There has been a debate rumbling on for many years now about who is the best Formula One driver ever, with the battle only really being between Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna. However, young German champion Sebastian Vettel is seriously pushing to get his name mentioned alongside these two legends.
Brazilian king Ayrton Senna has often won many poles as the greatest driver ever and is arguably the quickest driver to ever compete in the sport. Ayrton was renowned for his speed in qualifying, where he was always able to produce an impressive performance over one lap. He is also considered by many as the master of the wet, putting in a number of superb performances in the wet in his time. Unfortunately, Ayton Senna died on May 1, 1994 at the San Marino Garnd Prix.
German legend Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in Formula One history, holding a number of the sports records. These records include including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season – 13 in 2004. Michael is also considered by many as the most complete driver, as there was not a fault in his ability in his prime. Unfortunately for Michael Schumacher, he attempted a comeback with Mercedes but was a shadow of his former self.
Sebastian Vettel is the current king of Formula One and has won back to back titles in the past two seasons. He is also leading this year’s championships and looks likely to make it three in a row. Sebastian also holds a number of records in the sport, including the youngest driver to have taken part in an official practice session of a Grand Prix, to score championship points, to lead a race, to secure pole position, and to win a race. Unfortunately for Sebastian Vettel, he does have some flaws. People have questioned his ability to perform when he is in the middle of the pack and he is also not the quickest in the wet. However, he is still young and has the potential to be a true great.
We believe that Ayrton Senna is the greatest driver in Formula One history. Who do you think?