8. Sir Jackie Stewart
For those balking at JYS’ inclusion, you’ve got to contemporise, man. Firstly, just look at that hair. Secondly, three world title. Fourthly, he was simultaneously the last of the gentleman drivers to win the world titles, but the first of the consummate professionals. Finally, that fucking hair, man. He was the coolest you could be in the era, he was beyond talented. His wet win at the Nurburgring could arguably rival Fangio’s great win as one of the greatest drives of all time.
Jackie, Jackie and Piers.
Drivers at the 1966 Mexican Grand Prix. Fiver if you can name ‘em all.
Jim and Jackie, Spa Francorchamps, 1965.
Mark Webber’s pass on Alonso through Eau Rouge was an example of when a grand prix driver has really come of age, racing against another grand prix driver that he has sufficient confidence in. And Alonso would have to be given the credit for being someone that Mark Webber had such trust and confidence in - because trust and confidence is not always the same thing - to be able to execute that manoeuvre, and it was the manoeuvre of the year for me.