Racing drivers are a rare breed, highly capable both physically and mentally. Regardless of the time period in which they raced, many were gods among men. The balance between risk and reward doesn’t seem to exist for many of the top drivers in history, which makes for exciting racing.
There are also those who are exciting to watch off the track, with personalities bigger than their sponsors can sometimes handle. They don’t have to win races to become well known; racers with flamboyant personalities tend to gain fans in short order whether they’re winning or not. From local SCCA hot shoes to the best of Formula 1, the best drivers share the desire to win and push the car to its limits.
So, sound off below and let us know your favorite driver and why. We’ll compile a list of the top answers and share them next week, so be sure to check back and see if your suggestion made it to the podium.