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Best from each country

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  • #128225
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    The discussions about Sato and Kobayashi and Japan’s hope in F1 got me thinking who were the very best from their country?

    Brazil? Senna or Piquet snr must fight for top honours.

    Britain?

    Germany? Should be easy ;P

    Japan?

    Italy? Have to go way back for that. Ascari for me. If it was pre-F1 then Nuvolari.

    France?

    America?

    Finland?

    Have you spotted any talent that could rise to the top of their nation? Are there any countries lacking or have more talent than you’d expect given their F1 history? Finland has loads more than I expected because of how much they lvoe rallying.

    #147557

    Only rankings after 1985-1990:

    Brazil

    4 Barrichello

    3 Massa

    2 Piquet Sr

    1 Senna

    Honorable mentions: Gugelmin, Moreno

    Germany

    4 Frentzen

    3 R Schumacher

    2 Vettel

    1 M Schumacher

    Honorable mentions: Heidfeld, Sutil

    Italy

    4 Capelli (@Leyton House)

    3 Trulli

    2 Fisichella

    1 Alboreto

    Honorable mentions: Nannini, de Cesaris

    G Britain (+Ireland+Scotland)

    4 Hill

    3 Button

    2 Hamilton

    1 Mansell

    Honorable mentions: Irvine, Coulthard

    France

    4 Alliot (no seriously)

    3 Panis

    2 Alesi!

    1 Prost

    Finland

    4 Lehto

    3 Salo

    2 Raikkonen

    1 Hakkinen

    Austria

    4 Klien

    3 Wendlinger

    2 Wurz

    1 Berger

    Japan

    4 Sato

    3 Suzuki

    2 Kobayashi

    1 Nakajima (S!)

    Honorable mentions: Katayama, Takagi

    *My long shot is Pietro Fantin for Brazil. Let’s see how he does.

    #147558
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    David-A
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    Germany

    1. M.Schumacher

    2. S.Vettel

    3. R.Schumacher

    4. N.Rosberg

    5. H.Frentzen

    Great Britain

    1. N.Mansell

    2. L.Hamilton

    3. J.Clark

    4. J.Stewart

    5. J.Button

    Brazil

    1. A.Senna

    2. E.Fittipaldi

    3. N.Piquet Sr.

    4. F.Massa

    5. R.Barrichello

    Finland

    1. M.Hakkinen

    2. K.Raikkonen

    3. K.Rosberg

    4. H.Kovalainen

    5. M.Salo

    Japan

    1. K.Kobayashi

    2. T.Sato

    3. A.Suzuki

    4. S.Nakajima

    5. K.Nakajima

    France

    1. A.Prost

    2. R.Arnoux

    3. J.Alesi

    4. O.Panis

    5. J.Laffite

    Australia

    1. J.Brabham

    2. A.Jones

    3. M.Webber

    United States

    1. Mario Andretti

    2. P.Hill

    3. D.Gurney

    #147559
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    Germany

    1. S.Vettel

    2. N.Rosberg

    3. M.Schumacher

    Great Britain

    1. N.Mansell

    2. L.Hamilton

    3. J.Stewart

    4. J.Clark

    5. J.Button

    Brazil

    1. A.Senna

    2. E.Fittipaldi

    3. N.Piquet Sr.

    Finland

    1. M.Hakkinen

    2. K.Rosberg

    3. K.Raikkonen

    Japan

    1. K.Kobayashi

    2. T.Sato

    France

    1. A.Prost

    2. R.Arnoux

    3. J.Alesi

    4. J.Laffite

    5. O.Panis

    Austrian

    1. Jochen Rindt

    Australia

    1. J.Brabham

    2. M.Webber

    United States

    1. Mario Andretti

    #147560
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    karan01
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    I would put Coulthard in there under Britain.

    #147561

    Hungary

    1. Baumgartner

    #147562
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    Ned Flanders
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    Similarly:

    Malaysia

    1. Yoong

    2. N/A

    #147563
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    rampante
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    It must be an age thing here as I canít see how some of the very best have been left out.

