Rankings

Racing Years Ranking

Pos Driver Points
1 Ayrton Senna 190.09
2 Jackie Stewart 172.83
3 Juan Manuel Fangio 169.44
4 Alberto Ascari 168.90
5 Jochen Rindt 166.93
6 Jim Clark 162.65
7 Michael Schumacher 160.92
8 Alain Prost 160.47
9 Tazio Nuvolari 159.79
10 Jean-Pierre Wimille 158.46
11 Stirling Moss 157.95
12 Lewis Hamilton 157.40
13 Achille Varzi 154.19
14 Jack Brabham 151.44
15 Jean Behra 151.09
16 Mike Hawthorn 150.31
17 Giuseppe Farina 150.00
18 Peter Collins 145.42
19 Bobby Unser 145.28
20 Jacky Ickx 143.31
21 John Surtees 142.60
22 José Froilán González 142.14
23 Sebastian Vettel 141.92
24 Tony Brooks 141.43
25 Nelson Piquet 141.21
26 Max Verstappen 140.75
27 Rodger Ward 140.69
28 Bruce McLaren 137.93
29 Phil Hill 137.34
30 A.J.Foyt 136.56
31 Niki Lauda 136.42
32 Nigel Mansell 136.01
33 Stefan Bellof 135.81
34 Louis Chiron 135.32
35 Marcel Lehoux 133.69
36 Raymond Sommer 131.87
37 Rick Mears 131.87
38 Fernando Alonso 131.67
39 Michael Andretti 131.08
40 Luigi Villoresi 130.18
41 Hans Stuck 130.14
42 Dan Gurney 129.78
43 Pedro Rodríguez 128.42
44 Mario Andretti 127.95
45 Emerson Fittipaldi 127.36
46 René Dreyfus 126.57
47 Roy Salvadori 126.41
48 Graham Hill 125.98
49 Gordon Johncock 125.93
50 James Hunt 125.70
51 Carlos Reutemann 125.13
52 Denny Hulme 124.56
53 Damon Hill 124.44
54 Olivier Gendebien 123.78
55 Billy Vukovich II 123.28
56 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 123.03
57 Mika Häkkinen 123.02
58 Ronnie Peterson 122.81
59 Luigi Fagioli 122.27
60 Chris Amon 122.15
61 Greg Moore 122.09
62 Gerhard Berger 121.67
63 Hans Herrmann 121.46
64 Piers Courage 121.43
65 Tom Sneva 120.61
66 Luigi Musso 120.43
67 Al Unser 120.32
68 Jody Scheckter 120.06
69 Valtteri Bottas 119.81
70 Tony Brise 119.30
71 Bernd Schneider 118.81
72 Marvin Kirchhöfer 117.89
73 André Simon 117.62
74 Kimi Räikkönen 117.62
75 Roger McCluskey 117.48
76 Riccardo Patrese 117.47
77 Tommy Byrne 117.04
78 José Maria López 116.95
79 Patrick Tambay 116.74
80 Derek Bell 116.71
81 Charles Leclerc 116.50
82 Brian Henton 116.24
83 Martin Brundle 116.09
84 Tony Bettenhausen 116.01
85 Mike Parkes 115.66
86 Nino Vaccarella 115.63
87 Prince Bira 115.24
88 Patrick Depailler 115.09
89 Mark Donohue 115.05
90 Jo Siffert 114.97
91 Piero Taruffi 114.90
92 Tom Kristensen 114.83
93 Franck Montagny 114.68
94 Didier Pironi 114.57
95 Juan Pablo Montoya 114.16
96 Jochen Mass 113.56
97 Dean Stoneman 113.47
98 Paul Tracy 113.28
99 Reg Parnell 112.97
100 Elio de Angelis 112.72

