57.89%
9 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 10 19 52.63%
2016 21 47.62%
Sources:[11][12]

Highest percentage of wins in a season

Driver Season Percentage Races Wins
1 Italy Alberto Ascari 1952 75.00% 8 6
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 72.22% 18 13
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1963 70.00% 10 7
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 68.42% 19 13
5 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1954 66.67% 9 6
6 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 64.71% 17 11
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2020
8 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1965 60.00% 10 6
9 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 57.89% 19 11
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 11
Sources:[11][12]

Most consecutive wins

Most wins in first championship season

Youngest winners

(only the first win for each driver is listed)

Oldest winners

(only the last win for each driver is listed)

Fewest races before first win

Most races before first win

Most races without a win

Driver Entries Starts Best result
1 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 214 208 2nd
2 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 2nd
3 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 182 179 4th
4 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 2nd
5 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158 2nd
6 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 162 147 2nd
7 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 143 134 3rd
United States Eddie Cheever 132 2nd
9 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 4th
10 Italy Pierluigi Martini 124 119 4th
Source:[16]

Wins from furthest back on the starting grid

Most wins at the same Grand Prix

Most consecutive wins at the same Grand Prix

Most Grand Prix wins by drivers that have not won a World Championship

Most consecutive seasons with at least one Grand Prix win

Most wins record holder

Pole positions

Total pole positions

Driver Seasons Entries Poles Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2020 266 98 36.84%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 68 22.08%
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1984-1994 162 65 40.12%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2007-2020 258 57 22.09%
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1960-1968 73 33 45.21%
France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 202 16.34%
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1980-1992, 1994-1995 191 32 16.75%
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 2006-2016 206 30 14.56%
9 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950-1951, 1953-1958 52 29 55.77%
10 Finland Mika Häkkinen 1991-2001 165 26 15.76%
Sources:[21][22][23]

Percentage pole positions

Driver Seasons Entries Poles Percentage
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950-1951, 1953-1958 52 29 55.77%
2 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1960-1968 73 33 45.21%
3 Italy Alberto Ascari 1950-1955 33 14 42.42%
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1984-1994 162 65 40.12%
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2020 266 98 36.84%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1951-1961 67 16 23.88%
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2007-2020 258 57 22.09%
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 68 22.08%
9 United States Duke Nalon 1950-1954 5 1 20.00%
United States Jerry Hoyt 1950-1951, 1953-1955 5 1
Source:[22][23]

Most consecutive pole positions

Most pole positions at the same Grand Prix

Most consecutive pole positions at the same Grand Prix

Most pole positions in a season

Driver Season Entries Poles WDC
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 15 1st
2 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 16 14 1st
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988 16 13 1st
1989 16 2nd
France Alain Prost 1993 16 1st
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2016 21 12 2nd
7 Finland Mika Häkkinen 1999 16 11 1st
Germany Michael Schumacher 2001 17 1st
Germany Nico Rosberg 2014 19 2nd
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19 1st
2017 20 1st
2018 21 1st
Sources:[25][26]

Highest percentage of pole positions in a season

Driver Season Races Poles Percentage
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 16 14 87.50%
2 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988 16 13 81.25%
1989 16 13
France Alain Prost 1993 16 13
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 15 78.95%
6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 8 6 75.00%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1963 10 7 70.00%
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 1999 16 11 68.75%
9 Italy Alberto Ascari 1953 9 6 66.67%
United Kingdom Jim Clark 1962 9 6
Source:[25]

Youngest polesitters

(only the first pole position for each driver is listed)

Oldest polesitters

Note: Michael Schumacher was aged 43 years, 144 days when he set the fastest time in qualifying for the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix but due to a 5-place grid penalty incurred from the previous race he did not start the race from pole position.

