for me the GOAT racing driver was Fangio cos his driving skills were a least 10+ years in advance in relation to the other drivers (they learned a lot following him). He change the way of drive a racing car. He was the father of modern racing techniques. He beated powerfull ferraris with crappy cars and won 5 champ titles. Schumy won 7 titles but only when he have the best car.......can he win a race with a crappy car????? No way. Talking about the modern era of F1 it think Ayrton Senna da Silva was the best. He was great. When he was young and still racing in Brazil he was invited to race in British F2. With a crappy car he made the pole and won the race. After that he start his way to the top. In 1984 (his 1st season in F1) he was racing in Monaco on a rainny day (with a ****ty car of course) and he kicked Prost ass (racing with McLaren) an finished 1st but the authorities finished the race 1 lap before Senna overtake Prost. He was the best in rain. Once i think in 1992 started to rain in the middle of a rece and he didn't change tires, he raced with slick!!! you have to have big balls to do that. Senna was so passionate and he transmitted that passion to the people. Someone remember his funeral. Was incredible, so many people. I think only popes had bigger funerals than Senna. These are little things that make someone big IMO. And of course he won 3 titles and had great battles against Prost and Mansell. I think Schumy doesn't transmit pasion to his fans.....he looks like a bitter guy to me. He only won when he has the best car. Maybe is not schumy's fault.....i think we live in an era where the best F1 car wins no matter who's sitting on it. And races are so boring............you pass cars on the pits and not on the track...... this sucks. IMO the Prost, Senna era was the last where a good pilot could make some difference.