Formula 1

Formula 1: F1 constructors with most wins

Hisan KidwaiHisan Kidwai

June 26 2023
Formula 1

Red Bull is the latest entrant to this elusive club.

It’s no surprise that Formula 1‘s illustrious 73-year lifespan has had some fierce competition among various car manufacturers, with each striving for victory and championship glory. However, despite this competition, some have risen above the rest, establishing themselves as the most successful in Formula 1 history.

Now, let’s delve into the teams that have etched their names in motorsport history.

5. Red Bull – 100 wins

It’s no secret that Red Bull‘s recent domination has been nothing short of extraordinary, as the team claimed 100 wins in just 14 years. Despite a tough start to the turbo-hybrid era with no victories in 2015, the exceptional talent of Max Verstappen cannot be overlooked. With audacious overtakes and unparalleled determination, Verstappen has truly redefined the notion of a champion.

The team achieved its 100th win at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Canada, where the Dutch driver showcased his class by not only qualifying in P1 but also finishing the race in first place without facing any significant challenges.

4. Williams – 114 wins

Although Williams have struggled in the turbo-hybrid era, longtime F1 fans know that the team was once a formidable force. Founded by Sir Frank Williams in 1977, the team has left an indelible mark on the sport, securing 114 race wins. Additionally, Williams has boasted an extraordinary roster of drivers, including Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, and Alan Jones, all of whom won world championships while driving for the Oxford-based outfit.

During its peak in the late ’80s and ’90s, Williams Racing clinched an impressive seven driver championships and nine constructors’ titles. However, the team’s last constructor championship came in 1997 with Jacques Villeneuve at the helm.

3. Mercedes – 125 wins

While Mercedes is relatively new to the sport compared to Ferrari, their domination in the modern era has been unparalleled. Currently ranked third on the leaderboard with 125 wins, their achievements become even more remarkable when considering that 103 of those victories were secured during the turbo-hybrid era, which began in 2014.

The all-conquering Mercedes squad pose after securing the double in 2018 (Credit: F1)

While Juan Manuel Fangio won two titles for the team in 1954 and 1955, Mercedes‘ true dominance has been forged with Sir Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel. The British driver has clinched a record-breaking six championships and contributed to 75 of Mercedes’ 125 Grand Prix victories.

2. McLaren – 183 wins

Although McLaren haven’t achieved many victories in recent years, partly due to poor car design, the team boasts a storied history since its establishment by Bruce McLaren in 1963. With an impressive 183 wins, McLaren stands as the second-most successful team in terms of victories.

The team has been home to some of the greatest drivers in Formula 1, including legends like Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Mika Hakkinen, Kimi Raikkonen, and Lewis Hamilton.

Although McLaren’s last win occurred in 2021 with Daniel Ricciardo, the team is making efforts to reclaim its former glory. However, significant challenges lie ahead, and it remains uncertain how McLaren, with Lando Norris, will manage such a turnaround.

1. Scuderia Ferrari – 242 wins

Ferrari‘s legacy in motorsports is unmatched, and any discussion of Formula 1 without mentioning this team would be incomplete. As the oldest team in the sport, Ferrari’s heritage and sheer dominance have made them the most successful team, with 242 victories to their name.

However, when talking about Ferrari’s achievements, there is one person who comes to mind, Michael Schumacher. The German driver claimed 72 of those victories and secured five consecutive world titles between 2000 and 2004, solidifying his position as one of F1’s greats. Additionally, notable contributions to Ferrari’s record include Niki Lauda, Sebastian Vettel, and Kimi Raikkonen.

Despite being the most successful team in F1, Ferrari has experienced a championship drought since 2007 due to consistent struggles with car design, reliability, and race pace.

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