Most races without a pole position

Driver Entries Starts Best grid position
1 Mexico Sergio Pérez 195 191 3rd
2 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 2nd
3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158 3rd
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 161 4th
5 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 162 147 3rd
6 France Olivier Panis 158 157 3rd
7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 148 147 2nd
8 United States Eddie Cheever 143 132 2nd
9 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 2nd
10 Italy Pierluigi Martini 124 119 2nd
Source:[28]

Fastest laps

Total fastest laps

Driver Fastest laps Starts Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 77 306 25.16%
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 53 266 19.92%
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 46 329 13.98%
4 France Alain Prost 41 199 20.60%
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 38 257 14.79%
6 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 30 187 16.04%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 28 72 38.89%
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 25 161 15.53%
9 Austria Niki Lauda 24 171 14.04%
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 23 51 45.10%
Brazil Nelson Piquet 204 11.27%
Spain Fernando Alonso 311 7.40%
Source:[15]

Percentage fastest laps

Driver Seasons Starts Fastest laps Percentage
1 United States Bill Vukovich 1951-1955 5[N 1] 3 60.00%
2 United States Lee Wallard 1950-1951 2[N 1] 1 50.00%
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950-1951, 1953-1958 51[N 2] 23 45.10%
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1960-1968 72 28 38.89%
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 1950-1955 32[N 3] 12 37.50%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1951-1961 66 19 28.79%
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 306 77 25.16%
8 Argentina José Froilán González 1950-1957, 1960 26 6 23.08%
9 France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 199 41 20.60%
10 United States Jim Rathmann 1950, 1952-1960 10[N 1] 2 20.00%
Source:[29]

Most fastest laps in a season

Driver Season Entries Fastest laps Percentage WDC
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 18 10 55.56% 1st
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2008 18 55.56% 3rd
2005 19 52.63% 2nd
4 Finland Mika Häkkinen 2000 17 9 52.94% 2nd
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 16 8 50.00% 1st
Germany Michael Schumacher 1994 16 50.00% 1st
1995 17 47.06% 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19 42.11% 1st
9 Brazil Nelson Piquet 1986 16 7 43.75% 3rd
France Alain Prost 1988 16 43.75% 2nd
Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 17 41.18% 1st
2006 18 38.89% 2nd
Australia Mark Webber 2011 19 36.84% 3rd
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 36.84% 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 36.84% 1st
2017 20 35.00% 1st
Finland Valtteri Bottas 2018 21 33.33% 5th
Source:[30]

Highest percentage of fastest laps in a season

Driver Fastest laps Races Season Percentage
1 Italy Alberto Ascari 6 8 1952 75.00%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 5 8 1951 62.50%
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark 6 10 1963 60.00%
6 10 1965
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark 5 9 1962 55.56%
Germany Michael Schumacher 10 18 2004
Finland Kimi Räikkönen 10 18 2008
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 9 17 2000 52.94%
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 10 19 2005 52.63%
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 4 8 1956 50.00%
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 8 16 1992
Germany Michael Schumacher 8 16 1994
Source:[30]

Youngest drivers to set fastest lap

(only the first fastest lap for each driver is listed)

Oldest drivers to set fastest lap

(only the last fastest lap for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Race
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 209 days 1958 Argentine Grand Prix
2 Italy Piero Taruffi 45 years, 219 days 1952 Swiss Grand Prix
3 Italy Nino Farina 44 years, 321 days 1951 Italian Grand Prix
4 Australia Jack Brabham 44 years, 107 days 1970 British Grand Prix
5 Italy Luigi Villoresi 44 years, 22 days 1953 Dutch Grand Prix
6 Germany Karl Kling 43 years, 319 days 1954 German Grand Prix
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 43 years, 201 days 2012 German Grand Prix
8 United States Paul Russo 42 years, 50 days 1956 Indianapolis 500
9 France Maurice Trintignant 42 years, 43 days 1959 United States Grand Prix
10 France Jacques Laffite 41 years, 319 days 1985 European Grand Prix
Source:[31]

Podium finishes

Total podium finishes

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2020 266 165 62.03%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 155 50.32%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2007-2020 258 121 46.90%
4 France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 202 106 52.48%
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2001-2009, 2012-2020 332 103 31.02%
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 2003-2018 314 97 30.89%
7 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1984-1994 162 80 49.38%
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1993-2011 326 68 20.86%
9 United Kingdom David Coulthard 1994-2008 247 62 25.10%
10 Brazil Nelson Piquet 1978-1991 207 60 28.99%
Source:[32]

