Ferrari’s 200 pole positions

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Magny-Cours, 2008, 470150

Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix.

The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125.

Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.

Ferrari’s landmark pole positions

First pole position: Jose Froilan Gonzalez, 1951 British Grand Prix
50th pole position: Jacky Ickx, 1970 German Grand Prix
100th pole position: Patrick Tambay, 1983 South African Grand Prix
150th pole position: Michael Schumacher, 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix
200th pole position: Kimi Raikkonen, 2008 French Grand Prix

Top three teams with the most pole positions

Top 3 teams with the most pole positions

Ferrari have the most pole positions and the most per race start with 26%. McLaren are second overall but Williams still have a better strike rate.

Who scored Ferrari’s 200 pole positions?

58 Michael Schumacher
23 Niki Lauda
13 Alberto Ascari
12 Felipe Massa
11 Rubens Barrichello
11 Jacky Ickx
7 Gerhard Berger
6 Juan Manuel Fangio
6 Phil Hill
5 Kimi Raikkonen
4 Rene Arnoux
4 Patrick Tambay
4 Clay Regazzoni
4 John Surtees
4 Mike Hawthorn
3 Nigel Mansell
3 Jose Froilan Gonzalez
3 Chris Amon
3 Giuseppi Farina
2 Gilles Villeneuve
2 Carlos Reutemann
2 Didier Pironi
2 Tony Brooks
2 Michele Alboreto
1 Wolfganf von Trips
1 Jean Alesi
1 Jody Scheckter
1 Lorenzo Bandini
1 Mario Andretti
1 Mike Parkes

Where have Ferrari’s 200 pole positions got them?

Finishing position # times achived from pole position
1 88
2 36
3 8
4 9
5 4
6 3
7 1
8 3
9 4
16 1
18 1
DNF 42

One of the finishing positions is unknown because tomorrow’s race hasn’t been run yet.

There is only one starting position a Ferrari has appeared in more often than pole position, which is third place (204 times).

Most pole positions: all teams

1 Ferrari 200
2 McLaren 135
3 Williams 125
4 Lotus 107
5 Renault 50
6 Brabham 39
7 Benetton 15
8 Tyrrell 14
9 Alfa Romeo 12
=10 Cooper 11
=10 BRM 11
12 Maserati 10
13 Ligier 9
14 Mercedes 8
15 Vanwall 7
16 Kurtis Kraft 6
17 March 5
18 Matra 4
19 Shadow 3
=20 Lancia 2
=20 Watson 2
=20 Jordan 2
=20 BAR 2
=20 Toyota 2
=20 Honda 2
=26 Stevens 1
=26 Lesovsky 1
=26 Ewing 1
=26 Lola 1
=26 Porsche 1
=26 Wolf 1
=26 Arrows 1
=26 Toleman 1
=26 Stewart 1
=26 BMW 1

Carlos Reutemann, Ferrari, Jacarepagua, 1978, 470313