World Champion Pairings

KekeTheKing

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In 2015 we are headed for the unprecedented situation where there are four former World Champions paired together in two different teams. And therefore there has never been 5 World Champions on the grid situated in just 3 teams. I thought it might be interesting to look at all the different former WDC we've had on the grid. I've only included the ones who did a full season. One-offs have been omitted.

So here are all the past Champions and the various partnerships

1951
Nino Farina - Alfa Romeo

1952
Nino Farina - Ferrari

1953
JM Fangio - Maserati
Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina - Ferrari

1954
JM Fangio - Maserati / Mercedes
Alberto Ascari - Maserati / Ferrari / Lancia

1955
JM Fangio - Mercedes
Nino Farina - Ferrari

1956
JM Fangio - Ferrari

1957
JM Fangio - Maserati

1958

1959

1960
Jack Brabham - Cooper

1961
Jack Brabham - Cooper

1962
Phil Hill - Ferrari
Jack Brabham - Brabham

1963
Jack Brabham - Brabham
Graham Hill - BRM
Phil Hill - ATS / Lotus-BRM

1964
Jack Brabham - Brabham
Graham Hill - BRM
Phill Hill - Cooper
Jim Clark - Lotus

1965
John Surtees - Ferrari
Graham Hill - BRM
Jim Clark - Lotus
Jack Brabham - Brabham

1966
Jim Clark - Lotus
Jack Brabham - Brabham
Graham Hill - BRM
John Surtees - Ferrari / Cooper

1967
Jack Brabham - Brabham
Graham Hill and Jim Clark - Lotus
John Surtees - Honda

1968
Denny Hulme - McLaren
Jack Brabham - Brabham
Graham Hill - Lotus
John Surtees - Honda

1969
Graham Hill - Lotus
John Surtees - BRM
Jack Brabham - Brabham
Denny Hulme - McLaren

1970
Jackie Stewart - Tyrrell
John Surtees - Surtees
Denny Hulme - McLaren
Graham Hill - Rob Walker-Lotus

1971
Jackie Stewart - Tyrrell
Denny Hulme - McLaren
Graham Hill - Brabham

1972
Graham Hill - Brabham
Jackie Stewart - Tyrrell
Denny Hulme - McLaren

1973
Emerson Fittipaldi - Lotus
Jackie Stewart - Tyrrell
Graham Hill - Embassy
Denny Hulme - McLaren

1974
Emerson Fittipaldi and Denny Hulme - McLaren

1975
Emerson Fittipaldi - McLaren

1976
Niki Lauda - Ferrari
Emerson Fittipaldi - Copersucar

1977
James Hunt - McLaren
Niki Lauda - Ferrari
Emerson Fittipaldi - Copersucar

1978
Niki Lauda - Brabham
James Hunt - McLaren
Emerson Fittipaldi - Fittipaldi

1979
Mario Andretti - Lotus
Niki Lauda - Brabham
Emerson Fittipaldi - Fittipaldi

1980
Jody Scheckter - Ferrari
Mario Andretti - Lotus
Emerson Fittipaldi - Fittipaldi

1981
Alan Jones - Williams
Mario Andretti - Alfa Romeo

1982
Nelson Piquet - Brabham
Niki Lauda - McLaren

1983
Keke Rosberg - Williams
Nelson Piquet - Brabham
Niki Lauda - McLaren

1984
Nelson Piquet - Brabham
Keke Rosberg - Williams
Niki Lauda - McLaren

1985
Niki Lauda - McLaren
Keke Rosberg - Williams
Nelson Piquet - Brabham

1986
Alain Prost and Keke Rosberg - McLaren

Nelson Piquet - Williams
Alan Jones - Haas

1987
Alain Prost - McLaren
Nelson Piquet - Williams

1988
Alain Prost - McLaren
Nelson Piquet - Lotus

1989
Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost - McLaren

Nelson Piquet - Lotus

1990
Alain Prost - Ferrari
Ayrton Senna - McLaren
Nelson Piquet - Benetton

1991
Ayrton Senna - McLaren
Alain Prost - Ferrari
Nelson Piquet - Benetton

1992
Ayrton Senna - McLaren

1993
Ayrton Senna - McLaren
Alain Prost - Williams

1994

1995
Michael Schumacher - Benetton

1996
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari

1997
Damon Hill - Williams
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari

1998
Jacques Villeneuve - Williams
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari
Damon Hill - Jordan

1999
Mika Hakkinen - McLaren
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari
Damon Hill - Jordan
Jacques Villeneuve - BAR

2000
Mika Hakkinen - McLaren
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari
Jacques Villeneuve - BAR

2001
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari
Mika Hakkinen - McLaren
Jacques Villeneuve - BAR

2002
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari
Jacques Villeneuve - BAR

2003
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari
Jacques Villeneuve - BAR

2004
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari

2005
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari
Jacques Villeneuve - Sauber

2006
Fernando Alonso - Renault
Michael Schumacher - Ferrari

2007
Fernando Alonso - McLaren

2008
Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari
Fernando Alonso - Renault

2009
Lewis Hamilton - McLaren
Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari
Fernando Alonso - Renault

2010
Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton - McLaren

Fernando Alonso - Ferrari
Michael Schumacher - Mercedes

2011
Seb Vettel - RBR
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button - McLaren
Fernando Alonso - Ferrari
Michael Schumacher - Mercedes

2012
Seb Vettel - RBR
Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button - McLaren
Fernando Alonso - Ferrari
Michael Schumacher - Mercedes
Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus

2013
Seb Vettel - RBR
Fernando Alonso - Ferrari
Jenson Button - McLaren
Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Kimi Raikkonen - Lotus

2014
Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Jenson Button - McLaren
Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari
Seb Vettel - RBR


***2015***
Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button - McLaren
Seb Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari



There's a lot to take away from this list, but the biggest one is just how extraordinarily rare it is to pair World Champions together. This is the entire lot

1953 - Ascari and Farina
1967 - Hill and Clark
1974 - Fittipaldi and Hulme
1986 - Prost and Rosberg
1989 - Prost and Senna
2010,11,12 - Button and Hamilton
2014 - Alonso and Raikkonen

***2015 - Alonso and Button, Vettel and Raikkonen

Jenson and Lewis are the only duo to last more than a single season. McLaren will add their 5th WDC Combo to the list next year, which will give them 5 of the 9 Champion Pairings throughout history.
 

Incubus

Champion Elect
To my mind the fact we have been seeing more world champions on the grid in the past few years is also a logical result of seeing drivers enter F1 at a much younger age on average. That trend started about a dozen year ago and we are now seeing the rersults of this. 25 is almost too late these days, whereas it used to be an average age to enter F1. Careers among those who make it are therefore getting longer than ever as well.
Graham Hill in his time was deemed to have had an exceptionally long F1 career for the standards of hs age. Today it would condidered the norm for top drivers.
 

olegg

Race Winner
TEAM - TOTAL WDC
McLaren - 33
Ferrari - 31
Brabham - 16
Lotus - 14
Williams - 9
Mercedes - 7
BAR - 5
BRM - 5
RBR - 4
Tyrrell - 4
Maserati - 4
Renault - 3
Fittipaldi - 3
Benetton - 3
Cooper - 3
Copersucar - 2
Alfa Romeo - 2
Honda - 2
Jordan - 2
Embassy - 1
Sauber - 1
Surtees - 1
ATS - 1
Haas - 1
 
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