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 7.30
4 Jean-Pierre Wimille 6.98
5 Ayrton Senna 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 6.31
11 Alain Prost 6.16
12 Achille Varzi 6.14
13 Luigi Villoresi 5.90
14 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 5.89
15 Giuseppe Farina 5.83
16 Lewis Hamilton 5.81
17 Michael Schumacher 5.73
18 José Froilán González 5.52
19 Mike Hawthorn 5.51
20 Peter Arundell 5.44
21 Jacky Ickx 5.43
22 Jack Brabham 5.42
23 Brian Redman 5.39
24 John Love 5.33
25 Jean Behra 5.17
26 Stefan Bellof 5.15
27 Tom Walkinshaw 5.14
28 Gerhard Mitter 5.14
29 Peter Collins 5.13
30 Hans Heyer 5.11
31 Tony Bettenhausen 5.07
32 Roger Williamson 5.04
33 Franck Montagny 5.01
34 Marcel Lehoux 5.00
35 Klaus Ludwig 4.97
36 Reg Parnell 4.95
37 Nelson Piquet 4.94
38 Toine Hezemans 4.93
39 Graham McRae 4.89
40 John Surtees 4.87
41 Rodger Ward 4.87
42 Dave Walker 4.84
43 Raymond Sommer 4.83
44 Gérard Larrousse 4.83
45 Jochen Mass 4.83
46 Mike Parkes 4.79
47 A.J.Foyt 4.78
48 Tom Kristensen 4.78
49 Conny Andersson 4.76
50 Olivier Gendebien 4.74
51 Bobby Unser 4.73
52 Ronnie Peterson 4.73
53 Louis Chiron 4.71
54 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 4.71
55 Sebastian Vettel 4.70
56 Max Verstappen 4.69
57 Wolfgang von Trips 4.67
58 Denny Hulme 4.67
59 Phil Hill 4.66
60 Tony Brooks 4.65
61 Niki Lauda 4.59
62 Bernd Schneider 4.59
63 John Fitzpatrick 4.59
64 Piero Taruffi 4.57
65 Allan McNish 4.56
66 Philippe Etançelin 4.55
67 Luigi Musso 4.52
68 Giacomo Russo 4.51
69 Tim Schenken 4.50
70 Rinaldo Capello 4.47
71 Reine Wisell 4.43
72 Al Holbert 4.43
73 Gilles Villeneuve 4.42
74 Mark Donohue 4.41
75 Peter Gethin 4.39
76 Nigel Mansell 4.37
77 Mario Andretti 4.33
78 Ricardo Zonta 4.31
79 Umberto Grano 4.30
80 Marco Werner 4.30
81 Bruce McLaren 4.28
82 Andy Rouse 4.28
83 Michel Leclère 4.27
84 Al Unser 4.26
85 Hans Stuck 4.26
86 Emerson Fittipaldi 4.25
87 Steve Soper 4.25
88 José Maria López 4.24
89 Dan Gurney 4.22
90 Bob Wollek 4.21
91 James Courtney 4.20
92 Luigi Fagioli 4.20
93 Tony Brise 4.20
94 Mike Thackwell 4.20
95 Roberto Ravaglia 4.18
96 Derek Bell 4.18
97 Mirko Bortolotti 4.16
98 Nino Vaccarella 4.15
99 Benoit Treluyer 4.13
100 Emanuele Pirro 4.13

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 Rudolf Caracciola 35.29
3 Lewis Hamilton 35.14
4 Jim Clark 32.79
5 Alberto Ascari 31.25
6 Ayrton Senna 29.73
7 Michael Schumacher 29.01
8 Jackie Stewart 28.32
9 Stirling Moss 27.94
10 Tazio Nuvolari 27.81
11 Alain Prost 27.07
12 Jean-Pierre Wimille 26.00
13 John Love 25.71
14 Roger Williamson 25.27
15 Franck Montagny 25.00
16 Peter Arundell 25.00
17 Kurt Ahrens Jr. 24.50
18 Dennis Hauger 23.15
19 Sebastian Vettel 22.99
20 Achille Varzi 22.96
21 Brian Redman 22.51
22 Klaus Ludwig 22.44
23 Jochen Rindt 21.94
24 Marvin Kirchhöfer 21.59
25 Frederik Vesti 21.36
26 Stefan Bellof 20.99
27 Conny Andersson 20.91
28 Luigi Villoresi 20.76
29 Mirko Bortolotti 20.72
30 Marco Werner 20.63
31 Ricardo Zonta 20.59
32 Jacky Ickx 20.49
33 Tom Walkinshaw 20.45
34 Danilo Dirani 20.00
35 Bernd Schneider 19.94
36 Jack Brabham 19.89
37 Dave Walker 19.80
38 Benoit Treluyer 19.78
39 Olivier Gendebien 19.39
40 James Courtney 19.39
41 Allan McNish 19.37
42 Nyck de Vries 19.31
43 Tom Kristensen 19.15
44 Umberto Grano 19.08
45 Anthony Davidson 19.05
46 Max Verstappen 18.93
47 Giuseppe Farina 18.48
48 José Maria López 18.46
49 Graham McRae 18.44
50 Richie Stanaway 18.37
51 Jochen Mass 18.34
52 Carlo van Dam 18.33
53 Toine Hezemans 18.32
54 Jason Plato 18.28
55 Frank Biela 18.12
56 Gérard Larrousse 17.99
57 Gerhard Mitter 17.92
58 Mike Hawthorn 17.86
59 Norberto Fontana 17.71
60 Gilles Villeneuve 17.65
61 A.J.Foyt 17.48
62 Rinaldo Capello 17.16
63 Tony Bettenhausen 17.07
64 Nelson Piquet 16.85
65 Klaus Graf 16.81
66 Borja García 16.81
67 Giacomo Russo 16.81
68 Brian Henton 16.78
69 Tommy Byrne 16.67
70 Lando Norris 16.49
71 Rodger Ward 16.46
72 Sam Hornish Jr. 16.38
73 Greg Moore 16.36
74 Raffaele Marciello 16.30
75 Hans Heyer 16.25
76 Ryo Hirakawa 16.16
77 Kenta Yamashita 16.05
78 Dean Stoneman 16.00
79 Oscar Piastri 16.00
80 Roberto Ravaglia 15.97
81 Al Holbert 15.96
82 Josef Neuhauser 15.96
83 Joseph Mawson 15.93
84 Thiago Medeiros 15.91
85 Laurent Aiello 15.87
86 Timo Bernhard 15.83
87 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 15.77
88 Sébastien Bourdais 15.69
89 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 15.56
90 René Rast 15.48
91 John Fitzpatrick 15.46
92 Mike Thackwell 15.38
93 Scott Dixon 15.32
94 Nelson A.Piquet 15.21
95 Yvan Muller 15.21
96 Ronnie Peterson 15.15
97 Reine Wisell 15.03
98 Felix Rosenqvist 14.95
99 Steve Soper 14.94
100 David Saelens 14.77

