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Magazine leaves Alonso off top-ten driver ranking

A list of the best formula one drivers of all time has overlooked Ayrton Senna for a top-three spot, and left out Fernando Alonso completely.

Italy's Autosprint said Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time world champion of the 50s, deserves the number one spot.

He is listed ahead of runner-up Michael Schumacher, with triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart also finishing ahead of the late and revered Senna.

Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss, Alberto Ascari and Niki Lauda are ranked fifth to ninth respectively, with reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel completing the top ten.

Spaniard Alonso, Ferrari's double world champion who was recently voted the top driver of 2012 by team principals, was not mentioned.

"We have analysed not only the results on the track, but also the importance and impact a single driver had on his era," the Autosprint report read.

Published Jan 2, 2013 2:40 am
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Porsche3054
I think the bigger joke than not including Senna is having Vettel in the top 10 lol. Got to be a German magazine.
Jan 2, 2013 11:31 am
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Ceramic Rabbit
Vettel deserves that spot after what he has accomplished
Jan 2, 2013 2:39 pm
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lay0027
He's got three championships but definitely not through raw talent, he has an incredible team behind him. When the pressure was put on Vettel in 2012 , he made some silly mistakes something that someone of his apparent caliber shouldn't be doing.
Jan 2, 2013 6:20 pm
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Porsche3054
You don't deserve that spot you earn it and until he truly proves himself against another top driver or in a much weaker car he will never be taken too seriously against the legends. If you really think he is better than the likes of Hakkinen, Senna, or any of the other top drivers right now for that matter you must be very new to F1.
Jan 2, 2013 6:27 pm
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nahidrahman
Sacrebleu!
Jan 2, 2013 3:27 am
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