5 countries that produced champion F1 constructors

McLaren is one of the several sides from Britain to win the constructors
McLaren is one of the several sides from Britain to win the constructors' trophy
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Modified 18 Jan 2019
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While Formula 1 has had 33 drivers who have been crowned world champion, who have hailed from Europe, North, and Latin America, only five countries have produced winning constructors and all of them are from Europe. This statistic also shows how the sport has strong and historic roots in the continent while having drivers from all over the world.

Interestingly though, every German, Austrian, and French (except Matra in 1969) title-winning cars been have designed, manufactured and run by teams based in the United Kingdom.

Effectively, only Matra and Ferrari's 16 title winning cars have been built outside the British Isles. There have been 15 constructors who have been world champions and 10 are from Britain.

Here's a look at the 5 countries to produce champion F1 teams in the increasing order of number of titles:

#5 France | Renault and Marta - 3

Sir Jackie Stewart driving the Matra-Ford in 1969
Sir Jackie Stewart driving the Matra-Ford in 1969

France's Matra achieved something spectacular as a constructor because they had only entered Formula One a year before winning in 1969. British legend Sir Jackie Stewart won the 1969 title easily with the new Cosworth-powered Matra MS80. France became only the third country to have produced a winning constructor, and Matra became the only constructor to have won the Constructors' Championship without running its own works team.

France had to wait until 2005 to have a champion as Renault notched the first of their back-to-back wins. In 1977, the company was the first to introduce turbo engines to Formula 1. Although the Renault team won races and competed for world titles, it withdrew at the end of 1985, but continued supplying engines to other teams on and off ever since (1986, 1989-97, 2001, 2007-2018)

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