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Scuderia Ferrari has been one of Formula One’s most iconic teams from the earliest days of the sport. Ferrari did not initially exist as its own team, with founder Enzo Ferrari initially supplying engines to the erstwhile Alfa Romeo team in the earliest days of the sport.

Some of the sport’s greatest names of all time have been part of the team’s illustrious history, with a few of the earliest F1 champions winning titles driving with the team. Several drivers through the ages have openly acknowledged a desire to race with the Prancing Horse as a matter of prestige – the great Gilles Villeneuve among them.

Here's a look at the 5 best drivers to have been part of Ferrari's stable:

#5 Fernando Alonso

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The Spaniard's ability to extract the most from his car stood out 

2-time world champion Alonso may have had his most successful Formula One days with Renault, but even those who are not fans of the Spaniard acknowledge he changed the face of racing.

World Karting champion at 15, he made his F1 debut at 20 with Minardi, moving to Renault the following year. Only 4 years later, Alonso became the then-youngest ever World Champion. He’d go on to repeat the feat the following year.

After a short, ill-fated stint at McLaren in 2007, Alonso returned to Renault for two years before moving to Scuderia Ferrari in 2010. He may not have won a title with the team  - but he was runner-up to the championship 3 times - with two of those extremely closely contested.

In 2010, he finished only four points behind the eventual championship winner, a driver who overtook him for youngest ever World Champion - Sebastian Vettel.

This performance was echoed in 2013, when he finished 3 points behind the German. From 2013 until the 2015 Italian Grand Prix, Alonso also held the record for most championship points in an F1 career.

Widely regarded as one of the ‘Greatest of All Time’, Alonso consistently set records during the majority of his Formula One career - records that would be broken by a future Ferrari driver. He is also the only Spaniard to have ever won a Formula One Grand Prix. 

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