Brazilian Grand Prix

Most Successful Teams and Drivers at the Brazilian Grand Prix

Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix has proven to be one of the most entertaining races on the F1 calendar over the years. Winning in Brazil at Interlagos in São Paulo or Jacarepaguá in Rio is always challenging due to extreme weather conditions or sketchy race surfaces.

Drivers had to battle extreme heat and heavy rainfalls on bumpy tracks that required focus and control every single lap. You could expect to find drivers passed out or hunched over at the end of every Brazilian Grand due to the effort needed to finish the race let alone win it. Here are the statistics of the top drivers and constructors to win in Brazil.

MOST SUCCESSFUL TEAMS IN BRAZIL

TEAMCOUNTRYYEARWINS
MCLARENBRITAIN1974, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 201212
FERRARIITALY1976, 1977, 1978, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 201711
WILLIAMSBRITAIN1981, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1997, 20046
RED BULLAUSTRIA2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 20195
MERCEDESGERMANY2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 20215
BRABHAMBRITAIN1975, 19832
RENAULTFRANCE1980, 19822
BENETTONBRITAIN1994, 19952

MOST SUCCESSFUL DRIVERS IN BRAZIL

DRIVERCOUNTRYTEAMYEARWINS
ALAIN PROSTFRANCEMCLAREN, FERRARI,1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 188, 19906
MICHAEL SCHUMACHERGERMANYBENETTON, FERRARI1994, 1995, 2000, 20024
CARLOS REUTEMANNARGENTINAFERRARI, WILLIAMS1977, 1978, 19813
LEWIS HAMILTONBRITAINMERCEDES2016, 2018, 20213
SEBASTIEN VETTELGERMANYREDBULL, FERRARI2010, 2013, 20173
EMERSON FITTIPALDIBRAZILLOTUS, MCLAREN1973, 19742
NELSON PIQUETBRAZILBRABHAM, WILLIAMS1983, 19862
AYRTON SENNABRAZILMCLAREN1991, 19932
NIGEL MANSELLBRITAINFERRARI, WILLIAMS1989, 19922
MIKA HAKKINENFINLANDMCLAREN-MERCEDES1998, 19992
JUAN PABLO MONTOYACOLOMBIAWILLIAMS, MCLAREN2004, 20052
FELIPE MASSABRAZILFERRARI2006, 20082
MARK WEBBERAUSTRALIARED BULL2009, 20112
NICO ROSBERGGERMANYMERCEDES2014, 20152

Brazil continues to entertain fans worldwide and currently calls Interlagos it’s the permanent home for F1 Grand Prix races for the near future. Lewis Hamilton paid tribute to Brazilian legend Ayrton Senna in 2021 winning the race in dramatic fashion.

Like Senna did so many times after a win the Brazilian flag was carried by Lewis on his victory lap and onto the podium. Who will be the next driver to claim victory in Brazil? Will there ever be a driver to come close to Alain Prost’s six victories?