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Sergio Michel Pérez Mendoza, nicknamed Checo (born January 26, 1990 in Guadalajara), is currently a driver for Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen. Pérez was one of four drivers who débuted in 2011 for Sauber, with the others being Pastor Maldonado, Paul di Resta and Jérôme d'Ambrosio. He is the first Mexican driver in Formula One in 30 years since Héctor Rebaque in 1981. He scored his first podium at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix, after fighting for the lead with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, being the first Mexican to do so in more than 40 years. He scored his first pole position in the 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in surprise fashion narrowly beating Charles Leclerc.


Pérez drove for McLaren in 2013, and was dropped from the team at the end of year. He joined the Force India team for the following season, with 11 as his racing number. He remained with the team as it evolved into Racing Point in 2019, and took his first race victory at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, the first for a Mexican since Pedro Rodríguez.

As Racing Point evolved into Aston Martin in 2021, with Sebastian Vettel replacing him, Perez was announced to be racing in Red Bull for the season.

Formula One Career[]

2011[]

In October 2010, it was announced that Pérez would drive for the Sauber team in 2011 alongside Kamui Kobayashi. In his first race, in Australia, he finished seventh, stopping for tyres only once. Unfortunately, he and his team-mate, who finished one place behind, were disqualified due to a rear wing infringement, which meant that Pérez would become one of the very few drivers to be disqualified from their first Formula One race, along with Robert Kubica, Martin Brundle, Eppie Wietzes and Stefan Bellof. It was also the first race disqualification since Lewis Hamilton at the same circuit in 2009.

In Malaysia, Pérez, whose dream season had been turned into a nightmare, was suffering even more when his car was struck by a piece of debris, damaging the Sauber and causing Pérez to retire. In China, he finished outside the points, in 17th, being penalized with a "drive through" and "stop and go". In Turkey, Pérez, who still had no points, finished again outside the points, in 14th. In Spain, Pérez scored his first points of the season, finishing 9th and scoring two points. However, this would have been eight points had the young Mexican not been disqualified in Australia. In Monaco, only 23 cars started as Pérez had suffered a terrible accident in the third qualifying session. Pérez had just exited the tunnel when his Sauber crashed into the barrier separating the track and escape road. He suffered a sprained thigh and concussion and was unable to start the race. In Canada, Pérez was replaced by ex-Sauber driver and current McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa, as Pérez was still feeling unwell after his Monaco accident. de la Rosa finished 12th in the race. At Valencia, Pérez recovered from his injuries and was well enough to race. He finished 11th, just outside the points.

2012[]

Sauber C31

Perez driving the C31

2012 turned out to be Pérez's best season with Sauber, with three podiums, including a couple of second-place finishes in Malaysia and Italy. He was the first Mexican on an F1 podium since Pedro Rodriguez in 1970, and his podium at Malaysia was Sauber's first podium since the 2003 United States Grand Prix, but also the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix if BMW Sauber counts.

In the former, he briefly led the race (laps 14-15 and 40–41) and lost out when he ran wide into the gravel, allowing Fernando Alonso to win. In the latter, he finished behind Lewis Hamilton's McLaren, and all three drivers on the podium were eliminated on the first lap of the previous round, the Belgian Grand Prix, thanks to Romain Grosjean's antics which earned him a ban from the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton, Grosjean and Pérez also finished on the podium together in Canada.

2013[]

Pérez moved to McLaren for 2013 after Hamilton departed to Mercedes to replace 7-time World Champion Michael Schumacher.

In a horrible season for McLaren, Pérez did not regain his winning form of 2012 and could not finish any higher than fifth, despite finishing every race of the season, while his more experienced team-mate Jenson Button finished fourth in the last race of the season in Brazil. Pérez and Button also starred in the McLaren-produced cartoon Tooned, focusing on the team's 50th anniversary.

Pérez was dropped from McLaren after only a single season for the British outfit, and replaced by Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen.

2014[]

Pérez made his Force India debut in 2014, partnering Nico Hülkenberg, who returns to the team after a year off. The Mexican became the team's first non-European driver.

In the third race at Bahrain, he scored his first podium since 2012 and the team's second podium since the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix where Giancarlo Fisichella scored. He described the podium as a special podium.

Pérez was involved in a huge crash at Canada with Felipe Massa after a contact. He was deemed a 5-place grid penalty for his next race and the penalty was upheld by the Austrian stewards.

