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Top 7 Greatest Formula 1 Drivers Of All Time

Top 7 Greatest Formula 1 Drivers Of All Time

Racing drivers have nerves of steel, as they risk their lives and let the world around them turn into a blur while racing to the finishing line, or as they smash their cars into the walls or each other. It is this fearlessness that attracts so many people to them.

So let us look at a list of Top 7 Best Formula One Drivers Of All Time.

7. Jenson Alexander

Formula One Championship Wins: 1
Total Career Wins: 15
Overall Podium Finish: 50
Total Career Points: 1235

British Formula One driver Jenson Alexander Lyons Button is currently associated with McLaren and was the 2009 Formula One World Champion for Brawn GP F1 team. He transferred to McLaren in 2010 season as a racing partner of former World Champion Lewis Hamilton. He is spending his 5th season with the McLaren team this year. Jenson was enlisted in “Men of the Year” by Top Gear in 2009 and 2011. He first drove in 2000 Australian Grand Prix and won his first title in 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.

6. Fernando Alonso

Top 7 Greatest Formula 1 Drivers Of All Time

Formula One Championship Wins: 2
Total Career Wins: 32
Overall Podium Finish: 97
Total Career Points: 1899

Spanish Formula One racing driver Fernando Alonso won three consecutive karting championships in Spain from 1994 to 1997. Alonso is known as the third-youngest driver ever to debut in the international event in F1 history. In 2001 Australian Grand Prix, he drove for the first time. In his first year with Renault, he won 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix. He also won 2 consecutive seasons of 2005 and 2006 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship. Alonso also won the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013. In the same year’s F1 World Drivers’ Championship, he finished 2nd with a total of 242 points.

5. Sebastian Vettel

Formula One Championship Wins: 4
Total Career Wins: 52
Overall Podium Finish: 115
Total Career Points: 2868

German Formula One racing driver Sebastian Vettel is currently driving for the Red Bull Racing team of Austria. He is also this year’s Formula One World Champion. Vettel debuted in 2007 United States Grand Prix and achieved 7th position. He was voted the Rookie of the year in 2008, at the annual AutosportAwards.In 14th race of the 2008 Formula One season, Sebastian won his first GP title. In 2009 Formula One season, he raced for Red Bull for the first time and finished as the youngest-ever World Drivers’ Championship runner-up.

4. Mika Häkkinen

Formula One Championship Wins: 2
Total Career Wins: 20
Overall Podium Finish: 51
Total Career Points: 420

Former Finnish racing driver Mika Pauli Häkkinen drove in the DTM series after his retirement. He participated in 165 races with Lotus and McLaren. He debuted in 1991 United States Grand Prix and finished in 13th place. After a life-threatening injury in 1995, Häkkinen made a remarkable comeback of his career. In 1997 European Grand Prix, he achieved his first international victory. Häkkinen won the world championship titles for 2 consecutive years in 1998 and 1999.

3. Alain Prost

Formula One Championship Wins: 4
Total Career Wins: 51
Overall Podium Finish: 106
Total Career Points: 768.5

French racing driver Alain Marie Pascal Prost held the record for most Grand Prix victories from 1987 until 2001. Teamed with McLaren, Ferrari and Renault, he participated in 202 races in his career. He started his legacy in 1980 Argentine Grand Prix. In his 2nd race in 1981 French Grand Prix, he won his first Grand Prix title. In 1982 Brazilian Grand Prix, he finished 3rd but surprisingly got the GP award because 1st & 2nd finishers were disqualified.

2. Michael Schumacher

Formula One Championship Wins: 7
Total Career Wins: 91
Overall Podium Finish: 155
Total Career Points: 1566

World’s first billionaire athlete Michael Schumacher is a retired German F1 racing driver. In his debut race, 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, he finished 7th. In 1992 Belgian Grand Prix, he got his first Drivers’ Championship title. He is the only driver in F1 history who finished in 1st position in 5 consecutive seasons from 2000 to 2004 Grand Prix. He won his last race in 2006 Chinese Grand Prix. During 2007 & 2008, he worked as the brand ambassador and car developer of Ferrari.

Undoubtedly, he is one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time. Schumacher suffered a serious cerebral injury in 2013 while skiing and was in a coma from December 2013 until June 2014.

1. Ayrton Senna

Formula One Championship Wins: 3
Total Career Wins: 41
Overall Podium Finish: 80
Total Career Points: 620

Faster than any other drivers of ’90s, Ayrton Senna da Silva, was a former Brazilian formula one racing champion. Senna made his professional debut in 1984 at the Brazilian Grand Prix, where he qualified as the 17th. In 1985, he participated in his 2nd race in Portuguese Grand Prix where he achieved his first World Championship point.

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