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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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    the people's #1
    Ayrton Senna

    1960 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1911 More
    93
  3. 3
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Schumacher

    1982 More
    89
  4. 4
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    1936 More
    88
  5. 5
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    Down 69
    1949 More
    88
  6. 6
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    1979 More
    87
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    1955 More
    87
  8. 8
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    1939 More
    86
  9. 9
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    1953 More
    83
  10. 10
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    1968 More
    83
  11. 11
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    1950 More
    82
  12. 12
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    1946 More
    78
  13. 13
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    Sterling Moss

    78
  14. 14
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    1929 More
    78
  15. 15
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    controversial
    Sebastian Vettel

    1987 More
    75
  16. 16
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    1940 More
    74
  17. 17
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    1918 More
    73
  18. 18
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    1960 More
    71
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    Fernando Alonso

    1981 More
    70
  20. 20
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    1947 More
    70
  21. 21
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lewis Hamilton

    1985 More
    69
  22. 22
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    niche appeal
    Jody Scheckter

    1950 More
    69
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  23. 23
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    Down 45
    1944 More
    68
  24. 24
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    Juan-Pablo Montoya

    68
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  25. 25
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    often listed
    Jenson Button

    1980 More
    68
  26. 26
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    Down 41

    Jack Brabham

    67
  27. 27
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    Down 6
    1906 More
    65
  28. 28
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    Down 39
    1942 More
    65
  29. 29
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    Down 5

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    Nico Rosberg

    1985 More
    65
  30. 30
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    Down 12

    niche appeal
    Jean Alesi

    1964 More
    64
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    niche appeal
    John Surtees

    1934 More
    64
  32. 32
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    1973 More
    63
  33. 33
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    Down 8
    1892 More
    63
  34. 34
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    Down 11
    1976 More
    61
  35. 35
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    controversial
    Rubens Barrichello

    1972 More
    61
  36. 36
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    Down 34
    1974 More
    59
  37. 37
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    Down 3
    1948 More
    59
  38. 38
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    Down 11
    1971 More
    57
  39. 39
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    Down 8
    1948 More
    57
  40. 40
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    1971 More
    53
  41. 41
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    1939 More
    53
  42. 42
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    1922 More
    51
  43. 43
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    1929 More
    51
  44. 44
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    1942 More
    51
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    Nelson Piquet, Jr.

    1985 More
    51
  46. 46
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    Down 7
    1959 More
    50
  47. 47
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    1981 More
    50
  48. 48
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    1952 More
    50
  49. 49
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    1926 More
    49
  50. 50
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    1936 More
    47
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