Best driver in history...

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Jim Courier fan, Jan 17, 2009.

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Choose!

  1. Schumacher

    11 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. Clark

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  3. Senna

    9 vote(s)
    24.3%
  4. Fangio

    10 vote(s)
    27.0%
  5. Prost

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Vatanen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Makinen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Loeb

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  9. Kankkunen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other (Peterhansel? Some Indy driver?)

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  1. Jim Courier fan

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    Choose and say why if you want to:
     
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  2. kairosntx

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  3. RestockingTues

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    Fernando Gonzalez. His forehand shoots through da f&#king court :D

    Oh. I thought you meant topspin drive :oops:
     
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  4. ChuDat

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    Brian O'Connor, jk
    The drift king Keiichi Tsuchiya
     
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  5. garcia_doomer

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    Fangio:
    5 F1 championships, 2 second places (one lost by 3 points cause a car problem -abandoned - in the last race of 1950), 24 victories on 49 races (LOOK PERCENT!!! LOOK RATIO ABOUT POLE POSITIONS/RACES TOO!!!).
    Take in consideration that in the 50's there wasn't 16 races per year like today, so the numbers are even greater!!!!
    A great man and champion.
     
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  6. TokyopunK

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  7. BullDogTennis

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  8. Tennis old man

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    Nuvolari, Varzi, Caracciola, Rosemeyer, Wimille and Seaman????
    Before 1950 race driving was the best!
     
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  9. SempreSami

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    I'm going to say Senna, those first few laps of Donnington in 1993 were something else.
     
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  10. Casey10s

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    Mario Andretti. Won at everything he did.
     
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  11. ollinger

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    Some pretty versatile fellows not on the list. Dan Gurney could win in F-1, Indy cars, sports and GT cars, and even drove in stock car races at Riverside. Might have even done Pike's Peak. Then he went and designed his own F-1 and Indy cars.
     
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  12. l_gonzalez

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    I said Senna but an honourable mention to Sebastien Loeb, the guy is a genius. he was even setting pretty quick laps in an F1 car when he did some laps last year. let's see what he does with the rest of his career, I wouldn't be surprised if he tried Le Mans at some point.
     
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  14. oscar_2424

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    1>. Senna
    2. Zanardi
    3 Mansell
    4. Al Unser JR
    5.Mario Andretti
     
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  15. TheShaun

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    I picked Senna off this list for the same reason I would say Gilles Villeneuve, pure god given talent! And nearly any driver from Group B rally who lived to tell about it. Now that was awesome stuff.
     
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  16. Mick

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    Nikki Lauda, the great Ferrari driver.
     
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    option #10: "some" Indy driver :rolleyes:---"sniff, sniff...snooty, snooty.. "


    #43 in your program:
    Richard Petty

    :razz:
     
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  18. LanEvo

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  19. retrowagen

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    Fangio. In addition to his Formula 1 chanpionships, he also dominated sports car racing and endurance racing during the same time frame. Modern F1 drivers typically don't try sports cars until they are past their prime in F1 nowadays, for contractural reasons or otherwise, but in 1950's motorsport, the finest raced both F1 and sports cars simultaneously. And some of the sports car races, such as the Mille Miglia or Carrera Panamericana, were more intense than any F1 race.
     
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    imo, senna. with a special mention to another one of my favorite drivers and one of the greatest rally car racers, walter rohrl.
     
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  22. SempreSami

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    I actually thought this was going to be a golf-related topic before I entered.
     
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  24. Tony Sideway

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    Fangio and Schumi in F1.
    Nuvolari all time.
     
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    Tiger Woods
     
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  26. Heyford Price

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    This one for me too! :twisted:
     
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    Had Senna not died, Schummacher wouldnt have been 1/2 of what he is today. Not to take credit away from him though, he did reach his potential, which most people never do.
     
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  28. SempreSami

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    Personally I think the best drivers at the moment are Raikkonen and Alonso, although Kimi is inconsistent and Alonso had a toss car for half the season. Vettel has the potential to rival Hamilton imo.
     
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  29. Fearsome Forehand

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    Foyt, Mario Andretti or either Bobby or Al Unser.

    Reasoning: They are still alive after 30+ years in the game and many, many races even though, in their heyday, fatal accidents were commonplace.

    At least two drivers on the OP's poll list were killed in accidents. Fortunately, due to safety improvements, the mortality rate among top drivers has gone way down. Previously, many top drivers were killed in accidents, Clark, Senna, Rodriguez, McClaren, Donahue, Revson, Sachs, Bettenhausen Sr, Vukovich Sr, Villenueve, etc. The list is very long even among elite drivers. If you consider the also rans, the list is incredibly long.
     
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  30. vmosrafa08

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    Senna.....
     
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  31. Carlo Colussi

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    The best! Agree!
     
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  32. TheShaun

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    good one....
     
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  33. Tomaz Bellucci

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    Like Ayrton said: "Fangio"
     
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    Sebastian Loeb. I'm surprised no one else voted for him.:? The guy has 47 WRC wins, a record.

    As for F1, I'd say Senna, loads of talent.
     
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    at least for the best name
     
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