Rankings

Racing Years Ranking

Pos Driver Points
1 Ayrton Senna 186.81
2 Jackie Stewart 173.38
3 Alberto Ascari 170.13
4 Juan Manuel Fangio 168.67
5 Jochen Rindt 164.93
6 Jim Clark 164.20
7 Jean-Pierre Wimille 159.85
8 Alain Prost 159.31
9 Michael Schumacher 159.24
10 Tazio Nuvolari 158.88
11 Lewis Hamilton 156.28
12 Stirling Moss 156.11
13 Achille Varzi 153.99
14 Jack Brabham 150.14
15 Giuseppe Farina 149.51
16 Jean Behra 147.79
17 Bobby Unser 145.69
18 Mike Hawthorn 145.13
19 Peter Collins 144.67
20 Tony Brooks 143.99
21 Sebastian Vettel 143.83
22 John Surtees 143.51
23 Jacky Ickx 142.40
24 Nelson Piquet 140.87
25 Rodger Ward 140.73
26 José Froilán González 139.65
27 Phil Hill 137.39
28 Bruce McLaren 137.19
29 A.J.Foyt 136.23
30 Max Verstappen 135.67
31 Niki Lauda 134.71
32 Fernando Alonso 134.23
33 Nigel Mansell 134.03
34 Louis Chiron 132.82
35 Rick Mears 132.05
36 Raymond Sommer 131.83
37 Michael Andretti 130.68
38 Luigi Villoresi 130.28
39 Marcel Lehoux 130.21
40 Dan Gurney 129.91
41 Hans Stuck 129.90
42 Pedro Rodríguez 127.92
43 Emerson Fittipaldi 127.44
44 Roy Salvadori 126.53
45 Mario Andretti 126.40
46 Denny Hulme 126.35
47 Graham Hill 126.16
48 Gordon Johncock 125.93
49 Carlos Reutemann 125.47
50 René Dreyfus 124.65
51 Damon Hill 124.13
52 Gerhard Berger 123.84
53 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 123.74
54 Billy Vukovich II 123.28
55 Ronnie Peterson 122.57
56 Hans Herrmann 122.45
57 Olivier Gendebien 122.16
58 Luigi Musso 122.09
59 Greg Moore 122.09
60 Luigi Fagioli 121.54
61 Mika Häkkinen 121.11
62 Kimi Räikkönen 120.69
63 Tom Sneva 120.61
64 Piers Courage 120.57
65 André Simon 120.55
66 James Hunt 120.48
67 Chris Amon 120.35
68 Al Unser 120.32
69 Jody Scheckter 119.48
70 Bernd Schneider 119.27
71 Valtteri Bottas 119.20
72 Marvin Kirchhöfer 117.89
73 Roger McCluskey 117.48
74 Nino Vaccarella 117.09
75 Tommy Byrne 117.04
76 Patrick Tambay 116.50
77 Mark Donohue 116.22
78 José Maria López 116.15
79 Tony Bettenhausen 116.10
80 Riccardo Patrese 115.95
81 Derek Bell 115.88
82 Charles Leclerc 115.83
83 Piero Taruffi 115.33
84 Franck Montagny 114.76
85 Juan Pablo Montoya 114.60
86 Brian Henton 114.53
87 Reg Parnell 114.36
88 Bobby Rahal 114.02
89 Jo Siffert 113.97
90 Tom Kristensen 113.52
91 Dean Stoneman 113.47
92 Daniel Ricciardo 113.32
93 Didier Pironi 113.12
94 Patrick Depailler 112.94
95 Paul Tracy 112.86
96 Jochen Mass 112.53
97 Robert Manzon 112.35
98 Prince Bira 112.22
99 Richie Ginther 112.21
100 Nico Rosberg 111.78

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 7.56
2 Rudolf Caracciola 7.30
3 Alberto Ascari 7.29
4 Jean-Pierre Wimille 6.98
5 Ayrton Senna 6.96
6 Jim Clark 6.90
7 Jackie Stewart 6.58
8 Stirling Moss 6.55
9 Jochen Rindt 6.44
10 Tazio Nuvolari 6.32
11 Alain Prost 6.16
12 Achille Varzi 6.14
13 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 5.93
14 Luigi Villoresi 5.89
15 Giuseppe Farina 5.83
16 Lewis Hamilton 5.81
17 Michael Schumacher 5.73
18 José Froilán González 5.60
19 Umberto Grano 5.56
20 Mike Hawthorn 5.49
21 Peter Arundell 5.44
22 Jacky Ickx 5.40
23 Jack Brabham 5.38
24 Brian Redman 5.36
25 Peter Collins 5.15
26 Gerhard Mitter 5.14
27 Jean Behra 5.13
28 Hans Heyer 5.12
29 Tony Bettenhausen 5.07
30 Roger Williamson 5.04
31 John Love 5.02
32 Franck Montagny 5.01
33 Nelson Piquet 4.97
34 Reg Parnell 4.95
35 Gérard Larrousse 4.95
36 Klaus Ludwig 4.90
37 Graham McRae 4.89
38 Marcel Lehoux 4.88
39 Rodger Ward 4.87
40 John Surtees 4.87
41 Dave Walker 4.87
42 Toine Hezemans 4.84
43 Raymond Sommer 4.83
44 Jochen Mass 4.81
45 Sebastian Vettel 4.80
46 A.J.Foyt 4.78
47 Tom Kristensen 4.78
48 Ronnie Peterson 4.76
49 Conny Andersson 4.76
50 Olivier Gendebien 4.74
51 Bobby Unser 4.73
52 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 4.71
53 Tony Brooks 4.70
54 Denny Hulme 4.69
55 Louis Chiron 4.68
56 Phil Hill 4.66
57 Bernd Schneider 4.61
58 John Fitzpatrick 4.60
59 Niki Lauda 4.60
60 Piero Taruffi 4.58
61 Rinaldo Capello 4.58
62 Allan McNish 4.56
63 Philippe Etançelin 4.55
64 Max Verstappen 4.52
65 Giacomo Russo 4.51
66 Luigi Musso 4.51
67 Tim Schenken 4.50
68 Reine Wisell 4.49
69 Al Holbert 4.43
70 Mark Donohue 4.41
71 Nigel Mansell 4.37
72 Gilles Villeneuve 4.35
73 Hans Stuck 4.35
74 Peter Gethin 4.33
75 Mario Andretti 4.31
76 Ricardo Zonta 4.31
77 Marco Werner 4.30
78 Bruce McLaren 4.29
79 Michel Leclère 4.27
80 Al Unser 4.26
81 Dan Gurney 4.26
82 Emerson Fittipaldi 4.25
83 José Maria López 4.23
84 Mike Thackwell 4.22
85 James Courtney 4.20
86 Luigi Fagioli 4.20
87 Bob Wollek 4.19
88 Derek Bell 4.18
89 Nino Vaccarella 4.17
90 Mirko Bortolotti 4.16
91 Volker Weidler 4.15
92 Hans-Joachim Stuck 4.15
93 Benoit Treluyer 4.13
94 Brian Henton 4.12
95 Chico Serra 4.12
96 Jonathan Williams 4.10
97 Prince Bira 4.09
98 Greg Moore 4.09
99 Sam Hornish Jr. 4.09
100 René Dreyfus 4.07

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 36.20
2 Lewis Hamilton 35.28
3 Rudolf Caracciola 32.97
4 Jim Clark 32.53
5 Alberto Ascari 29.80
6 Ayrton Senna 29.57
7 Michael Schumacher 28.85
8 Stirling Moss 26.86
9 Tazio Nuvolari 26.53
10 Alain Prost 26.38
11 Jackie Stewart 25.45
12 Roger Williamson 25.27
13 Umberto Grano 25.00
14 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 24.83
15 Franck Montagny 24.32
16 Jean-Pierre Wimille 24.30
17 Dennis Hauger 23.86
18 Sebastian Vettel 23.45
19 Peter Arundell 22.77
20 Brian Redman 22.13
21 Achille Varzi 21.83
22 John Love 21.59
23 Marvin Kirchhöfer 21.59
24 Klaus Ludwig 21.52
25 Jochen Rindt 21.39
26 Conny Andersson 21.30
27 Stefan Bellof 20.73
28 Mirko Bortolotti 20.72
29 Marco Werner 20.37
30 Dave Walker 20.20
31 Jacky Ickx 20.18
32 Ricardo Zonta 20.00
33 Danilo Dirani 20.00
34 Bernd Schneider 19.94
35 Luigi Villoresi 19.92
36 Nyck de Vries 19.91
37 Benoit Treluyer 19.71
38 James Courtney 19.39
39 Olivier Gendebien 19.19
40 Tom Kristensen 19.15
41 Allan McNish 19.07
42 Anthony Davidson 19.05
43 Jack Brabham 18.84
44 Gérard Larrousse 18.80
45 José Maria López 18.56
46 Frank Biela 18.38
47 Richie Stanaway 18.37
48 Carlo van Dam 18.33
49 Jason Plato 18.20
50 Rinaldo Capello 18.18
51 Jochen Mass 17.90
52 Giuseppe Farina 17.80
53 Toine Hezemans 17.75
54 Graham McRae 17.69
55 Oscar Piastri 17.58
56 A.J.Foyt 17.44
57 Max Verstappen 17.35
58 Norberto Fontana 17.35
59 Lando Norris 17.32
60 Nelson Piquet 17.14
61 Gerhard Mitter 17.12
62 Tony Bettenhausen 17.07
63 Giacomo Russo 16.95
64 Brian Henton 16.56
65 Rodger Ward 16.56
66 Klaus Graf 16.53
67 Tommy Byrne 16.52
68 Borja García 16.52
69 René Rast 16.44
70 Sam Hornish Jr. 16.38
71 Greg Moore 16.36
72 Ryo Hirakawa 16.33
73 Raffaele Marciello 16.30
74 Mike Hawthorn 16.26
75 Hans Heyer 16.19
76 Sébastien Bourdais 16.03
77 Joseph Mawson 15.89
78 Timo Bernhard 15.83
79 Al Holbert 15.79
80 Thiago Medeiros 15.73
81 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 15.72
82 Dean Stoneman 15.69
83 Josef Neuhauser 15.63
84 Mike Thackwell 15.63
85 Laurent Aiello 15.63
86 Gilles Villeneuve 15.56
87 John Fitzpatrick 15.54
88 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 15.44
89 Scott Dixon 15.43
90 Felix Rosenqvist 15.38
91 Yvan Muller 15.27
92 Nelson A.Piquet 15.14
93 Ronnie Peterson 15.05
94 Hans-Joachim Stuck 14.99
95 Jonathan Williams 14.85
96 Volker Weidler 14.84
97 Reine Wisell 14.80
98 Mauro Baldi 14.66
99 David Saelens 14.61
100 Johnny Dumfries 14.55