Percentage podium finishes

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums Percentage
1 Italy Dorino Serafini 1950 1 1 100.00%
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 1950-1951 7 6 85.71%
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950-1951, 1953-1958 52[N 2] 35 67.31%
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2020 266 165 62.03%
5 Italy Nino Farina 1950-1955 34 20[N 12] 58.82%
6 Argentina José Froilán González 1950-1957, 1960 27 15 55.56%
7 France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 202 106 52.48%
8 Italy Alberto Ascari 1950-1955 33[N 3] 17 51.52%
9 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 155 50.32%
10 United States Lee Wallard 1950-1951 2 1 50.00%
United States Bill Holland 1950-1953 2 1
United States Mauri Rose 1950-1951 2 1
United States Sam Hanks 1950-1957 8 4
Source:[32]

Most podium finishes in a season

Driver Season Entries Podiums WDC
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 17 17 1st
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19 1st
2016 21 2nd
2018 21 1st
2019 21 1st
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 16 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 1st
Germany Nico Rosberg 2016 21 1st
10 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 18 15 1st
Spain Fernando Alonso 2005 19 1st
Germany Nico Rosberg 2014 19 2nd
2015 19 2nd
Finland Valtteri Bottas 2019 21 2nd
Source:[33]

Most consecutive podium finishes

Most consecutive podium finishes from first race of season

Youngest drivers to score a podium finish

(only the first podium finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 18 years, 228 days 1st 2016 Spanish Grand Prix
2 Canada Lance Stroll 18 years, 239 days 3rd 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
3 United Kingdom Lando Norris 20 years, 235 days 3rd 2020 Austrian Grand Prix
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 73 days 1st 2008 Italian Grand Prix
5 Russia Daniil Kvyat 21 years, 91 days 2nd 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix
6 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 21 years, 162 days 2nd 2014 Australian Grand Prix
7 Monaco Charles Leclerc 21 years, 166 days 3rd 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix
8 Spain Fernando Alonso 21 years, 237 days 3rd 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
9 Poland Robert Kubica 21 years, 278 days 3rd 2006 Italian Grand Prix
10 Germany Ralf Schumacher 21 years, 287 days 3rd 1997 Argentine Grand Prix
Source:[4]

Oldest drivers to score a podium finish

(only the last podium finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1st 1951 French Grand Prix
2 Monaco Louis Chiron 50 years, 291 days 3rd 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
3 Italy Felice Bonetto 49 years, 363 days 3rd 1953 Dutch Grand Prix
4 Italy Piero Taruffi 48 years, 334 days 2nd 1955 Italian Grand Prix
5 Italy Nino Farina 48 years, 218 days 3rd 1955 Belgian Grand Prix
6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 76 days 2nd 1957 Italian Grand Prix
7 Germany Karl Kling 44 years, 303 days 3rd 1955 British Grand Prix
8 France Louis Rosier 44 years, 225 days 3rd 1950 Belgian Grand Prix
9 Italy Luigi Villoresi 44 years, 120 days 3rd 1953 Italian Grand Prix
10 Australia Jack Brabham 44 years, 107 days 2nd 1970 British Grand Prix
Source:[4]

Most races without a podium

Driver Seasons Entries Starts Best result
1 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2010, 2012-2020 182 179 4th
2 Germany Adrian Sutil 2007-2011, 2013-2014 128 128 4th
3 Italy Pierluigi Martini 1984-1985, 1988-1995 124 119 4th
4 France Philippe Alliot 1984-1990, 1993-1994 116 109 5th
5 Brazil Pedro Diniz 1995-2000 99 98 5th
6 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 2014-2018 97 97 8th
7 Japan Ukyo Katayama 1992-1997 97 95 5th
8 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 1983-1989 88 83 4th
9 Switzerland Marc Surer 1979-1986 88 82 4th
10 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 2005-2007, 2009-2011 81 80 6th
Source:[35]

Most career podiums without a win

Driver Entries Starts Podiums
1 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 13
2 Sweden Stefan Johansson 103 79 12
3 New Zealand Chris Amon 108 97 11
4 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 10
5 France Jean Behra 53 52 9
United States Eddie Cheever 143 132
United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158
8 Italy Luigi Villoresi 34 31 8
9 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 214 208 5
10 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 162 147 4
Source:[36][37]

