Driver’s Title

Defending Champion No 1

Formula 1 runs two competitions over the course of a season, the Drivers title and the Constructors title.

Points are awarded to both the driver and the constructor for the top ten finishers for each race. The Constructors title is awarded to the team with the most points at the end of the season.

The driver with the most points at the end of the season is declared the world champion and enters the next year referred to as the defender.

As well as the admiration and bonuses the world champion has the right to compete using the revered No 1 as shown on Max Verstappen’s car in the 2022 season.

Also referred to as the Driver’s championship.


Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan