Rankings

Racing Years Ranking

Pos Driver Points
1 Ayrton Senna 190.09
2 Jackie Stewart 172.83
3 Juan Manuel Fangio 169.51
4 Alberto Ascari 168.90
5 Rudolf Caracciola 167.72
6 Jochen Rindt 166.93
7 Jim Clark 162.65
8 Michael Schumacher 160.92
9 Tazio Nuvolari 159.79
10 Alain Prost 159.38
11 Jean-Pierre Wimille 158.46
12 Stirling Moss 157.95
13 Lewis Hamilton 157.61
14 Achille Varzi 154.30
15 Jean Behra 151.09
16 Jack Brabham 150.81
17 Mike Hawthorn 150.31
18 Giuseppe Farina 150.00
19 Peter Collins 145.42
20 Bobby Unser 145.27
21 Nelson Piquet 144.42
22 Jacky Ickx 143.18
23 John Surtees 142.60
24 José Froilán González 142.14
25 Max Verstappen 141.72
26 Tony Brooks 141.43
27 Sebastian Vettel 141.15
28 Rodger Ward 139.52
29 Bruce McLaren 137.93
30 Phil Hill 137.34
31 A.J.Foyt 136.56
32 Niki Lauda 136.49
33 Nigel Mansell 136.01
34 Stefan Bellof 135.81
35 Louis Chiron 135.32
36 Rick Mears 131.87
37 Raymond Sommer 131.87
38 Marcel Lehoux 131.64
39 Michael Andretti 131.08
40 Fernando Alonso 131.04
41 Luigi Villoresi 130.18
42 Hans Stuck 130.14
43 Dan Gurney 129.78
44 Pedro Rodríguez 128.42
45 Mario Andretti 127.95
46 Emerson Fittipaldi 127.32
47 Roy Salvadori 126.41
48 René Dreyfus 126.27
49 Graham Hill 125.98
50 Gordon Johncock 125.93
51 James Hunt 125.17
52 Denny Hulme 124.56
53 Damon Hill 124.44
54 Olivier Gendebien 123.78
55 Piers Courage 123.54
56 Carlos Reutemann 123.52
57 Billy Vukovich II 123.28
58 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 123.03
59 Mika Häkkinen 123.02
60 Ronnie Peterson 122.81
61 Luigi Fagioli 122.34
62 Chris Amon 122.15
63 Greg Moore 122.09
64 Gerhard Berger 121.67
65 Hans Herrmann 121.46
66 Tom Sneva 120.61
67 Luigi Musso 120.43
68 Al Unser 120.21
69 Jody Scheckter 120.02
70 Tony Brise 119.75
71 Valtteri Bottas 119.70
72 Bernd Schneider 118.81
73 José Maria López 117.92
74 Marvin Kirchhöfer 117.89
75 André Simon 117.62
76 Roger McCluskey 117.48
77 Kimi Räikkönen 117.15
78 Chris Irwin 117.04
79 Charles Leclerc 116.80
80 Tommy Byrne 116.71
81 Riccardo Patrese 116.66
82 Derek Bell 116.42
83 Patrick Tambay 116.39
84 Brian Henton 116.24
85 Martin Brundle 116.09
86 Tony Bettenhausen 116.01
87 Mike Parkes 115.66
88 Patrick Depailler 115.66
89 Nino Vaccarella 115.63
90 Prince Bira 115.24
91 Mark Donohue 115.05
92 Piero Taruffi 114.90
93 Tom Kristensen 114.83
94 Franck Montagny 114.68
95 Jo Siffert 114.12
96 Jochen Mass 113.55
97 Dean Stoneman 113.47
98 Paul Tracy 113.28
99 Juan Pablo Montoya 113.08
100 Reg Parnell 112.97

Racing Years World Ranking

The Racing Years World Ranking is the result of our collection of enormous amounts of information from race results throughout the history of motor racing and the application of a computer model developed by us.

The World Ranking is intended to be an at a glance measure of a drivers standing in the history.

The most important thing to understand about how the ratings system works is that it is 100% objective. The algorythm just takes into account the facts.

Sometimes it can be difficult to choose between several options. There are many criteria to consider. No option is perfect. There is no obvious winner.

  • More races more accurate

    Generally, the more races that are raced the more accurate the rankings. We have a limit of a minimum of 85 races for a driver to be ranked. 85 races are like 5-6 championships or years (even more depending of the championship) and that's a large period of time to see if a driver is fast or not.
  • Quality wins

    The algorythm utilizes the huge number of race results stored in our database. Generally, the more a driver wins or finish in top positions, the higher the ranking, so the system takes into account quality final results and strength of the championship.

    This is the relative weight (aprox.) of each championship based in our criteria.

    Formula 1

    Prewar races (European Championship)

    Indycar/AAA/USAC/CART

    GP2/Formula 3000/European Formula 2

    World Series by Renault/Formula Nippon/World Series by Nissan/Rest of Prewar races

    World Endurance/World Sport Prototypes

    GP3

    DTM

    European Formula 3/Tasman Series

    Non Championship Races & Sports

    American Le Mans Series/IMSA/FIA GT/United Sportscar/Blancpain

    World/European Touring Car

    Indy Lights/Can-Am

    Rest of Championships

  • Driver mistakes hurt the ranking

    A driver's ranking is hurt more if the driver has an accident,collision or spin, because all of them count as driver mistakes. The ranking has a problem here because it is not always possible to find out the reasons of all the DNF(Did not finish) but the margin of error in the final ranking is very small, because the abandons for accident,collision or spin have not too weight into the algorythm.
  • Team mates comparison

    The ranking gives more points based in the percentage that the driver is better than his/her team mates. We are taking qualifying and race results for this criteria.
  • Points system

    The driver gets points if he finishes in the first six positions of the race
  • Other criterias

    The final result is divided by the total of finished races of the driver, we don't get into account races where the driver had mechanical problems

    Sadly we don't have all the races of all the drivers (mainly in lower formula championships), so the ranking is not 100% accurate.

    We have limited the ranking to show only 100 drivers. You can see the ranking position of every driver in their driver's profiles.

    Finally, the most important thing, don't take this ranking seriously as the definitive of all times, it only gives us a slight measure of how good are the drivers.

Points per Finished Races

Pos Driver Points
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 7.50
2 Alberto Ascari 7.33
3 Rudolf Caracciola 7.21
4 Ayrton Senna 6.96
5 Jean-Pierre Wimille 6.96
6 Jim Clark 6.86
7 Jackie Stewart 6.72
8 Jochen Rindt 6.50
9 Stirling Moss 6.45
10 Tazio Nuvolari 6.28
11 John Love 6.21
12 Alain Prost 6.16
13 Achille Varzi 6.14
14 Luigi Villoresi 5.89
15 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 5.89
16 Lewis Hamilton 5.82
17 Giuseppe Farina 5.79
18 Michael Schumacher 5.73
19 José Froilán González 5.52
20 Mike Hawthorn 5.51
21 Jack Brabham 5.51
22 Peter Arundell 5.44
23 Jacky Ickx 5.43
24 Brian Redman 5.34
25 Jean Behra 5.17
26 Mark Donohue 5.16
27 Stefan Bellof 5.15
28 Gerhard Mitter 5.14
29 Peter Collins 5.13
30 Al Holbert 5.11
31 Hans Heyer 5.11
32 Tony Bettenhausen 5.07
33 Tom Walkinshaw 5.03
34 Franck Montagny 5.01
35 Roger Williamson 4.99
36 Toine Hezemans 4.97
37 Klaus Ludwig 4.96
38 Reg Parnell 4.95
39 Nelson Piquet 4.94
40 John Surtees 4.92
41 Graham McRae 4.89
42 Marcel Lehoux 4.87
43 Jochen Mass 4.83
44 Gérard Larrousse 4.83
45 Rodger Ward 4.81
46 Raymond Sommer 4.80
47 Denny Hulme 4.78
48 A.J.Foyt 4.78
49 Tom Kristensen 4.78
50 Max Verstappen 4.76
51 Conny Andersson 4.76
52 Louis Chiron 4.75
53 John Fitzpatrick 4.74
54 Olivier Gendebien 4.74
55 Ronnie Peterson 4.73
56 Bobby Unser 4.72
57 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 4.71
58 Mike Parkes 4.70
59 Wolfgang von Trips 4.67
60 Phil Hill 4.66
61 Dave Walker 4.66
62 Tony Brooks 4.65
63 Sebastian Vettel 4.65
64 Niki Lauda 4.59
65 Bernd Schneider 4.59
66 Piero Taruffi 4.57
67 Allan McNish 4.56
68 Gilles Villeneuve 4.56
69 Luigi Musso 4.52
70 Philippe Etançelin 4.52
71 Giacomo Russo 4.51
72 Peter Gregg 4.49
73 Rinaldo Capello 4.47
74 Tim Schenken 4.47
75 Nigel Mansell 4.44
76 Reine Wisell 4.43
77 Peter Gethin 4.41
78 Mario Andretti 4.33
79 Ricardo Zonta 4.31
80 José Maria López 4.31
81 Marco Werner 4.30
82 Chris Irwin 4.30
83 Umberto Grano 4.30
84 Bruce McLaren 4.28
85 Andy Rouse 4.28
86 Michel Leclère 4.27
87 Luigi Fagioli 4.27
88 Al Unser 4.26
89 Steve Soper 4.25
90 Hans Stuck 4.24
91 Emerson Fittipaldi 4.22
92 Dan Gurney 4.22
93 Roberto Ravaglia 4.21
94 Bob Wollek 4.20
95 James Courtney 4.20
96 Mike Thackwell 4.20
97 Hans-Joachim Stuck 4.19
98 Tony Brise 4.18
99 Nino Vaccarella 4.15
100 Cyd Williams 4.15

