Top 20: Formula One’s Fastest Lap Hall of Fame

Claiming the fastest lap of a race in any form of Motorsport gives a driver bragging rights. It’s not up there with putting it on Pole or winning a race, but shows pure speed in the thick of the action.

Here are the 20 Formula One drivers currently in the fastest lap hall of fame. Check out the GIF list below.

The winner of this year’s DHL Fastest lap award was Nico Rosberg, who picked up the lion-share with six fastest laps. closely following in second place was Daniel Ricciardo with four fastest laps.

The mindsets that claim the fastest laps:

Sometimes I think I could have got some better results if I had a different mentality; if I could have pushed hard and attacked. But then I would have had a good chance of making a mistake.

– Alain Prost

 

And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

– Ayrton Senna

Many argue that this is one of Ayrton Senna's greatest performances. The European Grand Prix took place at Donington Park in 1993, and Senna made his way up the from fifth on the grid, overtaking the cars ahead on the opening lap and beating Hill by over a minute. The Williams of 1993 were similarly as dominant as Mercedes in recent year's, so the margin of victory that Senna in his McLaren built remains staggering.
Many argue that this is one of Ayrton Senna’s greatest performances. The European Grand Prix took place at Donington Park in 1993, and Senna made his way up the from fifth on the grid, overtaking the cars ahead on the opening lap and beating Hill by over a minute. The Williams of 1993 were similarly as dominant as Mercedes in recent year’s, so the margin of victory that Senna in his McLaren built remains staggering.

I like to race, not to do laps alone.

– Fernando Alonso

 

You should never feel comfortable. There is something wrong if you are. You should always feel under threat, on the edge of your seat and pushing yourself. Win one and you want to win more. It’s never-ending.

– Damon Hill

 

There’s always a lot of talk about motivation to race, but nobody really knows what I do or what I think apart from myself, so I don’t really care what people think.

– Kimi Raikkonen