Formula 1, a sport where people drive around in cars which are open-wheel, very fast and very dangerous. This sport has been around for a while and with top car makers trying to win titles every year, they often hire the best drivers to do so. But who are the best Formula 1 drivers? Are any of them still driving or most of them retired? Here is a list of the best Formula 1 drivers, as well as their achievements.
He is a driver that is pushing the limits of professional Formula 1 racing, at the age of 35. This is somewhat old for a Formula 1 driver, but given that his performance is not dropping, but on the contrary, he is still winning and taking GP races with Mercedes, it is looking like he is not going to stop any time soon. He is considered by many to be better than Michael Schumacher, due to the fact that he is still competing, and still winning, even though he is yet to break Schumacher’s record of most Grand Prix wins.
Schumacher is a name which often comes first when you think about Formula 1. He won 7 World Championship and 91 GPs, but that is not the point, even though the results are there.
His driving is what makes people think twice. Some call him dangerous, others a genius, but the fact is that he had amazing physical fitness, as well as the experience and daredevil-like qualities to execute some amazing turns and overtakes.
His career is still talked of as controversial but the fact that he is one of the greatest remains unquestioned.
A man who elevated Formula 1 racing to a level which was yet to be seen until his time. Racing in the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s, he showed the world what it means to be a skillful and daring driver, one who is not afraid to take risks and do what it takes to win.
Unfortunately, he died in a racing crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. His legend lives on, albeit it would have been much better if he lived to show us more of his amazing racing skills.
Sir Jackie Stewart
Sir Jackie Stewart is a man who was every bit as great a driver as every other person on the list, yet he did more than just drive and race, win Grand Prix races and be the best in the world at some point. He elevated the safety of the Formula 1 racing world.
His view on death was quite revealing because he talked about knowing the best international undertakers in certain countries and which airlines would transport occupied coffins.
He was not particularly loved at the time by some fans, but racers who lived due to his actions definitely thanked him, as well as their families.
Another current racer, trying his best to win more than 35 Grand Prix. This is not a small number by any means, but when the competition is that tough, you have to grit your teeth and be the better driver. He has many more years of competing, luckily.
These are the best Formula 1 drivers, ever. The list will hopefully grow, as more drivers add their achievements.