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Most Successful Formula 1 Drivers by Country

There have been representatives from 40 different countries in Formula 1 series. Can you name each country's most successful driver?
Prioritization of merits: World Championships, Grand Prix-wins, podiums, points gathered (2021 adjusted), races started
Includes countries that no longer exist
As of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023
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Last updated: November 26, 2023
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Country
Most Successful Driver
Active years
Merits
Argentina
Juan Manuel Fangio
1950-1951, 1953-1958
5 championships
Australia
Jack Brabham
1955-1970
3 championships
Austria
Niki Lauda
1971-1979, 1982-1985
3 championships
Brazil
Ayrton Senna
1984-1994
3 chamionships, 41 wins
Belgium
Jacky Ickx
1967-1979
8 wins
Canada
Jacques Villeneuve
1996-2006
1 championship
Chile
Eliseo Salazar
1981-1983
22 points
China
Zhou Guanyu
2022-
12 points
Colombia
Juan Pablo Montoya
2001-2006
7 wins
Czech Republic
Tomáš Enge
2001
3 starts
Denmark
Kevin Magnussen
2014-2020, 2022-
1 podium
East Germany
Ernst Klodwig
1952-1953
2 starts
East Germany
Rudolf Krause
1952-1953
2 starts
Finland
Mika Häkkinen
1991-2001
2 championships
France
Alain Prost
1980-1991, 1993
4 championships
Germany
Michael Schumacher
1991-2006, 2010-2012
7 championships
Hungary
Zsolt Baumgartner
2003-2004
7 points
India
Narain Karthikeyan
2005, 2011-2012
12 points
Indonesia
Rio Haryanto
2016
12 starts
Ireland
Derek Daly
1978-1982
118 points
Italy
Alberto Ascari
1950-1955
2 championships
Japan
Takuma Sato
2002-2008
1 podium, 137 points
Liechtenstein
Rikky von Opel
1973-1974
4 points
Malaysia
Alex Yoong
2001-2002
7 points
Mexico
Sergio Perez
2011-
6 wins
Monaco
Charles Leclerc
2018-
5 wins
Morocco
Robert La Caze
1958
1 start
Netherlands
Max Verstappen
2015-
3 championships
New Zealand
Denny Hulme
1965-1974
1 championship
Poland
Robert Kubica
2006-2010, 2019, 2021
1 win
Portugal
Tiago Monteiro
2005-2006
1 podium
Rhodesia
John Love
1962-1965, 1967-1972
1 podium
Russia
Daniil Kvyat
2014-2017, 2019-2020
3 podiums
South Africa
Jody Scheckter
1972-1980
1 championship
Spain
Fernando Alonso
2001, 2003-2018, 2021-
2 championships
Sweden
Ronnie Peterson
1970-1978
10 wins
Switzerland
Clay Regazzoni
1970-1980
5 wins
Thailand
Alexander Albon
2019-2020, 2022-
2 podiums
United Kingdom
Lewis Hamilton
2007-
7 championships
United States
Mario Andretti
1968-1972, 1974-1982
1 championship, 12 wins
Uruguay
Alberto Uria
1955-1956
4 points
Venezuela
Pastor Maldonado
2011-2015
1 win
4 Comments
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Level 28
May 23, 2020
There’s no space for Thailand, Bira is auto filled but there’s no secondary box
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Level 60
May 24, 2020
Fixed
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Level 31
Sep 22, 2022
Karthikeyan's and Baumgartner's point totals are wrong
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Level 60
Sep 23, 2022
As explained in the caveat, the points are equalized according to the 2020 points system. This is done in order to better compare drivers who drove under different point systems.