% Pole Positions

Pos Driver %
1 Ayrton Senna 43.55
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 41.10
3 Jim Clark 36.55
4 Lewis Hamilton 33.16
5 Alberto Ascari 32.45
6 Stirling Moss 26.86
7 James Courtney 25.51
8 Stefan Bellof 24.39
9 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 23.53
10 Tom Kristensen 23.40
11 Jackie Stewart 23.21
12 Roger Williamson 23.08
13 Sebastian Vettel 22.60
14 Jochen Rindt 22.39
15 Will Power 22.30
16 Michael Schumacher 21.85
17 Jacky Ickx 19.58
18 Toine Hezemans 19.53
19 Ronnie Peterson 19.40
20 Carlo van Dam 19.17
21 Thiago Medeiros 19.10
22 Rick Mears 18.96
23 Jean-Pierre Wimille 18.69
24 Mike Parkes 18.52
25 Nelson A.Piquet 18.35
26 Alain Prost 18.30
27 Umberto Grano 18.27
28 Marvin Kirchhöfer 18.18
29 Mark Donohue 18.02
30 Danilo Dirani 18.00
31 Bobby Unser 17.60
32 Benoit Treluyer 17.56
33 Luigi Villoresi 17.48
34 Mauro Baldi 17.24
35 Ricardo Zonta 17.14
36 Juan Pablo Montoya 17.13
37 Tony Brise 16.87
38 Raphael Matos 16.85
39 Klaus Ludwig 16.82
40 Lando Norris 16.76
41 Mario Andretti 16.59
42 Bernd Schneider 16.57
43 Tommy Byrne 16.52
44 Gil de Ferran 16.36
45 Johnny Dumfries 16.36
46 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 16.35
47 Nelson Piquet 16.07
48 John Love 15.91
49 Nigel Mansell 15.83
50 Sébastien Bourdais 15.76
51 Brian Redman 15.74
52 Helio Castroneves 15.49
53 Allan McNish 15.46
54 Mirko Bortolotti 15.32
55 Ryo Hirakawa 15.31
56 Bruno Giacomelli 15.26
57 James Hunt 15.26
58 Giuseppe Farina 15.18
59 René Rast 15.07
60 Jochen Mass 15.06
61 Chico Serra 15.05
62 Greg Ray 14.94
63 Laurent Aiello 14.84
64 Conny Andersson 14.81
65 Denny Hulme 14.77
66 Rickard Rydell 14.73
67 Mika Häkkinen 14.68
68 Stephen South 14.63
69 Jean-Louis Schlesser 14.50
70 Rinaldo Capello 14.44
71 Timo Bernhard 14.39
72 Dave Walker 14.14
73 Jack Harvey 14.12
74 Takashi Kogure 14.08
75 Neel Jani 13.91
76 Jules Bianchi 13.89
77 Hans-Joachim Stuck 13.82
78 Colton Herta 13.68
79 Greg Moore 13.64
80 Nyck de Vries 13.57
81 Felix Rosenqvist 13.55
82 Josef Neuhauser 13.54
83 Gérard Larrousse 13.53
84 Franck Montagny 13.51
85 Nico Rosberg 13.48
86 A.J.Foyt 13.33
87 Raffaele Marciello 13.33
88 Gilles Villeneuve 13.33
89 Jack Brabham 13.30
90 Martino Finotto 13.29
91 Mike Thackwell 13.28
92 Brian Henton 13.25
93 Mauro Martini 13.25
94 Peter Gethin 13.16
95 John Fitzpatrick 12.95
96 Roy Pike 12.90
97 José Maria López 12.89
98 Jamie Campbell-Walter 12.87
99 Frank Biela 12.87
100 Peter Arundell 12.87

