What is the earliest, a F1 driver ever won a championship in the season?

Here you will find insights into the outliers in F1 history. This view provides insight into who became champion as early as possible in the season. Or in other words: the fastest world champion ;-). Both in absolute terms (number of grandprix before the end of the season) and in relative terms (% of season passed before becoming champion). Please note that championships are calculated based on the selected point scoring system.
    Nr    Champion    #GPs before end    Champion at GP    Total GPs    Points champion    Total points
       
1Michael Schumacher5Germany (GP nr 12) 200217387387
2Nigel Mansell4Belgium (GP nr 12) 199216285285
2Michael Schumacher4Belgium (GP nr 14) 200418375375
2Sebastian Vettel4Japan (GP nr 15) 201119395395
2Max Verstappen4Japan (GP nr 18) 202222454454
6Jack Brabham3Germany (GP nr 6) 19669119131
6Jim Clark3Italy (GP nr 7) 196310155218
6Jim Clark3Germany (GP nr 7) 196510155157
6Jackie Stewart3Italy (GP nr 8) 196911184184
6Jackie Stewart3Austria (GP nr 8) 197111181181
6Niki Lauda3Italy (GP nr 14) 197717223223
6Michael Schumacher3Belgium (GP nr 14) 200117330330
6Lewis Hamilton3Turkey (GP nr 14) 202017347347
6Sebastian Vettel3India (GP nr 16) 201319404404
6Lewis Hamilton3United States (GP nr 16) 201519389389
16Alberto Ascari2Germany (GP nr 6) 19528104155.5
16Juan Manuel Fangio2Germany (GP nr 6) 19578120138
16Juan Manuel Fangio2Switzerland (GP nr 7) 19549127179.14
16Alberto Ascari2Germany (GP nr 7) 19539102.5139.5
16Emerson Fittipaldi2Italy (GP nr 10) 197212176176
16Niki Lauda2Austria (GP nr 12) 197514207211
16Jackie Stewart2Italy (GP nr 13) 197315222222
16Alain Prost2Europe (GP nr 14) 198516226238
16Ayrton Senna2Spain (GP nr 14) 199116276.5276.5
16Alain Prost2Portugal (GP nr 14) 199316276276
16Michael Schumacher2Pacific (GP nr 15) 199517276276
16Lewis Hamilton2Mexico (GP nr 18) 201720370370
16Lewis Hamilton2United States (GP nr 19) 201921413413
16Lewis Hamilton2Mexico (GP nr 19) 201821411411
30Juan Manuel Fangio1Great Britain (GP nr 6) 19557120120
30Jack Brabham1Italy (GP nr 8) 1959999111
30Jack Brabham1Italy (GP nr 9) 196010139.33139.33
30Jody Scheckter1Canada (GP nr 14) 197915153201
30Mario Andretti1USA East (GP nr 15) 197816198198
30Nelson Piquet1Japan (GP nr 15) 198716220232
30Eddie Irvine1Malaysia (GP nr 15) 199916238238
30Ayrton Senna1Japan (GP nr 15) 199016233233
30Alain Prost1Japan (GP nr 15) 198916227249
30Michael Schumacher1United States (GP nr 15) 200316241241
30Jenson Button1Brazil (GP nr 16) 200917241.5241.5
30Fernando Alonso1Japan (GP nr 18) 200519324324
42Giuseppe Farina0Italy (GP nr 7) 195079096
42Phil Hill0United States (GP nr 8) 19618102120
42Juan Manuel Fangio0Spain (GP nr 8) 1951889105.5
42Juan Manuel Fangio0Italy (GP nr 8) 1956887.596.5
42Graham Hill0South Africa (GP nr 9) 19629120161
42John Surtees0Mexico (GP nr 10) 196410121121
42Denny Hulme0Mexico (GP nr 11) 196711163163
