Every racer in F1 represents their nation’s flag in the circuit while racing for a particular team. When a certain driver aces the race and earns the championships, it is under their particular flag. Thus, when the racer stands on the podium, the particular national anthem is played in the background, to commemorate the racer’s victory for the country.
While the Brit claimed all one title for McLaren and six titles in the Mercedes F1 team, the German claimed two titles for the Benetton and five for the Ferrari F1 team.
Following him are French racer Alain Prost, and Sebastian Vettel, the German. Subsequently, the OBE French racer bagged four championship trophy four times, thrice with McLaren and once when he was in Williams’ F1 team.
Vettel donned the crown four times too. He began his conquest for World Championship title in 2010 and grabbed his last one in 2014, dominating those four years with the Red Bull Racing F1 team.
Amidst various nations participating in this realm of motorsport, the United Kingdom boasts the highest number of World Championship Titles. Subsequently, there are 10 drivers who played a role to lead the country ahead by conquering the title 20 times.
Hamilton did a great job representing his country by bossing the championship title a whopping seven times, equaling Mike Schumacher’s record. There are others who joined in for the rest of the 13 titles.
Jackie Stewart, who is also globally famous by the nickname Flying Scot, has clinched the title three times. Further, the OBE British racer, who is originally from Scotland, clinched the records for Matra and Tyrrell.
Following him, the next racers to win the championship and get the anthem played aloud were Jim Clark and Graham Hill, who boast of two titles each. While Clark clinched the championship with Lotus, Graham Hill claimed the trophy with Lotus and BRM.
After Clark and Hill, Jenson Button, Mike Hawthorn, Damon Hill, James Hunt, Nigel Mansell, and John Surtees stood at the podium under the flag of the UK.
The next nation in the scoresheet of World Championships is Germany with 12 titles achieved by three racers.
The racers namely are Michael Schumacher, who boasts the same number of titles as Hamilton; Vettel, with four titles; and Nico Rosberg, who won the title in 2016, with Mercedes.
The country that stands third in the list of dominance in the F1 grounds in Brazil; three racers amass eight title victories for the country. Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna sharing the same count, amassing three triumphs each. Further, Emerson Fittipaldi joins the lead with two victories under his belt.
The country following Brazil stands Argentina. The one-man army Juan Manuel Fangio alone wears the crown for the nation’s victory. He clinched the World Championship title five times in his F1 career.
Following Brazil, the nations that head next are Finland, Australia, Austria, and France, with four world championship titles.
For Australia and Austria, two racers accomplished the count of four records each.
Jack Brabham, with three titles, and Alan Jones, with one title, complete the count of four titles for Australia.
Similarly, the Austrian racers Niki Lauda (three victories) and Jochen Rindt (one victory) achieved the title four times for their country.
Further, Alain Prost for France single-handedly conquered the world championship title four times.
Mario Andretti and Phil Hill boast of one title each for the US.
Following the lead stands Spain, with the same count of two titles claimed by Fernando Alonso, alone.
All three of these nations hold one title each. Denny Hulme claimed the title for New Zealand while Jody Scheckter achieved it for South Africa. Following that, Jacques Villeneuve clinched one title for Canada.
The conquer to race for their nation and further dominate the ground is every racer’s wish. However, there are numerous factors that matter when it comes to boss the realm of F1. The competition in the arena is also neck-to-neck. With the UK being the champ amongst others, the rest of the countries are eyeing to catch up with them.