Top 25 Formula 1 drivers of all-time

Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Formula 1 (Photo by Paul-Henri Cahier/Getty Images)
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Stirling Moss, Formula 1
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Top Formula 1 drivers of all-time: #14 – Stirling Moss

Unless somebody such as Max Verstappen goes on to win dozens more races and never a world championship, Stirling Moss will likely be considered Formula 1’s top driver who never secured a world title for many more decades, if not longer.

Moss only competed in 66 races throughout his Formula 1 career, and he won 16 of them, good for 17th place on the all-time wins list. The next highest non-champion on the list is David Coulthard, who sits in a 22nd place tie with 13. But he did that in nearly four times as many starts (246).

While all of the drivers ahead of Moss on the all-time wins list were crowned world champions, including 12 who were crowned champion multiple times, only seven of those16 drivers have a higher winning percentage than he does (24.24%).

Moss competed in the sport on a full-time basis on seven occasions, doing so from 1955 to 1961, and he never finished outside of third place in the driver standings during that span. He retired with four runner-up finishes and three third place finishes in the standings.

He also won the Monaco Grand Prix three times, and he became the first driver to pull off that feat when he won it during his final season in 1961. To this day, three wins in Formula 1’s crown jewel race is a mark only surpassed by four other drivers.

Throughout his career, he added 19 victories in non-championship Formula 1 races as well. He sadly passed away last year, which led many to recall the legendary championship-caliber career he had without actually winning at title.