Top 5 Canadian F1 Drivers of all time
Formula One drivers of Canadian descent have been few and far between over the years. The total number only reaches up to 14 in total, out of which three drivers have managed to score points in races. All three have stood on the podium at least once in their lives.
One name that automatically pops up whenever Canadian F1 drivers are mentioned is the Villeneuve family name. The father-son duo has dominated the sport enough to make their country proud but there needs to be a better influx of racers coming into F1. Thankfully, Lance Stroll has taken up that initiative.
While drivers from Canada have forayed more into other forms of racing like open wheel CART/ Champ Car series or DTM, there are now a few up and coming Formula racers from the country to watch out for.
Here is a list of the top five Canadian F1 drivers who have thrilled and enthralled the viewers, ensuring they stay glued to their seats. Let us look at them one by one:
#5 Bill Brack
Bill Brack first stepped foot into the world of automobile racing in the early 1600s, initially trying his hand at ice racing in Minis. Once he started his own company, Sports Cars Unlimited and began importing Lotus, a door opened for him to hire a seat in the third Lotus car in F1 and he did not let the opportunity pass.
Bill entered into the Canadian Grand Prix for three years, racing for Lotus and BRM teams. However, that was the only Formula One race he ever participated in. In 1968, he had to retire the car after running 18 laps due to a driveshaft issue. The year after that, the result was a non-classified finish despite him still running by the end.
The race in 1972 also led to dismay, with the Canadian spinning off as Moss corner, promptly causing another retirement. Brack never tried his hand at Formula One again, but he soon moved to Formula Atlantic Championships which he won twice.