Formula 1 is the fastest, most dangerous and most exciting form of motorsport in the world. It’s also home to some of the most talented drivers who have ever driven. So if you’re interested in F1 betting and are looking for someone who could make you a profit, read on to find out about some of the biggest and best names in F1.
These are the drivers we consider to be the best:
1. Jim Clark
Hailing from Scotland, Jim Clark was a two-time Formula 1 world champion. He won the F1 world championship in 1963 and 1965. Clark had 25 career victories in 73 starts and still holds the record for the highest percentage of possible championship points in a season on the all-time list for F1 drivers. He died unexpectedly in an accident during practice before the 1968 Grand Prix of Hockenheim aged just 32.
2. Juan Manuel Fangio
There are few drivers in the history of motorsport who have made such an impact as Juan Manuel Fangio. The Argentinean won four consecutive world championships between 1954 and 1957, winning 24 races in his career overall.
His career record of five championship wins stood for an impressive 46 years before it was beaten by Michael Schumacher (who now has a total of seven wins to his name).
3. Ayrton Senna
Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren and is considered by many to be one of the greatest drivers in the sport’s history.
He started his career in karting, racing and winning on tracks across his home country. He participated in several races before moving up to cars in 1981, before enjoying his first F1 season with Toleman in 1984.
His performance earned him a move up into Formula 1 with Lotus-Renault, the above-mentioned McLaren, and finally with Williams for his final season in 1994. In the San Marino Grand Prix of that year, he died in an accident.
4. Stirling Moss
Stirling Moss was almost the first British driver to win a Formula One world championship, but he was beaten by one point in the 1958 season. Despite an all-around impressive performance over the course of his career, he never won the championship.
5. Niki Lauda
Austrian Lauda was a serious competitor to Jackie Stewart and Nigel Mansell in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a fierce competitor and had a reputation for being ruthless. In 1975 and 1977, he won the world championships with Ferrari, a title he also won in 1984 with McLaren.
6. Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is a seven-time world champion, winning five consecutive titles from 2000 to 2004. He holds the record for the second-most career wins with 91, beaten only by Lewis Hamilton, who has 103.
Schumacher had a stellar career in F1 before retiring in 2006 and moving on to help out with testing and development instead. After coming back from retirement in 2010, he was unable to replicate his past success and eventually retired for good after the 2012 season.
7. Jackie Stewart
It’s hard to imagine a Formula 1 driver as a household name, but Jackie Stewart was just that. He is widely considered to be the best driver of his era and one of the most successful racing drivers in history. His career spanned 18 years and included 27 race wins, 43 podium finishes, 17 pole positions and 15 fastest laps. Stewart won three world championships (1969, 1971 and 1973).
8. Alain Prost
Alain Prost is a French driver who won four world championships and 51 races in total. Prost achieved four wins at Monaco Grand Prix and six wins at the Brazilian and French Grand Prix.
9. Mika Hakkinen
Hakkinen is a Finnish driver who raced for McLaren from 1993 to 2001. He won two world championships in 1998 and 1999, as well as 20 races in total during his career. He retired after the 2001 season and later became involved in driver management and other roles.
10. Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen is a Dutch racing driver who competes in Formula One for Red Bull Racing. He is the youngest ever Formula One driver to win a Grand Prix at the age of 18 years and 228 days when he won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix. He also became the first Dutchman to win a Formula One race in the same event when he was driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso.
Formula 1 is one of the most exciting sports in the world, and this list shows just how great some of its drivers have been. From legends like Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark to modern heroes like Max Verstappen, we hope you’ll agree with us when we say that these guys deserve a spot on our list.