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Formula 1: Drivers who have been in the lead of Driver's Championship

Name all the drivers who have at some point of a season had the most points in that years Driver's Championship.
On seasons 1950-1990 only certain number of a driver's best finishes were eligible for the final Championship points. This quiz excludes this rule and counts the total of points gained
Multiple drivers sharing the greatest amount of points at one moment are counted in
Does not include Indy 500 participants
*=Driver was later entirely disqualified from the Driver's Championship
Quiz by Budjetivaje
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Last updated: March 17, 2019
First submittedMarch 29, 2016
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Year
Leading Drivers
1950
Nino Farina
Juan Manuel Fangio
1951
Juan Manuel Fangio
Nino Farina
1952
Piero Taruffi
Alberto Ascari
1953
Alberto Ascari
1954
Juan Manuel Fangio
1955
Maurice Trintignant
Juan Manuel Fangio
1956
Jean Behra
Peter Collins
Juan Manuel Fangio
1957
Juan Manuel Fangio
1958
Stirling Moss
Luigi Musso
Mike Hawthorn
1959
Jack Brabham
1960
Bruce McLaren
Jack Brabham
1961
Stirling Moss
Phil Hill
Wolfgang von Trips
1962
Graham Hill
1963
Graham Hill
Bruce McLaren
Jim Clark
1964
Graham Hill
Jim Clark
John Surtees
1965
Jim Clark
Graham Hill
1966
Jackie Stewart
Lorenzo Bandini
Jack Brabham
1967
Pedro Rodriguez
Denny Hulme
1968
Jim Clark
Graham Hill
1969
Jackie Stewart
1970
Jack Brabham
Jackie Stewart
Jochen Rindt
1971
Mario Andretti
Jackie Stewart
1972
Jackie Stewart
Denny Hulme
Emerson Fittipaldi
1973
Emerson Fittipaldi
Jackie Stewart
1974
Denny Hulme
Niki Lauda
Clay Regazzoni
Emerson Fittipaldi
Year
Leading Drivers
1975
Emerson Fittipaldi
Niki Lauda
1976
Niki Lauda
James Hunt
1977
Jody Scheckter
Carlos Reutemann
Niki Lauda
1978
Mario Andretti
Carlos Reutemann
Patrick Depailler
1979
Jacques Laffite
Gilles Villeneuve
Patrick Depailler
Jody Scheckter
1980
Alan Jones
René Arnoux
Nelson Piquet
1981
Alan Jones
Carlos Reutemann
Nelson Piquet
1982
Alain Prost
Didier Pironi
John Watson
Keke Rosberg
1983
Nelson Piquet
John Watson
Alain Prost
1984
Alain Prost
Niki Lauda
1985
Alain Prost
Michele Alboreto
1986
Nelson Piquet
Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Nigel Mansell
1987
Alain Prost
Nigel Mansell
Ayrton Senna
Nelson Piquet
1988
Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
1989
Nigel Mansell
Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
1990
Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
1991
Ayrton Senna
1992
Nigel Mansell
1993
Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
1994
Michael Schumacher
1995
Michael Schumacher
Damon Hill
Year
Leading Drivers
1996
Damon Hill
1997
David Coulthard
Jacques Villeneuve
Michael Schumacher*
1998
Mika Häkkinen
Michael Schumacher
1999
Eddie Irvine
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
2000
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
David Coulthard
2001
Michael Schumacher
2002
Michael Schumacher
2003
David Coulthard
Kimi Räikkönen
Michael Schumacher
2004
Michael Schumacher
2005
Giancarlo Fisichella
Fernando Alonso
2006
Fernando Alonso
Michael Schumacher
2007
Kimi Räikkönen
Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton
2008
Lewis Hamilton
Kimi Räikkönen
Felipe Massa
Robert Kubica
2009
Jenson Button
2010
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Jenson Button
Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
2011
Sebastian Vettel
2012
Jenson Button
Lewis Hamilton
Fernando Alonso
Sebastian Vettel
2013
Kimi Räikkönen
Sebastian Vettel
2014
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
2015
Lewis Hamilton
2016
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
2017
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
2018
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
2019
Valtteri Bottas
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level 70
Aug 5, 2016
Very good quiz, I like your ones too. You misspelled Pedro Rodriguez's name though.
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level 55
Aug 5, 2016
Shoot! Completely missed that. Fixed
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level 58
Oct 21, 2016
Pretty sure Kubica was leading in 08 after the Canadian GP.
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level 55
Oct 22, 2016
Doubled-checked my calculations and you're right. Must've accidentally slipped from me.