42Stirling Moss0Morocco (GP nr 11) 195811120120
42Graham Hill0Mexico (GP nr 12) 196812143143
42Jacky Ickx0Mexico (GP nr 13) 197013128.5128.5
42Alan Jones0USA East (GP nr 14) 198014198214
42Emerson Fittipaldi0United States (GP nr 15) 197415181182
42Nelson Piquet0Las Vegas (GP nr 15) 198115167167
42Nelson Piquet0South Africa (GP nr 15) 198315187187
42Mika Hakkinen0Japan (GP nr 16) 199816277277
42Damon Hill0Japan (GP nr 16) 199616263263
42Damon Hill0Australia (GP nr 16) 199416258258
42Niki Lauda0Japan (GP nr 16) 197616210210
42Alain Prost0Portugal (GP nr 16) 198416216.5216.5
42Ayrton Senna0Australia (GP nr 16) 198816256277
42Keke Rosberg0Las Vegas (GP nr 16) 198216155155
42Alain Prost0Australia (GP nr 16) 198616218235
42Michael Schumacher0Malaysia (GP nr 17) 200017288288
42Michael Schumacher0Europe (GP nr 17) 199717231231
42Kimi Räikkönen0Brazil (GP nr 17) 200717278278
42Fernando Alonso0Brazil (GP nr 18) 200618326326
42Lewis Hamilton0Brazil (GP nr 18) 200818244244
42Sebastian Vettel0Abu Dhabi (GP nr 19) 201019259259
42Lewis Hamilton0Abu Dhabi (GP nr 19) 201419366366
42Sebastian Vettel0Brazil (GP nr 20) 201220287287
42Nico Rosberg0Abu Dhabi (GP nr 21) 201621391391
42Max Verstappen0Abu Dhabi (GP nr 22) 202122410.5410.5
    Nr    Champion    % of season done    #GPs before end    Champion at GP    Total GPs    Points champion    Total points
        
1Jack Brabham67%3Germany (GP nr 6) 19669119131
2Jim Clark70%3Germany (GP nr 7) 196510155157
2Jim Clark70%3Italy (GP nr 7) 196310155218
4Michael Schumacher71%5Germany (GP nr 12) 200217387387
5Jackie Stewart73%3Austria (GP nr 8) 197111181181
5Jackie Stewart73%3Italy (GP nr 8) 196911184184
7Alberto Ascari75%2Germany (GP nr 6) 19528104155.5
7Juan Manuel Fangio75%2Germany (GP nr 6) 19578120138
7Nigel Mansell75%4Belgium (GP nr 12) 199216285285
10Juan Manuel Fangio78%2Switzerland (GP nr 7) 19549127179.14
10Alberto Ascari78%2Germany (GP nr 7) 19539102.5139.5
10Michael Schumacher78%4Belgium (GP nr 14) 200418375375
13Sebastian Vettel79%4Japan (GP nr 15) 201119395395
14Max Verstappen82%4Japan (GP nr 18) 202222454454
14Lewis Hamilton82%3Turkey (GP nr 14) 202017347347
14Michael Schumacher82%3Belgium (GP nr 14) 200117330330
14Niki Lauda82%3Italy (GP nr 14) 197717223223
18Emerson Fittipaldi83%2Italy (GP nr 10) 197212176176
19Sebastian Vettel84%3India (GP nr 16) 201319404404
19Lewis Hamilton84%3United States (GP nr 16) 201519389389
21Juan Manuel Fangio86%1Great Britain (GP nr 6) 19557120120
21Niki Lauda86%2Austria (GP nr 12) 197514207211
23Jackie Stewart87%2Italy (GP nr 13) 197315222222
24Alain Prost88%2Portugal (GP nr 14) 199316276276
24Ayrton Senna88%2Spain (GP nr 14) 199116276.5276.5
24Alain Prost88%2Europe (GP nr 14) 198516226238
24Michael Schumacher88%2Pacific (GP nr 15) 199517276276
28Jack Brabham89%1Italy (GP nr 8) 1959999111
29Jack Brabham90%1Italy (GP nr 9) 196010139.33139.33
29Lewis Hamilton90%2Mexico (GP nr 18) 201720370370
