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Senna voted greatest ever F1 driver

December 16, 2009 09:12 IST

Ayrton Senna has been voted the greatest Formula One driver of all time by other Grand Prix racers.

The poll was conducted by Autosport magazine, who asked the opinion of all surviving drivers who have competed in F1 since the world championship started in 1950.

The 217 who responded rated their Top 10, giving them 10 points for the best, nine points for the second best and so on.

Three-time world champ Senna, killed in a freak accident at Imola in 1994, featured high on just about everyone's list.

Senna emerged ahead of Michael Schumacher and the best British drivers, including Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and Stirling Moss, The Sun reports. Five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio came in third.

Current British stars Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button came in at 17th and 30th respectively.

The Top 10 grand prix drivers:

1 Ayrton Senna

2 Michael Schumacher

3 Juan Manuel Fangio

4 Alain Prost

5 Jim Clark

6 Jackie Stewart

7 Niki Lauda

8 Stirling Moss

9 Fernando Alonso

10 Gilles Villeneuve.

Source: ANI