Who Is the Best F1 Driver Of All Time?


You can debate this topic until the cows come home, with no resolution. We try a bit with our Top 15 All-Time Drivers statistical comparison, but the longer schedules and frequently changed points systems of the past 25 seasons compound the unreliability of absolute numbers.

Here’s a nice video piece from CNN Sports that illustrates the challenge.


2 thoughts on “Who Is the Best F1 Driver Of All Time?

  1. Soy fanático de la F1 desde niño, los 5 pilotos grandes son: 1º Juan Manuel Fangio, el “maestro”, pensar que llego viejo a la F1, no vimos sus mejores años, Nurbring 1957 la obra maestra de la F1, 2º Ayrtón Senna, el talento de querer ganar siempre, “el mito”, 3º Jim Clark, “el velocista”, 4º Micheael Schumacher, el que más titulos gano de F1, 5º Jackie Stewart, 6º Alain Prost, el “profesor”, 7º Alberto Ascarí, 8º Niki Lauda, 9º Nelson Piquet, 10º Jack Brabhan, 11º Fernando Alonso, 12 Sebastián Vettel

  2. A daft argument. Year after year it’s cars which win GPs, with the better of two teammates usually coming out on top (watch out Nico, it’s far from over yet). Personally I have always held Stirling Moss in the highest esteem because he competed successfully in multiple car racing formats including touring cars and rallying as well as F1. For most of his career (and later) he was the driver other drivers compared themselves to. Unfortunately he was dogged by endless mechanical failures, otherwise he might have won at least the five F1 championships he was runner-up in, and maybe more. But a daft argument as I say, you’d have to put all the drivers in EQUAL cars and then see how it plays out to make a factual assessment, and that can’t happen.

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