Pérez had another big crash at Hungary when he spun out at the final corner on lap 23. He later admitted that it was his fault that he crashed into the wall.

2015[]

Pérez continued to drive for Force India in 2015, but the start to the season was not a successful start to him. He only finished tenth in Australia, and in the next few races, he could only manage to score further more points three times, with a best finish of seventh at Monaco.

As the VJM08 was upgraded to a B-spec car for the British Grand Prix, he started to impress the team with a few decent results and a third place at the Russian Grand Prix. He finished the 2015 season in 9th with 78 points, and ahead of his teammate Nico Hülkenberg.

It was Pérez's best Formula One season to date.

2016[]

The 2016 season for Pérez was not another good start in the first few races of the season, finishing outside of the points until he could manage a point in Russia, finishing ninth.

At the Monaco Grand Prix, he managed to finish on the podium ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, finishing third in the race. He also finished on the podium at Azerbaijan, overtaking Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen in Turn 1 at the final lap of the race.

At the Austrian Grand Prix, as he was running 10th in the final lap of the race, he missed out on points due to a brake failure which he ended up crashing out and hitting the barriers at turn 3.

2017[]

2018[]

2019[]

2020[]

Before the British Grand Prix, Pérez was tested positive for COVID-19 and was requested to miss the race in order to self-isolate,[1] having been to visit his hospitalised mother in Mexico.[2] While unconfirmed at the time, he was also suspected to miss the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix due to United Kingdom government regulations advising victims of COVID-19 to self-isolate for ten days, and thus he was confirmed to still test positive for that race.[3] In the time being, Hülkenberg was assigned to take his place.[4] Perez was then tested negative in time before the Spanish Grand Prix.[5]

He took his first victory at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, after Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and George Russell had pit stop troubles during the second safety car period.

Formula One Statistical Overview[]

Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
Junior Career
2010–2012 Ferrari Driver Academy
Senior Career
2010 Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber-Ferrari Test Driver
2011 Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber-Ferrari 14 16th Report
2012 Switzerland Sauber F1 Team Sauber-Ferrari 66 10th Report
2013 United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes 49 11th Report
2014 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 59 10th Report
2015 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 78 9th Report
2016 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 101 7th Report
2017 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 100 7th Report
2018 India Sahara Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes 62 8th Report
United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes
2019 United Kingdom SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point-Mercedes 52 10th Report
2020 United Kingdom BWT Racing Point F1 Team Racing Point-BWT Mercedes 125 4th Report
2021 Austria Red Bull Racing Honda Red Bull Racing-Honda 190 4th Report
2022 Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull-RBPT 305 3rd Report
2023 Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing-Honda RBPT 285 2nd Report
2024 Austria Oracle Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Honda RBPT 124 7th Report

Career Statistics[]

Statistics correct as of 2024 Hungarian Grand Prix

Entries 274
Starts 270
Pole Positions 3
Front Row Starts 12
Race Wins 6
Podiums 39
Fastest Laps 11
Points 1610
Laps Raced 14857
Distance Raced 75,392 km (46,846 mi)
Sprint Wins 1
Sprint Podiums 6
Sprint Fastest Laps 2
Races Led 27
Laps Led 388
Distance Led 2,018 km (1,254 mi)
Doubles 1

Race Wins[]