Points per Finished Races (PFR)

  • This ranking does not take into account the weight of the championships, just the raw results.
  • The points are based in the old Formula 1 scoring system (yes, we are a little nostalgic),only the first six drivers get points:
    • 1st position = 10 points
    • 2nd position = 6 points
    • 3rd position = 4 points
    • 4th position = 3 points
    • 5th position = 2 points
    • 6th position = 1 point
  • The PFR Ranking needs at least 80 races for a driver to be ranked.
  • This ranking only takes into account races where the driver has finished the race, so it removes all incidents like driver mistakes or car failures.

% Wins

Pos Driver %
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 36.88
2 John Love 36.29
3 Rudolf Caracciola 34.88
4 Lewis Hamilton 34.86
5 Jim Clark 32.66
6 Scott McLaughlin 32.47
7 Alberto Ascari 31.69
8 Ayrton Senna 29.89
9 Michael Schumacher 29.01
10 Jackie Stewart 28.32
11 Tazio Nuvolari 28.11
12 Stirling Moss 27.94
13 Alain Prost 27.19
14 Jean-Pierre Wimille 26.00
15 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 25.52
16 Peter Arundell 25.27
17 Roger Williamson 25.27
18 Franck Montagny 25.00
19 Al Holbert 23.19
20 Achille Varzi 23.13
21 Sebastian Vettel 22.62
22 Klaus Ludwig 22.29
23 Conny Andersson 22.12
24 Jochen Rindt 22.05
25 Dennis Hauger 22.03
26 Peter Gregg 21.97
27 Brian Redman 21.94
28 Yuichi Nakayama 20.99
29 Bernd Schneider 20.94
30 Mark Donohue 20.80
31 Tom Walkinshaw 20.77
32 Luigi Villoresi 20.76
33 Jacky Ickx 20.74
34 Jack Brabham 20.67
35 Marco Werner 20.63
36 Ricardo Zonta 20.59
37 Shane van Gisbergen 20.13
38 Felipe Drugovich 20.00
39 Danilo Dirani 20.00
40 Frederik Vesti 19.82
41 Max Verstappen 19.81
42 Benoit Treluyer 19.64
43 Olivier Gendebien 19.59
44 Allan McNish 19.58
45 Dave Walker 19.42
46 Tom Kristensen 19.31
47 José Maria López 19.29
48 Brian Henton 19.23
49 Umberto Grano 19.08
50 Nyck de Vries 19.01
51 Toine Hezemans 18.85
52 Jochen Mass 18.77
53 Anthony Davidson 18.75
54 Gilles Villeneuve 18.69
55 Giuseppe Farina 18.68
56 Gerhard Mitter 18.63
57 Graham McRae 18.57
58 Giacomo Russo 18.35
59 Jason Plato 18.28
60 Gérard Larrousse 18.12
61 Frank Biela 18.12
62 Mike Hawthorn 17.86
63 Norberto Fontana 17.71
64 Cyd Williams 17.65
65 A.J.Foyt 17.57
66 Patricio O´Ward 17.48
67 Tommy Byrne 17.43
68 Tony Bettenhausen 17.36
69 Rinaldo Capello 17.16
70 Nelson Piquet 17.15
71 Oscar Piastri 17.14
72 John Fitzpatrick 17.06
73 Klaus Graf 16.95
74 Borja García 16.81
75 Rodger Ward 16.56
76 Josef Neuhauser 16.48
77 Sam Hornish Jr. 16.38
78 Hans Heyer 16.37
79 Greg Moore 16.36
80 Marvin Kirchhöfer 16.28
81 Carlo van Dam 16.18
82 Volker Weidler 16.10
83 Roberto Ravaglia 16.03
84 Lando Norris 15.98
85 Thiago Medeiros 15.91
86 Laurent Aiello 15.87
87 Mike Thackwell 15.87
88 Denny Hulme 15.82
89 Colton Herta 15.75
90 Jamie Whincup 15.71
91 Ryo Hirakawa 15.69
92 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 15.67
93 David Saelens 15.66
94 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 15.56
95 Timo Bernhard 15.49
96 Sébastien Bourdais 15.45
97 Ronnie Peterson 15.31
98 Maximilian Buhk 15.31
99 Kenta Yamashita 15.29
100 Nelson A.Piquet 15.21

