15 Greatest F1 Drivers (Year 2030)

Top 10 Underrated F1 Drivers of 1980s

1 John Watson
2 Alex Caffi
3 Derek Warwick
4 Bernd Schneider
5 Jonathan Palmer
6 Teo Fabi
7 Alessandro Nannini
8 Yannick Dalmas
9 Piercarlo Ghinzani
10 Marc Surer

Top 10 Underrated F1 Drivers of 1990s

1 Ukyo Katayama
2 Luca Badoer
3 Pierluigi Martini
4 Mika Salo
5 Ivan Capelli
6 Stefano Modena
7 Gabriele Tarquini
8 Rubens Barrichello
9 Gianni Morbidelli
10 Johnny Herbert

Top 10 Underrated F1 Drivers 2000s

1 Anthony Davidson
2 Timo Glock
3 Nick Heidfeld
4 Jarno Trulli
5 Mark Webber
6 Zsolt Baumgartner
7 Justin Wilson
8 Pedro de la Rosa
9 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
10 Olivier Panis

Top 10 Worst F1 Drivers of 1980s

1 Gregor Foitek
2 Chico Serra
3 Pierre-Henri Raphanel
4 Julian Bailey
5 Oscar Larrauri
6 Beppe Gabbiani
7 Ricardo Zunino
8 Hector Rebaque
9 Adrian Campos
10 Derek Daly

Top 10 Worst F1 Drivers of 1980s PART 2

1 Brian Henton
2 Enrico Bertaggia
3 Joachim Winkelhock
4 Huub Rothengatter
5 Satoru Nakajima
6 Siegfried Stohr
7 Johnny Dumfries
8 Pascal Fabre
9 Allen Berg
10 Franco Forini

Top 10 Worst F1 Drivers of 1990s

1 Jean-Denis Deletraz
2 Ricardo Rosset
3 Giovanni Lavaggi
4 Taki Inoue
5 Jan Magnussen
6 Paul Belmondo
7 Olivier Grouillard
8 Jean-Christophe Bouillon
9 Michael Andretti
10 Norberto Fontana

Top 10 Worst F1 Drivers of 1990s PART 2

1 Claudio Langes
2 Andrea Chiesa
3 Gary Brabham
4 Paolo Barilla
5 Giovanna Amati
6 Philippe Adams
7 Tarso Marques
8 Esteban Tuero
9 Aguri Suzuki
10 Mark Blundell

Top 10 Worst F1 Drivers of 2000s

1 Alex Yoong
2 Yuji Ide
3 Gaston Mazzacane
4 Nelson Piquet Jr
5 Sebastien Bourdais
6 Antonio Pizzonia
7 Luciano Burti
8 Enrique Bernoldi
9 Scott Speed
10 Jos Verstappen

Top 10 Worst F1 Drivers of 2010s

1 Jolyon Palmer
2 Will Stevens
3 Karun Chandhok
4 Sakon Yamamoto
5 Rio Haryanto
6 Narain Karthikeyan
7 Max Chilton
8 Esteban Gutierrez
9 Vitaly Petrov
10 Giedo van der Garde

Top 5 Most Overrated F1 Drivers

1 Gilles Villeneuve
2 Ayrton Senna
3 Mika Hakkinen
4 Max Verstappen
5 Nigel Mansell

Top 5 Worst F1 Scandals Since 1998

1 2005 US Grand Prix
2 2008 “Crashgate”
3 2007 “Spygate”
4 1998 British Grand Prix
5 2002 Austrian Grand Prix

Top 10 Worst F1 Bosses

1 Martin Whitmarsh
2 Eddie Jordan
3 Tony Fernandes
4 Cyril Abiteboul
5 Alain Prost
6 Helmut Marko
7 Tom Walkinshaw
8 Stefano Domenicali
9 Colin Kolles
10 Monisha Kaltenborn

Top 10 Worst F1 Teams Ever

1 Andrea Moda (1992)
2 Amon (1974)
3 Rial (1988-89)
4 Onyx (1989-90)
5 Merzario (1977-79)
6 Trojan (1974)
7 Token (1974)
8 EuroBrun (1988-90)
9 Kauhsen (1979)
10 Maki (1974-76)

Top 10 Unluckiest F1 Teams

1 Simtek (1994-95)
2 Prost (1997-2001)
3 Minardi (1985-2005)
4 Fondmetal (1991-1992)
5 Eagle “All American Racers” (1966-68)
6 Leyton House March (1987-92)
7 Embassy Hill (1973-75)
8 LEC (1973-77)
9 Arrows (1978-2002)
10 Jordan (1991-2005)