Win Number Grand Prix
1 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix
2 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
3 2022 Monaco Grand Prix
4 2022 Singapore Grand Prix
5 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
6 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One Results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Pts Pos
2011 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of China Flag of Turkey Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of South Korea Flag of India Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of Brazil 14 16th
C DSQ Ret 17th 14th 9th DNS
[6]
PO
[6]
11th 7th 11th 15th Ret Ret 10th 8th 16th 10th 11th 13th
2012 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of China Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of South Korea Flag of India Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil 66 10th
8th 2nd 11th 11th Ret 11th 3rd 9th Ret 6th 14th Ret 2nd 10th Ret 11th Ret 15th 11th Ret
2013 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of China Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of South Korea Flag of Japan Flag of India Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil 49 11th
11th 9th 11th 6th 9th 16th 11th 20th 8th 9th 11th 12th 8th 10th 15th 5th 9th 7th 6th
2014 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of Russia Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 59 10th
10th DNS 3rd 9th 9th Ret 11th 6th 11th 10th Ret 8th 7th 7th 10th 10th Ret 15th 7th
2015 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of China Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of Russia Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 78 9th
10th 13th 11th 8th 13th 7th 11th 9th 9th Ret 5th 6th 7th 12th 3rd 5th 8th 12th 5th
2016 Flag of Australia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Russia Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 101 7th
13th 16th 11th 9th 7th 3rd 10th 3rd 17th 6th 11th 10th 5th 8th 8th 6th 7th 8th 10th 4th 8th
2017 Flag of Australia Flag of China Flag of Bahrain Flag of Russia Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 100 7th
7th 9th 7th 6th 4th 13th 5th Ret 7th 9th 8th 17th 9th 5th 6th 7th 8th 7th 9th 7th
2018 Flag of Australia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Russia Flag of Japan Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 62 8th
11th 16th 12th 3rd 9th 12th 13th Ret 7th 10th 7th 14th 5th 7th 16th 10th 7th 8th Ret 10th 8th
2019 Flag of Australia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Russia Flag of Japan Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 52 10th
13th 10th 8th 6th 15th 12th 12th 12th 11th 17th Ret 11th 6th 7th Ret 7th 8th 7th 10th 9th 7th
2020 Flag of Austria Flag of Styria Flag of Hungary Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Spain Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Tuscany Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy Flag of Turkey Flag of Bahrain Flag of Bahrain Flag of the United Arab Emirates 125 4th
6th 6th 7th WD ILL 5th 10th 10th 5th 4th 4th 7th 6th 2nd 18th 1st Ret
2021 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of France Flag of Styria Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Russia Flag of Turkey Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of Qatar Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of the United Arab Emirates 190 4th
5th 11th 4th 5th 4th 1st 3rd 4th 6th 16th Ret 19th
[7]
8th 5th 9th 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 17th 15th
2022 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Australia Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Canada Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Austria Flag of France Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates 305 3rd
18th 4th 2nd 2nd 4th 2nd 1st 2nd Ret 2nd Ret 4th 5th 2nd 5th 6th 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 7th 3rd
2023 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Australia Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of the United States Flag of Italy Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Japan Flag of Qatar Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United States Flag of the United Arab Emirates 285 2nd
2nd 1stP 5th 1st 2ndP C 16th 4th 6th 3rd 6th 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 8th Ret 10th 4th Ret 4th 3rd 4th
2024 Flag of Bahrain Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Australia Flag of Japan Flag of China Flag of the United States Flag of Italy Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Spain Flag of Austria Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of the Netherlands Flag of Italy Flag of Azerbaijan Flag of Singapore Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United States Flag of Qatar Flag of the United Arab Emirates 124 7th
2nd 2nd 5th 2nd 3rd 5th 8th Ret Ret 8th 7th 17th 7th
Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
18th Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
4thP Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

Notes[]

