Mike Hawthorn in 1958 driving for Ferrari.
The first and only Formula One World Champion for New Zealand was Denny Hulme. This was in 1967.
The first Formula 1 race was in 1947, but the first World Championship season was in 1950.
The British driver Lewis Hamilton
The first brit to win a world title @ heavyweight was Bob Fitzsimmons.
The first Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950
Kimi Raikkonen was the 2007 Formula One world champion.
James Hunt. He was world champion in 1976 whilst Nigel Mansell was world champion in 1992. They raced in different eras.
2014 Formula One World Drivers' Champion, Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
The first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix was held at the Silverstone Circuit for the British Grand Prix. It was held on May 13th, 1950 and was won by 1950 World Champion, Giuseppe "Nino" Farina.