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Again then, the constructors’ championship was generally known as the Worldwide Cup for F1 Producers, and it is adopted plenty of names within the years since.

The foundations have advanced an amazing deal too: till 1980 solely the best-placed automotive would contribute factors to the constructors’ standings, with varied guidelines about counting a group’s finest outcomes over the course of a season.

However which F1 groups have racked up essentially the most constructors’ titles? And what number of drivers’ titles have they amassed within the course of?

1. Ferrari – 16 Constructors’ titles, 15 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 1961, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
Drivers’ wins: 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007

Ferrari is by far essentially the most profitable F1 group in historical past, changing into the primary to celebrate its 1,000th race on the Tuscan Grand Prix in 2020. It gained its first constructors’ title in 1961 with Phil Hill, Richie Ginther and Wolfgang von Journeys main its line-up, though the German driver was killed on the penultimate race having led the drivers’ standings going into the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Controversially the race wasn’t stopped after the accident, permitting Hill to take the chequered flag and the title by a single level.

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Ferrari gained once more in 1964, heading off BRM as John Surtees secured his sole drivers’ title. It picked up 4 extra constructors’ wins within the Nineteen Seventies, most notably with Niki Lauda main the group alongside Clay Regazzoni and, later, Carlos Reutemann. Jody Scheckter and Gilles Villeneuve took Ferrari to the title in 1979, with the pair ending first and second within the drivers’ standings that yr.

Two extra constructors’ titles adopted in 1982 and 1983, though the group missed out on the drivers’ championship on each events. 16 years would move earlier than Ferrari gained the constructors’ championship as soon as extra, though their victory in 1999 kickstarted a decade of dominance within the collection. The group rattled off six titles in a row beneath the steerage of Jean Todt and Ross Brawn, a run that included 5 consecutive drivers’ crowns for Michael Schumacher.

Since then Ferrari has had restricted success, though it gained two extra constructors’ titles in 2007 and 2008. Kimi Raikkonen was topped drivers’ champion in 2007, with Felipe Massa famously lacking out on the last lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix a yr later.

Regardless of being frequent front-runners via the 2010s Ferrari has been unable to interrupt the domination of its rivals – firstly Pink Bull in the beginning of the last decade after which Mercedes for the rest – with 5 runner-up finishes in that point. Ferrari’s fortunes dipped as soon as extra in 2020 because it celebrated surpassing 1000 grand prix begins.

2. Williams – 9 Constructors’ titles, 7 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
Drivers’ wins: 1980, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997

Williams solely entered F1 as a fully-fledged constructor for the primary time in 1978, however with proprietor Frank Williams on the helm and designer Patrick Head growing the automotive, the group claimed its first constructors’ and drivers’ titles in solely its third full season. Alan Jones and Carlos Reutemann shaped the motive force line-up that yr, with a second title following in 1981. Ford powered Keke Rosberg to a drivers’ title with the group in 1982, nevertheless it would not win the constructors’ championship once more till its 1986 and 1987 double with a Honda engine.

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An period of dominance adopted within the Nineties, with Williams securing 5 constructors’ titles within the house of six seasons with an engine provided by Renault. Uniquely, 4 completely different drivers gained the drivers’ title with Williams in that spell: Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve. Williams’ win in 1994 got here regardless of the loss of life of Ayrton Senna in solely his third race with the group at Imola; David Coulthard and Nigel Mansell crammed the vacant seat for the remainder of the season.

Whereas chief rival Michael Schumacher moved to Ferrari, Williams returned to the entrance in 1996 and with a rejuvenated Damon Hill and rookie team-mate Jacques Villeneuve with Hill taking the drivers’ crown because the group dominated to the constructors’ title with the FW18.

The next yr Williams remained the main drive to gather each titles nevertheless it was a turning level within the group’s fortunes, as Adrian Newey left for McLaren and Renault withdrew as its manufacturing unit engine provider.

Mixed with a raft of rule modifications, Williams slipped again through the flip of the century and, regardless of a mini rival due to the arrival of BMW energy, the Grove-based squad by no means actually hit the identical heights and has steadily slipped down the pecking order.

Its most up-to-date run has seen it hunch to the again of the grid to coincide with the tip of the Williams household possession and takeover by Dorilton Capital.

