The Walker-Squier-Economaki List of Alternative Motorsports Champs We get alternative lists of Prime Ministers and Presidents... Why not F1 World Champs too...Cue "The Chain" 1950 – Juan Manuel Fangio (ARG) Alfa Romeo 1951 –Jose Frolian Gonzalez (ARG) Alfa Romeo 1952 – Alberto Ascari (ITA) Ferrari 1953 – Alberto Ascari (ITA) Ferrari 1954 – Juan Manuel Fangio (ARG) Mercedes 1955 – Alberto Ascari (ITA) Ferrari (1) 1956 – Juan Manuel Fangio (ARG) Mercedes 1957 – Juan Manuel Fangio (ARG) Mercedes 1958 – Alberto Ascari (ITA) Ferrari 1959 – Sterling Moss (GBR) Walker Cooper-Climax (2) 1960 – Jack Brabham (AUS) Walker Cooper-Climax 1961 – Jack Brabham (AUS) Walker Cooper-Climax 1962 – Dan Gurney (USA) Ferrari (3) 1963 – Jim Clark (SCT) Lotus 1964 – Dan Gurney (USA) Ferrari 1965 – Jim Clark (SCT) Lotus 1966 – Jim Clark (SCT) Lotus 1967 – Dan Gurney (USA) AAR Eagle-Shelby 1968 – Graham Hill (GBR) Lotus-Ford 1969 – Jim Clark (SCT) Lotus-Ford 1970 – Jacky Ickx (BEL) Ferrari 1971 – Jackie Stewart (SCT) Tyrrell-Ford 1972 – Jackie Stewart (SCT) Tyrrell-Ford 1973 – Jackie Stewart (SCT) Tyrrell-Ford 1974 – Francois Cevert (FRA) Tyrrell-Ford 1975 – James Hunt (GBR) Hesketh BRM 1976 – Niki Lauda (AUT) Ferrari 1977 – A.J. Foyt Lotus-Ford (USA) (4) 1978 – Mario Andretti (USA) Lotus-Ford 1979 – Lella Lombardi (ITA) Hesketh BRM (5) 1980 – FISA – Jean-Pierre Jabouille (FRA) Renault FOCA – Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Brabham-Ford (6) 1981 – FISA – Francois Cevert (FRA) Renault FOCA – Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham-Ford (7) 1982 – FISA – Gilles Villeneuve (CAN) Ferrari FOCA – Tiff Needell (GBR) Tyrrell Project Four-Ford (8) 1983 – Gilles Villenueve (CAN) Ferrari (9) 1984 – Nelson Piquet (BRA) Brabham-TAG Porsche 1985 – Keke Rosberg (FIN) Tyrrell Project Four- Honda 1986 – Elio De Angelis (ITA) Brabham-TAG Porsche 1987 – Nigel Mansell (GBR) Tyrrell Project Four – Honda 1988 – Ayrton Senna (BRA) Brabham-TAG Porsche (10) 1989 – Stefan Bellof (GER) Brabham-TAG Porsche (11) 1990 – Alain Prost (FRA) Ferrari 1991 – Ayrton Senna (BRA) Brabham-TAG Porsche 1992 – Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams-Honda 1993 – Uyko Katayama (JPN) Williams-Honda (12) 1994 – Ayrton Senna (BRA) Williams-Honda 1995 – Michael Schumacher (GER) Jordan-Mercedes 1996 – Michael Schumacher (GER) Jordan-Mercedes 1997 – Jeff Gordon (USA) Stewart/Tyrrell-Ford (13) 1998 – Perry McCarthy (GBR) Jordan-Mercedes (14) 1999 – Mika Hakkinen (FIN) Prost EuroFrance-Renault 2000 – Michael Schumacher (GER) Jordan-Mercedes 2001 – Alex Zanardi (ITA) Ferrari (15) 2002 – Jeff Gordon (USA) Stewart/Tyrrell-Ford 2003 – Alex Zanardi (ITA) Ferrari 2004 – Juan Pablo Montoya (COL) Prodrive Lotus-Proton (16) 2005 – Alex Zanardi (ITA) Ferrari 2006 – Fernando Alonso (ESP) Prost EuroFrance-Renault 2007 – Fernando Alonso (ESP) Prost EuroFrance-Renault 2008 – Jenson Button (GBR) Jordan-Mercedes 2009 – Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Stewart/Tyrrell-Ford 2010 – Mark Webber (AUS) Brock HDT-Holden (17) 2011 – Sebastian Vettel (GER) Jordan-Mercedes (18) 2012 -- It begins in Mandelaburg (19) (1) Ascari would live well into his 80s, became a beloved Grand Prix commentator for RAI Italia much like Murray Walker in OTL (2) Sterling Moss is one of only three men who has won the Formula 1 Championship and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year. Joining Jim Clark (’65) and A.J. Foyt (’77). Moss, at age 92, is still alive and well…and get still racing! Moss won a round in the Thermex Historic Touring Car Championship in the ‘11 and had 4 other podium finishes. He plans to contest the year and he’s will test to get a competition license for the Spa and Silverstone 24-hour events. (3) Dan Gurney was the first American World Champion as a driver ('62) and the first American World Champion as a team principal and constructor ('67). The Gurney name is legendary not only in Motorsport, but in the automotive industry. After retiring from active competition in 1971, Gurney's All-American Racers became an engineering consulting firm and a technology investment firm that morphed into the powerful multibillion-dollar Gurney Group by 1981. Gurney is best known in business for saving the British car industry with his acquisitions of British Motor Corporation in 1982, and today the Gurney Austin Rover Motors is well-known for it's line of exciting performance passenger cars that are also very practical and forward thinking. Gurney Austin Rover is also hotly competitive in the World Rally Championship led by the powerhouse M-Sport Stobart team and reigning World Champion Matthew Wilson. Gurney is also known for his