% Pole Positions

Pos Driver %
1 Ayrton Senna 44.02
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 42.50
3 Scott McLaughlin 40.91
4 Jim Clark 36.69
5 Alberto Ascari 35.21
6 John Love 33.87
7 Lewis Hamilton 32.82
8 Tom Walkinshaw 30.77
9 Stirling Moss 27.57
10 Peter Gregg 25.00
11 Jackie Stewart 24.34
12 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 23.70
13 Tom Kristensen 23.61
14 Roger Williamson 23.08
15 Jochen Rindt 22.56
16 Jean-Pierre Wimille 22.00
17 Michael Schumacher 21.97
18 Sebastian Vettel 21.80
19 Will Power 21.61
20 Luigi Villoresi 20.34
21 Jacky Ickx 20.12
22 Ronnie Peterson 19.73
23 Thiago Medeiros 19.32
24 Mark Donohue 19.20
25 Rick Mears 19.14
26 Alain Prost 18.86
27 Toine Hezemans 18.85
28 Yuichi Nakayama 18.52
29 Nelson A.Piquet 18.43
30 Mike Parkes 18.29
31 Bobby Unser 18.05
32 Danilo Dirani 18.00
33 Ricardo Zonta 17.65
34 Klaus Ludwig 17.53
35 Benoit Treluyer 17.50
36 Tommy Byrne 17.43
37 Bernd Schneider 17.40
38 Mauro Baldi 17.32
39 Carlo van Dam 16.91
40 Mario Andretti 16.89
41 Raphael Matos 16.85
42 Bruno Giacomelli 16.76
43 Nigel Mansell 16.73
44 Juan Pablo Montoya 16.67
45 Giuseppe Farina 16.48
46 Tony Brise 16.47
47 Gil de Ferran 16.43
48 Nelson Piquet 16.42
49 Johnny Dumfries 16.36
50 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 16.30
51 Stephen South 16.05
52 Brian Redman 16.03
53 Lando Norris 15.98
54 Allan McNish 15.87
55 Colton Herta 15.75
56 James Hunt 15.59
57 Jochen Mass 15.54
58 Patricio O´Ward 15.53
59 Brian Henton 15.38
60 Conny Andersson 15.38
61 Helio Castroneves 15.29
62 Greg Ray 15.29
63 Kenta Yamashita 15.29
64 Denny Hulme 15.22
65 Sébastien Bourdais 15.18
66 Cyd Williams 15.13
67 Laurent Aiello 15.08
68 Rickard Rydell 15.00
69 Peter Gethin 14.96
70 Gilles Villeneuve 14.95
71 Mika Häkkinen 14.88
72 Jack Brabham 14.80
73 Ryo Hirakawa 14.71
74 Hans-Joachim Stuck 14.32
75 Peter Arundell 14.29
76 Josef Neuhauser 14.29
77 Jamie Whincup 14.29
78 Mike Thackwell 14.29
79 Hans Heyer 14.23
80 Jean-Louis Schlesser 14.09
81 Takashi Kogure 14.08
82 Timo Bernhard 14.08
83 Andy Rouse 14.02
84 Jules Bianchi 13.97
85 Franck Montagny 13.89
86 René Rast 13.66
87 Nyck de Vries 13.64
88 Greg Moore 13.64
89 Dave Walker 13.59
90 Mauro Martini 13.58
91 Martino Finotto 13.57
92 Nico Rosberg 13.57
93 Neel Jani 13.55
94 Roy Pike 13.54
95 A.J.Foyt 13.44
96 Danny Ongais 13.38
97 Raffaele Marciello 13.30
98 John Fitzpatrick 13.27
99 Damon Hill 13.24
100 Rinaldo Capello 13.24