3. McLaren – 8 Constructors’ titles, 12 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 1974, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998
Drivers’ wins: 1974, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2008

McLaren was based by New Zealander Bruce McLaren in 1963, with the group making its first F1 look on the Monaco Grand Prix in 1966. The group’s founding driver secured its first championship victory on the Belgian Grand Prix two years later, though its first titles did not arrive till 1974. McLaren fielded three automobiles that yr, though it was eventual world champion Emerson Fittipaldi who proved to be essentially the most constant behind the wheel of the group’s M23 chassis.

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McLaren fielded a line-up of Alain Prost and Niki Lauda in 1984, and the 2 drivers produced the closest-ever contest within the historical past of the drivers’ championship so far, with the Austrian prevailing by simply half some extent regardless of profitable fewer races and struggling extra retirements. The next yr Prost comfortably secured his maiden title as McLaren wrapped up its second.

McLaren’s finest spell in F1 got here between 1988 and 1991, because the group gained 4 consecutive constructors’ titles between 1988-91; the primary time such a feat had been achieved within the collection. Probably the most memorable of these years got here when Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost established what’s arguably F1’s most well-known rivalry, with the team-mates every accumulating a drivers’ title apiece of their two years collectively. Prost truly outscored Senna in 1988, though it was the Brazilian who was topped champion on account of his 11 finest outcomes trumping Prost’s finest 11.

McLaren has solely gained one constructors’ title within the 30 years since its stint on the prime got here to an finish, though it has picked up three drivers’ titles in that point: two for Mika Hakkinen in 1997 and 1998, and one for Lewis Hamilton in 2008.

4. Mercedes – 7 Constructors’ titles, 9 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Drivers’ wins: 1954, 1955, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

You would be forgiven for not remembering a time when Mercedes wasn’t dominating F1, such has been its grip on the game in current seasons. Nevertheless, it has comparatively little F1 historical past to its identify having solely entered automobiles in 1954 and 1955 previous to its return in 2010. Juan Manuel Fangio gained the drivers’ title in each of these years, though he competed for Maserati for 2 races previous to his Mercedes change halfway via the 1954 season. However with no constructors’ crowns awarded in that interval, Mercedes would wait 60 years to notch up its first constructors’ championship.

Mercedes returned to grand prix racing in 2010 having agreed to purchase the Brawn outfit that sensationally gained each F1 world titles within the earlier season. It tempted Michael Schumacher out of his four-year retirement, fielding an all-German driver line-up with Nico Rosberg signed from Williams. Schumacher was changed by Lewis Hamilton in 2013, and the group’s unprecedented run started a yr later as new guidelines ushered within the V6 turbo hybrid period.

As of the beginning of 2021, Mercedes’ seven consecutive constructors’ and drivers’ titles is a document, surpassing the six constructors’ and 5 drivers’ crowns that Ferrari gained uninterrupted between 1999 and 2004. In that point Hamilton has turn out to be world champion six occasions, shedding out solely as soon as to team-mate Rosberg. The German driver dramatically quit F1 simply days after profitable the title: he was changed by Valtteri Bottas, who has contributed to Mercedes’ 4 constructors’ victories since.

Now the fourth-most profitable F1 group in historical past, solely as soon as has Mercedes contested an F1 race with out getting into one among Fangio, Schumacher or Hamilton: the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, which Hamilton missed after contracting COVID-19.

5. Lotus – 7 Constructors’ titles, 6 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1978
Drivers’ wins: 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1978

Lotus is a reputation synonymous with F1, as is the progressive engineering of founder Colin Chapman. Lotus’s first entry got here on the Monaco Grand Prix in 1958, and its first constructors’ title got here alongside 5 years later. That yr it gained all however three of the ten championship races with Jim Clark, propelling the Scot to the primary of his two drivers’ crowns with the outfit.

Lotus triumphed once more with Clark in 1965 after which largely due to the exploits of Graham Hill in 1968, who recorded three victories and three additional podium finishes on his strategy to the drivers’ title. Success for Lotus continued into 1970, though its victory was marred by the tragic loss of life of Jochen Rindt who died on the Italian Grand Prix having gained 5 races for the group that season. Rindt’s lead within the drivers’ championship wasn’t overhauled within the 4 grands prix after his loss of life, making him the one driver so far to be topped champion posthumously.

