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Greatest ever driver pairing?

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    Which is, in your opinion, the greatest ever driver pairing? And by that I mean two drivers that had mutual respect and who were team players while fighting each other for the championship. Like Scheckter – Villeneuve in 79 or Button – Hamilton in recent years.

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    This is quite a bit biased, but I really really liked the combination Raikkonen-Massa from 2007 to halfway 2009. With them Ferrari took 2 consecutive constructor titles. Only the combination Alonso-Hamilton could beat them back in 2007.
    (that’s a modern driver pairing, other than that Raikkonen-Montoya were a great pairing, Hakkinen-Coulthard too, and from the eighties Prost-LAuda)

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    Graham Hill / Jim Clark in the Lotus 49 at the tail end of the 60s was an excellent team of drivers, they got on and were very popular with the fans.

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    1. Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost
    2. Jim Clark and Graham Hill
    3. Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet
    4. Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss
    5. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso

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    Completely agree with Kingshark.

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    For me it simply has to be Senna-Prost in the McLaren, but I also think that the Stewart-Cevert partnership of 1973 was fantastic, and if their times had been shifted more towards each other and Cevert hadn’t lost his life, they may have been outstanding.

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    @kingshark I think that Mansell – Piquet and Hamilton – Alonso are completely opposite of what I have asked (“two drivers that had mutual respect and who were team players”)

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    OK, I didn’t read that part. If so, you can scrap Senna-Prost, Mansell-Piquet, and Hamilton-Alonso off my list. :p

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    Hakkinen/Coulthard has to top the list if we’re talking about the modern era.

    #237492

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    Kamui Kobayashi and Sergio Perez, obviously. @magnificent-geoffrey will back me up here.

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    I would agree with Fangio/Moss, I think Prost and Lauda got on ok as teammates too?

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    Stewart – Cevert
    Peterson – Andretti

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    Apart for what has been said : Peterson-Fittipaldi, Hawthorn-Collins, Brooks-Moss, Brabham-Hulme, Brabham-McLaren, maybe Alesi-Berger, Stewart-Hill, Lauda-Watson, Berger-Mansell

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    1. Kimi Raikkonen & Kimi Raikkonen

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    My top 10 (arranged chronologically):

    1. Fangio-Moss (Mercedes)
    2. G. Hill-Clark (Lotus)
    3. Brabham-Hulme (Brabham)
    4. Stewart-Cevert (Tyrrell)
    5. Andretti-Petersen (Lotus)
    6. Scheckter-G. Villeneuve (Ferrari)
    7. Lauda-Prost (McLaren)
    8. Prost-D. Hill (Williams)
    9. Hakkinen-Coulthard (McLaren)
    10. Raikkonen-Massa (Ferrari)

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