A Grand Prix race is a big deal for a lot of formula one fans. And to the drivers, it is the moment that they are waiting for. It is the ultimate stage where they can display not only their driving skills but also their stamina. Grand Prix circuits are purposely made to test both the mind and the body of an F1 driver. Some dominate the circuit and come out as victorious. However, there are some that succumb to the race but left with the hope to win it next time.
Today, we are going to talk about the winners. Those who always find a way to beat both the circuit and the competition. The ones who made their names immortal in the world of F1 racing.
Sebastian Vettel 2007 Grand Prix Race Winner
This impressive young F1 race driver debuted at 19 years old. He raced for BMW during the 2007 United States Grand Prix. On 2008, he switched to Toro Rosso and ended up winning the Italian Grand Prix that year.
The highlights of his career when he won his first Driver’s Championship under Red Bull on 2010. He was the youngest driver to ever win a Formula 1 World Championship. And yet, he did not stop there and won 4 more to solidify his name in F1 history.
Alain Prost Grand Prix Race winner
This French race driver is not only considered as the best French F1 driver but also arguably the best driver the sport had ever seen. He made his debut during the 1980 Argentine Grand Prix racing for Mclaren. During his 13-year long career, he partnered with several teams.
Alain Prost had most of his success during his partnership with Mclaren in the years 1985, 1986 and 1989. These are the years where he won the Driver’s Championship. Furthermore, his rivalry with Ayrton Senna is also known as the most well-documented rivalry in the history of Motorsport.
This British race driver probably had the most rookies season in the history of F1 racing. During his debut in 2007, he won 4 races and finished just a point behind the champion Kimi Raikkonen.
He had his most successful partnership with Mercedes. With the help of the Mercedes team, he was able to win Drivers’ Championship in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Lewis Hamilton still holds all-time records in most career points, most pole positions and a record in winning in 26 different circuits.
We have saved the best for last. Michael Schumacher is easily the greatest Motorsport driver of all time. This German race driver is most popular to his aggressive approach to the sport. Aside from that, he always thrived in the most competitive scenarios and almost always comes out victorious.
He got is moniker the “Rain Maker” in the F1 racing world for his uncanny ability to pull off victories even in wet conditions. A feat that still baffled even the most respected of drivers in the sport.
Michael Schumacher now holds the all-time record for most wins which is at 91. He has under his belt 7 Driver’s Championships. However, his greatest impact in the sport is inspiring a slew of accomplished F1 drivers such as Sebastian Vettel to take up the sport.