Who do you think are the best drivers to have won just the once in their F1 careers? It is tricky as some drivers like Nico Rosberg will almost certainly win more and some died before they could add to their tally like François Cevert. However I am interested in all view points and any interesting biographical details!
In no order I think Olivier Panis, José Carlos Pace, François Cevert and Alessandro Nannini were the most talented. The last three of course died or were injured before they could win more races.
I would have to say Robert Kubica. In my opinion, he’s much like Mark Webber in that Kubica was never in a legitimate winning team (i.e. Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, Mercedes, or the current Louts). During Kubica’s time at BMW Sauber, the only real race winning car that was given to him was in 2008 in which he won the Canadian Grand Prix (with his then teammate Nick Heidfeld coming in 2nd). Other than in 2008, he has not been given a car to win in. He has demonstrated speed, however, even more recently in 2010. His three podiums in Australia, Monaco, and Spa were brilliant drives. Who knows, if he was never involved in that horrific rally crash in the winter of 2011, he might be at Ferrari, McLaren, or even have stayed at Lotus (which is now a race winning team). The mere thought of Raikkonen and Kubica is a fantastic driver lineup!