How we compiled the Top 50

This year’s list is spectacularly rich in videos, interviews, stats and in-depth analysis from our correspondents across the globe. After intensive debate, we have ranked drivers from over 15 disciplines and provided behind the scenes insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

With title races going to the wire, drivers dominating high-level series and a new crop of emerging talent to consider, compiling this year's list proved to be more challenging than ever.
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The devil is in the detail, read why each driver made the cut