A PERSONAL TOP 20
SIR, Well you must have expected it… The top 100
drivers of the century is a wonderful idea, and I can’t wait for the remaining instalments, but Jacky Ickx at a mere 48? How many times do you need to win Le Mans to scramble up the =kings? Anyway, I consulted my father; much head scratching and peanut-munching ensued, and this is our considered opinion of the 20 best drivers of all time. It is, of course, not subjective; we know our opinions to be definitive (1). 1, Jim Clark (no contest); 2, Juan Manuel Fangio; 3, Michael Schumacher; 4, Alain Frost; 5, Jackie Stewart; 6, Pedro Rodriguez; 7, Ayrton Senna; 8, Jacky Ickx; 9, Niki Lauda; 10, Nelson Piquet; 11, Rudolf Caracciola; 12, Tazio Nuvolari;
13, Alberto Ascari; 14, Jochen Rindt; 15, Mike Hawthorn; 16, Hans Stuck; 17, Sir Jack Brabham; 18, Dan Gurney; 19, Emerson Fittipaldi; 20, Wolfgang von Trips.
So there you are; any more offers? i AM, YOURS, Etc, ELIOT WILSON, SUNDERL4ND, TEESIDE