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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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762 731
Michael Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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492 404
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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430 370
Alain Prost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Alain Prost age 63

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420 377
Niki Lauda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Niki Lauda age 69

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496 436
Fernando Alonso is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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383 320
Jim Clark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jim Clark Died at 32 (1936-1968)

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327 269
Jackie Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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377 313
Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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361 323
Mika Häkkinen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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263 175
Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Sterling Moss

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319 262
Gilles Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Gilles Villeneuve Died at 32 (1950-1982)

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422 359
Sebastian Vettel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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221 156
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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248 187
Emerson Fittipaldi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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194 119
Alberto Ascari is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Alberto Ascari Died at 37 (1918-1955)

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449 396
Kimi Räikkönen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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294 246
Nigel Mansell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nigel Mansell age 64

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235 139
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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227 163
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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198 158
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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155 95
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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181 101
Stirling Moss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Stirling Moss age 88

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165 108
Ronnie Peterson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Ronnie Peterson Died at 34 (1944-1978)

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128 91
Nelson Piquet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nelson Piquet age 65

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257 225
Jenson Button is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jenson Button age 38

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145 114
Damon Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Damon Hill age 57

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110 53
John Surtees is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
John Surtees age 84

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100 59
Keke Rosberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Keke Rosberg age 69

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191 179
Rubens Barrichello is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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211 149
Juan-Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
whip added Juan-Pablo Montoya

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160 95
Nico Rosberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Nico Rosberg age 32

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115 85
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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147 125
Jacques Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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90 52
Gerhard Berger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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96 72
Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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75 33
Jacky Ickx is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jacky Ickx age 73

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159 116
Felipe Massa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Felipe Massa age 36

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111 83
Jean Alesi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
whip added Jean Alesi age 53

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90 58
Giuseppe Farina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Giuseppe Farina Died at 60 (1906-1966)

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130 87
Mark Webber is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Mark Webber age 41

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121 103
Carlos Reutemann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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89 59
Tazio Nuvolari is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Tazio Nuvolari Died at 61 (1892-1953)

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98 76
David Coulthard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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97 95
Giancarlo Fisichella is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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113 85
Michael Shumacher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Michael Shumacher

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52 24
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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67 50
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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69 55
René Arnoux is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
René Arnoux age 69

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102 93
Jarno Trulli is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Jarno Trulli age 43