Six Formula 1 Teams With the Most Pole Positions As Ferrari Extends Record at the Monaco Grand Prix

Six Formula 1 Teams With the Most Pole Positions As Ferrari Extends Record at the Monaco Grand Prix

Ero Samson
updated at May 27, 2024 at 2:44 PM
  • Charles Leclerc coasted Scuderia Ferrari to pole position during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend
  • The pole finish for the Monegasque driver was the 250th achieved by the Maranello-based outfit
  • Sports Brief spotlights the Formula 1 team with the most pole position in the history of the sport

By securing pole position in his home Grand Prix in Monaco, Charles Leclerc ensured Scuderia Ferrari achieved an unprecedented milestone in Formula 1.

It was the Italian outfit's 250th pole position, since José Froilán González clinched the team's maiden pole position at the Silverstone Grand Prix in 1951.

The pole position was also a record-eclipsing one for Leclerc, as it was his 24th career pole which saw him eclipse the late Niki Lauda, to become the second Ferrari driver with the most pole positions in Formula 1 history, behind only the iconic Michael Schumacher.

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Scuderia Ferrari's Charles Leclerc celebrates pole position after qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco. Image: Marco Canoniero.
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In light of this remarkable accomplishment by the Maranello team in Monte Carlo, Sports Brief highlights Formula 1 teams with the most pole positions in the sport's history.

Formula 1 teams with the most pole positions

Scuderia Ferrari

The Italian team reached new heights at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Leclerc's pole position at the Grand Prix marked Ferrari's 250th in the history of Formula 1 and was the first of the 2024 season.

The Italian team last claimed a pole position start in F1 at the Las Vegas Grand Prix in 2023.

McLaren Racing

The British constructor follows Ferrari in second place on the Formula 1 team list with the most pole positions.

The iconic British team has amassed 156 pole positions since entering F1.

McLaren's first pole position was achieved by Peter Revson at the 1972 Canadian Grand Prix, and their most recent pole was at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, with Lando Norris.

McLaren seeks its first pole since the rule change at the start of the 2022 season.

Mercedes AMG

The German team are also high up in the standings for the most pole positions.

The Brackley-based team has racked up a whopping 137 pole positions since entering Formula 1.

The team's first pole was secured at the 1954 French Grand Prix by five-time World Champion, Juan Manuel Fangio, and its most recent pole position was clinched by seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, at the 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Williams Racing

The Grove-based team is another iconic Formula 1 team with a wealth of pole positions under its belt.

Founded by Sir Frank Williams, the team boasts 128 pole positions to its name according to data courtesy of Stat F1. The first was the British Grand Prix pole recorded by Alan Jones in 1979, and the most recent was at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix by Felipe Massa.

Lotus F1

The now-defunct Formula 1 team also ranks high in terms of the number of pole positions claimed.

The former Hethel-based team racked up 107 pole positions during its years in the sport.

Lotus' first pole position was at the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix with Stirling Moss behind the wheel, and its last in the sport was at the 1987 San Marino race, where the legendary Ayrton Senna claimed pole for the Norfolk team.

The iconic team currently races under the management of the French constructor Renault, competing under the name Alpine F1.

Red Bull Racing

The Milton Keynes outfit also ranks high on the list of F1 teams with the greatest number of pole positions.

Since entering the sport in 2005, the Austrian team have amassed a staggering 102 pole positions per data courtesy of GP Racing Stat.

Red Bull's first pole came at the 2009 Chinese Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel, and their most recent was at the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix with three-time World champion Max Verstappen.

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The 58-year-old emphasised the significance of having a teammate who can consistently apply pressure on the driver.

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