The Best F1 drivers of all time

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Best F1 driver of all time

  1. Nigel Mansell

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Alain Prost

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. Juan Manuel Fangio

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  4. Micheal Schumacher

    10 vote(s)
    35.7%
  5. Aryton Senna

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Gilles Villeneuve

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  7. Tazio Nuvolari

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  8. Mikka Hakkinen

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    0.0%
  9. Jaques Villeneuve

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    0.0%
  10. Nelson Piquet

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  11. Jackie Stewart

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  12. Jack Brabham

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  13. Sterling Moss

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Niki Lauda

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    0.0%
  15. Eddie Irvine

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  16. Jim Clark

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  17. Damon Hill

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Other

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. Watanbe

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    Hey everyone,

    We often debate the best fighter pilots of WW2 and the best planes, so why not discuss the best drivers in the history of F1.

    I think a poll is the best way to do this, but I'm afraid that I may have missed some drivers, so the mods can feel free to add drivers as they please.

    My personal favourite driver of all time and probably one of the most talented I have ever seen is Gilles Villeneuve, his car control is amazing and his raw speed and courage behind the wheel have always amazed me. His racing against Rene Arnoux at the 1979 France GP is the most amazing thing I have seen. Its a pity he wasn't able to achieve much with his career. R.I.P he crashed in 1982. Enzo Ferrari said he could do things in a car that nobody since Nuvolri could do.
     
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    Sorry, Id like to swap Eddie Irvine for Gerhard Berger if possible. Bad mistake, sorry fans of Eddie haha
     
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    Anyone of the old school, would drive circles around todays wannabes...the same in GT and NASCAR...
     
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    note, no current F1 drivers in that list.
     
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    Isn't the Villeneuve kid driving anymore? :oops:
     
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    Fangio is my pick driving inferior cars and still winning totally brilliant.

    "The best driver and ambassador the sport ever had, a real gentleman"
    Stirling moss
     
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    This my favourite sport. My two big loves in world is ww2 aviation and F1.

    Obviously Schumi, but there are really GREAT names that you did not mention....
    Jochen Rindt
    Alberto Ascari
    Chris Amon

    A fun threat would be"Most over-rated driver never to win a championship" now that will be interesting

    Of today's young bunch, the one that stand head, shoulders, helmet, racing gloves, racing shoes and personality above the rest is young Sebastian Vettel, watch this space.......
    edd
     
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    Nelson Piquet !

    why ? besides been a great driver, he was also a great mechanic and projectist. and of course a great and funny person.

    the first brazilian to win 3 champioships, piquet and later senna, another great talent, but piquet was greater.

    how could you forgot emerson fittipaldi in this poll dammit !
     
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    Or Ronnie Petterson? 8)
     
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    this guy never won a championship, emerson fittipaldi won 2.
     
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    lolll this poll sux ! theres more options than votes !

    unfortunely people here arent too much fan of the greatest race championship ! too bad for them !
     
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    exactly, mods are welcome to change the Poll as they please. I am an F1 fan, but my knowledge is fairly limited. Its hard to list every possible driver, so I listed some of the names that I am fairly familiar with.
     
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    Nah, I believe he stopped in 2006! His career went downhill and I think he lost interest but still very talented driver!
     
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    no watambe u didnt understood, im sorry.

    i didnt said this poll really sux, i was ironical, because theres more options than votes, because our american fellows here are not too much interested about f1. but thats too bad for them ! f1 is the top race.

    your polll is allright, and also the topic. i could disagree about one name or another but im a great fan of f1 too, and thats the funny about f1 !

    regards watambe !
     
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    It is called personal taste! I am sure I like things that you do not like! Am I going to ridicule and call you out for it?! No...

    If everyone liked the same sport, life would be boring!

    I hate F1 and all car racing as a matter of fact. It is boring to watch arrogant pricks drive around in circles or on a track for hours. But that is just my opinion, again I do not condemn you for your lack of interest in American Football. Why? Because it is personal taste!
     
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    nothing to be sorry about! They are just some of my favourites, id thought id put down. I think F1 is awesome. It shows what sort of speed humans are capable of. It showcases technology, skill and nerve. Its the best of the best racing against eachother.
     
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    im form the times of nelson piquet, alain prost, senna, nigel mansel.... this 4 guys made some of the greatest duels i ever saw.

    but for me, piquet, as driver/mechanic/projectist, team mate and showman was unbelieveble. but all this guys was great pilots.

    formula 1 is fantastic. you start watching it when you 6, 7 years old and never get sick of it !
     
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    Somehow I get the message you dont like car racing...straight shooting and direct:lol: :lol: :lol:

    For the record, I have always been a fan of Alain Prost....and of course Sir jack
     
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    the professor alain prost ! many memorable racings in brazil gp.
     
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    I don't, thumb wrestling is more exciting...

    Like I said though, I was not going to post in this thread until I read Jugs, then I had to respond.
     
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