Throughout Formula 1 history, we have seen unique drivers who have stayed in the minds of the fans for decades. Currently, we have Lewis Hamilton establishing records in almost every race and making a solid case to be considered the greatest driver of all time.
However, Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, among other iconic names, also have solid arguments in the GOAT debate. While it is a discussion that will always be settled with subjective choices, there will always be a talk and comparisons among the biggest names in Formula 1 history.
Senna and Schumacher fought each other in the early stages of the German’s career and in the end of Senna’s illustrious F1 run, until his sad, fatal crash at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.
Both drivers were unique in their dedication and passion for the sport, and both were fierce rivals on the track.
In the end, Senna’s career ended with 41 Grand Prix wins and three World Drivers’ Championships. Schumacher, on his side, won 91 races and established a new record with seven championships, which has since been tied by Lewis Hamilton in 2020.
Aside from the statistics, both are legends of the sport and Formula 1 fans and experts honor their legacies any time a discussion of the greatest drivers ever arises.
In 1989, we introduced an all-new V8 engine for F1, the HB. It powered many drivers to victory, with Michael Schumacher taking his first F1 win at Spa 1992, while in 1993 Ayrton Senna won 5 races with the HB! His last win was the 1993 Australian Grand Prix. #60YearsOfCosworth pic.twitter.com/FFGTiqjuKy
— Cosworth (@Cosworth) September 11, 2018
Whether you pick Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher, there must be an agreement about both being legends of motor racing and two of the best we’ve ever seen around a Formula 1 circuit.