Every driver who races single-seaters aspires to reach the pinnacle of the sport, Formula 1. The vast majority of them will fail, many because they simply aren't good enough to earn a place.
Others do have what it takes but fall by the wayside for myriad reasons, be it insufficient funding, lack of opportunity, injury and, in a few thankfully increasingly rare cases, death.
There are many drivers who would have done a competent job in F1, fewer who would have done a good job and fewer still a great job, but who are they?
AUTOSPORT has decided to answer this question once and for all. The criteria are simple. All drivers who have not started a world championship race (excluding the anomalous points-paying Indianapolis 500s of 1950-1960) are eligible.