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 2020 Eifel Grand Prix. Drivers who are competing in the 2020 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 pitlane 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., most races stopped before the end of the leader's second lap had the first part declared null and void in the 1990s and early 2000s, but the first part did count if it was run for more than one complete lap before the race was stopped).

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:[3][4]

Oldest drivers to enter a race

Driver Age Place Race
1 Monaco Louis Chiron 58 years, 288 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:[3][4]

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:[3][4]

Most consecutive race starts

Most consecutive races that the driver entered and actually started.

Most consecutive race entries

Most races with a single constructor

Driver Constructor Seasons Entries Starts
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 19962006 181 179
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 20072009, 20142018 152 151
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 20132020 151 151
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren 19962004 150 150
5 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 20062013 140 139
6 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren 20102017 137 136
7 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 20102016 136 136
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren 19932001 133 131
9 France Jacques Laffite France Ligier 19761982, 19851986 132 132
10 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull 20072013 129 129
Source: [6]

Most races with a single engine manufacturer

Wins

Total wins

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 91 29.55%
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072020 261 91 34.87%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072020 252 53 21.03%
4 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
5 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 41 25.31%
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 20032018 314 32 10.19%
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 19801992, 19941995 191 31 16.23%
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 27 27.00%
9 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 25 34.25%
Austria Niki Lauda 19711979, 19821985 177 14.12%
Sources:[8][9]

Percentage wins

Driver Seasons Entries Wins Percentage
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52[N 2] 24 46.15%
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 33[N 3] 13 39.39%
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072020 261 91 34.87%
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 25 34.25%
5 United States Lee Wallard[N 1] 19501951, 1954 3 1 33.33%
United States Bill Vukovich[N 1] 19501955 6 2
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 91 29.55%
8 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 27 27.00%
9 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 41 25.31%
10 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 51 25.25%
Sources:[8][9]

Most wins in a season

Driver Season Wins Entries Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 2004 13 18 72.22%
Germany Sebastian Vettel 2013 19 68.42%
3 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%
8 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 10 19 52.63%
2016 21 47.62%
10 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1992 9 16 56.25%
Germany Michael Schumacher 1995 17 52.94%
2000 17 52.94%
2001 17 52.94%
Germany Nico Rosberg 2016 21 42.86%
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2017 20 45.00%
Sources:[10][11]

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 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1954 66.67% 9 6
6 Germany Michael Schumacher 2002 64.71% 17 11
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 1965 60.00% 10 6
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel 2011 57.89% 19 11
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2014 19 11
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1955 57.14% 7 4
Sources:[10][11]

Most consecutive wins

Most wins in first championship season

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

Most races without a win

Driver Entries Starts Best result
1 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 214 208 2nd
2 Mexico Sergio Pérez 189 185 2nd
3 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 2nd
4 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 182 179 4th
5 France Romain Grosjean 177 175 2nd
6 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158 2nd
7 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 162 147 2nd
8 France Jean-Pierre Jarier 143 134 3rd
United States Eddie Cheever 132 2nd
10 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 4th
Source:[15]

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 that have not won a World Championship

Driver Seasons Entries Wins
1 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19511961 67 16
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 19942008 247 13
3 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 19721982 146 12
4 Brazil Felipe Massa 20022017 272 11
Brazil Rubens Barrichello 19932011 326
6 Sweden Ronnie Peterson 19701978 123 10
Austria Gerhard Berger 19841997 210
8 Australia Mark Webber 20022013 217 9
Netherlands Max Verstappen 20152020 113
Finland Valtteri Bottas 20132020 151
Source:[18]

Most consecutive seasons with at least one Grand Prix win

Pole positions

Total pole positions

Driver Seasons Entries Poles Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072020 261 96 36.78%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 68 22.08%
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 65 40.12%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072020 252 57 22.62%
5 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 33 45.21%
France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 16.34%
7 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 19801992, 19941995 191 32 16.75%
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 20062016 206 30 14.56%
9 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52 29 55.77%
10 Finland Mika Häkkinen 19912001 165 26 15.76%
Sources:[20][21][22]

