This is a list of drivers who finished as runner-up in the World Championship.

See the List of World Drivers' Champions for the champions.

Runners-up[edit | edit source]

† Posthumous awards

* Michael Schumacher was second, but was disqualified from the championship for causing an avoidable accident with the champion Jacques Villeneuve at the European Grand Prix; as a result Heinz-Harald Frentzen was promoted to 2nd.

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