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Sauber (2011-2012) • McLaren (2013) • Force India (2014-2018) • Racing Point (2018-2020) • Red Bull (2021-present)
Teammates
Kamui Kobayashi (2011-2012) • Jenson Button (2013) • Nico Hülkenberg (2014-2016, 2020) • Esteban Ocon (2017-2018) • Lance Stroll (2019-2020) • Max Verstappen (2021-present)
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BMW Sauber · Alfa Romeo
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Bruce McLaren
Notable Personnel
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Drivers
4. United Kingdom Lando Norris · 81. Australia Oscar Piastri
World Champions
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Notable Personnel
Vijay Mallya · Otmar Szafnauer · Andrew Green
Notable drivers
Giancarlo Fisichella · Vitantonio Liuzzi · Adrian Sutil · Paul di Resta · Nico Hülkenberg · Sergio Pérez · Esteban Ocon
Cars
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Drivers
1. Netherlands Max Verstappen · 11. Mexico Sergio Pérez
Personnel
Christian Horner · Adrian Newey · Dietrich Mateschitz · Helmut Marko
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Mark Webber · David Coulthard · Scott Speed · Robert Doornbos · Vitantonio Liuzzi · Christian Klien · Sebastian Vettel · Daniil Kvyat · Daniel Ricciardo · Pierre Gasly · Alexander Albon
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See also
Toro Rosso · AlphaTauri · Red Bull Ring
Full Results
V T E Teams and Drivers
2011 Teams and Drivers
Teams Red Bull • McLaren • Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault • Williams • Force India • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Lotus • HRT • Virgin
Engines Renault • Mercedes • Ferrari • Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Hamilton • 4 Button • 5 Alonso • 6 Massa • 7 Schumacher • 8 Rosberg • 9 Heidfeld • 9 Senna • 10 Petrov • 11 Barrichello • 12 Maldonado • 14 Sutil • 15 Di Resta • 16 Kobayashi • 17 Pérez • 17 De la Rosa • 18 Buemi • 19 Alguersuari • 20 Kovalainen • 21 Trulli • 21 Chandhok • 22 Karthikeyan • 22/23 Ricciardo • 23 Liuzzi • 24 Glock • 25 d'Ambrosio
Other Drivers Paffett • Fisichella • Bianchi • Gené • Davidson • Grosjean • Fauzy • Tung • Charouz • Bottas • Hülkenberg • Gutiérrez • Vergne • Razia • Valsecchi • Teixeira • Yamamoto • Wickens • Quaife-Hobbs
2012 Teams and Drivers
Teams Red Bull • McLaren • Ferrari • Mercedes • Lotus • Force India • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams • Caterham • HRT • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Button • 4 Hamilton • 5 Alonso • 6 Massa • 7 Schumacher • 8 Rosberg • 9 Räikkönen • 10 Grosjean • d'Ambrosio • 11 di Resta • 12 Hülkenberg • 14 Kobayashi • 15 Pérez • 16 Ricciardo • 17 Vergne • 18 Maldonado • 19 Senna • 20 Kovalainen • 21 Petrov • 22 de la Rosa • 23 Karthikeyan • 24 Glock • Pic
Other Drivers Buemi • Paffett • Turvey • Gené • Rigon • Fisichella • Bird • Hartley • Korjus • Bianchi • Daly • Guttiérrez • Bottas • Wolff • van der Garde • Rossi • González • Clos • Ma • Liuzzi • Chilton • de Villota
2013 Teams and Drivers
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Race Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 Di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Vergne • 19 Ricciardo • 20 Pic • 21 Van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kyvat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Razia • González • Ellinas
2014 Teams and Drivers
Teams Caterham • Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Vettel • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Chilton • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Pérez • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 17 Bianchi • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 25 Vergne • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 42 Rossi • 44 Hamilton • 45 Lotterer • 46 Stevens • 77 Bottas • 99 Sutil
Other Drivers Buemi • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Frijns • Gené • Juncadella • Paffett • Rigon • Sirotkin • Sørensen • Turvey • Van der Garde • Vandoorne • Wolff
2015 Teams and Drivers
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Lotus • Marussia • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 13 Maldonado • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Stevens • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 53 Rossi • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 98 Merhi
Other Drivers Buemi • Celis • Daruvala • De la Rosa • Félix da Costa • Fong • Gasly • Gutiérrez • Jordá • King • Leimer • Lynn • Marciello • Palmer • Pic • Prost • Rigon • Sutil • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne • Wehrlein • Wolff
2016 Teams and Drivers
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • Manor • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Vandoorne • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 88 Haryanto • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Celis • di Resta • Fong • Fuoco • Gasly • Jordá • Kari • King • Leclerc • Lynn • Matsushita • Mazepin • Paffett • Rossi • Stroll • Turvey • Vandoorne • Vergne
2017 Teams and Drivers
Teams FerrariForce IndiaHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullRenaultSauberToro RossoWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenaultTAG Heuer
