Sir Jack brabham (Australia) won the first of his three F1 World Championships in 1959 with 31 points, he had a tough challenge from Sir Stirling Moss, who had the lead going into the final round but retired and gave Brabham the win and championship.
Alberto Ascari was the 1953 Formula One champion.
2014 Formula One World Drivers' Champion, Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Kimi Raikkonen was the 2007 Formula One world champion.
Michael Schumacher is a former formula one racer and seven time world champion.
The first and only Formula One World Champion for New Zealand was Denny Hulme. This was in 1967.
Michael Schumacher is seven-time Formula One world drivers' champion.
The defending Formula One World Champion heading into the 2012 season is Sebastien Vettel of the Red Bull Racingchassis.
As of 2014, the Formula One World Champion is a German driver named Sebastian Vettel. He has been the champion for 5 seasons straight.
Sebastian Vettel is the youngest driver to win the formula 1 drivers champion. He was 23 years and 134 days old.
The first Formula One World Championship was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950