The defending Formula One World Champion heading into the 2012 season is Sebastien Vettel of the Red Bull Racingchassis.
Kimi Raikkonen was the 2007 Formula One world champion.
As of July 2014, Sebastian Vettel is the current Formula One World Champion driver, having won the championship 4 years in a row: in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
2014 Formula One World Drivers' Champion, Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Probably Sebastian Vettel
Michael Schumacher is seven-time Formula One world drivers' champion.
The first and only Formula One World Champion for New Zealand was Denny Hulme. This was in 1967.
Michael Schumacher is a former formula one racer and seven time world champion.
Damon Hill driving for Williams was the Champion in 1996.
Alberto Ascari was the 1953 Formula One champion.