% Fastest Laps

Pos Driver %
1 Jim Clark 35.89
2 Alberto Ascari 35.21
3 Juan Manuel Fangio 34.38
4 Stirling Moss 32.72
5 John Love 29.84
6 Brian Henton 28.46
7 Tazio Nuvolari 28.11
8 Bernd Schneider 26.55
9 Peter Arundell 26.37
10 Tony Brise 24.71
11 Michael Schumacher 24.51
12 Lewis Hamilton 23.92
13 Yuichi Nakayama 23.46
14 Jackie Stewart 23.45
15 Raymond Sommer 23.30
16 Franck Montagny 22.92
17 Alain Prost 22.81
18 Roger Williamson 21.98
19 Nyck de Vries 21.90
20 Achille Varzi 21.64
21 Mike Hawthorn 21.43
22 Conny Andersson 21.15
23 Danilo Dirani 21.00
24 Rudolf Caracciola 20.93
25 Giuseppe Farina 20.88
26 Luigi Villoresi 20.76
27 Colton Herta 20.47
28 Max Defourny 20.22
29 Jean-Pierre Wimille 20.00
30 José Froilán González 19.77
31 Jochen Rindt 19.49
32 Nelson A.Piquet 19.35
33 Jacky Ickx 19.20
34 Mark Donohue 19.20
35 Denny Hulme 19.10
36 Mike Thackwell 19.05
37 Josef Neuhauser 18.68
38 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 18.50
39 Jean Behra 18.28
40 Lando Norris 17.53
41 Benoit Treluyer 17.50
42 Sebastian Vettel 17.44
43 Peter Gregg 17.42
44 Ayrton Senna 17.39
45 Stephen South 17.28
46 James Courtney 17.09
47 Dennis Hauger 16.95
48 Gilles Villeneuve 16.82
49 Jules Bianchi 16.76
50 José Maria López 16.75
51 Tom Kristensen 16.74
52 Ye Yifei 16.67
53 Giacomo Russo 16.51
54 Jack Brabham 16.48
55 Felix Rosenqvist 16.32
56 Marvin Kirchhöfer 16.28
57 Sébastien Bourdais 16.23
58 Scott McLaughlin 16.23
59 Bruno Giacomelli 16.19
60 Oscar Piastri 16.19
61 Tom Walkinshaw 16.15
62 Thiago Medeiros 15.91
63 Klaus Ludwig 15.80
64 Juan Pablo Montoya 15.77
65 Chaz Mostert 15.71
66 Jason Plato 15.70
67 Ricardo Zonta 15.69
68 Patricio O´Ward 15.53
69 Mika Häkkinen 15.35
70 Frederik Vesti 15.32
71 Scott Speed 14.94
72 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 14.88
73 Alan Jones 14.74
74 Max Verstappen 14.62
75 Felipe Drugovich 14.62
76 Paolo Montin 14.60
77 Kimiya Sato 14.29
78 John Surtees 14.23
79 Esteban Gutiérrez 13.89
80 Emilio de Villota 13.79
81 Peter Gethin 13.68
82 Luca Ghiotto 13.66
83 Louis Chiron 13.64
84 Ronnie Peterson 13.61
85 Joseph Mawson 13.60
86 Dave Walker 13.59
87 Reine Wisell 13.47
88 Josef Newgarden 13.47
89 Kimi Räikkönen 13.33
90 Tim Schenken 13.33
91 Gordon Shedden 13.29
92 Bev Bond 13.25
93 Robert Lechner 13.18
94 Antonio Pizzonia 13.10
95 Toine Hezemans 13.09
96 Seannan Fielding 13.04
97 Laurens Vanthoor 13.04
98 François Cevert 13.04
99 René Rast 13.04
100 Al Holbert 13.04