Most career podiums without a World Championship

Driver Seasons Starts Wins Podiums
1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1993-2011 322 11 68
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 1994-2008 246 13 62
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas 2013-2020 156 9 56
4 Austria Gerhard Berger 1984-1997 210 10 48
5 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 1972-1982 146 12 45
6 Australia Mark Webber 2002-2013 215 9 42
Netherlands Max Verstappen 2015-2020 119 10
8 Brazil Felipe Massa 2002, 2004-2017 269 11 41
9 Italy Riccardo Patrese 1977-1993 256 6 37
10 France Jacques Laffite 1974-1986 176 6 32
France Jean Alesi 1989-2001 201 1
Source:[38]

Most races before scoring a podium finish

Points

Throughout the history of the World Championship, the points-scoring positions and the number of points awarded to each position have varied - see the List of Formula One World Championship points scoring systems for details.

Total career points

Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3778
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3018
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 1899
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1863
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 1594.5
6 Germany Michael Schumacher 1566
7 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1512
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1235
9 Brazil Felipe Massa 1167
10 Netherlands Max Verstappen 1162
Source:[40]

Total races finished in the points

Most consecutive points finishes

Most consecutive points scored

Highest average points per race started

Driver Starts Points Average points
per race started
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 266 3778 14.20
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 257 3018 11.74
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 119 1162 9.76
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas 156 1512 9.69
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 206 1594.5 7.74
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc 59 401 6.80
7 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 188 1159 6.16
8 Spain Fernando Alonso 311 1899 6.11
9 United States George Amick 1 6 6.00
10 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 329 1863 5.66
Source:[44]

Highest percentage of races finished in the points (at least 15 entries)

Driver Entries Points finishes Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 266 229 86.09%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 53 43 81.13%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 258 202 78.29%
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas 157 117 74.52%
5 Netherlands Max Verstappen 119 88 73.95%
6 Italy Nino Farina 34 25 73.53%
7 Argentina José Froilán González 26 19[N 13][45] 73.08%
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 308 221 71.75%
9 Italy Alberto Ascari 33 23[N 14][46] 69.70%
10 Thailand Alexander Albon 38 25 65.79%
Source:[12]

Most championship points in a season

Driver Points Season WDC Races % of max
points possible
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 413 2019 1st 21 75.64%
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 408 2018 1st 21 77.71%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 397 2013 1st 19 83.58%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 392 2011 1st 19 82.53%
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 385 2016 1st 21 73.33%
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 384 2014 1st 19dagger 76.80%
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 381 2015 1st 19 80.21%
8 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 380 2016 2nd 21 72.38%
9 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 363 2017 1st 20 72.60%
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 347 2020 1st 17 78.51%
Source:[6]

dagger Double points awarded in last race.

Youngest drivers to score points

(only the first points finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race Career race number
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 17 years, 180 days 7th 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix 2nd race
2 Canada Lance Stroll 18 years, 225 days 9th 2017 Canadian Grand Prix 7th race
3 United Kingdom Lando Norris 19 years, 138 days 6th 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix 2nd race
4 Russia Daniil Kvyat 19 years, 324 days 9th 2014 Australian Grand Prix 1st race
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 19 years, 349 days 8th 2007 United States Grand Prix 1st race
6 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 20 years, 12 days 9th 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix 11th race
7 United Kingdom Jenson Button 20 years, 67 days 6th 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix 2nd race
8 Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez 20 years, 123 days 4th 1962 Belgian Grand Prix 3rd race
9 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 20 years, 149 days 7th 2009 Australian Grand Prix 1st race
10 France Esteban Ocon 20 years, 190 days 10th 2017 Australian Grand Prix 10th race
Source:[4]

Oldest drivers to score points

(only the last points finish for each driver is listed)

Driver Age Place Race
1 France Philippe Étancelin 53 years, 249 days 5th 1950 Italian Grand Prix
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 53 years, 22 days 1st 1951 French Grand Prix
3 Monaco Louis Chiron 50 years, 291 days 3rd 1950 Monaco Grand Prix
4 France Louis Rosier 50 years, 274 days 5th 1956 German Grand Prix
5 Italy Felice Bonetto 50 years, 75 days 4th 1953 Swiss Grand Prix
6 Italy Piero Taruffi 48 years, 334 days 2nd 1955 Italian Grand Prix
7 Italy Nino Farina 48 years, 218 days 3rd 1955 Belgian Grand Prix
8 Brazil Chico Landi 48 years, 191 days 4th 1956 Argentine Grand Prix
9 Italy Luigi Villoresi 47 years, 18 days 5th 1956 Belgian Grand Prix
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 47 years, 12 days 4th 1958 French Grand Prix
Source:[4]

