Are these the 50 quickest drivers in F1 history?
Who are the quickest drivers in Formula 1 history? LUKE SMITH asked a jury of experienced and international panel of experts and F1 insiders. Some of them have worked closely with F1’s fastest-ever drivers – so who better to vote on our all-time top 50? We’re talking all-out speed here rather than size of trophy cabinet, so the results may surprise you…
Each member of our jury was asked to select their 20 quickest (note, not ‘greatest’…) drivers from any point in the history of the F1 world championship, from 1950-2022. Their number one pick was awarded 20 points, number two got 19 points, and so on until 20th on their list received one point. While their exact selections remain anonymous, the collective results form a top 50 ranking.
The driver career statistics and fastest-lap ratio are based on actual number of race starts; pole ratio is taken from all qualifying sessions attempted; and qualifying performance against team-mates is based on times alone, regardless of whether they started the race. Events where drivers had no team-mate were discounted.
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