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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
1,653 300
Ayrton Senna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 34 (1960-1994)

2
859 783
Michael Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

3
552 433
Juan Manuel Fangio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)

4
472 401
Niki Lauda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 70

5
482 403
Alain Prost is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 64

6
437 346
Jim Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 32 (1936-1968)

7
568 476
Fernando Alonso is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

8
461 366
Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

9
361 288
Jackie Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

10
489 401
Sebastian Vettel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

11
296 186
Sterling Moss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Sterling Moss

12
513 417
Kimi Räikkönen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

13
407 349
Mika Häkkinen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

14
280 199
Emerson Fittipaldi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

15
358 282
Gilles Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 32 (1950-1982)

16
219 126
Alberto Ascari is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 37 (1918-1955)

17
248 167
Graham Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 46 (1929-1975)

18
325 260
Nigel Mansell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 65

19
258 145
Jack Brabham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 88 (1926-2014)

20
222 170
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

21
250 181
James Hunt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 46 (1947-1993)

22
204 107
Stirling Moss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 89

23
155 102
Nelson Piquet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
age 66

24
171 106
Jochen Rindt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)

25
175 122
Ronnie Peterson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever
Dec. at 34 (1944-1978)