Scott Speed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

While the last Formula One race won by an American was the 1978 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, many American drivers have made their mark in F1 over the years. Mario Andretti, who won that race in Holland, was clearly the best: During a fourteen-year F1 career with six teams, Andretti collected 12 wins, 18 pole positions, 10 fastest laps and the 1978 World Driver's Championship. Indeed, some still consider him the greatest all-around driver in motor racing history, and the Associated Press and RACER Magazine each named him "Driver of the [20th] Century."

The first American World Champion, and still the only one born in the United States, was Californian Phil Hill who won the title with Ferrari in 1961 and had a total of three GP wins. Other Americans who have won a Grand Prix? Dan Gurney (4), Peter Revson (2) and Richie Ginther (1). Another California native, Scott Speed (see photo), was the most recent American in F1; Speed drove in 28 races for Scuderia Toro Rosso (Team Red Bull) in 2006-07.

These are the collected achievements of American Formula One drivers:

American World Champions
American Grand Prix Winners
World Championship Points by Americans
Grand Prix Participations by Americans