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Champions who debuted in the same season
Formula One facts and figures

Champions who debuted in the same season

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In nine seasons we have cases pilots who debuted in same season and became F1 champions in time. Only in the first season, 1950, three debuted, in the other cases we have two drivers each. Some had less to wait, for others like Mansell it took thirteen seasons to win the title.

They debuted in the same season and same race only in 1978 and 2001. In 1950 only Fangio and Farina debuted at Silverstone, Ascari debuted on the next race at Monte Carlo.

Of all the champions, who debuted in the same season, only Ascari won in that season, 1950. Others had to wait until they became champions, the longest was Mansell thirteen years, Hakkinen eight, Raikkonen seven, Alain Prost six. In the second season, Fangio, Nelson Piquet and Hamilton became champions.

Mansell won the championship in the thirteenth season, and Prost in the sixth. From this list, it is the biggest difference in years in becoming champions, followed by Schumacher and Hakkinen who won four years apart.

Representing their country only in 1960 we have both British pilots, in 1950 of the three pilots Ascari and Farina are both Italian.

Number of championships won average

1950Alberto Ascari(2), Giuseppe Farina(1), Juan Manuel Fangio(5)
1958Graham Hill(2), Phill Hill(1)
1960Jim Clark(2),  John Surtees(1)
1965Denny Hulme(1), Jackie Stewart(3)
1978Keke Rosberg(1), Nelson Piquet(3)
1980Alain Prost(4), Nigel Mansell(1)
1991Michael Schumacher(7), Mika Hakkinen(2)
2001Fernando Alonso(2), Kimi Raikkonnen(1)
2007Lewis Hamilton(7), Sebastian Vettel(4)

About facts-figures section

All the articles in this section follow the statistical data.

In this section, I'm just trying to find some pattern from a statistical point of view compared to the results from Formula1.