The Briton caught up with Michael Schumacher with his seven titles. The Argentine legend continues one notch below with five crowns
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Hamilton, Schumacher and Fangio occupy the podium of the most winners of Formula 1
Lewis Hamilton has no limits. After climbing from sixth to first place in the Turkish GP, he became mathematically champion of the Formula 1 World Championship and achieved his seventh crown in the most important motorsport competition in the world.
With his third consecutive title, the sixth with the Mercedes team, the Briton equaled the legendary German driver Michael Schumacher , who led the ranking of the most winners for 16 years after winning his last title in 2004 with Ferrari.
The podium of the top champions is closed by Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio with his five crowns , which he obtained between 1951 and 1957. Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel were one, with four.
Hamilton crowned champion for the seventh time in Formula 1 -REUTERS / Clive Mason
TOP 5 OF THE MOST WINNING DRIVERS IN FORMULA 1
LEWIS HAMILTON: Seven titles (2008 with McLaren, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 with Mercedes)
Michael Schumacher: Seven titles (1994 and 1995 with Benetton, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 with Ferrari)
Juan Manuel Fangio: Five titles (1951 with Alfa Romeo, 1954 and 1955 with Mercedes / Maseratti, 1956 with Ferrari and 1957 with Maseratti)
Alain Prost: Four titles (1985, 1986 and 1989 with McLaren, 1993 with Williams)
Sebastian Vettel: Four titles (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with Red Bull)
Niki Lauda won three world championships (Reuters)
Among the more than 30 champions in the history of Formula 1, it was only a few who managed to win three titles. In addition to those mentioned above, the ranking is completed by the remembered Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet, Jackie Stewart and Jack Brabham.
As for the two-time championship , names such as the Italian Alberto Ascari (1952 and 1953), the British Jim Clark (1963 and 1965), Graham Hill (1962 and 1968), the Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi (1972 and 1974), the Finn Mika Hakkinen (1998 and 1999) and the Spanish Fernando Alonso (2005 and 2006).
They complete the list of champions with a title in their history Giusepe Farina (1950), Mike Hawthorn (1958), Phil Hill (1961), John Surtees (1964), Denny Hulme (1967), Mario Andretti (1978), Jody Scheckter ( 1979), Alan Jones (1980), Keke Rosberg (1982), Nigel Mansell (1992), Damon Hill (1996), Jaques Villeneuve (1997), Kimi Raikkonen (2007), Jenson Button (2009) and Nico Rosberg (2016) .