Percentage pole positions

Driver Seasons Entries Poles Percentage
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52 29 55.77%
2 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 33 45.21%
3 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 33 14 42.42%
4 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 65 40.12%
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072020 261 96 36.78%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19511961 67 16 23.88%
7 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072020 252 57 22.62%
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 68 22.08%
9 United States Duke Nalon 19501954 5 1 20.00%
United States Jerry Hoyt 19501951, 19531955 5 1
Source:[21][22]

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:[24][25]

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:[24]

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 due to a 5-place grid penalty incurred from the previous race he did not start the race from pole position.

Most races without a pole position

Driver Entries Starts Best grid position
1 Mexico Sergio Pérez 189 185 4th
2 France Romain Grosjean 177 175 2nd
3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 165 158 3rd
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 161 4th
5 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 162 147 3rd
6 France Olivier Panis 158 157 3rd
7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 148 147 2nd
8 United States Eddie Cheever 143 132 2nd
9 Germany Adrian Sutil 128 128 2nd
10 Italy Pierluigi Martini 124 119 2nd
Source: [27]

Fastest laps

Total fastest laps

Driver Fastest laps Starts Percentage
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 77 306 25.16%
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 51 261 19.54%
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 46 323 14.24%
4 France Alain Prost 41 199 20.60%
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 38 251 15.14%
6 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 30 187 16.04%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 28 72 38.89%
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen 25 161 15.53%
9 Austria Niki Lauda 24 171 14.04%
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 23 51 45.10%
Brazil Nelson Piquet 204 11.27%
Spain Fernando Alonso 311 7.40%
Source:[14]

Percentage fastest laps

Driver Seasons Starts Fastest laps Percentage
1 United States Bill Vukovich 19511955 5[N 1] 3 60.00%
2 United States Lee Wallard 19501951 2[N 1] 1 50.00%
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 51[N 2] 23 45.10%
4 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 72 28 38.89%
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 32[N 3] 12 37.50%
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 19511961 66 19 28.79%
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 306 77 25.16%
8 Argentina José Froilán González 19501957, 1960 26 6 23.08%
9 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 199 41 20.60%
10 United States Jim Rathmann 1950, 19521960 10[N 1] 2 20.00%
Source:[28]

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:[29]

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:[29]

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)

Driver Age Race
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 209 days 1958 Argentine Grand Prix
2 Italy Piero Taruffi 45 years, 219 days 1952 Swiss Grand Prix
3 Italy Nino Farina 44 years, 321 days 1951 Italian Grand Prix
4 Australia Jack Brabham 44 years, 107 days 1970 British Grand Prix
5 Italy Luigi Villoresi 44 years, 22 days 1953 Dutch Grand Prix
6 Germany Karl Kling 43 years, 319 days 1954 German Grand Prix
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 43 years, 201 days 2012 German Grand Prix
8 United States Paul Russo 42 years, 50 days 1956 Indianapolis 500
9 France Maurice Trintignant 42 years, 43 days 1959 United States Grand Prix
10 France Jacques Laffite 41 years, 319 days 1985 European Grand Prix
Source:[30]

Podium finishes

Total podium finishes

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072020 261 160 61.30%
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 155 50.32%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 20072020 252 120 47.62%
4 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 106 52.48%
5 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 20012009, 20122020 326 103 31.60%
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 2001, 20032018 314 97 30.89%
7 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 80 49.38%
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 19932011 326 68 20.86%
9 United Kingdom David Coulthard 19942008 247 62 25.10%
10 Brazil Nelson Piquet 19781991 207 60 28.99%
Source:[31]

