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Formula 1 The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever  

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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.
list ordered by

1
1,627 297
Ayrton Senna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 34 (1960-1994)

2
840 781
Michael Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

3
545 428
Juan Manuel Fangio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)

4
473 399
Alain Prost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 63

5
559 472
Fernando Alonso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

6
461 398
Niki Lauda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 69

7
425 343
Jim Clark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 32 (1936-1968)

8
447 363
Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

9
353 286
Jackie Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

10
401 345
Mika Häkkinen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

11
479 398
Sebastian Vettel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

12
506 414
Kimi Räikkönen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

13
287 185
Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Sterling Moss

14
274 197
Emerson Fittipaldi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

15
350 279
Gilles Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 32 (1950-1982)

16
213 125
Alberto Ascari is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 37 (1918-1955)

17
241 166
Graham Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 46 (1929-1975)

18
318 258
Nigel Mansell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 64

19
250 144
Jack Brabham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)

20
213 167
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

21
243 177
James Hunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 46 (1947-1993)

22
196 105
Stirling Moss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 88

23
166 102
Jochen Rindt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)

24
149 100
Nelson Piquet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 65

25
172 119
Ronnie Peterson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 34 (1944-1978)

26
269 248
Jenson Button is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 38

27
156 124
Damon Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 57

28
211 191
Rubens Barrichello is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

29
119 59
John Surtees is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 84

30
182 106
Nico Rosberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 32

31
110 70
Keke Rosberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 69

32
105 58
Gerhard Berger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

33
222 155
Juan-Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
whip added Juan-Pablo Montoya

34
161 135
Jacques Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

35
122 89
Jody Scheckter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
clash1977 added age 68

36
104 75
Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

37
84 39
Jacky Ickx is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 73

38
95 61
Giuseppe Farina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 60 (1906-1966)

39
173 130
Felipe Massa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 36

40
118 91
Jean Alesi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
whip added age 53

41
97 65
Tazio Nuvolari is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 61 (1892-1953)

42
125 108
Carlos Reutemann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

43
107 81
David Coulthard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

44
140 98
Mark Webber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 41

45
134 91
Michael Shumacher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Michael Shumacher

46
68 37
Max Verstappen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
AndriesPasterkamp added age 20

47
102 103
Giancarlo Fisichella is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

48
71 55
Clay Regazzoni is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 67 (1939-2006)

49
71 59
René Arnoux is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 69

50
102 92
Juan Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever