Every season, newcomers to the Formula 1 series arrive, and practically all of them are thought to be extremely skilled and capable of breaking the records set by the greatest drivers of all time. However, not every newbie goes on to become a world champion, much less a top driver.
Now we’ll meet the people who have held the prestigious distinction at various times. It’s difficult to be consistent in F1 because it’s such an unpredictable sport, as seen by any betting operator’s odds, such as Betano (Bookmaker Ratings provides a review of this website: free betting tips). Keep that in mind as you go through our list of the best Formula One drivers of all time.
Niki Lauda is a well-known model.
Three-time World Champion who went on to become a prominent pundit on Germany’s RTL sports channel. His career as a driver was difficult, but he overcame the obstacles because to his talent and perseverance.
Lauda’s most famous incident occurred at the Nurburgring in 1976, when his car went off the track, caught fire, and crashed into the fence.
3 titles of champion
54th place on the podium
24 pole positions
I’d just want to point out that Graham Hill is the first British driver to win the British Touring Car Championship. Hill also, like Askari, twice became World Champion. Hill’s assets should also include the fact that he became the pilot who managed to win the prestigious race on open-wheel cars.
2 titles of champion
Pole positions: 13
Who doesn’t know the most famous Brazilian racer? Unfortunately, he was unable to finish his career and retire in good health. The San Marino track intervened in his fate.
His main advantage was the ability to perfectly control the car on a wet and slippery track. That is why he was given the nickname, “Rain Man”. He, like no one else, anticipated the rain during the race. Oddly enough, not only fans but also journalists felt great sympathy for him.
But with the pilots, that is, rivals, he was cruel. Sometimes it was violent. But this character trait did not prevent him from saving the life of his rival, Eric Koma. While all the pilots were passing by, Senna stopped, risking his own life and turned off the engine of the Coma car so that it would not catch fire.
After his death, it turned out that Senna left all his wealth to fight poverty in Brazil. Ayrton was a man not only on the track but also in life.
Champion titles: 3
Pole position: 65
Hamilton is probably the best modern pilot in the last few years or even decades. Of course, the car itself plays an important role in his victories, but even in the most difficult situations, Lewis proves himself to be a cold-blooded tactician and prudent strategist.
All this could not fail to bring him many titles. And now he, along with such pilots as Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda or Ayrton Senna, can be content with the status of “Elite pilot”.
It is with Ayrton that his driving style is compared. At the moment, Lewis continues to compete with other pilots, trying to break the timeless records of Formula 1.
It is worth mentioning the fact that although it might be time for Lewis to give up on races and let the younger drivers take his place, he continues to race at the highest level and is unlikely to think about retirement soon.
Champion titles: 6
Pole positions: 87
His surname has already become a household name. Schumacher burst into Formula-1 with lightning speed, not allowing its old-timers to come to their senses. And it all started in a standard way: with karting at the age of 5. Only after making his debut at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1991, the next season, the German became a bronze medalist. And this even though his opponents were mostly drivers, about whom we talked above. After three seasons, he became the champion.
Schumacher is a seven-time world champion, which is simply an unattainable dream for many. Moreover, he owns most of the records, which may not fall short.
Unfortunately, now Michael is not doing well after falling on the ski slope. Moreover, very little and contradictory information leaks out about his health in the media. Let’s wish Michael well.
Champion titles: 7
Pole position: 68