The top 10 F1 drivers of all time ranked by stats settles Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Max Verstappen debate

Over the years, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton have often been regarded as the two best drivers in F1 history.

The pair are at the top of the tree when it comes to world titles, with both winning seven during their illustrious careers.

Hamilton is chasing a record-breaking eighth title but his hopes have been dented by the rise of Dutchman Max Verstappen.

In addition, Hamitlon’s current team, Mercedes, have struggled to find the pace needed to challenge right at the front of the grid.

The Red Bull superstar has won the last three world championships and is well on course to claim a fourth in 2024. The 25-year-old currently has a healthy lead at the top of the standings.

As a result, Verstappen has entered the conversation to decide the ultimate GOAT of F1.

However, if ranking the drivers solely on statistics, Hamilton comes out on top ahead of Schumacher and Verstappen.




As per AutoSport, Hamilton has 103 wins from 341 races, he has also recorded a record number of 104 pole positions. In total, the 39-year-old has amassed 4694.5 points in his career.

Meanwhile, Schumacher has a total of 91 wins in his career, with Verstappen so far winning 60 races. In terms of pole positions, Schumacher beats Verstappen by 68 to 39.

Despite taking part in 308 races in his career, Schumacher has only scored 1566 points, which is less than Verstappen’s tally of 2780.5 from 194 races.




Behind the above-mentioned trio, the likes of four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso and Sir Jackie Stewart were also named in the top 10.

Top 10 F1 drivers of all time based on stats, as per AutoSport:

  1. Lewis Hamilton
  2. Michael Schumacher
  3. Max Verstappen
  4. Sebastian Vettel
  5. Alain Prost
  6. Ayrton Senna
  7. Fernando Alonso
  8. Nigel Mansell
  9. Sir Jackie Stewart
  10. Niki Lauda, Jim Clark




F1 returns this weekend with the Spanish Grand Prix, which will get underway at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday.

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