The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

15k votes 1.7k voters 13k views 69 items tags f p @
Sponsor
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.
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
  • 20 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 862
    - 161


    Died at 34 (1960-1994)

    ;
  2. 2
    + 494
    - 445

    the people's #1 & most listed
    age 46

    ;
  3. 3
    + 301
    - 218


    age 60

    ;
  4. 4
    + 341
    - 248


    Died at 84 (1911-1995)

    ;
  5. 5
    + 265
    - 187


    Died at 32 (1936-1968)

    ;
  6. 6
    + 270
    - 199


    age 47

    ;
  7. 7
    + 217
    - 135


    age 62

    ;
  8. 8
    + 231
    - 141


    Died at 32 (1950-1982)

    ;
  9. 9
    + 187
    - 95
    Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever


    Sterling Moss

  10. 10
    + 285
    - 215


    66

    ;
  11. 11
    + 234
    - 153


    age 76

    ;
  12. 12
    + 336
    - 250


    age 36

    ;
  13. 13
    + 181
    - 104


    69

    ;
  14. 14
    + 163
    - 85


    Died at 46 (1947-1993)

    ;
  15. 15
    + 161
    - 91


    Died at 46 (1929-1975)

    ;
  16. 16
    + 301
    - 224


    28

    ;
  17. 17
    + 331
    - 286


    age 34

    ;
  18. 18
    + 140
    - 79


    Died at 37 (1918-1955)

    ;
  19. 19
    + 150
    - 105


    age 75

    ;
  20. 20
    + 186
    - 111


    Died at 88 (1926-2014)

    ;
  21. 21
    + 215
    - 176


    age 30

    ;
  22. 22
    + 209
    - 154


    age 35

    ;
  23. 23
    + 112
    - 68


    Died at 28 (1942-1970)

    ;
  24. 24
    + 121
    - 75


    Died at 34 (1944-1978)

    ;
  25. 25
    + 122
    - 69


    age 55

    ;
  26. 26
    + 97
    - 52

    added by clash1977
    65

    ;
  27. 27
    + 173
    - 108
    No image

    added by whip
    Juan-Pablo Montoya

  28. 28
    + 155
    - 130


    43

    ;
  29. 29
    + 80
    - 33


    age 81

    ;
  30. 30
    + 114
    - 80


    age 86

    ;
  31. 31
    + 66
    - 33


    67

    ;
  32. 32
    + 86
    - 53

    added by whip
    51

    ;
  33. 33
    + 79
    - 46


    age 44

    ;
  34. 34
    + 56
    - 27


    age 56

    ;
  35. 35
    + 96
    - 42


    age 39

    ;
  36. 36
    + 68
    - 36


    Died at 61 (1892-1953)

    ;
  37. 37
    + 109
    - 95


    44

    ;
  38. 38
    + 68
    - 39


    Died at 60 (1906-1966)

    ;
  39. 39
    + 98
    - 48


    30

    ;
  40. 40
    + 76
    - 64


    42

    ;
  41. 41
    + 113
    - 84


    34

    ;
  42. 42
    + 36
    - 19


    age 70

    ;
  43. 43
    + 102
    - 83


    73

    ;
  44. 44
    + 47
    - 32


    Died at 67 (1939-2006)

    ;
  45. 45
    + 92
    - 86


    Died at 91 (1922-2013)

    ;
  46. 46
    + 91
    - 70


    41

    ;
  47. 47
    + 53
    - 37


    67

    ;
  48. 48
    + 28
    - 25


    Died at 28 (1958-1986)

    ;
  49. 49
    + 25
    - 23


    Died at 56 (1936-1992)

    ;
  50. 50
    + 34
    - 33


    Died at 35 (1952-1987)

    ;
70 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >