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Formula 1: Drivers who have been in the lead of Driver's Championship

Name all the drivers who have at some point of a season had the most points in that years Driver's Championship.
On seasons 1950-1990 only certain number of a driver's best finishes were eligible for the final Championship points. This quiz excludes this rule and counts the total of points gained
Multiple drivers sharing the greatest amount of points at one moment are counted in
Does not include drivers who exclusively participated in Indy 500.
As of Bahrain Grand Prix 2022
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1950
Nino Farina
Juan Manuel Fangio
 
1951
Juan Manuel Fangio
Nino Farina
 
1952
Piero Taruffi
Alberto Ascari
 
1953
Alberto Ascari
 
1954
Juan Manuel Fangio
 
1955
Maurice Trintignant
Juan Manuel Fangio
 
1956
Jean Behra
Peter Collins
Juan Manuel Fangio
 
1957
Juan Manuel Fangio
 
1958
Stirling Moss
Luigi Musso
Mike Hawthorn
 
1959
Jack Brabham
 
1960
Bruce McLaren
Jack Brabham
 
1961
Stirling Moss
Phil Hill
Wolfgang von Trips
 
1962
Graham Hill
 
1963
Graham Hill
Bruce McLaren
Jim Clark
 
1964
Graham Hill
Jim Clark
John Surtees
 
1965
Jim Clark
Graham Hill
1966
Jackie Stewart
Lorenzo Bandini
Jack Brabham
 
1967
Pedro Rodriguez
Denny Hulme
 
1968
Jim Clark
Graham Hill
 
1969
Jackie Stewart
 
1970
Jack Brabham
Jackie Stewart
Jochen Rindt
 
1971
Mario Andretti
Jackie Stewart
 
1972
Jackie Stewart
Denny Hulme
Emerson Fittipaldi
 
1973
Emerson Fittipaldi
Jackie Stewart
 
1974
Denny Hulme
Clay Regazzoni
Emerson Fittipaldi
Niki Lauda
 
1975
Emerson Fittipaldi
Niki Lauda
 
1976
Niki Lauda
James Hunt
 
1977
Jody Scheckter
Carlos Reutemann
Niki Lauda
 
1978
Mario Andretti
Carlos Reutemann
Patrick Depailler
 
1979
Jacques Laffite
Gilles Villeneuve
Jody Scheckter
1980
Alan Jones
René Arnoux
Nelson Piquet
 
1981
Alan Jones
Carlos Reutemann
Nelson Piquet
 
1982
Alain Prost
John Watson
Didier Pironi
Keke Rosberg
 
1983
Nelson Piquet
Niki Lauda
Alain Prost
 
1984
Alain Prost
Niki Lauda
 
1985
Alain Prost
Michele Alboreto
Elio de Angelis
 
1986
Nelson Piquet
Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Nigel Mansell
 
1987
Alain Prost
Nigel Mansell
Ayrton Senna
Nelson Piquet
 
1988
Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
 
1989
Nigel Mansell
Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
 
1990
Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
 
1991
Ayrton Senna
 
1992
Nigel Mansell
1993
Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
 
1994
Michael Schumacher
 
1995
Michael Schumacher
Damon Hill
 
1996
Damon Hill
 
1997
David Coulthard
Jacques Villeneuve
Michael Schumacher*
 
1998
Mika Häkkinen
Michael Schumacher
 
1999
Eddie Irvine
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
 
2000
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
 
2001
Michael Schumacher
 
2002
Michael Schumacher
 
2003
David Coulthard
Kimi Räikkönen
Michael Schumacher
 
2004
Michael Schumacher
 
2005
Giancarlo Fisichella
Fernando Alonso
 
2006
Fernando Alonso
Michael Schumacher
 
2007
Kimi Räikkönen
Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton
 
2008
Lewis Hamilton
Kimi Räikkönen
Robert Kubica
Felipe Massa
2009
Jenson Button
 
2010
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Jenson Button
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel
 
2011
Sebastian Vettel
 
2012
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel
 
2013
Kimi Räikkönen
Sebastian Vettel
 
2014
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
 
2015
Lewis Hamilton
 
2016
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
 
2017
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
 
2018
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
 
2019
Valtteri Bottas
Lewis Hamilton
 
2020
Valtteri Bottas
Lewis Hamilton
 
2021
Lewis Hamilton
Max Verstappen
 
2022
Charles Leclerc
Max Verstappen
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Level 68
Aug 5, 2016
Very good quiz, I like your ones too. You misspelled Pedro Rodriguez's name though.
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2016
Shoot! Completely missed that. Fixed
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Level 65
Oct 21, 2016
Pretty sure Kubica was leading in 08 after the Canadian GP.
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Level 60
Oct 22, 2016
Doubled-checked my calculations and you're right. Must've accidentally slipped from me.