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
- 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
- German Michael Schumacher holds the record for most titles, at
- 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'