Drivers 2 Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 18 Stroll • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 36 Giovinazzi • 39 Hartley • 40 di Resta • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers CaldéronCelisFongFuocoKariMatsushitaRussellTurvey
2018 Teams and Drivers
Teams FerrariForce IndiaForce India (Racing Point)HaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullRenaultSauberToro RossoWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenaultTAG Heuer
Drivers 2 Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Hartley • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 35 Sirotkin • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas
Other Drivers AitkenBuemiCalderónDennisGelaelGiovinazziGutiérrezKubicaKvyatLatifiMarkelovMazepinNorrisRowlandRussellTurveyWehrlein
2019 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRacing PointRed BullRenaultToro RossoWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 23 Albon • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 88 Kubica • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenAlonsoBuemiCalderónCâmaraCorreaDelétrazEricssonFittipaldiFuocoGutiérrezHartleyLatifiOconRigonSchumacherSirotkinTicktumVandoorneWehrleinYamamoto
2020 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRacing PointRed BullRenaultWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 23 Albon • 26 Kvyat • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenBuemiCalderónCâmaraDelétrazFittipaldiHülkenbergIlottKubicaKvyatNissanySchumacherSirotkinTsunodaVandoorneVipsZhou
2021 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariHondaMercedesRenault
Drivers 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 7 Räikkönen • 9 Mazepin • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 22 Tsunoda • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 99 Giovinazzi
Other Drivers AitkenAlbonCalderónFittipaldiHülkenbergIlottKubicaKvyatNissanydi RestaVandoorneVipsde VriesZhou
2022 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariMercedesRBPTRenault
Drivers 1 Verstappen • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 5 Vettel • 6 Latifi • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 22 Tsunoda • 23 Albon • 24 Zhou • 31 Ocon • 44 Hamilton • 47 Schumacher • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas
Other Drivers AitkenBuemiDoohanFittipaldiGiovinazziHülkenbergKubicaLawsonNissanyPiastridi RestaSchumacherVandoorneVipsde Vries
2023 Teams and Drivers
Teams Alfa RomeoAlphaTauriAlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRed BullWilliams
Engines FerrariHonda RBPTMercedesRenault
Drivers 1 Verstappen • 2 Sargeant • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 22 Tsunoda • 23 Albon • 24 Zhou • 27 Hülkenberg • 31 Ocon • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 81 Piastri
Other Drivers PourchaireDoohanDrugovichVandoorneGiovinazziShwartzmanFittipaldiPalouSchumacherHadjarDe VriesVestiO'WardDennsO'SullivanLawsonBearman
2024 Teams and Drivers
Teams AlpineAston MartinFerrariHaasMcLarenMercedesRacing BullsRed BullSauberWilliams
Engines FerrariHonda RBPTMercedesRenault
Drivers 1 Verstappen • 2 Sargeant • 3 Ricciardo • 4 Norris • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 22 Tsunoda • 23 Albon • 24 Zhou • 27 Hülkenberg • 31 Ocon • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 63 Russell • 77 Bottas • 81 Piastri
Other Drivers BearmanColapintoDoohanDrugovichFittipaldiHadjarHirakawaLawsonMaloneyO'WardPourchaireSchumacherVandoorneVesti
V T E List of World Drivers' Championship runners-up
1950: Juan Manuel Fangio
1951: Alberto Ascari
1952: Giuseppe Farina
1953: Juan Manuel Fangio
1954: José Froilán González
1955: Stirling Moss
1956: Stirling Moss
1957: Stirling Moss
1958: Stirling Moss
1959: Tony Brooks
1960: Bruce McLaren
1961: Wolfgang von Trips
1962: Jim Clark
1963: Graham Hill
1964: Graham Hill
1965: Graham Hill
1966: John Surtees
1967: Jack Brabham
1968: Jackie Stewart
1969: Jacky Ickx
1970: Jacky Ickx
1971: Ronnie Peterson
1972: Jackie Stewart
1973: Emerson Fittipaldi
1974: Clay Regazzoni
1975: Emerson Fittipaldi
1976: Niki Lauda
1977: Jody Scheckter
1978: Ronnie Peterson
1979: Gilles Villeneuve
1980: Nelson Piquet
1981: Carlos Reutemann
1982: Didier Pironi
1983: Alain Prost
1984: Alain Prost
1985: Michele Alboreto
1986: Nigel Mansell
1987: Nigel Mansell
1988: Alain Prost
1989: Ayrton Senna
1990: Alain Prost
1991: Nigel Mansell
1992: Riccardo Patrese
1993: Ayrton Senna
1994: Damon Hill
1995: Damon Hill
1996: Jacques Villeneuve
1997: Heinz-Harald Frentzen*
1998: Michael Schumacher
1999: Eddie Irvine
2000: Mika Häkkinen
2001: David Coulthard
2002: Rubens Barrichello
2003: Kimi Räikkönen
2004: Rubens Barrichello
2005: Kimi Räikkönen
2006: Michael Schumacher
2007: Lewis Hamilton
2008: Felipe Massa
2009: Sebastian Vettel
2010: Fernando Alonso
2011: Jenson Button
2012: Fernando Alonso
2013: Fernando Alonso
2014: Nico Rosberg
2015: Nico Rosberg
2016: Lewis Hamilton
2017: Sebastian Vettel
2018: Sebastian Vettel
2019: Valtteri Bottas
2020: Valtteri Bottas
2021: Lewis Hamilton
2022: Charles Leclerc
2023: Sergio Pérez
* Michael Schumacher was disqualified from the 1997 championship.


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