What does it mean to achieve a Grand Chelem in F.1?

This is the perfect Grand Prix in which one driver dominates the classification, wins from end to end and takes the lap record. Do you know that since 1950 not many have achieved this feat?

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El Perfect Grand Prize for a pilot of F1 is the one in which long from pole position, sets the lap record and crosses the finish line first after leading all laps. One could suppose that from 1950, when the first tournament was played, until today there were many runners who achieved that feat known as Grand Chelem. Nevertheless, the list is reduced to 25 pilots.

The first to do it was Juan Manuel Fangio at 1950 Monaco Grand Prix in which it was the second test in the history of the category. In that Monegasque GP, Chueco, who raced for Alfa Romeo, was the fastest in the classification with 1m50s2 / 10, achieved the fastest lap with 1m51s and led all 100 laps to achieve the first of his 24 victories in F.1 in just over three hours of competition.

Juan Manuel Fangio.

The Balcarceño returned to achieve something similar six years later after winning the German GP at the Nürburgring, this time on a Ferrari. With those two Grand Chelem that he achieved during his campaign in the Maximum, Fangio is located in the tenth position of the historical table that heads Jim Clark with 8. The second step of the podium is for Lewis Hamilton with 6 and third place they share it Alberto Ascari y Michael Schumacher with 5.

Then follows a quartet that recorded the Grand Chelem four times: Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell y Sebastian Vettel, which together with Hamilton is active.

The other two current runners who are also in this select group are Fernando Alonso y Max Verstappen, that each achieved one.

ALL THE DRIVERS WHO ACHIEVED GRAND CHELEM

1. Jim Clark (GBR), 8
2. Lewis Hamilton (GBR), 5
3. Alberto Ascari (ITA), 5
4. Michael Schumacher (ALE), 5
5. Jackie Stewart (GBR), 4
6. Ayrton Senna (BRA), 4
7. Nigel Mansell (GBR), 4
8. Sebastian Vettel (ALE), 4
9. Nelson Piquet (BRA), 3
10. Juan Manuel Fangio (ARG), 2
11. Jack Brabham (AUS), 2
12. Mika Hakkinen (FIN), 2
13. Nico Rosberg (ALE), 2
14. Mike Hawthorn (GBR), 1
15. Stirling Moss (GBR), 1
16. Jo Siffert (SUI), 1
17. Jacky Ickx (BEL), 1
18. Clay Regazzoni (SUI), 1
19. Niki Lauda (AUT), 1
20. Jacques Laffite (FRA), 1
21. Gilles Villeneuve (CAN), 1
22. Gerhard Berger (AUT), 1
23. Damon Hill (GBR), 1
24. Fernando Alonso (ESP), 1
25. Max Verstappen (NLD), 1

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Diego durruty

Journalist with 30 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, Coequipier y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, e-driver.com y kmcero.com and on the radios Rock pop y Vorterix.com. He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He currently drives Two Daring Guys, a car magazine that is broadcast on Tuesdays from 18 to 19 by RadioArroba.com; is editor of motorsport in Red Bull Argentina, columnist on the show WorldSport (AM Splendid) and in Surf & Rock FM.  He is also a teacher in SPORTS. Now you can read it on his blog: automundo.com.ar.

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