Top 10 Pointless Teams

1 Eiffelland (1972)
2 ATS “Automobili Turismo e Sport” (1963)
3 HRT (2010-12)
4 Life (1990)
5 Mastercard Lola (1997)
6 Forti (1995-96)
7 Pacific (1994-95)
8 Coloni (1987-91)
9 Surtees (1970-1978)
10 Parnelli (1974-76)

Top 10 Failed Manufacturer Teams

1 Caterham (2012-14)
2 Lambo/Modena (1991)
3 Aston Martin (1959-60)
4 Lancia (1954-55)
5 Alfa Romeo (1979-85)
6 Jaguar (2000-04)
7 Toyota (2002-09)
8 BMW Sauber (2006-09)
9 Porsche (1957-62)
10 Penske (1971-76)

Top 10 Worst Grands Prix Winners

Jochen Mass
Pastor Maldonado
Heikki Kovalainen
Vittorio Brambilla
Eddie Irvine
Patrick Tambay
Thierry Boutsen
Wolfgang von Trips
Phil Hill

Luigi Musso
Luigi Fagioli

Top 10 F1 One Win Wonders

Jean Alesi
Francois Cevert
Richie Ginther
Alessandro Nannini
Giancarlo Baghetti
Innes Ireland
Gunnar Nilsson
Ludovico Scarfiotti
José Carlos Pace
Lorenzo Bandini

Top 10 Outstanding Season Performances (Runner-ups)

Ayrton Senna (1993)
Fernando Alonso (2012)
Kimi Raikkonen (2005)
Michael Schumacher (1998)
Nigel Mansell (1986)
Stirling Moss (1958)
Jenson Button (2011)
Ronnie Peterson (1971)
Lewis Hamilton (2007)
Alain Prost (1990)

Top 10 Outstanding Season Performances (Midfield)

Robert Kubica (2008)
Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1999)
Alan Jones (1979)
Ronnie Peterson (1974)
Gerhard Berger (1988)
Elio de Angelis (1984)
Jacques Villeneuve (2000)
Dan Gurney (1964)
Michele Alboerto (1982)
James Hunt (1975)

Top 10 Outstanding Season Performances (Winless)

Chris Amon (1968)
Ukyo Katayama (1994)
John Watson (1977)
Nico Hulkenberg (2013)
Ivan Capelli (1988)
Ralf Schumacher (1999)
Stefan Johansson (1989)
Johnny Herbert (1997)
Mika Hakkinen (1992)
Mark Webber (2006)

Top 10 Outstanding Rookie Full Seasons

Sebastian Vettel (2008)
Max Verstappen (2015)
Jacky Ickx (1968)
Giancarlo Fisichella (1997)
Jackie Stewart (1965)
Ayrton Senna (1984)
Damon Hill (1993)
Rubens Barrichello (1993)
Jarno Trulli (1997)
Fernando Alonso (2001)

Top 10 Championship Fights That Ended Early

1995 (Schumacher vs. Hill)
1985 (Prost vs. Alboreto)
2001 (Schumacher vs. Coulthard)
1979 (Scheckter vs. Villeneuve vs. Laffite)
1977 (Lauda vs. Scheckter vs. Andretti vs. Reutemann)
1972 (Fittipaldi vs. Stewart)
1978 (Andretti vs. Peterson)
1980 (Jones vs. Piquet)
2015 (Hamilton vs. Rosberg)
2017 (Hamilton vs. Vettel)

Top 10 Winless Drivers

Chris Amon
Prince Bira
Jean Behra
Tom Pryce
Stefan Bellof
Jules Bianchi
Derek Warwick
Stefano Modena
Mike Hailwood
Jackie Oliver

Top 10 Crash Merchants

Pastor Maldonado
Takuma Sato
Andrea de Cesaris
Daniil Kvyat
Hans Hermann
Gilles Villeneuve
Tora Takagi
Ukyo Katayama
Juan Pablo Montoya
Philippe Alliot

