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Top 10 Greatest Formula 1 Drivers in the World 2023

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Formula 1 is more than just a sport; it is a passion, a challenge, a spectacle, and a lifestyle. For millions of fans around the world, it is the ultimate expression of speed, skill, and thrill. Every year, the best drivers in the world compete in the most prestigious and demanding racing series, where every second counts, every move matters, and every race is a story. Check the Top 10 Greatest Formula 1 Drivers in the World 2023.

Moreover, the current season of Formula 1 is the 2023 season, which started in March and will end in November. The season consists of 22 races, also known as Grands Prix, held in different countries across six continents.

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Top 10 Greatest Formula 1 Drivers in the World 2023

The 2023 season has been one of the most exciting and memorable in the history of Formula 1. It has many twists and turns, surprises and shocks, and battles and rivalries. The drivers have pushed themselves and their machines to the limit, showcasing their talent, courage, and determination.

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Formula 1 is the pinnacle of motorsport, where the best drivers compete in the fastest and most technologically advanced cars. As the season nears its end, we take a look at the greatest F1 drivers, based on their performance, achievements, and skills.

10. Pierre Gasly

Pierre Gasly is one of the best Formula 1 racers and made a remarkable impression in this season. He has won four races, including the Monaco Grand Prix, the Canadian Grand Prix, the Belgian Grand Prix, and the Brazilian Grand Prix. Furthermore, he has shown great skill and courage in overtaking and defending against his rivals.

However, he has demonstrated excellent racecraft and tire management. He is a rising star in Formula 1, and he has a bright future ahead of him. He has extended his contract with Scuderia AlphaTauri until the end of the 2023 season.

NicknameNone
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth7 February 1996
Age27
BirthplaceRouen
CountryFrance
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.77 m
Weight70 kg
Family DetailsNot Available

9. Lance Stroll

The Canadian driver is one of the consistent performers this season, scoring points in all but one race so far. He has been driving for Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes, alongside Fernando Alonso who returned after a two-year hiatus.

Further, Stroll has held his own against the two-time world champion, matching him in qualifying and racing. He has also achieved two podium finishes, in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the Belgian Grand Prix, proving his talent and maturity.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth29 October 1998
Age24
BirthplaceMontreal
CountryCanada
Education and schoolInternational School of Geneva – La Grande Boissière Campus
Height1.82 m
Weight70 kg
Family DetailsNot Available

8. Lando Norris

Lando Norris has continued his impressive form from last season, scoring points in every race except one this season. The British driver has been driving for McLaren Mercedes, partnering with Oscar Piastri who replaced Daniel Ricciardo who moved to AlphaTauri Honda.

However, Norris has been the team leader, outperforming his rookie teammate and challenging the top teams. He has also secured two podium finishes, in the Monaco Grand Prix and the British Grand Prix, showing his speed and skill.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth13 November 1999
Age23
BirthplaceBristol, UK
CountryUnited Kingdom
Education and schoolMillfield School
Height1.77 m
Weight68 kg
Family DetailsParents Adam Norris & Cisca Wauman

7. George Russell

George Russell has been one of the most sensational drivers this season, making a huge leap from Williams Mercedes to Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. The British driver has replaced Lewis Hamilton who retired from F1 last season, after winning his eighth world title.

Furthermore, he has lived up to the expectations, scoring points in every race this season, with a best finish of second place in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Russell has also out-qualified his teammate Valtteri Bottas on nine occasions, proving his speed and ability.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth15 February 1998
Age25
BirthplaceKing’s Lynn
CountryUnited Kingdom
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.85
Weight70 kg
Family DetailsNot Available

6. Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc has been one of the most exciting drivers this season, delivering some stunning performances and results for Ferrari. The Monegasque driver has scored two pole positions, in the Monaco Grand Prix and the Singapore Grand Prix, showing his exceptional qualifying pace.

Moreover, he has also achieved three podium finishes, including a win in the Singapore Grand Prix, showcasing his race craft. Leclerc is one of the fastest and most talented drivers on the grid, and he is a future world champion.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth16 October 1997
Age25
BirthplaceMonte Carlo
CountryMonaco
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.8 m
Weight68 kg
Family DetailsParents: Hervé Leclerc, Pascale Leclerc

5. Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz, transitioning from McLaren to Ferrari, has notably excelled this season, showcasing significant improvement as a driver. The Spanish driver has been driving alongside Charles Leclerc, forming a strong partnership and pushing Ferrari to third place in the constructors’ standings.

However, he has scored points in every race except one this season, with a best finish of second place in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Sainz has also out-qualified Leclerc on six occasions, demonstrating his adaptability and competitiveness.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth1 September 1994
Age28
BirthplaceMadrid
CountrySpain
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.78 m
Weight66 kg
Family DetailsParents Carlos Sainz Sr. & Reyes Vázquez de Castro

4. Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver in the history of Formula 1, with eight world championships and 101 race wins to his name. He has also achieved 103 pole positions59 fastest laps, and 3,999 points in his career. Moreover, he has shown his versatility and creativity as a driver, adapting to different tracks, conditions, and strategies.

Further, he is a role model and a mentor for many young drivers. Apart from that, he has been a vocal advocate for social justice and environmental causes, using his platform to raise awareness and inspire change. 

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth7 January 1985
Age38
BirthplaceStevenage
CountryUnited Kingdom
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.74 m
Weight73 kg
Family DetailsParents Carmen Larbalestier and Anthony Hamilton

3. Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso has been one of the most surprising drivers this season, making a sensational comeback after a two-year break. The Spanish driver joined Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes, teaming up with Lance Stroll after the rebranding from Racing Point F1.

Moreover, he has been in superb form, scoring points in every race this season, with a best finish of second place in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Alonso has also achieved four podium finishes, including a win in the Canadian Grand Prix, showing his experience and skill.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth29 July 1981
Age42
BirthplaceOviedo
CountrySpain
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.71 m
Weight68 kg
Family DetailsParents José Luis Alonso & Ana Maria Diaz Martinez

2. Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez has been one of the most dominant drivers this season, winning four races and leading the drivers’ standings for most of the season. The Mexican driver has stayed with Red Bull Racing Honda, alongside Max Verstappen who has been his main rival for the title.

Perez has been consistent and reliable, scoring points in every race this season. He achieved his best finish of first place in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the Australian Grand Prix, the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and the Miami Grand Prix. He has also out-qualified Verstappen on five occasions, showing his pace and confidence.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of BirthBorn: 26 January 1990
Age33
BirthplaceGuadalajara
CountryMexico
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.73 m
Weight63 kg
Family DetailsMarried to Carola Martinez 

1. Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen has been the best driver this season, winning eight races and clinching his first world title with two races to spare. The Dutch driver has continued his partnership with Red Bull Racing Honda, which has been the fastest and most competitive team this season. Verstappen has been flawless and unstoppable, scoring points in every race this season.

Including a best finish of first place in the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the Monaco Grand Prix, and the Spanish Grand Prix. He also, succeeded in the Austrian Grand Prix, the British Grand Prix, the Belgian Grand Prix, and the Italian Grand Prix. He has also achieved six pole positions, showing his speed and skill.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionMotorsports racing driver
Date of Birth30 September 1997
Age25
BirthplaceHasselt
CountryBelgium
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.81 m
Weight72 kg
Family DetailsParents Jos Verstappen & Sophie Kumpen

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