The Best F1 Drivers Of All Time
You could ask every motor racing fan out there today to name their all-time best F1 drivers and while many on people’s lists would be the same, some would undoubtedly differ. This is because people lived in different eras and the cars, drivers and the teams have changed over time. Not only that but the tracks and weather conditions are completely different if you were comparing a driver from the 1950s to the modern day. For many though, achievements and what happens on any track is all that matters.
Let’s take a look at some of the greatest F1 drivers to ever grace a circuit…
We have to kick off this list with the now 4 time world champion Lewis Hamilton. He’s now the most decorated British F1 driver of all time but is still behind others in the amount of world titles he has won. He is however the holder of the most poles achieved and still has time to surpass Michael Schumacher’s 7 title haul. Established sports bet brand Unibet already has the Brit as the 11/10 favourite to win the F1 Drivers Championship in 2018!
With the most world titles to his name, as well as the most grand prix victories, it’s easy to see why many would name Schumacher as not just one of the best drivers of all time but the actual best. If you’re working on statistics and achievements, he’s the most successful F1 driver to ever live and dominated the sport for years.
Juan Manuel Fangio
Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio is said to be the original superstar of Formula 1. He’s still second to Michael Schumacher on the list of the most drivers’ championships won with 5, even though he raced back in the 1950s and his win ration was over 46%. He won 24 of the 53 races that he entered and is deserving of his place in the Formula 1 Hall of Fame.
Jack Brabham, the most successful Australian driver of all time, was a 3 time world champion in Formula 1. He collected more titles than the likes of Jim Clark, Mika Hakkinen and Fernando Alonso and he also contributed to the sport by setting up his own racing team. Even after retiring in 1970, Brabham continued to work within the motor racing industry.
Sebastien Vettel has been a key player in F1 for the last 7 or 8 years and still to this day continues to be one of the main challengers for the title. The German has amassed an impressive four title haul so far and was Lewis Hamilton’s main rival for glory throughout this season too. He’s so far impressed at Red Bull and Ferrari and certainly looks like he still has more to give. The driver will always be in the running in any race and will be one of the favourites with any sports betting service.
Prost is another four time world champion who took the Formula 1 scene by storm in the mid-1980s. The Frenchman raced for McLaren, Renault, Ferrari and Williams and was involved in what is often described as a career defining battle with the late Ayrton Senna. It was this rivalry and the 4 world championships that see him often labelled as one of the greatest of all time.