With the new decade starting, despite a slight delay to the 2020 Formula 1 season, it seems an ideal time to look over who comes out on top as the greatest driver of each decade.

From the 1950s all the way to the recently completed 2010s, F1 has been through changes which have made the sport almost unrecognisable and which has also seen the rise of many superstar drivers across each decade.

From the first legend Juan Manuel Fangio, now known as “the Godfather” of F1, to today’s reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton, the hall of fame members is an extensive club heading into an eighth decade which made it an extremely tricky task to pick out just one name per decade for the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

But after plenty of debate and discussion, we’ve come up with the list of F1’s greatest drivers of each decade and explained why we have picked each member of what has been considered the best of the very best from the sport’s glorious history.

While we wait with bated breath until the 2020 F1 season begins amid the current postponements, it will be fascinating to see which drivers will emerge as contenders for the coveted “greatest” recognition over the next 10 years.

Who do you believe will be the greatest driver of the next 10 years? Will Hamilton continue to dominate? Or will we see the likes of Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz & Charles Leclerc take charge?

Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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