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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 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Drivers who have competed in the 2022 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 pit lane 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., races stopped before the end of the leader's second lap are declared null and void).

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, 277 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 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 2007-2022 310 103 33.23%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 91 29.55%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2007-2022 300 53 17.67%
4 France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
5 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1984-1994 162 41 25.31%
6 Netherlands Max Verstappen 2015-2022 163 35 21.47%
7 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 2003-2018, 2021-2022 358 32 8.94%
8 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1980-1992, 1994-1995 192 31 16.15%
9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1965-1973 100 27 27.00%
10 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1960-1968 73 25 34.25%
Austria Niki Lauda 1971-1979, 1982-1985 177 25 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 Jim Clark 1960-1968 73 25 34.25%
4 United States Lee Wallard[N 1] 1950-1951, 1954 3 1 33.33%
United States Bill Vukovich[N 1] 1950-1955 6 2
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2022 310 103 33.23%
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 Netherlands Max Verstappen 2022 15 22 68.18%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 13 18 72.22%
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 68.42%
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 11 17 64.71%
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 57.89%
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 57.89%
2018 21 52.38%
2019 21 52.38%
2020 17 64.71%
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 10 19 52.63%
2016 21 47.62%
Netherlands Max Verstappen 2021 22 45.45%
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 Netherlands Max Verstappen 2022 68.18% 22 15
6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1954 66.67% 9 6
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 64.71% 17 11
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2020 17 11
9 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1965 60.00% 10 6
10 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

Note: Bruce McLaren won the 1959 United States Grand Prix in the first season in which he drove a Formula One car, but he entered in two championship races in the 1958 season driving a Formula Two car on both occasions.

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

Entry Start Driver Race
1 194th race 190th race Mexico Sergio Pérez 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix
2 151st race 150th race Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 2022 British Grand Prix
3 132nd race 130th race Australia Mark Webber 2009 German Grand Prix
4 125th race 123rd race Brazil Rubens Barrichello 2000 German Grand Prix
5 119th race 117th race Italy Jarno Trulli 2004 Monaco Grand Prix
6 115th race 113th race United Kingdom Jenson Button 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
7 111th race 111th race Germany Nico Rosberg 2012 Chinese Grand Prix
110th race Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix
9 99th race 96th race Finland Mika Häkkinen 1997 European Grand Prix
10 96th race 95th race Belgium Thierry Boutsen 1989 Canadian Grand Prix
Sources:[14][15]

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 184 181 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 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 142 141 2nd
10 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 4th
Source:[16]

Wins from farthest 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 who have not won a World Championship

Most consecutive seasons with at least one Grand Prix win

Most sprint wins

Driver Entries Wins Most Recent Win Percentage
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 6 3 2022 Austrian Grand Prix 50.00%
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas 6 2 2021 São Paulo Grand Prix 33.33%
3 United Kingdom George Russell 6 1 2022 São Paulo Grand Prix 16.67%

Pole positions

Total pole positions

Driver Seasons Entries Poles Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2022 310 103 33.23%
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 2007-2022 300 57 19.00%
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 192 32 16.67%
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 2007-2022 310 103 33.23%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1951-1961 67 16 23.88%
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 68 22.08%
8 United States Duke Nalon 1950-1954 5 1 20.00%
United States Jerry Hoyt 1950-1951, 1953-1955
10 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2007-2022 300 57 19.00%
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 he did not start the race from pole position due to a 5-place grid penalty incurred from the previous race.

Most races without a pole position

Driver Entries Starts Best grid position
1 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 2nd
2 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158 3rd
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 160 4th
4 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 162 147 3rd
5 France Olivier Panis 158 157 3rd
6 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 148 147 2nd
7 United States Eddie Cheever 143 132 2nd
8 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 2nd
9 Italy Pierluigi Martini 124 118 2nd
10 France Philippe Alliot 116 109 5th
Source:[28]

Fastest laps

Total fastest laps

Driver Fastest laps Entries Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 77 308 25.00%
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 61 310 19.68%
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 46 353 13.03%
4 France Alain Prost 41 202 20.30%
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 38 300 12.67%
6 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 30 192 15.63%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 28 73 38.36%
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 25 165 15.15%
9 Austria Niki Lauda 24 177 13.56%
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 23 52 44.23%
Brazil Nelson Piquet 207 11.11%
Spain Fernando Alonso 358 6.42%
Source:[29][15]

Percentage fastest laps

Driver Seasons Entries Fastest laps Percentage
1 United States Bill Vukovich 1951-1955 6[N 1] 3 50.00%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1950-1951, 1953-1958 52[N 2] 23 44.23%
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1960-1968 73 28 38.36%
4 Italy Alberto Ascari 1950-1955 33[N 3] 12 36.36%
5 United States Lee Wallard 1950-1951 3[N 1] 1 33.33%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1951-1961 67 19 28.36%
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 77 25.00%
8 Argentina José Froilán González 1950-1957, 1960 26 6 23.08%
9 France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 202 41 20.30%
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)

