areppim's scatter chart and statistics showing the nations that achieved the best ratio of Formula 1 champion titles to the total number of national drivers enrolled in the F1 world championships 1950-2013. 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.

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
1950-2013

Nation

Number of enrollments

World Championship Podiums

Achievement index ¹

Win

2nd Place

3rd Place

Argentina67544288
Australia64415241
Austria65413237
Belgium78020 
Brazil140886220
Canada34120113
Chile3000 
Colombia9002 
Czechoslovakia²1000 
Denmark5000 
Finland55433281
France28245255
Germany1811154234
Hungary1000 
India5000 
Ireland9000 
Italy36734832
Japan53000 
Liechtenstein2000 
Malaysia2000 
Mexico26000 
Monaco7000 
Morocco2000 
Netherlands41000 
New Zealand4711482
Poland5000 
Portugal11000 
Rhodesia³17000 
Russia3000 
South Africa5711268
Spain48231161
Sweden47021 
Switzerland67011 
Thailand5000 
United Kingdom540142116100
United States51220215
Uruguay4000 
Venezuela6000 
Total2868646464 
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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