29Lewis Hamilton90%2United States (GP nr 19) 201921413413
29Lewis Hamilton90%2Mexico (GP nr 19) 201821411411
33Jody Scheckter93%1Canada (GP nr 14) 197915153201
34Ayrton Senna94%1Japan (GP nr 15) 199016233233
34Mario Andretti94%1USA East (GP nr 15) 197816198198
34Nelson Piquet94%1Japan (GP nr 15) 198716220232
34Alain Prost94%1Japan (GP nr 15) 198916227249
34Michael Schumacher94%1United States (GP nr 15) 200316241241
34Eddie Irvine94%1Malaysia (GP nr 15) 199916238238
34Jenson Button94%1Brazil (GP nr 16) 200917241.5241.5
41Fernando Alonso95%1Japan (GP nr 18) 200519324324
42Giuseppe Farina100%0Italy (GP nr 7) 195079096
42Phil Hill100%0United States (GP nr 8) 19618102120
42Juan Manuel Fangio100%0Spain (GP nr 8) 1951889105.5
42Juan Manuel Fangio100%0Italy (GP nr 8) 1956887.596.5
42Graham Hill100%0South Africa (GP nr 9) 19629120161
42John Surtees100%0Mexico (GP nr 10) 196410121121
42Denny Hulme100%0Mexico (GP nr 11) 196711163163
42Stirling Moss100%0Morocco (GP nr 11) 195811120120
42Graham Hill100%0Mexico (GP nr 12) 196812143143
42Jacky Ickx100%0Mexico (GP nr 13) 197013128.5128.5
42Alan Jones100%0USA East (GP nr 14) 198014198214
42Emerson Fittipaldi100%0United States (GP nr 15) 197415181182
42Nelson Piquet100%0Las Vegas (GP nr 15) 198115167167
42Nelson Piquet100%0South Africa (GP nr 15) 198315187187
42Alain Prost100%0Australia (GP nr 16) 198616218235
42Damon Hill100%0Australia (GP nr 16) 199416258258
42Alain Prost100%0Portugal (GP nr 16) 198416216.5216.5
42Keke Rosberg100%0Las Vegas (GP nr 16) 198216155155
42Ayrton Senna100%0Australia (GP nr 16) 198816256277
42Niki Lauda100%0Japan (GP nr 16) 197616210210
42Mika Hakkinen100%0Japan (GP nr 16) 199816277277
42Damon Hill100%0Japan (GP nr 16) 199616263263
42Michael Schumacher100%0Malaysia (GP nr 17) 200017288288
42Michael Schumacher100%0Europe (GP nr 17) 199717231231
42Kimi Räikkönen100%0Brazil (GP nr 17) 200717278278
42Fernando Alonso100%0Brazil (GP nr 18) 200618326326
42Lewis Hamilton100%0Brazil (GP nr 18) 200818244244
42Lewis Hamilton100%0Abu Dhabi (GP nr 19) 201419366366
42Sebastian Vettel100%0Abu Dhabi (GP nr 19) 201019259259
42Sebastian Vettel100%0Brazil (GP nr 20) 201220287287
42Nico Rosberg100%0Abu Dhabi (GP nr 21) 201621391391
42Max Verstappen100%0Abu Dhabi (GP nr 22) 202122410.5410.5
Explanation
In the earliest champion view, drivers are ranked based how fast they became champion in a season. There are two variations. The first one is in terms of absolute grandprix before the end of the season (so zero GP meaning, the driver became champion in the last GP). The second is relative to reflect the differences in season length. As a percentage of GP completed (100% meaning the driver became champion on the last GP of the season). The championships are based on the selected point scoring system. For some seasons additional rules apply to calculate the champion.
Date last modified: 2023-01-23 01:06:26 - 4 days ago
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