Podium finishes

Total podium finishes

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007-2022 310 191 61.61%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 1991-2006, 2010-2012 308 155 50.32%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2007-2022 300 122 40.67%
4 France Alain Prost 1980-1991, 1993 202 106 52.48%
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 2001-2009, 2012-2021 353 103 29.18%
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 2003-2018, 2021-2022 358 98 27.37%
7 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1984-1994 162 80 49.38%
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen 2015-2022 163 77 47.24%
9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1993-2011 326 68 20.86%
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas 2013-2022 201 67 33.33%
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 2007-2022 310 191 61.61%
5 Argentina José Froilán González 1950-1957, 1960 26 15 57.69%
6 Italy Giuseppe Farina 1950-1955 35 20[N 9] 57.14%
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 Mauri Rose 1950-1951 2 1 50.00%
United States Sam Hanks 1950-1957 8 4
Source:[32]

Most podium finishes in a season

Driver Season Entries Podiums Percentage WDC
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 2021 22 18 81.82% 1st
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 17 17 100.00% 1st
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 19 89.47% 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 1st
2016 21 80.95% 2nd
2018 1st
2019 1st
2021 22 77.27% 2nd
Netherlands Max Verstappen 2022 1st
10 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 16 84.21% 1st
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 1st
Germany Nico Rosberg 2016 21 76.19% 1st
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 Giuseppe 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, 2022 184 181 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 United Kingdom Lando Norris 82 82 6
10 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 214 208 5
Source:[36][37]

Most career podiums without a World Championship

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Podiums
1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 1993-2011 326 11 68
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas 2013-2022 201 10 67
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 1994-2008 247 13 62
4 Austria Gerhard Berger 1984-1997 210 10 48
5 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 1972-1982 146 12 45
6 Australia Mark Webber 2002-2013 217 9 42
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 2002, 2004-2017 272 11 41
8 Italy Riccardo Patrese 1977-1993 257 6 37
9 France Jacques Laffite 1974-1986 180 6 32
France Jean Alesi 1989-2001 202 1
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 2011-2022 232 8
Source:[38]

Most races before scoring a podium finish

Entry Start Driver Race
1 101st race 101st race Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix
2 98th race 91st race United Kingdom Martin Brundle 1992 French Grand Prix
3 73rd race 72nd race Finland Mika Salo 1999 German Grand Prix
4 70th race 67th race United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 1995 Spanish Grand Prix
5 69th race 68th race United Kingdom Jenson Button 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix
6 67th race 66th race Spain Pedro de la Rosa 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
7 66th race 66th race France Esteban Ocon 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix
8 62nd race 60th race Italy Gianni Morbidelli 1995 Australian Grand Prix
9 58th race 57th race Brazil Felipe Massa 2006 European Grand Prix
10 57th race 56th race Australia Mark Webber 2005 Monaco Grand Prix
Source:[39]

Points

Throughout the history of the World Championship, the points-scoring positions and the number of points awarded to each position have varied, along with the number of events per season in which points could be scored - see the List of Formula One World Championship points scoring systems for details.

Total career points

Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 4405.5
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3098
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 2061
4 Netherlands Max Verstappen 2011.5
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1873
6 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1787
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 1594.5
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 1566
9 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1311
10 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1235
Source:[40]

Total points-scoring races

Note: this is not adjusted to the current points-scoring system.

Most consecutive points finishes

Most consecutive points scored

* Sequence ongoing

Highest average points per race started

Driver Starts Points Average points
per race started
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 310 4405.5 14.21
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen 163 2011.5 12.34
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 299 3098 10.36
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas 200 1787 8.94
5 Monaco Charles Leclerc 102 868 8.51
6 Germany Nico Rosberg 206 1594.5 7.74
7 United States George Amick 1 6 6.00
8 Spain Fernando Alonso 355 2061 5.81
9 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 232 1311 5.65
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 51 277.64 5.44
Source:[44]

Highest percentage of points-scoring races (at least 15 entries)

Driver Entries Points finishes Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 310 268 86.45%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 52 43 82.69%
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 163 129 79.14%
4 United Kingdom Lando Norris 82 62 75.61%
5 Monaco Charles Leclerc 102 75 73.53%
6 Argentina José Froilán González 26 19[N 11][45] 73.08%
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel 300 219 73.00%
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 308 221 71.75%
9 Italy Giuseppe Farina 35 25 71.43%
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas 201 141 70.15%
Source:[12]

Most championship points in a season

Driver Points Season WDC Races % of max
points possible
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen 454 2022 1st 22 76.17%
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 413 2019 1st 21 75.64%
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 408 2018 1st 21 77.71%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 397 2013 1st 19 83.58%
5 Netherlands Max Verstappen 395.5 2021 1st 22 69.69%
6 Germany Sebastian Vettel 392 2011 1st 19 82.53%
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 387.5 2021 2nd 22 68.28%
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 385 2016 1st 21 73.33%
9 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 384 2014 1st 19dagger 76.80%
10 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 381 2015 1st 19 80.21%
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 Giuseppe 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 184 181 521
2 United Kingdom Lando Norris 82 82 428
3 France Romain Grosjean 181 179 391
4 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 259
5 Russia Daniil Kvyat 112 110 202
6 Thailand Alexander Albon 60 59 201
7 Canada Lance Stroll 123 122 194
8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 142 141 183
9 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 76 75 125
10 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 124
Source:[46]

