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 92
    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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    1949 More
    86
  6. 6
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    1936 More
    86
  7. 7
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    1939 More
    84
  8. 8
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    1979 More
    84
  9. 9
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    1950 More
    82
  10. 10
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    1968 More
    81
  11. 11
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    1953 More
    81
  12. 12
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    1946 More
    77
  13. 13
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    1929 More
    75
  14. 14
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    Down 64

    Sterling Moss

    74
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fernando Alonso

    1981 More
    73
  16. 16
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    1987 More
    72
  17. 17
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    1940 More
    72
  18. 18
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    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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    1947 More
    67
  21. 21
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    1980 More
    67
  22. 22
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    1944 More
    67
  23. 23
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    Down 41
    1960 More
    65
  24. 24
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    Down 48

    Jack Brabham

    63
  25. 25
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    Down 28
    1950 More
    63
    added by: clash1977
  26. 26
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    Down 43
    1942 More
    62
  27. 27
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    Down 19
    1964 More
    59
    added by: whip
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rubens Barrichello

    1972 More
    58
  29. 29
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    Down 12
    1985 More
    57
  30. 30
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    Juan-Pablo Montoya

    57
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  31. 31
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    Down 13
    1934 More
    57
  32. 32
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    Down 5
    1948 More
    56
  33. 33
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    1906 More
    55
  34. 34
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    Down 16
    1976 More
    53
  35. 35
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    1892 More
    53
  36. 36
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    Down 31
    1973 More
    52
  37. 37
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    1948 More
    51
  38. 38
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    Down 8
    1939 More
    49
  39. 39
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    1971 More
    49
  40. 40
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    Down 19
    1971 More
    49
  41. 41
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    1959 More
    48
  42. 42
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    1974 More
    48
  43. 43
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    Nelson Piquet, Jr.

    1985 More
    47
  44. 44
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    1942 More
    47
  45. 45
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    Down 10
    1952 More
    46
  46. 46
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    1958 More
    46
  47. 47
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    1922 More
    45
  48. 48
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    1929 More
    45
  49. 49
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    1898 More
    45
  50. 50
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    1926 More
    45
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