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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Jackie Stewart, Formula 1
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Top Formula 1 drivers of all-time: #6 – Jackie Stewart

Yet another driver who accomplished a ton despite not competing for nearly as long as many of the other all-time greatest drivers in Formula 1 history is Jackie Stewart.

Unlike many of the others, Stewart’s career was fortunately not cut short by a fatality, although he had suffered several injuries that led him to retire after just nine seasons of competition.

During those nine seasons, he competed in 99 races, and he was victorious in 27 of them. His winning percentage of 27.27% ranks higher than all but two of the seven drivers ahead of him on the all-time wins list.

Having decided that the 1973 season would be his last, he went out on top, winning the world championship.

He had entered the season having won two of the last four, and his third world championship made him just the third driver to win at least three titles, with the first two being Juan Manuel Fangio (1955) and Jack Brabham (1966). To this day, only five drivers have gone on to win the title more than three times.

Stewart also won the Monaco Grand Prix three times, and he became the third driver to do so when he won it for the third and final time during his final season in 1973. The first two were Stirling Moss (1961) and Graham Hill (1965). To this day, only four drivers have won it more than three times.