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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.
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Ayrton Senna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 34 (1960-1994)
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Michael Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
3
Juan Manuel Fangio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)
4
Niki Lauda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 70
5
Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
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Jim Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 32 (1936-1968)
7
Gilles Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 32 (1950-1982)
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Alain Prost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 64
9
Jackie Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
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Mika Häkkinen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
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Emerson Fittipaldi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
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Sebastian Vettel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
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Graham Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 46 (1929-1975)
14
Stirling Moss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 89
15
Nigel Mansell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 65
16
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Mario Andretti age 79
17
Alberto Ascari is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 37 (1918-1955)
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Fernando Alonso is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
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Kimi Räikkönen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
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Nelson Piquet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 66
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Jack Brabham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)
22
James Hunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 46 (1947-1993)
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Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Sterling Moss
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Ronnie Peterson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 34 (1944-1978)
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Jochen Rindt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)