Recently, we ranked all 32 Formula One world champions. However, more than 700 other drivers have started a grand prix since the championship began in 1950.
Now we want to know: Who is the best among those drivers who have never won a world championship?
When the 2014 Formula One season begins in two weeks in Australia, there will be three rookie drivers on the grid. Although each had some experience in an F1 cockpit prior to this year, the three preseason tests in Spain and Bahrain were their first opportunities for extensive running.
The 2014 Formula One U.S. Grand Prix is scheduled for November 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Some 350 kilometres to the north, in Fort Worth, the Texas 500 NASCAR race will take place on the same day.
Despite the apparent shock and indignation of Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage, this conflict is not the first time two large sporting events have taken place on the same day, even—GASP—in the same state.
Unlike most professional sports, Formula One does not have a free agent period or transfer window—a defined period where athletes can sign with a new team.
This means that as soon as a driver is confirmed for a season with a particular team, the speculation can (and usually does) begin as to where he will be the following year.
As the 2014 Winter Olympics draw to a close in Sochi, Russia, the resort city on the Black Sea is only eight months away from another major international event. On October 12, Sochi will host the first Russian Grand Prix in 100 years.
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull have dominated Formula One for most of the last four years. In that time, Vettel and his teammate, Mark Webber, have won more races than all of their rivals combined. No matter how you feel about Vettel, or whether you are a Red Bull fan, it cannot be denied that their performance has been one of the most impressive in F1 history.
Formula One without Ferrari would be like Major League Baseball without the New York Yankees or the English Premier League without Manchester United. Ferrari is the sport’s most prestigious team, having won the most races and championships, by far.