The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever People
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The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    Ayrton Senna

    1960 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 86
    1911 More
    92
  3. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Schumacher

    1982 More
    86
  4. 4
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    Down 83
    1949 More
    86
  5. 5
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    Down 88
    1955 More
    86
  6. 6
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    1936 More
    86
  7. 7
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    Down 119
    1979 More
    85
  8. 8
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    1939 More
    85
  9. 9
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    Down 59
    1950 More
    82
  10. 10
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    1968 More
    82
  11. 11
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    1953 More
    82
  12. 12
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    1946 More
    77
  13. 13
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    1929 More
    76
  14. 14
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    Down 60

    Sterling Moss

    74
  15. 15
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    Down 168
    1987 More
    73
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fernando Alonso

    1981 More
    72
  17. 17
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    1940 More
    72
  18. 18
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    Down 49
    1918 More
    70
  19. 19
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lewis Hamilton

    1985 More
    69
  20. 20
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    1980 More
    67
  21. 21
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    Down 47
    1944 More
    67
  22. 22
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    Down 53
    1947 More
    67
  23. 23
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    Down 37
    1960 More
    66
  24. 24
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    Down 45

    Jack Brabham

    63
  25. 25
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    Down 26
    1950 More
    63
    added by: clash1977
  26. 26
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    Down 41
    1942 More
    62
  27. 27
    Up 69
    Down 16
    1964 More
    60
    added by: whip
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    Down 92

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rubens Barrichello

    1972 More
    58
  29. 29
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    Down 10
    1985 More
    57
  30. 30
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    Down 64
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    Juan-Pablo Montoya

    57
    added by: whip
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    Down 10
    1934 More
    57
  32. 32
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    Down 4
    1948 More
    55
  33. 33
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    1906 More
    55
  34. 34
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    Down 12
    1892 More
    53
  35. 35
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    Down 15
    1976 More
    52
  36. 36
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    Down 29
    1973 More
    52
  37. 37
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    Down 12
    1948 More
    51
  38. 38
    Up 51
    Down 16
    1971 More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 31
    Down 7
    1939 More
    49
  40. 40
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    Down 61
    1971 More
    49
  41. 41
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    1974 More
    48
  42. 42
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    Down 8
    1959 More
    47
  43. 43
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nelson Piquet, Jr.

    1985 More
    47
  44. 44
    Up 26
    Down 9
    1952 More
    46
  45. 45
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    1942 More
    46
  46. 46
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    1922 More
    45
  47. 47
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    1898 More
    45
  48. 48
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    1958 More
    45
  49. 49
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    1945 More
    45
  50. 50
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    1929 More
    45
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