Users Ratings

Pos Driver Rating Total Ratings
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 9.82 17
2 Ayrton Senna 9.78 23
3 Jim Clark 9.75 16
4 Alberto Ascari 9.67 12
5 Stirling Moss 9.55 20
6 Jochen Rindt 9.53 15
7 Tazio Nuvolari 9.50 20
8 Jackie Stewart 9.50 18
9 Fernando Alonso 9.44 34
10 Michael Schumacher 9.42 24
11 Achille Varzi 9.33 9
12 Mario Andretti 9.29 17
13 Bernd Schneider 9.00 13
14 Jacky Ickx 9.00 16
15 Lando Norris 9.00 10
16 Charles Leclerc 9.00 17
17 Juan Pablo Montoya 8.93 14
18 Jack Brabham 8.92 13
19 Jules Bianchi 8.90 10
20 Tom Kristensen 8.90 10
21 Nelson Piquet 8.77 13
22 Lewis Hamilton 8.76 25
23 Ronnie Peterson 8.71 14
24 Alain Prost 8.69 16
25 Rudolf Caracciola 8.62 13
26 Niki Lauda 8.57 14
27 Nico Rosberg 8.57 21
28 Sébastien Bourdais 8.55 11
29 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 8.50 10
30 Stoffel Vandoorne 8.47 15
31 Sebastian Vettel 8.46 24
32 Graham Hill 8.45 11
33 Mika Häkkinen 8.44 9
34 André Lotterer 8.42 12
35 Max Verstappen 8.41 22
36 Gabriele Tarquini 8.40 10
37 Felix Rosenqvist 8.38 13
38 Michael Andretti 8.36 11
39 Daniel Ricciardo 8.33 15
40 Esteban Ocon 8.31 13
41 Yvan Muller 8.30 10
42 Scott Dixon 8.23 13
43 Mattias Ekström 8.22 9
44 John Surtees 8.20 10
45 Jenson Button 8.17 18
46 Mark Webber 8.14 14
47 Sébastien Buemi 8.12 17
48 Nico Hülkenberg 8.00 23
49 Emerson Fittipaldi 8.00 13
50 Gilles Villeneuve 8.00 12
51 Jean Behra 8.00 10
52 Luca Ghiotto 8.00 9
53 Louis Chiron 8.00 9
54 François Cevert 8.00 11
55 Pascal Wehrlein 8.00 9
56 Nigel Mansell 8.00 10
57 Simon Pagenaud 7.91 11
58 Daniil Kvyat 7.90 10
59 Rubens Barrichello 7.90 10
60 Giorgio Pantano 7.89 9
61 Antonio Giovinazzi 7.82 11
62 Edoardo Mortara 7.80 10
63 Robert Wickens 7.75 12
64 Valtteri Bottas 7.72 18
65 Daniel Juncadella 7.70 10
66 Takuma Sato 7.67 9
67 Jan Magnussen 7.64 11
68 Lucas di Grassi 7.56 9
69 Tom Coronel 7.56 9
70 Roberto Merhi 7.54 13
71 Brendon Hartley 7.50 16
72 Carlos Sáinz Jr. 7.45 22
73 Henri Pescarolo 7.44 9
74 Kimi Räikkönen 7.41 17
75 Jo Bonnier 7.40 10
76 Anthony Davidson 7.22 9
77 Kevin Magnussen 7.22 9
78 Patrick Depailler 7.00 9
79 Felipe Massa 6.85 13
80 Clay Regazzoni 6.70 10
81 Johnny Herbert 6.67 9
82 Pastor Maldonado 6.20 10
83 Vitaly Petrov 5.10 10