Know here some facts and records about F1 Championship. These F1 records will apprise you of the superlative in Formula 1 Championship.
Formula 1 World Championship has been held continuously since 1950. In the course, many records have been made and remade. Here are some interesting facts and records related to F1 World Championship.
- The Drivers' Championship was first won by Nino Farina in 1950.
- The first driver to win multiple F1 Championships was Alberto Ascari, in 1952 and 1953.
- The Championship has been clinched in the final race of the season 23 times in the 58 seasons it has been awarded.
- The earliest in a season when a Championship was clinched was in 2002, when Michael Schumacher secured the title with six races remaining.
- German Michael Schumacher holds the record for most titles, at seven.
- Schumacher holds the record for most consecutive Drivers' Championships, winning five from 2000 to 2004.
- Juan Manuel Fangio won four consecutive Driver's Championships, winning four from 1954 to 1957.
- As for the constructors, Ferrari has won 15, McLaren 11, Williams 7 and Honda 5. Climax and Mercedes have won 4 each; TAG 3; Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Repco 2 each; and BMW and BRM 1 each.
- Fernando Alonso is the youngest champion ever. He became champion in 2005 season with the age of 24 years 58 days.
- Fernando Alonso is also the youngest ever double world champion. He got this distinction when he was 25 years, 85 days.
- Juan Manuel Fangio is the oldest Driver's Champion. He was 46 years 41 days when he won 1957 season.
- Damon Hill is the son of Graham Hill, who bagged the Drivers' Championship in 1962 and 1968. Theirs is the first father-son pair to both win Drivers' Championships.
- Rindt died during practice for the 1970 Italian Grand Prix. However, his Championship was not confirmed until two rounds later. He became Formula One's first and only posthumous World Drivers' Champion.