Most points without a win

Driver Entries Starts Points
1 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 182 179 521
2 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 391
3 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 119 118 372
4 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 259
5 Russia Daniil Kvyat 112 110 202
6 France Esteban Ocon 67 67 198
7 Thailand Alexander Albon 38 38 197
8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 120 119 158
9 United Kingdom Lando Norris 38 38 146
10 Canada Lance Stroll 79 78 142
Source:[47]

Most career points without being World Champion

Driver Points Best WDC finish
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1512 2nd in 2019 and 2020
2 Brazil Felipe Massa 1167 2nd in 2008
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 1162 3rd in 2019 and 2020
4 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1159 3rd in 2014 and 2016
5 Australia Mark Webber 1047.5 3rd in 2010, 2011 and 2013
6 Mexico Sergio Pérez 706 4th in 2020
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 658 2nd in 2002 and 2004
8 United Kingdom David Coulthard 535 2nd in 2001
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 521 7th in 2018
10 Monaco Charles Leclerc 401 4th in 2019
Source:[48]

World Champions with fewest career points

Driver Points World champion year(s)
1 United States Phil Hill 98 1961
2 Austria Jochen Rindt 109 1970
3 Italy Nino Farina 127.33 1950
4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 127.64 1958
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 140.14 1952 and 1953
6 Finland Keke Rosberg 159.5 1982
7 United Kingdom James Hunt 179 1976
8 United Kingdom John Surtees 180 1964
United States Mario Andretti 1978
10 Australia Alan Jones 206 1980
Source:[49]

Most races before scoring points

Most races without scoring points

Driver Entries Starts
1 Italy Luca Badoer 58 50
2 France Charles Pic 39 39
3 United Kingdom Max Chilton 35 35
4 United States Brett Lunger 43 34
5 Japan Toranosuke Takagi 32 32
6 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler 29 28
Brazil Enrique Bernoldi 29
United States Scott Speed 28
9 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 33 26
10 United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 37 25
Netherlands Huub Rothengatter 30
Source:[51]

Races finished

Total career race finishes

Driver Races finished
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 260
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 245
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 239
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 237
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button 230
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 225
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 224
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel 220
9 Germany Nico Rosberg 174
10 Mexico Sergio Pérez 165
Source:[52]

Most consecutive race finishes

Race leaders

Every lap, total races

For at least one lap, total races

For at least one lap, percentage of races

Driver Seasons Entries Races led Percentage
1 Germany Markus Winkelhock 2007 1 1 100%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950-1951, 1953-1958 53 38 71.70%
3 United States Jack McGrath 1950-1955 6 4 66.67%
United States Bill Vukovich 1950-1955 6 4
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 1950-1955 33 21 63.64%
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2020 266 162 60.90%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1960-1968 73 43 58.90%
8 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1984-1994 162 86 53.09%
9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1965-1973 100 51 51.00%
10 United States Cecil Green 1950-1951 2 1 50.00%
Source:[]

For at least one lap, youngest leaders

(only the first race led for each driver is listed)

Most laps led, total laps

Driver Laps
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 5,111
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 5,099
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3,495
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 2,931
5 France Alain Prost 2,683
6 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 2,091
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1,943
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1,919
9 Spain Fernando Alonso 1,767
10 Brazil Nelson Piquet 1,600
Source:[57]

Longest distance led, total

Driver Distance (km)
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 25,900
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 24,148
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 18,129
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 13,430
5 France Alain Prost 12,477
6 United Kingdom Jim Clark 10,125
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 9,651
8 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 9,316
9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 9,183
10 Spain Fernando Alonso 8,643
Source:[58]

Most laps led without a win

Most consecutive laps in the lead

Multiple driver records

Pole and win in same race

Most wins from pole position in a season

Driver Season Races Wins from pole
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 16 9
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 18 8
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2017 20
2020 17
7 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988 16 7
1991 16
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19
2016 21
2018 21
Source:[6]

Pole, win and fastest lap in same race

This is sometimes referred to as a "hat-trick".

Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap

This is sometimes referred to as a "grand slam".[63][64]

Note: Only Ascari (Germany-Netherlands 1952), Clark (Netherlands-France 1963) and Vettel (Singapore-Korea 2013) have achieved the feat in consecutive races. Only Ascari (French, German, Dutch 1952), Clark (Dutch, French, Mexican 1963; and South African, French, German 1965), Mansell (South Africa, Spain, Britain 1992) and Hamilton (China, Canada, Britain 2017) have achieved this feat three times in a single season.

Youngest

Record Driver Age Race
Pole and win Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 73 days 2008 Italian Grand Prix
Pole, win and fastest lap Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 353 days 2009 British Grand Prix
Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap Germany Sebastian Vettel 24 years, 119 days 2011 Indian Grand Prix
Source:[]

Oldest

Record Driver Age Race
Pole and win Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 45 years, 42 days 1956 German Grand Prix
Pole, win and fastest lap Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 45 years, 42 days 1956 German Grand Prix
Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 45 years, 42 days 1956 German Grand Prix
Source:[]

Drivers' Championships

Total championships

Most consecutive championships

Fewest World Championship seasons before first title

(excluding drivers that competed from the very first championship season of 1950; including winning season)

Most World Championship seasons before first title

Youngest World Drivers' Championship first-time winners

(at the moment they clinched their first/only title)

Driver Age Year
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 134 days 2010
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 300 days 2008
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 24 years, 59 days 2005
4 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 303 days 1972
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
6 Austria Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
8 United Kingdom Jim Clark 27 years, 174 days 1963
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
10 Austria Jochen Rindt 28 years, 169 days[N 18] 1970
Sources:[4][68]

Youngest double World Drivers' Championship winners

(at the moment they clinched their second title)

Driver Age Year
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 24 years, 99 days 2011
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 25 years, 85 days 2006
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 26 years, 293 days 1995
4 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 27 years, 299 days 1974
5 Austria Niki Lauda 28 years, 202 days 1977
6 United Kingdom Jim Clark 29 years, 137 days 1965
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 29 years, 321 days 2014
8 Brazil Ayrton Senna 30 years, 215 days 1990
9 Finland Mika Häkkinen 31 years, 33 days 1999
10 Brazil Nelson Piquet 31 years, 60 days 1983

Youngest triple World Drivers' Championship winners

(at the moment they clinched their third title)

Driver Age Year
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 25 years, 146 days 2012
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 30 years, 292 days 2015
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 31 years, 214 days 1991
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 31 years, 280 days 2000
5 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 34 years, 91 days 1973
6 France Alain Prost 34 years, 241 days 1989
7 Brazil Nelson Piquet 35 years, 63 days 1987
8 Austria Niki Lauda 35 years, 243 days 1984
9 Australia Jack Brabham 40 years, 128 days 1966
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 44 years, 23 days 1955

Youngest World Drivers' Championship winners

(at the moment they clinched the title)

Driver Age Year
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 23 years, 134 days 2010
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 years, 300 days 2008
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 24 years, 59 days 2005
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 24 years, 99 days 2011
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 25 years, 85 days 2006
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel 25 years, 146 days 2012
7 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 303 days 1972
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
9 Germany Sebastian Vettel 26 years, 117 days 2013
10 Austria Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
Source:[68][72]