    Brazil

    1, Senna

    2, Piquet

    3, Fitipaldi

    Britain,

    1, Stewart

    2, Clark

    3, Hill G

    (Canít believe Hamilton and Mansell are above Stewart and Clark with some)

    Germany

    1, Schumacher

    2, Von Tripps

    3, Vettel

    Italy

    1, Ascari

    2, Farina

    3, Nuvolari

    France

    1, Prost

    2, Cevert

    3, Alesi

    USA

    1, Hill

    2, Andretti

    3, canít think of another worth mentioning

    Finland

    1, Hakkinen

    2, Raikonen

    3, Rosberg

    Austria

    1, Lauda

    2, Rindt

    3, Berger

    #147564

    I agree rampante. For me, I’d place Sir Stirling Moss, Clark and Stewart above Hamilton, Mansell and the Hills easily.

    #147565
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    Ned Flanders
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    I think Hamilton has shown enough alreadyn to put him up amongst the likes of Stewart, Moss and Clark. Within a few years I believe we may well be conidering him to be the best British driver ever.

    I agree that the likes of Mansell, Button and the two Hills are a step below this lot though

    #147566
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    Fixy
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    Italy – De Angelis

    #147567
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    Scribe
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    Yeah the Britain ratings baffling, Clark was considered to be the special one of his generation, Stewart says he considers him the best driver he’s ever raced, certainly a better driver than himself, those once in a generation miles out in front.

    By the time he died he’d already won the most races ever at that time.

    Britain.

    1 Clark

    2 Stewart

    3 Moss

    4 Mansell

    5 Hamilton

    6 G Hill

    7 Button

    8 D Hill

    9 Surtees

    10 Hawthorn

    Everything else, I’d agree with David A’s list.

    #147568
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    rampante
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    Ned, Hamilton has a very long way to go to be considered alongside Stewart and Clark.

    They may well pre date you but Clark was one of the very best ever and Stewart( my first favourite driver and that’s from an Italian!) was a 3times WDC when just surviving 2 seasons in the sport was seen as exceptional.

    #147569
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    I have to agree with Rampante. I think Hamilton could one day be up there but certainly not now for me. He can’t think like other British champions could, he still makes errors and I’m not sure if he is the naturally fastest out of them. I really believe he could be better than all of them one day but not now.

    #147570
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    paulgilb
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    Most successful driver from each country:

    Argentina – Juan Manuel Fangio

    Australia – Jack Brabham

    Austria – Niki Lauda

    Belgium – Jacky Ickx

    Brazil – Ayrton Senna

    Britain – Jackie Stewart

    Canada – Jacques Villeneuve

    Chile – Eliseo Salazar

    Colombia – Juan Pablo Montoya

    Czech Republic – Tomas Enge

    Denmark – Jan Magnussen

    Finland – Mika Hakkinen

    France – Alain Prost

    Germany – Michael Schumacher

    India – Narain Karthikeyan

    Ireland (Republic) – Derek Daly

    Italy – Alberto Ascari

    Japan – Takuma Sato

    Liechtenstein – Rikky von Opel

    Malaysia – Alex Yoong

    Monaco – Louis Chiron

    Mexico – Pedro Rodriguez

    Netherlands – Jos Verstappen

    New Zealand – Denny Hulme

    Poland – Robert Kubica

    Portugal – Tiago Monteiro

    Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) – John Love

    Russia – Vitaly Petrov

    South Africa – Jody Scheckter

    Spain – Fernando Alonso

    Sweden – Ronnie Peterson

    Switzerland – Clay Regazzoni

    Thailand – Prince Bira

    Uruguay – Eitel Cantoni

    USA – Mario Andretti

    Venezuela – Johnny Cecotto

    And if we extend to Friday practice drivers, we have:

    Israel – Chanoch Nissany

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