I appreciate two types of drivers most:
First, I really appreciate the quite types. Not per se on the track, they can be hot heads, but drivers that just do their own thing, have a good time doing what they do best, like to joke around and don’t bother with politics; just race.
I also appreciate dominant drivers. Those that driver their ass off year after year, creating their own luck and putting themselves in the best cars, to the point that they are always a force to be reckoned with. Drivers that dominate and are the mountain that other drivers fight.
Because of that, throughout history the drivers I like(d) most are Jim Clark and Sebastian Vettel. Great champions, the drivers to beat, but mostly relaxed and laidback outside of racing. Jimmy was even referred to as “The Quiet Champion”.
Following that, Kimi Räikkönen, Mika Häkkinen, Robert Kubica, Kamui Kobayashi and Robert Doornbos.
And then of course the legendary forces of Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. Jackie Stewart and Alain Prost would also fit the last description, but their personalities turn me off too much.