Formula 1 Grand Prix
Formula 1 is among those sports, which are known to produce legends who have marked their names in the history. World championship is awarded to a driver who remained unbeaten in the race and whose performance is outstanding in overall event. From time to time new drivers emerge who compete in the seasons and world championship to earn the world title. Most of them have named the title for more than one time. The first man to become the formula 1 grand Prix world champion was Giuseppe Farina in 1950. After that several new racers won the title. In this article we will discuss with you some of the most known Formula 1 grand Prix world champions who have proven their skills and abilities in the sport.
Whenever someone discuss about the champions, first name which comes on the list is Michael Schumacher. Michael Schumacher was born on January 3rd, 1969 in Germany. Schumacher was the first driver to win Grand Prix world championship for seven times. Schumacher is known to be the best driver in the history of formula 1. Schumacher holds most of the records in the history of formula 1 including fastest laps and most pole positions. Schumacher also broke the record for most podium finishes in the history. He started his career from Belgian grand Prix in 1991 and ended his career in 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. He named 1566 career points, 68 pole positions and 77 fastest laps in his career. He drove from the side of famous Grand Prix teams like Ferrari and Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton is known to be the youngest formula 1 Grand Prix world champion in the world. He was born on 7 January 1985 in England. Lewis Hamilton won the world title in 2008 and 2014 becoming the youngest world champion in the history of Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton started his career in 2007 from Australian Grand Prix Racing from the side of Team Mercedes. So far Hamilton has won 34 races, 39 pole positions and performed 21 fastest laps in his career. Hamilton’s overall career points are 1511 and his last race was in Australian grand Prix 2014. Hamilton took part in total of 149 races till now.
Fernando Alonso is one of the familiar names in the world of formula 1. Alonso is two times world champion and is currently racing for the team McLaren-Honda. Alonso was born in Spain on 29 July 1981. From the very start Alonso is known to be one of the dangerous drivers who give very tough time to other drivers on the track. Alonso has taken part in total of 236 races out of which he won 32 along with 97 podium finishes and 22 pole positions. Alonso won 2005 and 2006 world championship continuously. Alonso has a total of 1767 career points.
Kimi Raikkonen was born on 17 October 1979 in Finland. He has won the world championship for the first time in 2007. Raikkonen is currently racing for the team Ferrari and his car number is 7. Raikonnen took part in 214 races and won 20 out of them. Raikkonen claimed 77 podium finishes and 16 pole positions along with 40 fastest laps. Raikkonen started his career from Australian Grand Prix in 2001 and won number of awards during his entire career.
English formula 1 player was born on 19 January 1980 in England. He became the Formula 1 Grand Prix Champion in 2009. He is currently racing for the team McLaren-HONDA. Button took part in total of 269 races, out of which he won 15 with 50 podium finishes and 8 pole positions. Button is known to be one of the talented drivers in the history of Formula 1.