Magazine leaves Alonso off top-ten driver ranking

Autosprint's top-ten Formula One drivers list will no doubt cause disagreements from fans and the media.

Jan.2 (GMM) A list of the best Formula One drivers of all time has overlooked Ayrton Senna for a top-three spot, and left out Fernando Alonso completely.

Italy's Autosprint said Juan Manuel Fangio, the five-time world champion of the 50s, deserves the number one spot.

He is listed ahead of runner-up Michael Schumacher, with triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart also finishing ahead of the late and revered Senna.

Jim Clark, Alain Prost, Sir Stirling Moss, Alberto Ascari and Niki Lauda are ranked fifth to ninth respectively, with reigning triple world champion Sebastian Vettel completing the top ten.

Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari and Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP
Fernando Alonso, Scuderia Ferrari and Michael Schumacher, Mercedes GP

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Spaniard Alonso, Ferrari's double world champion who was recently voted the top driver of 2012 by team principals, was not mentioned.

"We have analysed not only the results on the track, but also the importance and impact a single driver had on his era," the Autosprint report read.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Fernando Alonso , Jackie Stewart , Alberto Ascari , Jim Clark , Niki Lauda , Alain Prost , Ayrton Senna , Juan Manuel Fangio , Stirling Moss , Sebastian Vettel
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes
Article type Analysis