In the world of Formula One racing, there have been many great drivers who have thrilled fans with their skill and talent on the track. Here is a look at 10 of the greatest F1 racers in history.
The Top 10 F1 racers in the history of the sport
It is impossible to make a definitive list of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. However, these 10 F1 racers are certainly among the very best that the sport has ever seen.
Top 10 all-time greatest F1 drivers
1. Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is widely considered to be the greatest F1 driver of all time. He holds the record for the most race wins (91), the most pole positions (68) and the most championship titles (7). Schumacher also holds many other records, including the most consecutive race wins (9) and the most races won in a single season (13).
2. Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. He won three world championships and 41 races before his untimely death at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Senna is remembered as a brilliant and fearless driver who pushed himself to the limit on every lap.
3. Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver who currently drives for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. He is a seven-time world champion, and he holds the record for the most pole positions (103) and the most race wins (103). Hamilton is widely considered to be one of the greatest drivers of his generation.
*Numbers as of July 14, 2022
4. Nigel Mansell
Nigel Mansell is a British former racing driver who won the F1 world championship in 1992. He also won the Indianapolis 500 in 1994. Mansell was known for his aggressive driving style and his ability to overtake other cars on the track.
5. Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso is a Spanish racing driver who currently competes in the World Endurance Championship. He is a two-time Formula One world champion, and he has also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Alonso is widely considered to be one of the greatest drivers of his generation.
6. Jackie Stewart
Jackie Stewart is a British former racing driver who won the Formula One world championship three times. He is also known for his work as a safety advocate, and he helped to improve safety standards in motorsport.
7. Jim Clark
Jim Clark was a British racing driver who won the Formula One world championship in 1963 and 1965. He was also a prolific winner of non-championship races. Clark was tragically killed in a crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim in 1968.
8. Alain Prost
Alain Prost is a French former racing driver who won the Formula One world championship four times. He is also the second-most successful driver in the history of the sport, with 51 race wins. Prost was known for his smooth driving style and his ability to conserve his tyres.
9. Juan Manuel Fangio
Juan Manuel Fangio was an Argentine racing driver who won the Formula One world championship five times. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time, and he is still the oldest driver to win a world championship.
10. Stirling Moss
Stirling Moss was a British racing driver who competed in Formula One between 1951 and 1961. He is considered to be one of the greatest drivers never to win a world championship. Moss raced for several teams during his career, including Vanwall, Maserati and Mercedes-Benz.
These ten drivers are just a few of the many greats who have graced the Formula One tracks over the years. They are all remembered for their skill, courage and determination. And they will continue to be an inspiration to drivers for many years to come.