maverick independent-libertarian candidacy for President of the United States in 1992. "DAN GURNEY FOR PRESIDENT " bumper stickers were on bumpers of sports cars across America and Gurney's square jawed bluntness and smarts won 26% of the popular vote and carried 4 states (California, Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina). He didn't win, but he made an impression. (4) A.J. Foyt was brought into Lotus along with Mario Andretti to form “Colin Chapman’s American Dream Team” which developed the groundbreaking Lotus 78 and Lotus 79. (5) The Tigress of Turin is the first woman to win a Grand Prix (she did that in ‘75), and 1979 she shocked everybody with 3 wins in a wild championship season that came down to the final race. She is one of six women who has won a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Other winners: Divina Gallica (’81), Michele Mouton (’85), Victoria Butler-Henderson (’95), Vanina Ickx (’01), Katherine Legge (’10), it is expected that Danica Patrick will join this list as she joins Lewis Hamilton at Stewart/Tyrrell in 2012. (6) Due to an impasse on a number of issue Federation du Sport Automobile and Formula One Constructors Association run separate Formula 1 seasons (7) Bernie and Jean-Marie couldn't work out their differences (8) "You'll sooner see Margaret Thatcher in her bed riding Arthur Scargill than seeing a united Grand Prix Championship" -- James Hunt during a BBC "Grand Prix" broacast, 1982. "James...I don't even want to think about that," Murray Walker, 1982. (9) PEACE IS IN OUR TIME! The 1983 Eccelstone-Balestre Agreement ends the FISA-FOCA War opening to door to a great 1983 season and Gilles Villenueve winning a unified title. Under the terms of the agreement, the 1980, 1981 and 1982 winners of both series are consider official “World Drivers Champions” in the record books. Oh and Gilles Villenueve. Lives back in Bethierville, Quebec Canada. He's a agent to a number of drivers, including his son Jacques, who is a 2-time Indianapolis 500 winner and an 11-time Grand Prix winner. Villenueve is also president of Speedway Canada Ltd, which is the marketing and organizing arm of the Grand Prix of Canada in addition to administering the site of the Grand Prix of Canada, Circuit Rene Lesvesque in Montreal. (10) The last turbo season. (11) The first season under the 1989 Eccelstone-Balestre Agreement calling for a 3.5 liter naturally-aspirated engine formula allowing Engines up to 12 cylinders. Porsche’s innovative W-12 was formidable as Bellof nipped Senna to win the championship and the left the team cited Senna’s constant polickticking and complaining. (12) Taking the seat for a vacated Nigel Mansell, who left for IndyCar after contentious contract dispute, Kamikaze Uyko has a 6-win dream season to be the first Japanese World Champion. (13) The 26-year old American was the first World Champ from the USA since ’78, and would leave F1 after the 2009 season as the winningest American driver in Formula 1 history. Gordon is semiretired from racing (he still competes at Indianapolis, Daytona and LeMans), a happy husband to his actress wife Keeley Hawes-Gordon, and a father of two. Next year, you'll hear him giving his commentary as part of the BBC's broadcast team for the F1 coverage in 2012 and Americans will get to see him, too! Formula One Administration Chairman Damon Hill announced this week that BBC America has been awarded the U.S. broadcast rights for Formula for the next four years. Oh by the way...Where is Damon? Graham's son is considered "The greatest man on 2 wheels, PERIOD". Hill is a 16-time motorcycle world champion, and led the transition into the MotoGP format. Hill was tapped to replace Bernie Eccelstone as chairman of the FOA after Eccelstone was indicted on allegations of securities fraud. (14) He was Flat Out. He wasn’t Flat Broke..and yes, he is the Stig on ITTL’s version of “Top Gear” (15) Alex Zanardi has both his legs, and he’s starting his own F1 team in 2012. Scuderia Zanardi Rapide, with engines provided by Honda. His team drivers will be veteran Giancarlo Fischiella and GP2 Champion and former Indy 500 winner Marco Andretti. (16) Juan Pablo Montoya shocked everyone with the Malaysian-British David Richards Prodrive team’s miracle debut. (17) Taking advantage of some loopholes in the aerodynamics rules, Mark Webber and Peter Brock caught all of Formula 1 with their collective pants down like Braun GP did OTL. (18) A dominant 10 win season as Vettel handed Eddie Jordan his sixth driver's title and an 8th Constructors Championship. (19) The circus begins next march at New Kylami International Speedway, Mandelaburg, Republic of South Africa.