Percentage podium finishes

Driver Seasons Entries Podiums Percentage
1 Italy Dorino Serafini 1950 1 1 100.00%
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 19501951 7 6 85.71%
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19501951, 19531958 52[N 2] 35 67.31%
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072020 261 160 61.30%
5 Italy Nino Farina 19501955 34 20[N 9] 58.82%
6 Argentina José Froilán González 19501957, 1960 27 15 55.56%
7 France Alain Prost 19801991, 1993 202 106 52.48%
8 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 33[N 3] 17 51.52%
9 Germany Michael Schumacher 19912006, 20102012 308 155 50.32%
10 United States Lee Wallard 19501951 2 1 50.00%
United States Bill Holland 19501953 2 1
United States Mauri Rose 19501951 2 1
United States Sam Hanks 19501957 8 4
Source:[31]

Most podium finishes in a season

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:[3]

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 Nino 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:[3]

Most career starts without a podium

Driver Seasons Entries Starts Best result
1 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2010, 20122020 182 179 4th
2 Germany Adrian Sutil 20072011, 20132014 128 128 4th
3 Italy Pierluigi Martini 19841985, 19881995 124 119 4th
4 France Philippe Alliot 19841990, 19931994 116 109 5th
5 Brazil Pedro Diniz 19952000 99 98 5th
6 Sweden Marcus Ericsson 20142018 97 97 8th
7 Japan Ukyo Katayama 19921997 97 95 5th
8 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 19831989 88 83 4th
9 Switzerland Marc Surer 19791986 88 82 4th
10 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 20052007, 20092011 81 80 6th
Source:[34]

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 177 175 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
Mexico Sergio Pérez 189 185
10 Italy Andrea de Cesaris 214 208 5
Source:[35][36]

Most career podiums without a World Championship

Driver Seasons Starts Wins Podiums
1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 19932011 322 11 68
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 19942008 246 13 62
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas 20132020 150 9 53
4 Austria Gerhard Berger 19841997 210 10 48
5 Argentina Carlos Reutemann 19721982 146 12 45
6 Australia Mark Webber 20022013 215 9 42
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 2002, 20042017 269 11 41
8 Netherlands Max Verstappen 20152020 113 9 39
9 Italy Riccardo Patrese 19771993 256 6 37
10 France Jacques Laffite 19741986 176 6 32
France Jean Alesi 19892001 201 1
Source:[37]

Most races before scoring a podium finish

Points

Throughout the history of the World Championship, the points-scoring positions and the number of points awarded to each position have varied – see the List of Formula One World Championship points scoring systems for details.

Total career points

Driver Points
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3661
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3002
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 1899
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1861
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 1594.5
6 Germany Michael Schumacher 1566
7 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1450
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1235
9 Brazil Felipe Massa 1167
10 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1118
Source:[39]

Total races finished in the points

Driver Points finishes
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 224
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 221
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 214
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 202
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 200
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 165
7 United Kingdom Jenson Button 162
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 140
9 Germany Nico Rosberg 133
10 France Alain Prost 128
Source:[40]

Most consecutive points finishes

Most consecutive points scored

Highest average points per race started

Driver Starts Points Average points
per race started
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 261 3661 14.03
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 251 3002 11.96
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen 113 1095 9.69
4 Finland Valtteri Bottas 150 1450 9.67
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 206 1594.5 7.74
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc 53 366 6.91
7 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 182 1118 6.14
8 Spain Fernando Alonso 311 1899 6.11
9 United States George Amick 1 6 6.00
10 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 323 1861 5.76
Source:[43]

Highest percentage of races finished in the points (at least 15 entries)

Driver Entries Points finishes Percentage
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 261 224 85.82%
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 53 43 81.13%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 252 200 79.37%
4 Netherlands Max Verstappen 113 84 74.34%
5 Finland Valtteri Bottas 151 112 74.17%
6 Italy Nino Farina 34 25 73.53%
7 Argentina José Froilán González 26 19[N 10][44] 73.08%
8 Germany Michael Schumacher 308 221 71.75%
9 Italy Alberto Ascari 33 23[N 11][45] 69.70%
10 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 326 214 65.64%
Source:[11]

