Hamilton Surpasses Schumacher, Senna, & Verstappen

The Daily Mail ranks Juan Manuel Fangio as the greatest F1 driver of all time, with Lewis Hamilton in second and Ayrton Senna in third, while suggesting Max Verstappen could potentially become the best ever, leaving notable drivers like Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel in lower positions.


‣ The Daily Mail ranks Juan Manuel Fangio as the greatest F1 driver of all time, sparking debate on a subject that often provokes much discussion due to the difficulty in measuring such a title.

‣ Lewis Hamilton is considered the second-best F1 driver of all time by the Daily Mail, noted for never making a professional foul and being a trailblazer in the sport.

‣ Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, and reigning world champion Max Verstappen are placed third, fourth, and fifth respectively, with Verstappen highlighted as a potential future contender for the title of the best ever.

‣ Notable drivers such as Stirling Moss, Alain Prost, Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, and Fernando Alonso make up the rest of the top ten, while Sebastian Vettel, despite his 53 Grand Prix wins and four world titles, is ranked fourteenth.

Ah, sports. They’re all about the numbers, aren’t they? Who’s the fastest, who’s scored the most, who’s the absolute best. And oh, Formula 1? That’s a whole other level of list-making frenzy. But, let’s be real, not everything fits neatly into a spreadsheet.

Now, onto the juicy stuff. The debate that never ends: who’s the greatest F1 driver of all time? Drumroll, please… The Daily Mail has thrown its hat into the ring. And guess who they’re crowning king? Juan Manuel Fangio. Bet you didn’t see that coming, huh?

But wait, there’s more. The plot thickens with the runner-up. No, it’s not Schumacher. Nor Senna. And not even the young gun, Verstappen. It’s Lewis Hamilton, folks. The Daily Mail sings his praises, pointing out his clean record and groundbreaking stats. They even hint at a future Ferrari title making him the undisputed GOAT. If Verstappen doesn’t step up his game, that is.

Speaking of Verstappen, he’s not out of the race yet. The Daily Mail places him fifth, right behind F1 legends Senna and Schumacher. They’re hinting at a future where Verstappen could lead the pack. Exciting times ahead!

Now, rounding off the top ten are some names that resonate with echoes of F1 glory. Stirling Moss, Alain Prost, Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, and Fernando Alonso. Legends, each and every one of them.

But, oh dear, where’s Sebastian Vettel in all this? With 53 wins and four world titles under his belt, you’d expect him to be up there with the best. Yet, the Daily Mail has him sitting in fourteenth place. Tough crowd, huh?

So, there you have it. A list that’s bound to stir up some debates and maybe a few heated discussions over a pint or two. But hey, that’s the beauty of sports, isn’t it? Always gives us something to talk about.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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