Top 10 revolutionary cars relevant to modern F1

Cooper (Climax FPF 2.0 L4) T43- mid-engined
Lotus (Climax FWMV 1.5 V8) 25- monocoque
BRM (BRM P75 3.0 H16) P83- engine (stress-bearing structural member of chassis)
Lotus (Ford DFV 3.0 V8) 72- side-mounted radiators
Amon (Ford DFV 3.0 V8) AF101- fuel cell behind driver
McLaren (Ford DFV 3.0 V8) MP4/1- carbon fibre chassis
Brabham (BMW M12 1.5 L4 turbo) BT50- mid-race pit stop/onboard telemetry/tyre blankets
Brabham (BMW M12/13 1.5 S4 turbo) BT55- lowline chassis
Ferrari (Ferrari Tipo 035/5 3.5 V12) 640- semi-automatic transmission
Tyrrell (Ford DFR 3.5 V8) 019- raised front nose

Top 10 Bizarre Incidents

2010 China- Sebastien Buemi’s tyres go pop
1995 Australia- David Coulthard crashes into pit wall
1995 Monaco- Taki Inoue car flips in course car collision
2000 Germany- ex-Mercedes employee invades Hockenheim
2003 Britain- Catholic priest invades track
2013 Monaco- Maldonado destroys barrier
2005 China- drain cover ruins Montoya’s race
1975 Britain- Hail storm halts race
2004 USA- Juan Pablo Montoya changes car on parade lap
1995 Hungary- Taki Inoue nonsense

Top 10 Best Pay Drivers

Michael Schumacher
Fernando Alonso
Niki Lauda
Sergio Perez
Pedro Diniz
Felipe Nasr
Marcus Ericsson
Taki Inoue
Jos Verstappen
Justin Wilson

Top 10 What Ifs

1994 Senna vs. Schumacher
Damon Hill joined McLaren in 1997
Johnny Herbert signed for McLaren in 1993
Stefan Bellof survived Spa crash
Derek Warwick chose Williams in 1985
Bertrand Gachot not gassed the London taxi driver
What if Tony Brise & Tom Pryce survived the 1970s?
Jean Alesi signed for Williams in 1991
Jacques Villeneuve did not join BAR in 1999
Jim Clark survived F2 Hockenheim crash 1968

Top 10 One-Off Starts

2007 Germany- Markus Winkelhock
2014 Belgium- Andre Lotterer
1993 Italy- Marco Apicella
1977 Germany- Hans Heyer
1988 Italy- Jean-Louis Schlesser
1953 Britain- Jimmy Stewart
1968 USA- Bobby Unser
1980 Monaco- Tiff Needell
1971 France- Max Jean
1974 Austria- Dieter Quester

Top 10 Remarkable Careers

Perry McCarthy
Al Pease
Jan Lammers
Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Eric van de Poele
Roberto Moreno
Michael Andretti
Jorge Bagration of Mukhrani
Arturo Merzario/Brett Lunger/Guy Edwards/Harald Ertl
Ricardo Londono Bridge

Top 10 Wasted Talents

Tommy Byrne
Vincenzo Sospiri
Giorgio Pantano
Mike Thackwell
Bertrand Fabi
Karl Wendlinger
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Gerry Birrell
Elio de Angelis

Top 10 Obscure Drivers with a Podium

Richard Attwood
Lucien Bianchi
Johnny Servoz-Gavin
Henri Pescarolo
Nicola Larini
Alfonso de Portago
Mike Spence
Eric Bernard
Rolf Stommelen
George Follmer

Reine Wisell
Brian Redman
Tim Schenken
Mark Donohue
JJ Lehto
Willy Mairesse
Bob Anderson
John Love
Philippe Streiff
Harry Schell

Top 10 Underachievers

David Coulthard
Juan Pablo Montoya
Ralf Schumacher
Nico Hulkenberg
Eddie Cheever
Clay Regazzoni
Damon Hill
Olivier Panis
Rene Arnoux
Nick Heidfeld

Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Romain Grosjean
Alex Zanardi
Giancarlo Fisichella
Jarno Trulli
Jacky Ickx
Tony Maggs
Bruce McLaren
Patrick Depailler
Alexander Wurz

Top 10 Underrated F1 Drivers of 1970s

1 Jean-Pierre Beltoise
2 Hans-Joachim Stuck
3 Peter Revson
4 Jody Scheckter
5 Jacques Laffite
6 Carlos Reutemann
7 Tony Brise
8 Denny Hulme
9 Gijs van Lennep
10 Jean-Pierre Jarier

Top 10 Underrated F1 Drivers of 1950s & 1960s

1 Jo Siffert
2 Pedro Rodriguez
3 Bob Bondurant
4 Peter Arundell
5 Piers Courage
6 Masten Gregory
7 Jo Bonnier
8 Olivier Gendebien
9 Stuart Lewis-Evans
10 Roy Salvadori

 

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