Most championship points in a season

Driver Points Season WDC Races % of max
points possible
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 413 2019 1st 21 75.64%
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 408 2018 1st 21 77.71%
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 397 2013 1st 19 83.58%
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 392 2011 1st 19 82.53%
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 385 2016 1st 21 73.33%
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 384 2014 1st 19dagger 76.80%
7 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 381 2015 1st 19 80.21%
8 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 380 2016 2nd 21 72.38%
9 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 363 2017 1st 20 72.60%
10 Finland Valtteri Bottas 326 2019 2nd 21 59.71%
Source:[5]

daggerDouble 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:[3]

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 Nino 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:[3]

Most points without a win

Driver Entries Starts Points
1 Mexico Sergio Pérez 189 185 649
2 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 182 179 521
3 France Romain Grosjean 177 175 391
4 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. 113 112 318
5 Germany Nick Heidfeld 185 183 259
6 Russia Daniil Kvyat 106 104 184
7 France Esteban Ocon 61 61 172
8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 114 113 158
9 Thailand Alexander Albon 32 32 156
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 76 75 125
Source:[46]

Most career points without being World Champion

Driver Points Best WDC finish
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas 1450 2nd in 2019
2 Brazil Felipe Massa 1167 2nd in 2008
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1118 3rd in 2014 and 2016
4 Netherlands Max Verstappen 1095 3rd in 2019
5 Australia Mark Webber 1047.5 3rd in 2010, 2011 and 2013
6 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 658 2nd in 2002 and 2004
7 Mexico Sergio Pérez 649 7th in 2016 and 2017
8 United Kingdom David Coulthard 535 2nd in 2001
9 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 521 7th in 2018
10 France Romain Grosjean 391 7th in 2013
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 Nino 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
United Kingdom George Russell
7 United Kingdom Mike Beuttler 29 28
Brazil Enrique Bernoldi 29
United States Scott Speed 28
10 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 33 26
Source:[50]

Races finished

Total career race finishes

Driver Races finished
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 254
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 245
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 237
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 234
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button 230
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 225
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 224
8 Germany Sebastian Vettel 214
9 Germany Nico Rosberg 174
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard 164
Source:[51]

Most consecutive race finishes

Race leaders

Every lap, total races

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 19501951, 19531958 53 38 71.70%
3 United States Jack McGrath 19501955 6 4 66.67%
United States Bill Vukovich 19501955 6 4
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 19501955 33 21 63.64%
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 20072020 261 158 60.54%
7 United Kingdom Jim Clark 19601968 73 43 58.90%
8 Brazil Ayrton Senna 19841994 162 86 53.09%
9 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 19651973 100 51 51.00%
10 United States Cecil Green 19501951 2 1 50.00%
Source:[citation needed]

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 Germany Michael Schumacher 5,111
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 4,930
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 3,495
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 Spain Fernando Alonso 1,767
10 Brazil Nelson Piquet 1,600
Source:[56]

Longest distance led, total

Driver Distance (km)
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 25,045
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 24,148
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 18,129
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 Spain Fernando Alonso 8,643
Source:[57]

Most laps led without a win

Most consecutive laps in the lead

Multiple driver records

Pole and win in same race

Most wins from pole position in a season

Driver Season Entries 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
6 Brazil Ayrton Senna 1988 16 7
1991 16
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2015 19
2016 21
2018 21
Source:[5]

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".[62]

Note: Only Ascari (Germany–Netherlands 1952), Clark (Netherlands–France 1963) and Vettel (Singapore–Korea 2013) have achieved the feat in consecutive races. Only Ascari (French, German, Dutch 1952), Clark (Dutch, French, Mexican 1963; and South African, French, German 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 Germany Sebastian Vettel 21 years, 353 days 2009 British Grand Prix
Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap Germany Sebastian Vettel 24 years, 119 days 2011 Indian Grand Prix
Source:[citation needed]

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 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 46 years, 41 days 1957 German Grand Prix
Pole, win, fastest lap, and led every lap Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 45 years, 42 days 1956 German Grand Prix
Source:[citation needed]

Drivers' Championships

Total championships

Most consecutive championships

Fewest World Championship seasons before first title

(excluding drivers that competed from the very first championship season of 1950; including winning season)

Most World Championship seasons before first title