BEST OF THE BEST (BY F1 TI­TLES WON)

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Michael Schu­macher won a record seven F1 world ti­tles. The Ger­man won back-to-back ti­tles at Benet­ton be­fore leav­ing to join Fer­rari in 1996. He would go on to win five suc­ces­sive F1 ti­tles from 2000-04.

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Lewis Hamil­ton be­gan his ca­reer at McLaren and went on to win his maiden F1 driv­ers’ ti­tle in 2008. Since switch­ing to Mercedes, the Bri­ton has won five of the past six cham­pi­onships, fin­ish­ing sec­ond be­hind for­mer team­mate Nico Ros­berg in 2016.

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Juan Manuel Fan­gio se­cured five world ti­tles in the 1950s with three teams – Alfa Romeo (1951), Maserati (1954, 1957), Daim­ler Benz (1955), Fer­rari (1956).

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Alain Prost was known as “The Pro­fes­sor” dur­ing an F1 ca­reer that saw him race for teams such as McLaren, Fer­rari and Wil­liams. The French­man won four world ti­tles, three of them with McLaren (1985, 1986 and 1989) and one with Wil­liams in 1993.

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Se­bastien Vet­tel won four con­sec­u­tive F1 cham­pi­onships be­hind the wheel of Red Bull be­tween 2010-13.

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Jack Brab­ham (be­low) won the first two of his cham­pi­onships rac­ing for Cooper (1959, 1960) be­fore set­ting up his own rac­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion in 1962 where he went on to clinch the 1966 ti­tle.

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Jackie Ste­wart would win three F1 ti­tles in a ca­reer span­ning eight years and four teams. The Bri­ton won the 1969 ti­tle be­hind the wheel of a Ma­tra be­fore se­cur­ing the ti­tles in 1971 and 1973 with Tyrell.

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Niki Lauda won the F1 ti­tle in 1975 and 1977 for Fer­rari and in 1984 with McLaren. He al­most won the 1976 ti­tle de­spite suf­fer­ing hor­rific burns and be­ing given his last rites.

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Nel­son Pi­quet col­lected three F1 ti­tles dur­ing a long and il­lus­tri­ous rac­ing ca­reer, the first two with Brab­ham, in 1981 and again in 1983 be­fore clinch­ing his third ti­tle with Wil­liams four years later.

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Many ar­gue that the Brazil­ian Ayr­ton Senna is the great­est ever F1 driver, de­spite oth­ers hav­ing won more ti­tles. Senna won all three of his F1 ti­tles at McLaren (1988, 1990, 1991) be­fore join­ing Wil­liams in 1994. He died fol­low­ing a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix the same year.

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