Who are the greatest F1 drivers of all time? Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna ranked – The Sun

FORMULA ONE is where legends are born, behind the wheel of the fastest cars on the planet.

But who is the greatest with Lewis Hamilton level with Michael Schumacher on seven world titles.

 Lewis Hamilton is level with Michael Schumacher on seven world titles
Lewis Hamilton is level with Michael Schumacher on seven world titlesCredit: Getty

So where does SunSport’s Ben Hunt put the Mercedes man, alongside Ayrton Senna and seven-time champ Schumacher?

Check out his full run-down of the top 10 below.

10. Fernando Alonso

The Spaniard is a remarkable driver, blessed with skill, pace and a cunning that means he should have more than the two F1 titles he owns.

But for poor choice when it comes to making decisions about which teams to race for, he should have been rivalling Hamilton for titles.

9. Sir Stirling Moss

Without doubt the best driver never to win a Formula One world title.

Fabulously charming and such a wonderful character.

The Brit won 212 of the 529 races he entered.

8. Alain Prost

The Frenchman enjoyed a titanic battle with Senna for F1 supremacy.

For what he lost out in natural ability compared to the Brazilian, he made up for it with ruthlessness and dedication.

A smooth driver in the same mould as Stewart and Clark.

7. Niki Lauda

Tenacious competitor both on and off track.

A true hero after coming back from suffering horrific burns in 1976 following a crash at the Nurburgring only to make an astonishing comeback just six weeks later.

He won the F1 title the following season.

 Niki Lauda scooped three championships during the 70s and 80s


Niki Lauda scooped three championships during the 70s and 80sCredit: Getty – Contributor

6. Sir Jackie Stewart

Won his three world titles during a dangerous period in Formula One’s history.

Stewart saw countless competitors perish in the cockpit and set about making safety improvements.

A wonderfully measured driver who was also calm behind the wheel.

5. Juan Manuel Fangio

One of the pioneers of Formula One, Fangio won an incredible five world titles when the sport was in its infancy.

With safety at a minimum and reliability commonplace, the Argentine was a remarkably consistent performer.

4. Jim Clark

The greatest driver of his generation, Clark was a two-time world champion and won 25 times in 72 starts – more than any other driver at the time.

His versatility also saw him win the Indy 500, the British Touring Car Championship, the Tasman Series in Australian and New Zealand.

3. Michael Schumacher

All-time record hold for most wins (91) and titles (seven), Schumacher’s record stands as the best in F1 history.

His meticulous focus and attention to details helped make him a multiple world champion, even if his racing methods were called into question.

 Schumacher won seven championships during a glittering career


Schumacher won seven championships during a glittering careerCredit: Reuters

2. Ayrton Senna

Supremely talented and wonderfully competitive.

Senna’s raw talent over a single-lap made him a hero, as did his ability to win races in any conditions.

Hugely passionate, he helped elevate the publicity of F1 to new levels.

1. Lewis Hamilton

Like Michael Schumacher and Aytron Senna before him, Hamilton has taken F1 to a new level when it comes to dominating races.

Astonishingly consistent, brilliant over a qualifying lap and smart race-craft.

Rarely makes a mistake. Always delivers.


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