Formula 1 is one of the most popular racing events in the world. It is an event enjoyed by millions. Other than F1 there are other varieties of race events. These events include Rally racing, Tour events and etc. There are so many events and all these events are popular. Currently F1 is one of the most successful racing event and race drivers are highly paid and go on to become popular celebrities. Even though there are many safety precautions and such, over the years there have been devastating accidents where lives were lost. Many popular race car drivers have died due to crashes. Here’s a list of the most popular F1 drivers.
Michael Schumacher is regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. He has won the F1 word championship seven times. Michael Schumacher holds many records through racing. It has been stated that when taking all the statistics he is the greatest driver in the world. His F1 career has been one of the most successful albeit regarding certain controversies due to him crashing on two occasions. Currently he is on treatment due to serious injuries he sustained on skiing accident.
Mario Andretti has had a long career in racing. He is one of the greatest American racers. He has not only won races on F1 but on many other events as well and is the only driver to win all these events. Still he is one of the only Americans to compete and win F1 events. This was also the time where advertising increased and there were sponsor logos everywhere, even on clothing. Not only auto racing even bike racing events such bmx pants, jersey and everything had sponsors. Since his retirement he had been a part of many racing events and even acted as a commentator.
Juan Manuel Fangio is an Argentinian race car driver and has won the World championship of drivers five times and held that record for nearly 50 years until Michael Schumacher beat him. He was racing at the time when the sport was quite new. Protection was low similar to early days of motocross events which had less protective dirt bike body armour. He still holds the highest winning percentage in F1. yrton Senna won the Championship 3 times. He is considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers. He holds many records including certain lap times, pole position and had a fierce rivalry with Alain Prost. Ayrton Senna was killed in an accident in the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. His death resulted in improvement in safety around the tracks and the vehicle.