Category: F1 World Champions

Nico Erik Rosberg – World Champion: 2016 Born: 27th June 1985 Wiesbaden, Germany

Take the Money and Run Nico Rosberg, the son of Finnish 1982 world champion Keke Rosberg, was born in Germany and has dual nationality. His karting career was backed by his father. He stepped up to the German Formula BMW championship in 2002 and dominated the series, winning nine of 17 races. Rosberg spent the…


Sebastian Vettel (Germany) World Champion 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Born July 3, 1987 in Heppenheim, Germany

Who got wings   In 2010, Vettel began a dominant period similar to the Schumacher series, which was interrupted by Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton in 2014. The most prominent representative of the teen generation has overthrown several records in the sport. The youngest starter, scorer, pole position holder, winner, and most importantly the youngest world…


Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentina) World Champion: 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 Born on 24 June 1911 in Balcarce, Argentina Died 17 July 1995 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Master   The record of Juan Manuel Fangio’s 5 World Championships seemed to be indisputable for a long time. For him, the Formula 1 World Championship started relatively late, as he was 39 years old, but the next 8 years were almost all about him. At the age of 47, he retired by setting…


Emilio Giuseppe ‘Nino’ ​​Farina (Italy) World Champion: 1950 Born on October 30, 1906 in Turin, Italy Died 30 June 1966 in Aiguebelle, France

Dr. NiNo   Giuseppe Farina, known by everyone as Nino Farin, is the only world champion whose book about his life and career has not been written. Some articles and parts of some books are just a reminder of his exceptional career and talent, which culminated in winning the first World Championship. He was characterized…


Denis Clive ‘Denny’ Hulme (New Zealand) World Champion: 1967 Born on 18 June 1936 in Nelson, New Zealand Died 4 October 1992 in Bathurst, Australia

The fastest bear   Hulme is the most successful racing driver in New Zealand’s motor sport, the second of the four Kiwi who has been selected by the local car club to represent the country in European contests. Bruce McLaren was the first to arrive on the continent, nominated by Brabham in 1958, two years…


James Simon Wallis Hunt (Great Britain) World Champion: 1976 Born on 29 August 1947 in Belmont, United Kingdom Died 15 June 1993 Wimbledon, Great Britain

I The Formula 1 Playboy   Hunt became famous for two amazing seasons, at the end of which, in an incredibly tight fight, he became a world champion before his rival and good friend, Niki Lauda. But before his World Championship, and in the years that followed, his bohemian life made him famous and often…


John Young ‘Jackie’ Stewart (UK) World Champion 1969, 1971, 1973 Born on June 11, 1939 in Milton, UK

The first pro   Stewart was the first driver to take serious steps for the safety of pilots. He became a worthy successor to his role model and his later great friend Jim Clark. Their lives, careers, are so intertwined that they were often believed to be brothers and deservedly received the nickname of the…


Alberto Ascari (Italy) World Champion: 1952, 1953

Born on July 13, 1918 in Milan, Italy Died 26 May 1955 in Monza, Italy   In the magic of the blue   Antonio and Alberto Ascari could easily have been the first father-and-son world champions if there had already been a Formula 1 World Championship in the time of the older Ascari. There was…


Andreas Nikolaus ‘Niki’ Lauda (Austria) World Champion 1975, 1977, 1984 Born on February 22, 1949 in Vienna, Austria Died on May 20, 2019

Andreas Nikolaus ‘Niki’ Lauda (Austria) World Champion 1975, 1977, 1984 Born on February 22, 1949 in Vienna, Austria Died on May 20, 2019   The big survivor   Lauda earnd twice this nickname. He first produced an amazing comeback in 1976 after the Nürburgring accident, when he literally came back from the throat of death,…


Ayrton Senna da Silva (Brazil) World Champion

Ayrton Senna da Silva (Brazil) World Champion 1988, 1990, 1991 Born on March 21, 1960 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Died 1 May 1994 Bologna, Italy   The idol of the people   Ayrton Senna has already become a legend in his life, with his incredible speed, 65 of his 161 races being in the pole…