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Top 5 debut season performances in Formula One

Taking a look at the five most impressive debut performances in the history of Formula One, including drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna among others.

Top 5 / Top 10 01 Jun 2014, 15:47 IST

Formula 1 has a rich history filled with talented drivers who proved their mettle time and again.Over the years, there have been several drivers who eventually came to enjoy legendary status. But very few of these champions did well during in their debut season.Here is a list of the most impressive debut season performances in F1 ever.

#5 Clay Regazzoni

Clay Regazzoni got a drive with Ferrari for the fifth round of the 1970 Formula 1 season in Netherlands, a race in which he finished fourth.

Initially he had to swap places with another driver Ignazio Giunti for several races, but as his results improved, he was signed with the team for the rest of the season.

He then went on to achieve three second place finishes and a maiden win at Monza in Italy en route to third in the drivers’ championship.

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