Who Has Won the Most F1 Titles as an Engine Supplier – Mercedes or Ferrari?

Published 01/15/2022, 6:13 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action with Carlos Sainz Jr. during practice REUTERS/Henry Romero


In the long-standing history of F1, the engines have undergone serious evolution through the seasons. The latest V6 turbo engine replaced V-8 and V-10 engines in 2014. And the Mercedes F1 team has dominated the scene like no other team in the last 8 years. From 2014 to the end of 2020, the team scored 102 race wins, a winning percentage of over 70%.

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Does this make Mercedes the most successful engine supplier in F1 history? The answer is no. The most successful engine suppliers in the history of the sport are Ferrari. Meanwhile, Mercedes have clinched the 2nd spot.

Ferrari is one of the oldest F1 teams with an impeccable record in the last 5 decades. Legends like Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher, and Kimi Raikkonen have graced the team with their presence behind the wheel. Meanwhile, Mercedes F1 has been home to two world champions over the last decade, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

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Let’s look into this engine rivalry of the all-time greatest vs the modern great.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc leads ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Ferrari vs Mercedes F1 engine

The 2021 F1 season was the most exciting title battle we have seen in a long time. Red Bull and Mercedes dominated the grid but several mid-field battles were no less intense. During the 2021 season, the Mercedes engine powered Aston Martin, Williams, and McLaren. Meanwhile, Ferrari were engine suppliers to Alfa Romeo and Haas F1.

Though Mercedes have had a better run this season, the Ferrari engine has powered more wins in terms of overall records. In a 72 year history of F1, Ferrari has won 239 Grand Prix as engine suppliers while Mercedes stand 2nd with 212 wins. Although away from the sport for a while now, Ford Cosworth have bagged the 3rd sport with 176 wins.

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Honda and Renault are other successful engine suppliers in F1, but they are still far from matching the top guns. With Honda leaving the sport, Red Bull have taken over their engine needs for 2022.

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Moreover, The Maranello team have found their way back into the 3 and fans are expecting them to compete for wins and podiums regularly in the next season. With a new season around the corner, teams are gearing up for the challenges ahead. Can Ferrari sustain its rich legacy? We will know soon enough.

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Rituraj Tripathi

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Rituraj Tripathi is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. A true lover of speed, he is big fan of Lewis Hamilton and finds a future world champion in Lando Norris. Rituraj eagerly looks forward to the paddock moving to the Circuit de Monaco, and he finds Portier corner as the most exciting part of the track.

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