The Formula 1 best performing nation since 1950 is the United Kingdom, having garnered a total of 51 podiums, of which 14 champion titles, 21 second places and 16 third places, well ahead of Germany with 11 titles, 5 second places and 4 third places, and Brazil 8 titles, 8 second places and 6 third places. However, if one takes into account the number of enrollments, the United Kingdom's achievement pales by comparison with other nations. Argentina, with 5 titles in 67 participations (index 288) or Finland with 4 titles in 55 participations (index 281) are well above average and outperform UK by a factor of 3.
Other high performing nations are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany or Spain. Amongst the champion nations, the poor performers are Italy, USA and France. In spite of frequent enrollments they did not harvest a particularly impressive number of wins — no surprise, since the odds of winning are just 2.2% (64 on 2,868).
Formula 1 World Champions by Nation
Number of enrollments
World Championship Podiums
Achievement index ¹
|¹ Index of comparative performance calculated by relating the number of wins to the number of enrolments, for UK = 100.|
|² Now Czech Republic.|
|³ Now Zimbabwe.|
Sources: see Formula 1
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