With all due respect – these things never make sense. In the above example how can Kimi rank way above Piquet- a triple WDC and close to many more- Kimi- one WDC and the creator of a T-shirt business (LOL).
I concede that Kimi has been CLOSE to a 3x, but then Alonso CLOSE to a 4x, Webber & Massa CLOSE to a 1x- then Vettel just a 1x!! Mansell CLOSE to a 3x………… you get my point.
I am 36 and went to my 1st F1 race in Adelaide in 1986- I never got to see Sir Striling race of course, got to meet him as a 12-13 years old and he was a gent- but there is no way the guy can be ranked No.1 of all time without a WDC title in my opinion.
The equilevant of my ‘Old School’ was Gerhard Berger- was as quick and good as his peers at the time, but never quite got there and won a title- personally I cant see Sir Stirling Moss any different from Gerhard- but I cant see Berger on the list.
Again I dont llike these comparisons- Fangio would struggle around En Rouge and could kill himself at any time, Senna once thought about going flat out in 1991, now they all do it flat out with no issues- hard to compare I think!!
……………..but Aryton was still the best though :)