Who is the greatest of the formula 1 drivers ever? BBC Sport has examined all the data from every race between 1950 and 2013 to see if the numbers can provide an answer. While statistics cannot tell the whole story they provide a fascinating insight into driver performance across the decades. Five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio comes out on top in three of the four categories, but there are also surprise findings, such as Lewis Hamilton being 10th on the list of most points per grand prix start.
For the first three tables, the current points system – 25, 18, 15, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1 – has been applied to every season. Only drivers with at least 20 grand prix starts have been included. Here’s the top 10 in each category. I think you are going to have to make up your own minds up, but I going for Fangio – Deskarati