In the 68-year history of Formula One, several teams have certainly come and gone. While there are some of them that are barely even remembered and only exist on the pages of history books, there are a few others that have made a remarkable mark for themselves and as a result will likely not be fo
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Such a huge sport is likely to have world famous teams, namely Ferrari and Mclarens. On the other hand, teams like Benetton, Toyota and Maserati are been placed rightfully in the history books.
In this article, we specifically look at the five best Formula One teams of all time. So, shall we begin?
#5: Mercedes Benz (1954 – 1955, 2010 – present)
Mercedes first participated in the FIA F1 World Championship in the year 1954. The team was an instant success as they won the FIA Drivers’ Championship for the year 1954 and 1955. However, after the 1955 Le Mans tragic disaster, the team had to withdraw itself from the motor racing events.
Despite this, the team existed in several guises, and most notably as an engine manufacturer in the 1990s. The team made its return to the world of F1 in 2010. After the change in the engine regulation (year 2014), the team gained back its glory days.
Ever since 2014, the Mercedes F1 team has participated in 79 races and has successfully secured pole position in 71 races and winning 63 of all. This eventually resulted in the team winning 4 consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors Championship since the year 2014.
#4: Lotus (1958 – 1994)
The team Lotus is also known for innovation. It was founded by the legendary Colin Chapman in the late 1950s and the team entered it’s first race at Monaco in 1958. The team has been known to be driven by the genius of Colin and thus became the pioneers of sorts in the coming decades.
Lotus was the first ever team to receive commercial support in 1968. They had ‘Gold Leaf’ branding on their cars. They were also known to be one of the first teams to bring in major aerodynamic changes in the sport, which by the way have now become a mainstay of the sports-cars.
The high innovative level of the team Lotus translated into success for them on the tracks. The team won 7 Constructors Championships and 6 Drivers’ Championships.
#3: Williams (1978 – present)
Sir Frank Williams founded the Williams racing team in the year 1977. The team won its first race at the 1979 British Grand Prix and hasn’t look back ever since. This team is one of 3 teams to have ever won more than 100 races. It has won 9 Constructors Championships which holds the second-best record in the sport. Also, the team has won 7 Drivers’ Championships and have 114 Grand Prix victories under their name.
#2: Mclaren (1966 – present)
The team Mclaren was founded in the year 1963 by Bruce Mclaren. They are the second oldest active team who is a part of the FIA F1 World Championships as well as the second most successful team in the business.
The most successful years for the team were between 1984 and 1991. During this time they won 6 Constructors Championships and 7 Drivers’ Championships and also attracted many legendary drivers such as Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna to the team.
The team has also produced many extremely competitive cars, namely, the MP4/2 and the MP4/4 which is said to be the best F1 car of all times.
#1: Ferrari (1950 – present)
The team Ferrari was founded by Enzo Ferrari and is the oldest active team in the FIA F1 World Championships. The team has managed to take part in every championship since 1950.
They are also the most successful team in almost every aspect of the sport. The team has won a total of 16 Constructors Championships, 15 Drivers’ Championships and has 231 race victories under their name (which also is the highest among all the other teams who has ever competed in F1).
It is the dream of every F1 racing driver ever to be associated with this grand team. Some of the legendary drivers who have drove for Ferrari are Alberto Ascari, Juan-Manuel Fangio, John Surtees, Niki Lauda and Michael Schumacher.