% Pole Positions

Pos Driver %
1 Ayrton Senna 43.78
2 Juan Manuel Fangio 42.50
3 Jim Clark 36.84
4 Alberto Ascari 34.72
5 Lewis Hamilton 33.07
6 Tom Walkinshaw 30.30
7 Stirling Moss 27.57
8 James Courtney 25.51
9 Stefan Bellof 24.69
10 Jackie Stewart 24.34
11 Kazuyoshi Hoshino 23.70
12 Tom Kristensen 23.40
13 Roger Williamson 23.08
14 Jochen Rindt 22.45
15 Sebastian Vettel 22.16
16 Michael Schumacher 21.97
17 John Love 21.90
18 Will Power 21.71
19 Luigi Villoresi 20.34
20 Jean-Pierre Wimille 20.00
21 Jacky Ickx 19.88
22 Ronnie Peterson 19.53
23 Thiago Medeiros 19.32
24 Carlo van Dam 19.17
25 Rick Mears 19.05
26 Toine Hezemans 18.85
27 Alain Prost 18.78
28 Nelson A.Piquet 18.43
29 Mark Donohue 18.35
30 Mike Parkes 18.29
31 Marvin Kirchhöfer 18.18
32 Danilo Dirani 18.00
33 Bobby Unser 17.74
34 Ricardo Zonta 17.65
35 Klaus Ludwig 17.65
36 Benoit Treluyer 17.63
37 Juan Pablo Montoya 16.90
38 Raphael Matos 16.85
39 Mario Andretti 16.83
40 Mauro Baldi 16.67
41 Tommy Byrne 16.67
42 Bernd Schneider 16.57
43 Gil de Ferran 16.43
44 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 16.40
45 Giuseppe Farina 16.30
46 Tony Brise 16.28
47 Johnny Dumfries 16.22
48 Nelson Piquet 16.13
49 Kenta Yamashita 16.05
50 Brian Redman 16.02
51 Lando Norris 15.96
52 Nigel Mansell 15.94
53 Allan McNish 15.71
54 Stephen South 15.66
55 James Hunt 15.51
56 Bruno Giacomelli 15.51
57 Helio Castroneves 15.49
58 Sébastien Bourdais 15.43
59 Mirko Bortolotti 15.32
60 Greg Ray 15.29
61 Chico Serra 15.22
62 Jochen Mass 15.19
63 Ryo Hirakawa 15.15
64 Laurent Aiello 15.08
65 Rickard Rydell 15.00
66 Mika Häkkinen 14.81
67 Denny Hulme 14.59
68 Conny Andersson 14.55
69 Peter Gethin 14.47
70 Timo Bernhard 14.39
71 Jack Brabham 14.20
72 René Rast 14.19
73 Takashi Kogure 14.18
74 Hans Heyer 14.13
75 Peter Arundell 14.13
76 Andy Rouse 14.02
77 Jules Bianchi 13.97
78 Franck Montagny 13.89
79 Dave Walker 13.86
80 Mike Thackwell 13.85
81 Josef Neuhauser 13.83
82 Jean-Louis Schlesser 13.73
83 Neel Jani 13.73
84 Greg Moore 13.64
85 Martino Finotto 13.57
86 Nico Rosberg 13.57
87 Brian Henton 13.42
88 A.J.Foyt 13.37
89 Jack Harvey 13.33
90 Raffaele Marciello 13.33
91 Mauro Martini 13.25
92 Rinaldo Capello 13.24
93 Colton Herta 13.21
94 Felix Rosenqvist 13.17
95 Umberto Grano 13.16
96 Hans-Joachim Stuck 13.10
97 Dan Gurney 13.04
98 Tony Brooks 13.04
99 Jamie Campbell-Walter 13.00
100 Nyck de Vries 12.88