Most career points without being World Champion

Driver Points Best WDC finish
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1787 2nd in 2019 and 2020
2 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1311 3rd in 2014 and 2016
3 Mexico Sergio Pérez 1201 3rd in 2022
4 Brazil Felipe Massa 1167 2nd in 2008
5 Australia Mark Webber 1047.5 3rd in 2010, 2011 and 2013
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc 868 2nd in 2022
7 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 782.5 5th in 2021 and 2022
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 658 2nd in 2002 and 2004
9 United Kingdom David Coulthard 535 2nd in 2001
10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 521 7th in 2018
Source:[47]

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 Giuseppe 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:[48]

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:[50]

Races finished

Total career race finishes

Most consecutive race finishes

Race leaders

Led every lap, total races

Led every lap, percentage of races

Driver Races Entries Percentage
1 Italy Alberto Ascari 7 33 21.21%
2 United Kingdom Jim Clark 13 73 17.81%
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19 162 11.73%
4 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 11 100 11.00%
5 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 5 52 9.62%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 5 67 7.46%
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 23 310 7.42%
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel 15 300 5.00%
9 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 9 192 4.69%
10 Netherlands Max Verstappen 7 163 4.29%
Sources:[54][55]

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 52 38 73.08%
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 2007-2022 310 184 59.35%
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 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 5,442
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 5,111
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3,501
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 Netherlands Max Verstappen 1,855
10 Spain Fernando Alonso 1,770
Source:[58]

Longest distance led, total

Driver Distance (km)
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 27,705
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 24,148
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 18,164
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 Netherlands Max Verstappen 8,943
Source:[59]

Most laps led without a win

Most consecutive laps in the lead

Multiple driver records

Wins from pole position

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
Netherlands Max Verstappen 2021 22
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" or "grand chelem".[64][65]

Note: Only Ascari (Germany-Netherlands 1952), Clark (Netherlands-France 1963) and Vettel (Singapore-Korea 2013) have achieved the feat in consecutive races. Only Ascari (France, Germany, Netherlands 1952), Clark (Netherlands, France, Mexico 1963; and South Africa, France, Germany 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 (hat-trick) Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 353 days 2009 British Grand Prix
Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap (grand slam) Netherlands Max Verstappen 23 years, 277 days 2021 Austrian Grand Prix
Source:[66]

Oldest

Record Driver Age Race
Pole and win Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957 German Grand Prix
Pole, win, and fastest lap (hat-trick) Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957 German Grand Prix
Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap (grand slam) 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 who competed from the very first championship season of 1950; including winning season)

Most World Championship seasons before first title

Largest gap between titles

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 Netherlands Max Verstappen 24 years, 73 days 2021
5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 303 days 1972
6 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
7 Austria Niki Lauda 26 years, 197 days 1975
8 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 26 years, 200 days 1997
9 United Kingdom Jim Clark 27 years, 174 days 1963
10 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 28 years, 4 days 2007
Sources:[4][69]

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 Netherlands Max Verstappen 25 years, 9 days 2022
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 25 years, 85 days 2006
4 Germany Michael Schumacher 26 years, 293 days 1995
5 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 27 years, 299 days 1974
6 Austria Niki Lauda 28 years, 202 days 1977
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 29 years, 137 days 1965
8 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 29 years, 321 days 2014
9 Brazil Ayrton Senna 30 years, 215 days 1990
10 Finland Mika Häkkinen 31 years, 33 days 1999

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 Netherlands Max Verstappen 24 years, 73 days 2021
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 24 years, 99 days 2011
6 Netherlands Max Verstappen 25 years, 9 days 2022
7 Spain Fernando Alonso 25 years, 85 days 2006
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel 25 years, 146 days 2012
9 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi 25 years, 303 days 1972
10 Germany Michael Schumacher 25 years, 314 days 1994
Source:[69][73]

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) [74]
Fewest races left in the season when becoming World Champion 0 Italy Giuseppe 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 Graham Hill (1962 in round 9 of 9, 1968 in round 12 of 12)
United Kingdom John Surtees (1964 in round 10 of 10)
New Zealand Denny Hulme (1967 in round 11 of 11)
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, 1983 in round 15 of 15)
Finland Keke Rosberg (1982 in round 16 of 16)
Austria Niki Lauda (1984 in round 16 of 16)
France Alain Prost (1986 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 Häkkinen (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)
Netherlands Max Verstappen (2021 in round 22 of 22)
[75]
Most consecutive races as championship leader 37 Germany Michael Schumacher (2000 United States Grand Prix - 2002 Japanese Grand Prix) []
Most races as championship leader 126 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton [76]
Largest points deficit overturned to become World Champion 46 (2022) between Netherlands Max Verstappen and
Monaco Charles Leclerc
[77]
Most points between first and second in the World Championship 155 (2013) between Germany Sebastian Vettel (397 pts.) and Spain Fernando Alonso (242 pts.)
(In 2003-2009 scoring format: 60 (160 vs. 100); in 1991-2002 sco