# Winners of the Formula One World Drivers Championship

## Events in Sport

**1950-09-03**Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins inaugural FIA World Championship of Drivers by taking out the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in an Alfa Romeo; wins by 3 points from Juan Manuel Fangio**1951-10-28**2nd Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by six points**1952-09-07**3rd Formula One WDC: Alberto Ascari wins by 12 points**1953-09-13**4th Formula One WDC: Alberto Ascari wins by 6.5 points**1954-10-24**5th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.86 points**1955-09-11**6th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.5 points**1956-09-02**Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina finishes 2nd in Italian GP at Monza to win his 3rd straight world F1 drivers championship by 3 points from Englishman Stirling Moss**1957-09-08**Juan Manuel Fangio confirms his world F1 drivers' title finishing 2nd in the season ending Italian GP at Monza; takes record 5th title by 15 points from Stirling Moss**1958-10-19**9th Formula One WDC: Mike Hawthorn wins by one point**1959-12-12**10th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by four points**1960-11-20**11th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by nine points**1961-10-08**12th Formula One WDC: Phil Hill wins by one point**1962-12-29**13th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points**1963-12-28**14th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 21 points**1964-10-25**15th Formula One WDC: John Surtees wins by one point**1965-10-24**16th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 14 points**1966-10-23**17th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by 14 points**1967-10-22**18th Formula One WDC: Denny Hulme wins by five points**1968-11-03**19th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points**1969-10-19**20th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 26 points**1970-10-25**21st Formula One WDC: Jochen Rindt wins by five points (the only season in which the World Championship title has been awarded posthumously)**1971-10-03**22nd Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 29 points**1972-10-08**23rd Formula One WDC: Emerson Fittipaldi wins by 16 points**1973-10-07**24th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 16 points**1974-10-06**25th Formula One WDC: Emerson Fittipaldi wins by three points**1975-10-05**26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points**1976-10-24**27th Formula One WDC: James Hunt wins by one point (this season served as the inspiration for the 2013 film "Rush")**1977-10-23**28th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 17 points

### Event of **Interest**

1978-10-08 29th Formula One WDC: Mario Andretti wins by 13 points

**1979-10-07**30th Formula One WDC: Jody Scheckter wins by four points**1980-10-05**31st Formula One WDC: Alan Jones wins by 13 points**1981-10-17**32nd Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by one point**1982-09-25**33rd Formula One WDC: Keke Rosberg wins by five points**1983-10-15**34th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by two points**1984-10-21**35th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 0.5 points**1985-11-03**36th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 20 points**1986-10-26**37th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by two points**1987-11-15**38th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by 12 points

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1988-11-13 39th Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by three points

**1989-11-05**40th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 16 points**1990-11-04**41st Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by seven points**1991-11-03**42nd Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna becomes the youngest three-time world championship winner by 24 points**1992-11-08**43rd Formula One WDC: Nigel Mansell wins by 52 points**1993-11-07**44th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 26 points

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1994-11-13 45th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by one point

**1995-11-12**46th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 33 points**1996-10-13**47th Formula One WDC: Damon Hil wins by 19 points**1997-10-26**48th Formula One WDC: Jacques Villeneuve wins by 39 points**1998-11-01**49th Formula One WDC: Mika Hakkinen wins by 14 points**1999-10-31**50th Formula One WDC: Mika Hakkinen wins by two points**2000-10-22**51st Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 19 points**2001-10-14**52nd Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 58 points**2002-10-13**53rd Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 67 points**2003-10-12**54th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by two points**2004-10-24**55th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 34 points**2005-10-16**56th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 21 points**2006-10-22**57th Formula One WDC: Fernando Alonso wins by 13 points**2007-10-21**58th Formula One WDC: Kimi Raikkonen wins by one point

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2008-11-02 59th Formula One WDC: Lewis Hamilton wins by one point

**2009-11-01**60th Formula One WDC: Jenson Button wins by 11 points

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2010-11-14 61st Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by four points

**2011-11-27**62nd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 122 points**2012-11-25**63rd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by three points**2013-11-24**64th Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 155 points**2014-11-23**65th Formula One WDC: Lewis Hamilton wins by 67 points