Top 20 Best F1 Drivers of all time: Part I
Before starting to write this list I could feel this might be controversial, this list is very much opinionated and every F1 fan has their own order of who was the best.
These 20 drivers that I am going to highlight over four articles demonstrate what it takes to make it at the pinnacle of motorsport.
They are what makes F1 great, winning world championships, being respected among fellow racing drivers and teams within the sport and of course being a favourite among the many fans that travel around the world to follow the sport.
This is my list in terms of the 20 best drivers in F1 history.
This first article highlights the drivers from 20th to 16th.
#20 Jenson Button
This man has to be included. My favourite driver growing up and a man people were happy to see win a world championship.
After Honda Racing pulled out of F1 at the end of 2008 it looked like Jenson Button could be leaving the sport but with Ross Brawn buying the team, it went from strength to strength.
The car they had blew everyone else out of the water and it was just who out of Button and his teammate Rubens Barrichello would win the championship.
The Brit won the title in Brazil much to the delight of the British fans and of course his father the late John Button.
Button had a great ability to drive in the wetter conditions and to this day still hold the achievement of winning the best race ever in F1 history, Canada 2011.
World Championships – 1 (2009)
GP Entries - 309
GP Wins – 15
Podiums – 50
Last Win – 2012 Brazilian GP ( Also McLaren’s last win in F1)