Fernando Alonso is the fastest active driver, and the eighth quickest of all time, according to a survey conducted by F1 Racing magazine. The quick-list was conducted by the British magazine in order to identify the sport’s fastest fifty racers.
Alongside statistical evidence of how drivers performed against their team-mates, F1 pundits including the FIA s Max Mosley, Ferrari s Jean Todt, retired F1 driver Keke Rosberg and former team-owner Eddie Jordan, were consulted.
Aryton Senna was found to be the fastest driver, with seven times World Champion Michael Schumacher in second place. Alongside Alonso, four other drivers from the current field had a mention, Kimi Raikkonen (13th), Jarno Trulli (42nd), Mark Webber (43rd) and Jenson Button (49th).
Alonso was found to out-perform his team-mate on 67 percent of outings, and as such found his way to the top of the listings, above Gilles Villeneuve (11th), Alain Prost (14th) and Niki Lauda (18th), but behind Juan Manuel Fangio (6th) and Mika Hakkinen (7th). Of course, had we all had Fisichella as our benchmark, we d all score better than Fangio!