Other driver records

Description Record Details Ref.
Championships
Most races left in the season when becoming World Champion 6 Germany Michael Schumacher (2002 in round 11 of 17)
Fewest races left in the season when becoming World Champion 0 Italy Nino Farina (1950 in round 7 of 7)
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1951 in round 8 of 8, 1956 in round 8 of 8)
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn (1958 in round 11 of 11)
Australia Jack Brabham (1959 in round 9 of 9)
United Kingdom John Surtees (1964 in round 10 of 10)
New Zealand Denny Hulme (1967 in round 11 of 11)
United Kingdom Graham Hill (1968 in round 12 of 12)
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi (1974 in round 15 of 15)
United Kingdom James Hunt (1976 in round 16 of 16)
Brazil Nelson Piquet (1981 in round 15 of 15)
Finland Keke Rosberg (1982 in round 16 of 16)
Germany Michael Schumacher (1994 in round 16 of 16, 2003 in round 16 of 16)
United Kingdom Damon Hill (1996 in round 16 of 16)
Canada Jacques Villeneuve (1997 in round 17 of 17)
Finland Mika Hakkinen (1998 in round 16 of 16, 1999 in round 16 of 16)
Spain Fernando Alonso (2006 in round 18 of 18)
Finland Kimi Räikkönen (2007 in round 17 of 17)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2008 in round 18 of 18, 2014 in round 19 of 19)
Germany Sebastian Vettel (2010 in round 19 of 19, 2012 in round 20 of 20)
Germany Nico Rosberg (2016 in round 21 of 21)
Most consecutive races as championship leader 37 Germany Michael Schumacher (2000 United States Grand Prix - 2002 Japanese Grand Prix) []
Most races as championship leader 121 Germany Michael Schumacher [73]
Most points between first and second in the World Championship 155 between Germany Sebastian Vettel (397 pts.)
and Spain Fernando Alonso (242 pts.) in 2013
(In 2003-2009 scoring format: 60 (160 vs. 100); in 1991-2002 scoring format: 79 (150 vs. 71))
[74][75][76][77]
Highest percentage points difference between first and second in the World Championship 48.15 between United Kingdom Nigel Mansell (108 pts.)
and Italy Riccardo Patrese (56 pts.) in 1992
[]
Fewest points between first and second in the World Championship 0.5 between Austria Niki Lauda (72 pts.)
and France Alain Prost (71.5 pts.) in 1984
[74]
Longest time between first and last World Championship titles 4,396 days United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (between 2008 and 2020) []
Longest time between successive World Championship titles 2,576 days Austria Niki Lauda (between 1977 and 1984) [78]
Youngest World Championship leader 22 years, 126 days United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (at 2007 Spanish Grand Prix) []
Oldest World Champion 46 years, 41 days Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1957) [4]
Highest finishing position in a World Championship for a rookie (excluding 1950) 2nd Canada Jacques Villeneuve (1996)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2007)
[]
Drivers' Championships won with most constructors 4 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Mercedes, Ferrari) [79]
Most leader changes in a Drivers' Championship in a season 10 (2010) Spain Fernando Alonso
Brazil Felipe Massa
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Australia Mark Webber
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Australia Mark Webber
Spain Fernando Alonso
Germany Sebastian Vettel
[]
Most World Champions competing in a season 6 (2012) Germany Sebastian Vettel
United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Spain Fernando Alonso
Germany Michael Schumacher
[80]
Most World Championship seasons as runner-up 4 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
France Alain Prost
[81]
Most drivers becoming World Champion in a decade 7
(1960s)
(1970s)
(1990s)
Australia Jack Brabham (1960, 1966)
United States Phil Hill (1961)
United Kingdom Graham Hill (1962, 1968)
United Kingdom Jim Clark (1963, 1965)
United Kingdom John Surtees (1964)
New Zealand Denny Hulme (1967)
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart (1969)


Austria Jochen Rindt (1970)
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart (1971, 1973)
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi (1972, 1974)
Austria Niki Lauda (1975, 1977)
United Kingdom James Hunt (1976)
United States Mario Andretti (1978)
South Africa Jody Scheckter (1979)

Brazil Ayrton Senna (1990-1991)
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell (1992)
France Alain Prost (1993)
Germany Michael Schumacher (1994-1995)
United Kingdom Damon Hill (1996)
Canada Jacques Villeneuve (1997)
Finland Mika Häkkinen (1998-1999)

Fewest drivers becoming World Champion in a decade 3 (2010s) Germany Sebastian Vettel (2010-2013)
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2014-2015, 2017-2019)
Germany Nico Rosberg (2016)
Wins
Most different Grands Prix won 28 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton [82]
Wins at most different circuits 29 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton [83]
Most wins with the same constructor 74 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) [84]
Wins with most different constructors 5 United Kingdom Stirling Moss (Mercedes, Maserati, Vanwall, Cooper, Lotus) [85]
Longest time between first and last wins 5,691 days Finland Kimi Räikkönen (2003 Malaysian Grand Prix - 2018 United States Grand Prix) [86]
Longest time between successive wins 2,402 days Italy Riccardo Patrese (1983 South African Grand Prix - 1990 San Marino Grand Prix) [87]
Most races between successive wins 114