Grand Prix Poles

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Qualifying is an art unto itself in Formula One, with the very best — like Senna, Schumacher, Clark and Vettel — mastering the ability to turn in a hot lap at the precise moment when track and car conditions are optimal. In the past few decades, as chicanes and tighter circuits have made overtaking increasingly difficult and as “knock out” qualifying rounds were introduced to F1, the importance of pole position has correspondingly been heightened.

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All drivers with 5 or career more poles, plus current drivers, through 2016.
Poles Driver Nat.
68 mapMichael Schumacher * GER
65 mapAyrton Senna BRA
61 mapLewis Hamilton GBR
46 mapSebastian Vettel GER
33 mapJim Clark GBR
33 mapAlain Prost FRA
32 mapNigel Mansell GBR
30 mapNico Rosberg GER
29 mapJuan Manuel Fangio ARG
26 mapMika Häkkinen FIN
24 mapNiki Lauda AUS
24 mapNelson Piquet BRA
22 mapFernando Alonso SPA
20 mapDamon Hill GBR
18 mapMario Andretti USA
18 mapRene Arnoux FRA
17 mapJackie Stewart GBR
16 mapFelipe Massa BRA
16 mapStirling Moss GBR
16 mapKimi Räikkönen FIN
14 mapAlberto Ascari ITA
14 mapJames Hunt GBR
14 mapRonnie Peterson SUE
14 mapRubens Barrichello BRA
13 mapJack Brabham AUS
13 mapGraham Hill GBR
13 mapJacky Ickx BEL
13 mapJacques Villeneuve CAN
13 mapJuan Pablo Montoya COL
13 mapMark Webber AUS
12 mapGerhard Berger AUT
12 mapDavid Coulthard GBR
10 mapJochen Rindt AUT
8 mapJenson Button GBR
8 mapRicardo Patrese ITA
8 mapJohn Surtees GBR
7 mapJacques Laffite FRA
6 mapEmerson Fittipaldi BRA
6 mapPhil Hill USA
6 mapJean Pierre Jabouille FRA
6 mapAlan Jones AUS
6 mapCarlos Reutemann ARG
6 mapRalf  Schumacher GER
5 mapChris Amon NZL
5 mapGiuseppe Farina ITA
5 mapClay Regazzoni SUI
5 mapKeke Rosberg FIN
5 mapPatrick Tambay FRA
1 mapMex Verstappen VEN
* Michael Schumacher really should have 69 pole positions, but his 2013 Monaco pole was forfeited due to a grid penalty from the previous Spanish GP.


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