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First F1 title, and one more next season
Formula One facts and figures

First F1 title, and one more next season

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Max Verstappen joins seven other drivers who won the championship the very next season after their first F1 title. The first time Alberto Ascari succeeded in 1952-1953, and the last time Vettel in 2010-2011.

DriverFirst two titlesOther titles
Alberto Ascari1952, 1953
Jack Brabham1959,19601966
Alain Prost1985, 19861989, 1993
Michael Schumacher1994, 19952000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Mika Hakkinen1998, 1999
Fernando Alonso2005, 2006
Sebastian Vettel2010, 20112012, 2013
Max Verstappen2021, 2022

Won second title, next season after first

Apart from Vettel, no other driver managed to win the third consecutive season, Vettel winning also the fourth.

For Ascari, Hakkinen, Alonso and Verstappen, these were the only championships won.

Of those who have won other titles, Vettel had the least time to wait after the first two titles, winning the following season as well, Prost needed three more seasons to win another title, Schumacher five and Brabham six.

Among those who have won titles after this performance, Schumacher has a distance of ten seasons between his first and last title, followed by Prost with eight seasons and Brabham with seven seasons.

Excluding Verstappen, all the other three drivers also participated in the following seasons. Hakkinen and Ascari competed for two more seasons, and Alonso another sixteen, continuing in 2023 for Aston Martin.

Verstappen in 2023 could approach Vettel with a third consecutive title, then hoping for another title in 2024, thus equaling the performance of Sebastian Vettel

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.