Famous 21st Century F1 Drivers

Find out more about the greatest 21st Century F1 Drivers, including Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

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 1 Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton.
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Famous As: Formula One Driver
Birthdate: January 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stevenage, United Kingdom

The name Lewis Hamilton has become synonymous with Formula One, and such is the greatness of Hamilton. Honoured with MBE by the Queen, Lewis Hamilton is one of the most successful Formula One Grand Prix Racing Driver. Hamilton was the first Black driver to win the Championship and has 6 World Championship titles and 90 race victories to his name.

 2 Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany

With seven Formula One championship under his belt, Michael Schumacher is the most successful racer of Formula 1 and one of the greatest motor sports driver in the world. The retired German racer was the face of Ferrari for a decade and with his tremendous on track success also became one of best paid athletes in the sport’s history.

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 3 Niki Lauda

Niki Lauda.
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Famous As: Former Formula One driver
Birthdate: February 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 20, 2019

Austrian Formula One driver and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion. Considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, he was once involved in a near-fatal accident. He founded and ran three airlines as an aviation entrepreneur and also served as the team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team.

 4 Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel.
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: July 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Heppenheim, Germany

Widely considered one of the greatest drivers in Formula One history, Sebastian Vettel holds a number of records, including most podium finishes and most consecutive race wins. Sebastian has a unique habit of naming his cars as he feels it is important to share a close relationship with the cars that he drives.

 5 Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso.
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Famous As: F1 Driver
Birthdate: July 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oviedo, Spain

Two-time FIA Hall of Fame inductee Fernando Alonso began go-carting at age 3 and won several trophies by 10. The youngest to win the F-1 World Championship, for Renault, he later led a Ferrari team. When he isn’t racing, he is busy managing his e-sports team and working for UNICEF.

 6 Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: October 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland

 7 Jenson Button

Jenson Button
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: January 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frome, England
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 8 Alain Prost

Alain Prost
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: February 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lorette, France

 9 Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: August 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Upton-upon-Severn, England

 10 Stirling Moss

Stirling Moss.
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: September 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Kensington, London, England
Died: April 12, 2020

British Formula One race-car driver Stirling Moss won several contests such as the British Grand Prix and the New Zealand Grand Prix. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, too. He later had a broadcasting career with Wide World of Sports and narrated Roary the Racing Car.

 11 Daniel Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth, Australia

 12 Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg.
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Famous As: Formula One Racing Driver
Birthdate: June 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany

The son of former Formula One world champion Keke Rosberg, Nico Rosberg followed in his father's footsteps to win the 2016 Formula One world championship. After announcing his retirement as a racing driver, Nico Rosberg became an eco-entrepreneur, helping with the construction of self-autonomous and electric vehicles. Rosberg has also worked with charities like Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli.

 13 Emerson Fittipaldi

Emerson Fittipaldi
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Champ Car driver
Birthdate: December 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

 14 Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: May 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

 15 Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: February 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Motovun, Croatia

 Italian-born American former racing driver, Mario Andrett,i is the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, and the Formula One World Championship. He is considered one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport.  Over the course of his long career, he has is the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades (1967, 1978, and 1984). 

 16 Nelson Piquet

Nelson Piquet
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: August 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 17 Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Arie Luyendyk Jr.
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Famous As: Auto Racing Driver
Birthdate: September 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

 18 Nico Hülkenberg

Nico Hülkenberg
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Emmerich, Germany

 19 Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

 20 John Surtees

John Surtees
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Motorcycle racer, Manager
Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tatsfield
Died: March 10, 2017

 21 Mark Webber

Mark Webber.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queanbeyan, Australia

Mark Webber is an Australian former racing driver. From 2002 to 2013, Webber competed in Formula One, winning the 2010 British Grand Prix. From 2014 to 2016, he competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship, winning the 2015 season for Porsche alongside Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley. In 2019, Mark Webber was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame.

 22 Robert Kubica

Robert Kubica
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: December 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland

 23 Damon Hill

Damon Hill
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Businessperson
Birthdate: September 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

 24 Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hasselt, Flanders, Belgium

 25 Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

 26 Carlos Sainz Jr.

Carlos Sainz Jr.
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 27 Ralf Schumacher

Ralf Schumacher
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: June 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hürth, Germany

 28 A. J. Foyt

A. J. Foyt.
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Famous As: Retired Automobile Racing Driver
Birthdate: January 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston

 29 John Force

John Force
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bell Gardens, California, United States

 30 Pascal Wehrlein

Pascal Wehrlein
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: October 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sigmaringen, Germany

 31 Dan Gurney

Dan Gurney
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Engineer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Jefferson

 32 Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: October 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 33 Giancarlo Fisichella

Giancarlo Fisichella
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giancarlo Fisichella, also known as Giano, has three Formula One World Championship wins in his kitty. The popular racing driver also captains the Nazionale Piloti football team. Throughout his career, he has raced for teams such as Renault, Force India, and Ferrari. He is related to a Sicilian noble family.

 34 Jacky Ickx

Jacky Ickx
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Rally driver, Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver
Birthdate: January 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels

 35 Nick Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany

 36 Sophia Flörsch

Sophia Flörsch
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: December 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grünwald, Germany

 37 Heinz-Harald Frentzen

Heinz-Harald Frentzen
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany

 38 Willy T. Ribbs

Willy T. Ribbs
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

 39 Adrian Sutil

Adrian Sutil
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Starnberg, Germany

 40 Timo Glock

Timo Glock
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lindenfels, Germany

 41 Jochen Mass

Jochen Mass
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dorfen, Germany

 42 André Lotterer

André Lotterer
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: November 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany

 43 Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan
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Famous As: Formula One driver, Racecar driver
Birthdate: March 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 44 Giovanna Amati

Giovanna Amati
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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: July 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giovanna Amati is an Italian former racing driver and one of the more recent female drivers to have participated as a racer in the Formula One World Championship. In 1992, she became the fifth female driver to participate in Formula One when she signed for the Brabham team. In 1993, she won the Women's European Championship at the Porsche SuperCup.

 45 Divina Galica

Divina Galica
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Famous As: Formula One driver
Birthdate: August 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bushey Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England

 46 Hans Heyer

Hans Heyer
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mönchengladbach, Germany

 47 Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc.
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Famous As: F1 Driver
Birthdate: October 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monégasque racing driver Charles Leclerc became a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2016 and then competed for Sauber. He later represented Scuderia Ferrari. He has also won the GP3 Series championship. With his 2019 Pole Trophy win, he became the youngest driver to achieve the feat.

 48 Christian Danner

Christian Danner
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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: April 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

 49 Slim Borgudd

Slim Borgudd
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Famous As: Musician, Formula One driver
Birthdate: November 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Borgholm, Kalmar, Sweden

 50 Tom Stallard

Tom Stallard
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Famous As: Rower
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: City of Westminster, London, England