Fernando Alonso, the recently retired two-time Formula 1 champion, was serious when he said his next goal in life is to achieve the triple crown of winning the F1 title, the Indy 500 and Le Mans.
Keke Rosberg was one of the last heroic drivers in Formula One: supremely fast, brave, and with a superhuman level of car control that could leave spectators shaking their heads as he flew by with all four wheels drifting.
If drivers can be divided into two schools, the hard-charger and the planner, Villeneuve occupies the former – and his aggressive, dramatic driving style lands him atop that pile in many eyes.
Lauda showed the world that an understanding of the car, an infectious self-belief, and an unrepentant will to win would trump sheer guts.
Jean-Pierre was the winner of the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix and proved his staying power with an impressive 84 world championship starts