Formula One racing is one of the most exciting and competitive sports in the world, and the drivers who have achieved the most race wins are considered legends of the sport. Here is a list of the top 5 F1 drivers of all time, based on the number of race wins they have achieved throughout their careers.
Lewis Hamilton – 103 wins
Lewis Hamilton is currently the driver with the most race wins in the history of Formula One, with a total of 103 wins as of 2023. Hamilton made his F1 debut in 2007 and quickly established himself as a talented driver, winning his first race in 2008. He has since gone on to win seven World Championships, tying him with Michael Schumacher for the most championships won by a driver. Hamilton’s success on the track has made him one of the most popular and recognizable drivers in the world of F1.
Michael Schumacher – 91 wins
Michael Schumacher is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, and his record of 91 race wins is a testament to his skill and dominance on the track. Schumacher won his first race in 1992 and went on to win seven World Championships, five of which were consecutive. He retired in 2006 but made a comeback in 2010, before retiring for good in 2012. Despite suffering a serious head injury in a skiing accident in 2013, Schumacher remains a beloved figure in the world of F1.
Sebastian Vettel – 53 wins
Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver who has won 53 races in his career, making him the fourth driver with the most race wins in the history of Formula One. Vettel made his F1 debut in 2007 and won his first race in 2008. He went on to win four consecutive World Championships from 2010 to 2013, becoming the youngest driver to win four championships in a row. Vettel’s success has made him one of the most successful drivers in the history of F1.
Alain Prost – 51 wins
Alain Prost is a retired French racing driver who won 51 races in his career, making him the fifth driver with the most race wins in the history of Formula One. Prost made his F1 debut in 1980 and won his first race in 1981. He went on to win four World Championships in 1985, 1986, 1989, and 1993. Prost’s success and rivalry with Ayrton Senna have made him one of the greatest drivers in the history of F1.
Ayrton Senna – 41 wins
Ayrton Senna is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, with 41 race wins to his name. The Brazilian driver won his first race in 1985 and went on to win three World Championships in 1988, 1990, and 1991. Senna’s aggressive driving style and intense rivalry with Alain Prost have made him a legend in the sport. Unfortunately, Senna’s life was tragically cut short when he died in a crash during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Despite his untimely death, Senna’s legacy lives on as one of the greatest drivers in the history of F1.