F1 quiz: Can you name the 10 youngest champions in Formula 1 history?

Sam Cooper
Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Seventeen years to the day since Fernando Alonso became the then-youngest driver to win the World Championship, we are asking you to name the top 10 who completed the feat at the youngest age.

There have been a total of 34 Championship-winning drivers in the history of Formula 1 and while the oldest was in his mid-40s (Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957) there have been plenty of youngsters to take the title.

Indeed, the drivers seem to be getting younger every year.

Max Verstappen is both the youngest driver to have entered a race and to have won one, while the top three to start a race all still feature on the grid.

For one current driver, September 25 is a date to remember as on this day in 2005, Alonso won the first of his two World Championships with Renault. The Spaniard took third place at the Brazilian Grand Prix, giving him enough points to clinch the title over Kimi Raikkonen.

The win set a then-record as he became the youngest driver to ever become a World Champion (there’s a hint for later) and 17 years on, the maestro of El Plan is still at it.

We have already given you one answer to get you on your way, so now it’s time to test your knowledge and see if you can name the top 10 youngest drivers to win the F1 Drivers’ World Championship.

To make it a little harder, we have only give you five minutes to name them all, but we have given you their ages at the time of their win for a little helping hand.

If once you are done, you fancy some more quiz action then we’ve got you covered here at PlanetF1. Check out this challenge to name every driver to win a Formula 1 race from 1990 to 1999.

Don’t forget we also have Sportword which challenges you to guess F1 related words within six attempts.

But for now, get guessing on the top 10 youngest drivers to win the World Championship. Good luck!