% Fastest Laps

Pos Driver %
1 Jim Clark 36.03
2 Alberto Ascari 34.72
3 Juan Manuel Fangio 34.38
4 Stirling Moss 32.72
5 Stefan Bellof 29.63
6 James Courtney 28.57
7 Tazio Nuvolari 27.81
8 Peter Arundell 26.09
9 Bernd Schneider 25.28
10 Brian Henton 24.83
11 Michael Schumacher 24.51
12 Tony Brise 24.42
13 Marvin Kirchhöfer 23.86
14 Lewis Hamilton 23.77
15 Jackie Stewart 23.45
16 Raymond Sommer 23.16
17 Franck Montagny 22.92
18 Alain Prost 22.71
19 Nyck de Vries 22.32
20 Roger Williamson 21.98
21 Achille Varzi 21.48
22 Mike Hawthorn 21.43
23 Rudolf Caracciola 21.18
24 Danilo Dirani 21.00
25 Luigi Villoresi 20.76
26 Giuseppe Farina 20.65
27 Max Defourny 20.00
28 Conny Andersson 20.00
29 Jean-Pierre Wimille 20.00
30 Colton Herta 19.81
31 José Froilán González 19.77
32 Jochen Rindt 19.39
33 Nelson A.Piquet 19.35
34 John Love 19.05
35 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 18.61
36 Mike Thackwell 18.46
37 Jacky Ickx 18.35
38 Jean Behra 18.28
39 Josef Neuhauser 18.09
40 Denny Hulme 17.93
41 Sebastian Vettel 17.73
42 Benoit Treluyer 17.63
43 Lando Norris 17.55
44 Ayrton Senna 17.30
45 José Maria López 16.92
46 Stephen South 16.87
47 Jules Bianchi 16.76
48 Felix Rosenqvist 16.73
49 Dennis Hauger 16.67
50 Tom Kristensen 16.60
51 Frederik Vesti 16.50
52 Sébastien Bourdais 16.49
53 Jack Brabham 16.48
54 Oscar Piastri 16.00
55 Juan Pablo Montoya 15.98
56 Thiago Medeiros 15.91
57 Tom Walkinshaw 15.91
58 Jason Plato 15.70
59 Klaus Ludwig 15.69
60 Ricardo Zonta 15.69
61 Frédéric Vervisch 15.44
62 Mika Häkkinen 15.28
63 Giacomo Russo 15.13
64 Joseph Mawson 15.04
65 Bruno Giacomelli 14.97
66 Scott Speed 14.94
67 Alan Jones 14.74
68 Gilles Villeneuve 14.71
69 Paolo Montin 14.60
70 Max Verstappen 14.56
71 Jean-Pierre Jaussaud 14.55
72 Mirko Bortolotti 14.41
73 Kimiya Sato 14.39
74 Esteban Gutiérrez 13.89
75 Dave Walker 13.86
76 John Surtees 13.78
77 Luca Ghiotto 13.66
78 Kimi Räikkönen 13.49
79 Laurens Vanthoor 13.48
80 Ronnie Peterson 13.47
81 Reine Wisell 13.47
82 Bob Gerard 13.41
83 Josef Newgarden 13.37
84 Carlo van Dam 13.33
85 Gordon Shedden 13.29
86 Tim Schenken 13.21
87 Mikkel Jensen 13.19
88 Sébastien Buemi 13.19
89 Robert Lechner 13.18
90 Peter Gethin 13.16
91 Antonio Pizzonia 13.10
92 Toine Hezemans 13.09
93 Louis Chiron 13.06
94 Seannan Fielding 13.04
95 Gérard Larrousse 12.95
96 René Rast 12.90
97 Anthony Reid 12.81
98 Frank Gardner 12.79
99 Sebastian Hohenthal 12.77
100 Hans Heyer 12.72

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