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How Does The F1 Points System Work?

Max Verstappen F1 Points System

The F1 Points System that the F1 drivers and teams earn is the reason why they are there in the first place. Drivers dream of joining F1. Once they achieve that goal, they begin to dream about achieving a front row grid place, or a podium result.

When those goals are achieved the next obvious step is to start thinking about a championship win. Something only 38 drivers have ever achieved in the sports 72 year history.

A list of the all the F1 championship winners is listed at the end of this article

How Does The F1 Points System Work

With the 24 races scheduled for 2023 (China being in question) there are 672 points on the table for the top driver to score in the season.

While most races only offer the driver a single chance to score points, in the weekends where there is a sprint qualifying session on the Friday night, there is a second opportunity.

The points which are awarded on the main Sunday race are as follows .

PositionDriver
Championship
Points
Constructor
Championship
Points
1st2525
2nd1818
3rd1515
4th1212
5th1010
6th88
7th66
8th44
9th22
10th11

The full points allocation is awarded if the race runs for at least 75% of the distance.

There is an additional point awarded to the driver who finished in the first ten places and who drove the fastest lap of the race.

On sprint qualifying weekends the following additional points are awarded.

PositionDriver
Championship
Points
Constructor
Championship
Points
1st825
2nd718
3rd615
4th512
5th410
6th38
7th26
8th14

The points from the sprint races are only awarded if the driver completed more than ½ of the number of laps.

The F1 Points System When Races Are Cut Short

F1 Points System rain race

If the race is cut short any reason (normally weather or an accident), the number of points awarded are reduced as per the following list.

PositionChampionship
Points 25%
race distance
Championship
Points
26% – 50%
race
distance
Championship
Points
75% race
distance
1st61319
2nd41014
3rd3812
4th269
5th158
6th046
7th035
8th023
9th012
10th001

F1 World Championship Winners

lewis and michael F1 Points System

The following  lists every F1Wold Championship winner since the first race was held in 1950.

SeasonDriverTeamEngine
1950Nino FarinaAlfa Romeo 
1951Juan Manuel FangioAlfa Romeo 
1952Alberto AscariFerrari 
1953Alberto AscariFerrari 
1954Juan Manuel FangioMercedes 
1955Juan Manuel FangioMercedes 
1956Juan Manuel FangioFerrari 
1957Juan Manuel FangioMaserati 
1958Mike HawthornFerrariVanwall
1959Jack BrabhamCooper-ClimaxClimax
1960Jack BrabhamCooper-ClimaxMaserati
1961Phil HillFerrariFerrari
1962Graham HillBRMBRM
1963Jim ClarkTeam LotusBRM
1964John SurteesFerrariFerrari
1965Jim ClarkTeam LotusClimax
1966Jack BrabhamBrabhamRepco
1967Denny HulmeBrabhamRepco
1968Graham HillTeam LotusFord
1969Jackie StewartMatraFord
1970Jochen RindtTeam LotusFord
1971Jackie StewartTyrrellFord
1972Emerson FittipaldiTeam LotusFord
1973Jackie StewartTyrrellFord
1974Emerson FittipaldiMcLarenFord
1975Niki LaudaFerrariFerrari
1976James HuntMcLarenFerrari
1977Niki LaudaFerrariFerrari
1978Mario AndrettiTeam LotusFord
1979Jody ScheckterFerrariFerrari
1980Alan JonesWilliamsFord
1981Nelson PiquetBrabhamFord
1982Keke RosbergWilliamsFerrari
1983Nelson PiquetBrabhamFerrari
1984Niki LaudaMcLarenTAG
1985Alain ProstMcLarenTAG
1986Alain ProstMcLarenHonda
1987 Nelson PiquetWilliamsHonda
1988Ayrton SennaMcLarenHonda
1989Alain ProstMcLarenHonda
1990Ayrton SennaMcLarenHonda
1991Ayrton SennaMcLarenHonda
1992Nigel MansellWilliamsRenault
1993Alain ProstWilliamsRenault
1994Michael SchumacherBenettonRenault
1995Michael SchumacherBenettonRenault
1996Damon HillWilliamsRenault
1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliamsRenault
1998Mika HäkkinenMcLarenMercedes
1999Mika HäkkinenMcLarenFerrari
2000Michael SchumacherFerrariFerrari
2001Michael SchumacherFerrariFerrari
2002Michael SchumacherFerrariFerrari
2003Michael SchumacherFerrariFerrari
2004Michael SchumacherFerrariFerrari
2005Fernando AlonsoRenaultRenault
2006Fernando AlonsoRenaultRenault
2007Kimi RäikkönenFerrariFerrari
2008Lewis HamiltonMcLarenFerrari
2009Jenson ButtonBrawnMercedes
2010Sebastian VettelRed BullRenault
2011Sebastian VettelRed BullRenault
2012Sebastian VettelRed BullRenault
2013Sebastian VettelRed BullRenault
2014Lewis HamiltonMercedesMercedes
2015Lewis HamiltonMercedesMercedes
2016Nico RosbergMercedesMercedes
2017Lewis HamiltonMercedesMercedes
2018Lewis HamiltonMercedesMercedes
2019Lewis HamiltonMercedesMercedes
2020Lewis Hamilton  MercedesMercedes
2021Max VerstappenRed BullHonda
2022Max VerstappenRed BullHonda

Conclusion

The race point system is modified at any time where one or more parts of the methodology proves to be unfair.

References

https://www.fia.com/file/112561/download/29874

https://f1worldwide.com

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