% Fastest Laps

Pos Driver %
1 Jim Clark 35.74
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 33.74
3 Alberto Ascari 33.11
4 Stirling Moss 31.45
5 Stefan Bellof 29.27
6 James Courtney 28.57
7 Tazio Nuvolari 26.53
8 Tony Brise 25.30
9 Bernd Schneider 25.28
10 Brian Henton 24.50
11 Michael Schumacher 24.37
12 Marvin Kirchhöfer 23.86
13 Peter Arundell 23.76
14 Lewis Hamilton 23.61
15 Nyck de Vries 23.08
16 Raymond Sommer 22.40
17 Franck Montagny 22.30
18 Alain Prost 22.13
19 Roger Williamson 21.98
20 Colton Herta 21.05
21 Danilo Dirani 21.00
22 Jackie Stewart 20.54
23 Conny Andersson 20.37
24 Max Defourny 20.00
25 Luigi Villoresi 19.92
26 Giuseppe Farina 19.90
27 Rudolf Caracciola 19.78
28 Achille Varzi 19.72
29 Mike Hawthorn 19.51
30 Nelson A.Piquet 19.27
31 Jochen Rindt 18.91
32 Mike Thackwell 18.75
33 Jean-Pierre Wimille 18.69
34 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 18.55
35 José Froilán González 18.48
36 Lando Norris 18.44
37 Denny Hulme 18.15
38 Sebastian Vettel 18.08
39 Jacky Ickx 18.07
40 Benoit Treluyer 17.92
41 Jean Behra 17.89
42 Josef Neuhauser 17.71
43 Felix Rosenqvist 17.22
44 Ayrton Senna 17.20
45 Stephen South 17.07
46 José Maria López 17.01
47 Sébastien Bourdais 16.85
48 Jules Bianchi 16.67
49 Tom Kristensen 16.60
50 Juan Pablo Montoya 16.20
51 Thiago Medeiros 15.73
52 Jason Plato 15.63
53 Jack Brabham 15.51
54 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 15.49
55 Frédéric Vervisch 15.27
56 Giacomo Russo 15.25
57 Ricardo Zonta 15.24
58 Mika Häkkinen 15.14
59 Klaus Ludwig 15.02
60 Joseph Mawson 14.95
61 Dennis Hauger 14.77
62 John Love 14.77
63 Scott Speed 14.61
64 Alan Jones 14.46
65 Mirko Bortolotti 14.41
66 Kimiya Sato 14.39
67 Paolo Montin 14.39
68 Oscar Piastri 14.29
69 Bruno Giacomelli 14.21
70 Dave Walker 14.14
71 Esteban Gutiérrez 13.89
72 Kimi Räikkönen 13.81
73 Hans Heyer 13.77
74 Luca Ghiotto 13.59
75 Josef Newgarden 13.56
76 Gérard Larrousse 13.53
77 Laurens Vanthoor 13.48
78 Ronnie Peterson 13.38
79 Sébastien Buemi 13.33
80 Carlo van Dam 13.33
81 Gilles Villeneuve 13.33
82 Gordon Shedden 13.29
83 Max Verstappen 13.27
84 Reine Wisell 13.27
85 Antonio Pizzonia 13.10
86 Mikkel Jensen 13.04
87 Seannan Fielding 13.04
88 Tim Schenken 12.96
89 John Surtees 12.83
90 Anthony Reid 12.81
91 Robert Lechner 12.78
92 Sebastian Hohenthal 12.77
93 Brendon Hartley 12.61
94 Jamie Green 12.54
95 Nelson Piquet 12.50
96 Toine Hezemans 12.43
97 René Dreyfus 12.39
98 Marco Werner 12.35
99 Eric Salignon 12.35
100 René Rast 12.33

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