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 93
    1911 More
    92
  3. 3
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    1955 More
    86
  4. 4
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Schumacher

    1982 More
    86
  5. 5
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    Down 90
    1949 More
    86
  6. 6
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    Down 86
    1936 More
    86
  7. 7
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    Down 77
    1939 More
    84
  8. 8
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    Down 132
    1979 More
    84
  9. 9
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    Down 65
    1950 More
    82
  10. 10
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    1953 More
    81
  11. 11
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    1968 More
    81
  12. 12
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    1946 More
    76
  13. 13
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    1929 More
    75
  14. 14
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    Down 65

    Sterling Moss

    74
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fernando Alonso

    1981 More
    73
  16. 16
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    Down 178
    1987 More
    72
  17. 17
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    Down 70
    1940 More
    72
  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Alberto Ascari

    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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    Down 50
    1944 More
    67
  21. 21
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    Down 119
    1980 More
    67
  22. 22
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    Down 57
    1947 More
    67
  23. 23
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    Down 42
    1960 More
    65
  24. 24
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    Down 49

    Jack Brabham

    63
  25. 25
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    Down 29
    1950 More
    63
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  26. 26
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    Down 44
    1942 More
    62
  27. 27
    Up 70
    Down 21
    1964 More
    59
    added by: whip
  28. 28
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    Down 97

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rubens Barrichello

    1972 More
    58
  29. 29
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    Down 67
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    Juan-Pablo Montoya

    57
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  30. 30
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    Down 13

    ranked low on reranks
    Nico Rosberg

    1985 More
    57
  31. 31
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    Down 15
    1934 More
    56
  32. 32
    Up 42
    Down 7
    1948 More
    55
  33. 33
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    Down 13
    1906 More
    54
  34. 34
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    Down 14
    1892 More
    53
  35. 35
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    Down 18
    1976 More
    53
  36. 36
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    Down 33
    1973 More
    51
  37. 37
    Up 43
    Down 14
    1948 More
    50
  38. 38
    Up 34
    Down 8
    1939 More
    50
  39. 39
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    Down 65
    1971 More
    48
  40. 40
    Up 52
    Down 20
    1971 More
    48
  41. 41
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    1974 More
    48
  42. 42
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    Down 10
    1959 More
    47
  43. 43
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    Down 61
    1942 More
    47
  44. 44
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nelson Piquet, Jr.

    1985 More
    47
  45. 45
    Up 28
    Down 10
    1952 More
    46
  46. 46
    Up 20
    Down 3
    1958 More
    46
  47. 47
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    1922 More
    45
  48. 48
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    Down 3
    1898 More
    45
  49. 49
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    1926 More
    45
  50. 50
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    1929 More
    44
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