The top 50 f1 drivers of all time, regardless of what they. The world championship of drivers has been held since 1950. The list shows every formula 1 driver and formula 1 constructor and engine that won a championship title since the beginning of formula 1 back in 1950. Stability is the name of the game for the 2020 season, with eight of the 10 formula 1 teams fielding unaltered lineups in their bid for grand prix glory. The best f1 drivers of all time, as chosen by science. The list displays the all time f1 driver rankings for the most amount of races, victories, podiums, pole positions, fastest laps and the total amount of points for each f1 driver. The f1 world championship season consists of a series of races. Formula 1 is the king of motorsport, and its racing drivers are real stars. Dec 02, 2008 statistically, german michael schumacher is the greatest f1 driver, with seven world championships, including most constructers car makers titles, race victories, pole positions, points scored. The thing that ruthlessly drives the sport is who wins, so by definition the one who wins most is the best.
Alltime f1 records t hese are the f1 statistics that are not covered in race recaps and season winspoints standings. Lewis hamilton has won his fifth f1 world championship, making him the joint second most successful driver of all time. Eight more victories and he will become the driver with the most race wins. Some are the product of skill and dominance and others of perseverance and luck the stuff of which f1 racing is made. Comparing formula one drivers across eras is inherently difficult. May 25, 2018 argentine driver juan manuel fangio no. Currently sitting 7 th in all the time race winners list, the brits was unlucky to have driven in an era dominated by legends ayrton senna and alain prost. Jul 11, 2016 hamilton needs five more victories to pass alain prost into second on the alltime wins list. List of formula one world drivers champions simple. Statistically, mansell is the secondbest british driver in f1 history and his numbers more than speak for themselves. Jun 02, 2018 these are the winningest drivers in north american openwheel racing indycar, cart, usac history. Latest f1 news, updates, calendar, predictions and more. Scientists name greatest formula one driver of all time in. These are the winningest drivers in north american openwheel racing indycar, cart, usac history.
The complex nature of formula 1 makes this an incredibly difficult topic to tackle. The most successful f1 cars of all time motorsport. Formula one, abbreviated to f1, is the highest class of openwheeled motor racing. Sebastien bourdais 2015 victory at milwaukee was his 34 th indy car win 31 champ car and three indycar wins and tied him with al unser jr.
Lewis hamilton could end this year as the most successful formula 1 driver of all time. S ince 1950, formula one has been the epitome of speed and driving skills in auto racing. The top ten richest formula one drivers of all time car keys. Mar 23, 2018 want more incredible content from getty images. Lewis hamilton is the greatest f1 driver yet, lets look at some reasons why. Greatest formula one driver of all time sciencedaily. Statistically, german michael schumacher is the greatest f1 driver, with seven world championships, including most constructers car makers titles, race victories, pole positions, points scored. F1 drivers 2020 hamilton, verstappen, vettel and more. He needs 44 more wins to catch schumi in alltime victories. April 6 2020 it is a topten list that no formula 1 driver wants to be onbut sometimes the world championship just proves to be too. All the texts present on the statsf1 site are the exclusive property their authors. The formula one world drivers championship wdc is the most successful formula one race car driver of the year. Driver records listed here include all rounds which formed part of the world championship since 1950.
Michael schumacher won the f1 drivers championship 7 times. May 12, 2016 a team from sheffield methods institute in the uk has analyzed all of the drivers, teams and results in formula one history to produce a ranking of the best 50 f1 drivers of all time, as well as. List of drivers with most f1 wins most f1 wins f1 records. The greatest formula 1 drivers of all time stars insider. Michael schumacher won the championship 5 times in a row starting in 2000 and finishing in 2004. But dixon isnt the only active verizon indycar series driver among the top 10 in career race wins.
Lewis hamilton ive been saying this for years and ill say it again. Lewis hamiltons world title win on sunday takes his total up to five, jointsecond with juan manuel. Still i rise these are the words emblazoned across the back of lewis hamiltons helmet and tattooed across his shoulders, and ever since annihilating expectations with one of the greatest rookie performances in f1 history in 2007, thats literally all hes done. Lewis hamilton sealed his sixth world drivers title with second place in the united states grand prix.
Who was the greatest grand prix driver of all time. The highlyrated esteban ocon returns with renault after a year on the f1 sidelines, while williams nicholas latifi has the honour of being the sole rookie on the grid. This formula one champions summary shows you who won a world championship title in formula 1. Ayrton senna left won the world title three times, with four successes for alain prost. Any use on another web site or any other support of diffusion is prohibited except authorization of or the authors concerned. Hamilton needs five more victories to pass alain prost into second on the alltime wins list. From 1954 to 1957, he won 17 of the formula 1 races out of 28 races contested excluding the indy 500, which was technically part of the world championship during those years. Bbc sport is profiling 20 of the greatest formula 1 drivers of all time.
Who is considered the greatest racing driver of all time. The first driver to win more than one championship was alberto ascari. Apr 03, 2020 by subjective measures you could argue that anybody is the greatest driver of all time. You can sort the f1 champions list by clicking on the little arrows above the columns. We also have the all time f1 teams ranking the ranking is sorted by default on total points. He becomes the second most successful formula 1 driver of all time, one championship behind. This top 100 ranking goes back to the start of formula 1 in 1950. Best formula 1 drivers of all time top ten list thetoptens. The bbc f1 team were asked to provide their own personal top 20s, which were combined to produce a bbc list. Lewis hamilton equals juan manuel fangio with fifth f1. By subjective measures you could argue that anybody is the greatest driver of all time.
These statistics attempt to give a relative view of the top fifteen formula one pilots of all time, and offer a few revealing surprises. Comparing f1 drivers across eras is inherently difficult. German formula 1 driver michael schumacher has won the most f1 world titles with a record seven titles of which he won four consecutive titles with ferrari from 20002004. These statistics attempt to give a relative view of the top fifteen f1 pilots of all time, and offer a few revealing surprises. Lewis hamilton wins sixth f1 world championship at united. The championship now spans seven decades, nearly 900 drivers and over 1,000 races. Click through and get to know the greatest f1 drivers in the history of the sport. Another is one of the trickiest questions to answer about formula 1 racing. Lewis hamilton will be the greatest f1 driver of all time. Michael schumacher has the most f1 wins followed by lewis hamilton and sebastian vettel. Vote for your favourite f1 driver of all time at the bottom of the page according to the universitys study, the top 10 f1 drivers of all time are. The formula in the name refers to a set of rules to which all participants and cars must conform.1214 154 767 539 968 1381 1191 212 982 184 1384 1312 1005 351 1062 818 790 454 586 184 579 918 1250 1461 840 1507 1027 197 1081 1147 1188 383 494 130 729 887 576 1254 1336 1124