Check out these Formula 1 records including most driver and constructor Grand Prix wins, world championships and pole positions

Motorsport is all about pushing yourself and your car to the absolute limit. Over the decades, Formula 1 records have tumbled as drivers have pushed harder, engines have become more powerful and the cars, inevitably, faster.

Achievement in F1 is spread between constructors and drivers. Over decades in the sport, teams like Ferrari, McLaren and Williams have broken Formula 1 records with consistently quick cars and the fastest drivers.

But inside the cockpit, certain drivers have applied themselves to break personal Formula 1 records. Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton top many of these tables – and we’ve already compared how the two shape up against each other. Watch our video here.

Here, you will find the Formula 1 records for most championships race wins, pole positions, race entries for both teams and individuals. If you want to know more about the youngest drivers to win championships, races, points and podiums, read our article here.

List of Formula 1 records

Most Drivers’ World Championships

1Michael Schumacher71994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
1Lewis Hamilton72008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
3Juan Manuel Fangio51951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957
4Alain Prost41985, 1986, 1989, 1993
4Sebastian Vettel42010, 2011, 2012, 2013

As of the 2024 season, and despite Max Verstappen’s current domination, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher are tied with seven titles apiece. The German was dominant at the turn of the century, winning five titles on the bounce with Ferrari. These were in addition to his double world championships with Benetton in the ’90s. It was a record that looked unassailable. However, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ dominance in the hybrid era turned the motorsport world on its head.

Hamilton replaced Schumacher at Mercedes after the German’s retirement at the end of 2012. Since then, Hamilton won six world titles between 2014 and 2020. Those six titles, along with his maiden championship in his second season with McLaren, make him the joint-most successful driver ever.

Juan Manuel Fangio’s record of five titles in the 1950s stood the test of time. The first great driver of the Formula 1 era, he finished 1st or 2nd in the championship in the first seven seasons he entered. His record stood until 2003 when Schumacher clinched his 6th title. Alain Prost’s battles with Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet earned him four titles. As did Sebastian Vettel’s absolute dominance with Red Bull in the early 2010s.

Michael Schumacher celebrates his 6th World Championship.
Michael Schumacher celebrates his 6th World Championship

Most Constructors’ World Championships


As the longest-serving team in Formula 1, it’s no surprise to see Ferrari sitting atop the Constructors’ Championship table. Omnipresent in Formula 1 since its first season in 1950, the Scuderia has become a symbol for the sport. But it’s one thing to turn up to every race, it’s another to win them. For decades, the Scarlet Red Ferrari has been at the front of the grid, and it has won the Constructors’ title 16 times, along with producing the Drivers’ champion on 15 occasions. Its world champions include Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hil, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher and, most recently, Kimi Raikkonen.

There’s a gulf between first and second in this list. Williams has been present in Formula 1 since 1977 and took its nine titles throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Keke Rosberg, Alain Prost and Damon Hill are among some of its driver champions. McLaren’s won the constructors’ title on 8 occasions, but produced the drivers champion 12 times, including Lewis Hamilton. He tied up six of Mercedes’ seven titles, with teammate and rival Nico Rosberg taking the other.

The Tifosi celebrate a home victory for Ferrari in 2003.
The Tifosi celebrate a home victory for Ferrari in 2003

Most Grand Prix Victories (driver)

1Lewis Hamilton104
2Michael Schumacher91
3Max Verstappen61
4Sebastian Vettel53
5Alain Prost 51

When he first stepped into a Formula 1 car, the paddock knew this guy was special. But when Lewis Hamilton took his first victory in Canada in 2007, no one expected what would follow. Lewis Hamilton stormed to a record 104 victories. Red Bull’s Flying Dutchman may have stemmed the flow of victories, but Hamilton demonstrated at the 2024 British Grand Prix that he still has what it takes to reach the top step…

Hamilton celebrates his first Grand Prix victory since Saudi Arabia in 2021

Max Verstappen’s record-breaking season in 2023 knocked Ayrton Senna off the fifth and Alain Prost off fourth and, in the last race of the season, Sebastian Vettel off third. Not a bad season for the 26-year old driver.

Max Verstappen wins the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix
Max Verstappen wins the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix

Schumacher’s 91 wins came mostly with Ferrari, including a near-perfect year in 2002. He took 11 victories, five 2nd place finished and a single 3rd place. Sebastian Vettel’s record with Red Bull, and his title pushes with Ferrari, earn him the fourth spot.

Most Grand Prix Victories (constructor)

4Red Bull120

As you might expect, the teams with the most championships also make up the teams with the most victories. Ferrari remains way out in front and is the only constructor to take more than 200 race victories.

However, the last few years have seen Red Bull enjoy a period of absolute domination. The Austrian team broke the record for consecutive Formula 1 race victories, taking their tally to 15 in a row. The record was previously 11 and held by McLaren, which had stood since 1988.

Ferrari and McLaren have battled on track for decades of Formula 1 racing.
Ferrari and McLaren have battled on track for decades of Formula 1 racing.

Most pole positions (driver)

PosDriverPole positions
1Lewis Hamilton104
2Michael Schumacher68
3Ayrton Senna65
4Sebastian Vettel57
5Max Verstappen39

In terms of pole positions, there’s a clear winner. Lewis Hamilton is the first driver to reach triple-digit pole positions. He secured his 100th pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2021. His nearest rival is Michael Schumacher, but with 68 pole positions, it doesn’t come close to the British driver’s total.

Lewis Hamilton became the first driver to secure triple-digit pole positions in Spain in 2021.
Lewis Hamilton became the first driver to secure triple-digit pole positions in Spain in 2021

Most pole positions (constructor)

PosTeamPole positions

Schumacher’s 58 pole positions for Ferrari place the Prancing Horse at the top of this table. They are the only team to reach the 200 pole positions mark. With Charles Leclerc historic pole and victory at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix, the Scuderia take their tally to 250!

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