F1 is the pinnacle of motor racing and one of the highest forms of racing. If you are not aware of what F1, or Formula 1, is, we are here with a small explanation. Two F1 cars each from 10 different F1 teams race around a circuit for several laps to determine the winner of the race. The winner of the race is awarded a certain number of points, and in one F1 season, there are more than 20 races. At the end of the season, the driver with the highest number of points is crowned the F1 champion.
Often, the team with the fastest car and proper strategies wins the race and also the championship. Sometimes, the fastest cars are so fast that they not only win the race but overlap every car on the track. So let’s take a look at the biggest win margin in F1 history.
Biggest Win Margin in F1 History
- Jackie Stewart: 2 Laps (3 minutes 59 seconds)
- Damon Hill: 2 Laps (2 minutes 55 seconds)
- Dan Gurney: 1 Lap (4 minutes 31 seconds)
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Jackie Stewart: 2 Laps (3 minutes and 59 seconds)
The Matra-Ford driver, Jackie Stewart, won the 1969 Spanish Grand Prix by 2 laps. In minutes, he was 3 minutes and 59 seconds ahead of every car on the grid, which is the highest win margin in F1 history.
He overlapped every F1 car on the grid not once but twice and won the Spanish Grand Prix. The race was 90 laps long, and Jackie Stewart took the lead in the 57th lap. If he had gotten the lead of the race after a few more laps, things would have changed more drastically.
Damon Hill: 2 Laps (2 Minutes and 55 seconds)
The second-biggest win margin in F1 is by the Williams Renault driver, Damon Hill. He not only won the race by two laps but also achieved the F1 grand slam victory.
Well, now you might have thought, What is an F1 Grand Slam victory? And if he had won the race two laps ahead, why not first on the list?
F1 Grand Slam Victory means Not only winning the F1 Grand Prix but also securing pole position during qualifying and getting the fastest lap of the race. The reason he was second on the list is because he was only 2 minutes and 55 seconds ahead of the second driver, and as mentioned above, Jackie Stewart was 3 minutes and 59 seconds ahead of the runner-up driver.
Dan Gurney: 1 Lap (4 minutes and 31 seconds)
The Porsche driver Dan Gurney won the race by one lap in the 1962 French Grand Prix. The American racer made the car fly like a speed jet and completed the race by overlapping every car and finishing 4 minutes and 31 seconds ahead of the runner-up car.
One of the interesting facts is that he got the lead of the race in the 43rd lap of the race, and the race was only 54 laps long. In only 11 laps, he got the car in 4 minutes and 31 seconds ahead is something that is just unimaginable.
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