Best F1 Drivers: It is difficult to make a list, but we have launched into the pool and we have selected the 7 most ‘gulf’ drivers in F1 history, according to different criteria. And is that those who play life are a special paste, and their behavior is sometimes as wacky inside as off the track.
Best F1 Drivers In History
Since the beginning of time, to participate in races meant to play a daily life (much more than now) and, generally, to have an interesting economic support, because getting on a car has always been expensive, the sponsors were not looking for the same way That now … and, of course, being one of the Best F1 Drivers on the grid did not have to make you a millionaire. The profile of the first superheroes of this competition was very similar to that of ‘playboy’: young people – oddly, not so much as those who are now – with money, vividores – perhaps because they were always close to death … And with a way of facing life outside the circuits quite peculiar. Here we have launched a list of the 7 most ‘gulf’ pilots in history. What would be yours?
1.- Alfonso (‘Fon’) of Portago
He was the first Spanish rider to excel in the competition at the highest level in the middle of the 20th century, and he wore his seductive skills 24 hours a day, not just the fast car. In addition to playing tennis and golf and riding horses with great international success, his were also four-wheelers, but he did not debut in Formula 1 until 1956 (in five big prizes, always with Ferrari, reaped 4 points and his best result was a second place in the British Grand Prix, a year before losing his life in the Mille Miglia (1957). Do not miss their story in our report .
2.- James Hunt
Decades after the ‘magic age’, there was another pilot who was especially out of his sprees and brokerages where he walked, and he did not leave anyone indifferent. James Hunt, as recalls the recent film ‘Rush’ , was the rival Lauda in the second half of the 70s and won the World Cup 1976 in one of the most epic of all time seasons. After seven seasons in F1, retire in 1979 and become very popular later as a television commentator, the Briton died of a heart attack in 1993, at age 45.
3.- Gilles Villeneuve
Charismatic, fast, aggressive … Canadian genius died prematurely in practice for the Belgian Grand Prix in 1982 , after an absurd clash against Pironi in which his Ferrari went flying. Gilles was another of the ‘kings without a crown’, as he did not have the opportunity to win the World Cup (as his son Jacques would do in 1997), but his imprint on the circuits left a mark forever. Apparently, he used to drive with his other Ferrari – the 308, on the street – at full speed on public roads and many remembered this reputation of ‘reckless’ once they heard the terrible news. The legendary ’27’ he is still considered today one of the best drivers in history.
Michael will not go down in history because he is an unruly person in the ranks of his different teams or because he is known professional or personal skirmishes outside the cameras. However, the German champion – with seven, is the most Pilot World Cup has in the category of the queen – is attributed a moment of ‘madness’ very little known: the day he arrived late to the airport with his family And asked the taxi driver to give him the wheel of his vehicle. Yes it is true that the surname Schumacher would be for years associated with the ‘sinister’ and reckless maneuvers, but usually within the circuits and carried out by his brother Ralf. Yes, it seems that Ralf Schumacher was caught by the authorities at least once for speeding (170 km / h in a limited way to 100 km / h), which apparently also happened to them in their day to Senna (in the United Kingdom) … and even the temperate Pedro de la Rosa, in France.
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5.- Robert Kubica
The Polish enters our list of seven riders more ‘gulfs’ of F1 history to complement their performances in F1 with rallying. And, although this was never welcomed by their respective teams, fate would prove that it was not a good idea, since, after starring one of the most spectacular crashes of recent times ( Canada 2007 ) and put ‘test’ the benefits of hans, be infringed in 2011 in an Italian test, after which he never vilvió to 1. Formula who was luckier in dabbling with other disciplines was Mark Webber, who ran more than one GP F1 with discomfort from injuries fruit of his love of cycling (eg in the 2010 season ).
6- Kimi Raikkonen
We have no news of whether or not you have sat down because of your recent marriage to Minttu Virtanen, but if you were looking for Google “pilot” and “swear”, your face appeared. Joking aside, the Finnish night’s excesses have always been highly commented on in the paddock. Even in Maranello itself, they told you off camera that Kimi “did not give a good image.” The proof is that the year of Ferrari’s 60th anniversary (2007) only invited him to the official fair and necessary acts … until McLaren ‘gave’ the Drivers’ World Championship in the last race after the fratricidal Alonso-Hamilton Which marked the final stretch, and everything changed. That yes: his taste for fun always plans as a ghost whenever he makes a mistake in the race or gets results below expectations.
7.- Lewis Hamilton
In addition to being fined for speeding on routes open to traffic, Lewis is ‘the character’ par excellence F1: entered the F1 (2007) with the arrogance of rookie who are given wings and free way to attack – On all fronts – the man of the moment (Fernando Alonso) and left McLaren slamming – and hanging the telemetry of his car on social networks to prove that his team was hurting.
In Mercedes everything has been forgiven him from the beginning – both his encounters with Rosberg on the track and his personal eccentricities out of it – … as long as he continues to harvest World Drivers and Constructors. Even when they pay their sports frustrations trashing his room motor home Mercedes , as happened after the European Grand Prix this year .