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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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Ayrton Senna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Ayrton Senna Died at 34 (1960-1994)

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Michael Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Juan Manuel Fangio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Juan Manuel Fangio Died at 84 (1911-1995)

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Jim Clark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jim Clark Died at 32 (1936-1968)

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Alain Prost is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Alain Prost age 63

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Niki Lauda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Niki Lauda age 69

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Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Jackie Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Fernando Alonso is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Sebastian Vettel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Sterling Moss

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Mika Häkkinen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Gilles Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Gilles Villeneuve Died at 32 (1950-1982)

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Graham Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Graham Hill Died at 46 (1929-1975)

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Alberto Ascari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Alberto Ascari Died at 37 (1918-1955)

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Kimi Räikkönen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Emerson Fittipaldi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Nigel Mansell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nigel Mansell age 64

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Jack Brabham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jack Brabham Died at 88 (1926-2014)

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James Hunt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
James Hunt Died at 46 (1947-1993)

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Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Jochen Rindt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jochen Rindt Died at 28 (1942-1970)

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Stirling Moss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Stirling Moss age 88

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Nelson Piquet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nelson Piquet age 65

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Ronnie Peterson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Ronnie Peterson Died at 34 (1944-1978)

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Jenson Button is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jenson Button age 38

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John Surtees is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
John Surtees age 84

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Keke Rosberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Keke Rosberg age 69

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Damon Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Damon Hill age 57

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Rubens Barrichello is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Nico Rosberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nico Rosberg age 32

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Juan-Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
whip added Juan-Pablo Montoya

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Jody Scheckter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
clash1977 added Jody Scheckter age 68

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Gerhard Berger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Jacques Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Jacky Ickx is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jacky Ickx age 73

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Jean Alesi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
whip added Jean Alesi age 53

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Giuseppe Farina is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Giuseppe Farina Died at 60 (1906-1966)

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Felipe Massa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Felipe Massa age 36

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Mark Webber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Mark Webber age 41

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Tazio Nuvolari is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Tazio Nuvolari Died at 61 (1892-1953)

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Carlos Reutemann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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David Coulthard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Giancarlo Fisichella is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Michael Shumacher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Michael Shumacher

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Max Verstappen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
AndriesPasterkamp added Max Verstappen age 20

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Clay Regazzoni is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Clay Regazzoni Died at 67 (1939-2006)

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René Arnoux is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
René Arnoux age 69

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Jarno Trulli is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jarno Trulli age 43