Constructors’ wins in 1972 and 1973 led by Emerson Fittipaldi gave Lotus 4 wins in six years, however maybe its most well-known title victory got here in 1978. Half-way via the season the group launched the Lotus 79, which drastically improved the bottom impact aerodynamics of the chassis that preceded it. Aspect skirts shaped an aerodynamic seal across the base of the automotive, and Lotus proved nearly unbeatable thereafter. Mario Andretti and Ronnie Peterson completed 1-2 within the championship, though the Swede was killed earlier than the tip of the season.

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6. Pink Bull – 4 Constructors’ titles, 4 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Drivers’ wins: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Pink Bull entered F1 for the primary time in 2005, having taken over the Milton Keynes operation left behind by Jaguar. Crucially it secured the providers of star designer Adrian Newey – who’d performed a key position in Williams’ success within the Nineties and that of McLaren in 1998 – in 2006, and the group hasn’t regarded again since.

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Having narrowly fallen quick in 2009, Pink Bull bought its first constructors’ win in 2010 with a driver pairing of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. The duo ensured that Pink Bull prevailed over McLaren in a carefully fought contest, whereas the drivers’ championship went all the way down to the wire. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso entered the final race because the championship chief, and though Vettel trailed Webber within the standings it was the German who claimed his first title after an intense technique battle in Abu Dhabi.

Pink Bull set the tempo for the subsequent three seasons, and whereas its benefit over the sphere was clear their drivers endured a tense relationship each on and off observe. Issues boiled over on the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2013, the place Vettel ignored the now notorious ‘Multi 21’ radio message instructing him and Webber to carry place. Vettel duly overtook his team-mate, and Webber by no means loved the highest step of the rostrum once more, exiting F1 on the finish of that season.

Pink Bull initially tailored as ‘better of the remainder’ behind Mercedes within the first yr of the V6 hybrid period however considerably slipped again as relationships with engine provider Renault grew to become strained. A brand new partnership with Honda yielded success via Max Verstappen’s exploits, ending as runners-up within the constructors’ for the primary time since 2016, however the group stays a step behind Mercedes.

7. Cooper – 2 Constructors’ titles, 2 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 1959, 1960
Drivers’ wins: 1959, 1960

The Cooper works group was the primary to win consecutive constructors’ titles, profitable its solely two crowns in 1959 and 1960. On each events it was Australian driver Jack Brabham who claimed the drivers’ championship, profitable two grands prix in 1959 and 5 races in a row in 1960. Workforce-mate Bruce McLaren additionally collected a few victories on this interval, in addition to a handful of podium finishes.

The Cooper 51, which was powered by a Climax engine, was additionally raced by a handful of privateer groups on this interval. Amongst these driving for the non-works outfits was Stirling Moss, who gained two races in 1959 in the identical equipment that took Brabham to the title.

Cooper was additionally the primary group to win the world championship with a rear-engined automotive, having pioneered the structure within the late Nineteen Fifties. Each world championship since then has been gained by a automotive utilizing the identical configuration.

8. Brabham – 2 Constructors’ titles, 4 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 1966, 1967
Drivers’ wins: 1966, 1967, 1981, 1983

Brabham was arrange by Jack Brabham in 1960; the yr the Australian driver gained his second F1 world championship title with Cooper. Brabham’s first race entry adopted halfway via the 1962 season, and 4 years later it claimed its first constructors’ title with an engine constructed by Australian agency Repco. It repeated the victory a yr later, though it was New Zealander Denny Hulme who clinched the drivers’ championship in 1967, changing into the primary of two drivers so far (the opposite being Niki Lauda in 1984) to win the title with out securing a single pole place through the season. In the meantime, the person who based the corporate completed second within the standings.

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Brabham would not see glory within the constructors’ championship once more, though it had plenty of highlights in its quarter of a century in F1 afterwards. The group took Nelson Piquet to the primary and second of his three world drivers’ championships in 1981 and 1983 respectively, and developed the ingenious BT46B ‘fan automotive’ in 1978. Designed by Gordon Murray, the machine gained the Swedish Grand Prix by the hands of Niki Lauda earlier than being banned.

9. Renault – 2 Constructors’ titles, 2 Driver titles

Constructors’ wins: 2005, 2006
Drivers’ wins: 2005, 2006

Renault engines have delivered plenty of drivers’ and constructors’ titles over time, doing so for Williams and Benetton within the Nineties after which for Pink Bull between 2010 and 2013, whereas its personal group had reasonable success with a number of F1 grand prix wins plus the French group completed runner-up within the constructors’ standings in 1983.

Nevertheless, it solely boasts two titles of its personal as a works group, profitable the championship in 2005 and 2006. The primary of these got here on the finish of the three.0-litre V10 engine period, whereas the latter was achieved within the first season of a shift to 2.4-litre V8s.

On each events the motive force line-up featured Giancarlo Fisichella and Fernando Alonso, nevertheless it was the Spaniard who was by far the dominant drive within the group. Alonso’s first F1 world championship got here in 2005 after a season-long battle with McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, whereas the second arrived after an enthralling scrap with Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher.

The race for the constructors’ title went all the way down to the final spherical of the season each occasions, with Renault profitable by a nine-point margin from McLaren in 2005 and by simply 5 factors from Ferrari 12 months later.

Renault withdrew as a works squad on the finish of 2011 by promoting its controlling stake within the F1 group, solely to return 5 years later when it reclaimed management of the Enstone-based outfit. Success as been minimal since its comeback, with Daniel Ricciardo recording its first podium since its return on the 2020 Eifel GP.

10. Vanwall, BRM, Matra, Tyrrell, Benetton, Brawn – 1 Constructors’ title

Constructors’ wins: 1958, 1962, 1969, 1971, 1995, 2009
Drivers’ wins: 1962 (BRM), 1969 (Matra), 1971 & 1973 (Tyrrell), 1994 & 1995 (Benetton), 2009 (Brawn)

Half a dozen groups have gained a single constructors’ championship. Vanwall was the first-ever winner in 1958, with an all-British driver line-up consisting of Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Stuart Lewis-Evans. Though Vanwall beat Ferrari, the season is most well-known for the sportsmanship Moss confirmed to Mike Hawthorn, his solely rival within the drivers’ championship that yr. Moss – who died in April 2020 at the age of 90 – insisted that the stewards should not disqualify Hawthorn for an infraction on the ultimate lap. Officers finally relented, that means Hawthorn stored the six factors he’d earned for ending second and setting the quickest lap: he later gained the championship by a single level.

BRM gained its sole title in 1962, with a line-up consisting of Graham Hill and Richie Ginther. Matra pulled out of F1 in 1968 however continued its operation with Ken Tyrrell the next season: the Matra MS80 was the category of the sphere, comfortably handing Jackie Stewart his first drivers’ title.

Stewart gained once more in 1971, with Francois Cevert contributing to Tyrrell’s sole title. Since then, solely two groups have registered a single constructors’ crown: Benetton ran a pairing of Michael Schumacher and Johnny Herbert on its strategy to the title in 1995, whereas Brawn gained the one championship it contested in 2009. Ross Brawn purchased the group from Honda after the Japanese firm determined to depart F1 within the winter of 2008, doing an engine take care of Mercedes for the forthcoming season. The transfer was a masterstroke, as Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello capitalised on the automotive’s early tempo benefit to win each championships with a race to spare.

Most profitable group by championships

Place Workforce Constructors’ Championships Driver Championships
1 Ferrari 16 15
2 Williams 9 7
3 McLaren 8 12
4 Mercedes 7 9
5 Lotus 7 6
6 Pink Bull 4 4
7 Cooper 2 2
8 Brabham 2 4
9 Renault 2 2
10 Vanwall, BRM, Matra, Tyrrell, Benetton, Brawn 1 2 (Tyrrell, Benetton), 1 (BRM, Matra, Brawn)


Most profitable group by complete race wins

Place Workforce Whole Race Wins
1 Ferrari 238
2 McLaren 183
3 Mercedes 121
4 Williams 114
5 Workforce Lotus 79
6 Pink Bull 74
7 Brabham, Renault 35
9 Benetton 27
10 Tyrrell 23

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