Ever since the Formula One inaugural season in 1950, the single-seater auto racing has continued to dominate the world of motorsports. Each season, the different constructors push their teams to the limits for glory. In this article, find the most successful teams in the history of Formula One.
1. Scuderia Ferrari
Established in 1947, Ferrari is the most successful team in F1 courtesy of the company’s resources and expertise in the automotive industry. The Italian team boasts 15 driver championships, and 16 constructor’s championships from the 993 Grand Prix events participated. This is alongside 228 pole positions as a team, and 237 and 238 race wins as a team and constructor, respectively. Some of the top Ferrari drivers include Michael Schumacher, Kimi Räikkönen, and Alberto Ascari.
2. Mercedes-AMG Petronas
German carmaker Mercedes is second in this list under its subsidiary, Mercedes-AMG Petronas. Dubbed the “Silver Arrows,” the team made its debut in Formula One in the 1954 French Grand Prix. It dominated the competition for the next two years before withdrawing after the disastrous 1955 Le Mans crash. Mercedes made a comeback in 2010 and won five titles consecutively from 2014 to 2018. Some of the big names in the Ferrari team include Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Valtteri Bottas, and Nico Rosberg.
Established in 1963, McLaren is a British motor racing team that made its debut in Formula One at the 1966 Monaco Grand Prix. Two years later, it won its first title at the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix. The team boasts 182 race victories, 155 pole positions and 486 podium finishes. In total, McLaren has 8 constructors’ championships and 12 drivers’ championships. Some of the driver champions for McLaren include Lewis Hamilton, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Mika Häkkinen.
4. ROKiT Williams Racing
While it is not dominant in recent times, Williams remains one of the best teams in Formula One. The British outfit made its first entry in F1 as a team in the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix, and as a constructor in the 1978 Argentine Grand Prix. The team boasts 114 wins, 128 pole positions, 312 podiums, 9 constructors’ championships and 7 drivers’ championships.
5. Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
Red Bull made its first entry in the F1 at the 2005 Australian Grand Prix and is the youngest team in this list of the most successful F1 teams in history. The team has 62 race victories, 170 podium finishes, 62 pole positions, 4 drivers’ championships and 4 constructors’ championships. Some top drivers for this team include Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, and Max Verstappen.
The above are the most successful F1 teams. Other worthy mentions include Benetton at sixth, Renault at seventh, and Lotus/Team Lotus at eighth. Closing the list is Brawn GP and Sauber at ninth and tenth, respectively.