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The definitive list, not just who is in the fastest car, but the most influential, history-altering driver that has ever graced the most demanding of sports. These are the greatest Formula One drivers ever. Vote for the F1 driver you believe deserves the top spot, and vote down anyone you don't think should be listed. You can also rerank this list in any order you want. Some of the legendary Formula One drivers listed, including the late, great Ayrton Senna, died way too young under horrible circumstances. The sport is incredibly dangerous and the participants are incredibly brave. This list of Formula 1 fatal car crashes, unfortunately, hammers that point home all too well. Since Formula One's opening season in 1950 to the present decade an incredible array of talent has appeared, shone and even died in the hands of an F1 car. Sadly, since it is impossible to race Jeson Button against Schumacher (when he was good) or Senna against Hamilton, this list is the best chance we have to decide once and for all.
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Ayrton Senna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Ayrton Senna Died at 34 (1960-1994)

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Michael Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Alain Prost is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Alain Prost age 62

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Juan Manuel Fangio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Juan Manuel Fangio Died at 84 (1911-1995)

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Jim Clark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jim Clark Died at 32 (1936-1968)

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Niki Lauda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Niki Lauda age 68

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Fernando Alonso is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Sterling Moss

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Nigel Mansell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nigel Mansell age 63

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Jackie Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Gilles Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Gilles Villeneuve Died at 32 (1950-1982)

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Mika Häkkinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Sebastian Vettel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Kimi Räikkönen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Emerson Fittipaldi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Jack Brabham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jack Brabham Died at 88 (1926-2014)

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Graham Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Graham Hill Died at 46 (1929-1975)

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Alberto Ascari is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Alberto Ascari Died at 37 (1918-1955)

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James Hunt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
James Hunt Died at 46 (1947-1993)

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Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Jenson Button is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jenson Button age 37

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Jochen Rindt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jochen Rindt Died at 28 (1942-1970)

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Ronnie Peterson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Ronnie Peterson Died at 34 (1944-1978)

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Damon Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Damon Hill age 56

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Stirling Moss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Stirling Moss age 86

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Rubens Barrichello is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Nico Rosberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nico Rosberg age 31

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Jody Scheckter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Keke Rosberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Keke Rosberg age 68

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Juan-Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Juan-Pablo Montoya

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John Surtees is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
John Surtees age 83

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Mark Webber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Mark Webber age 40

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Jacques Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Nelson Piquet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nelson Piquet age 63

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Gerhard Berger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Jean Alesi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jean Alesi age 51

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Tazio Nuvolari is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Tazio Nuvolari Died at 61 (1892-1953)

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Giuseppe Farina is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Giuseppe Farina Died at 60 (1906-1966)

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Carlos Reutemann is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Felipe Massa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Felipe Massa age 35

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David Coulthard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Giancarlo Fisichella is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Jacky Ickx is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jacky Ickx age 70

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Clay Regazzoni is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Clay Regazzoni Died at 67 (1939-2006)

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Jarno Trulli is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jarno Trulli age 41

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René Arnoux is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
René Arnoux age 67

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José Froilán González is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
José Froilán González Died at 91 (1922-2013)

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Michael Shumacher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Michael Shumacher