Ranking the Top 10 Drivers of the 1950s

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Ranking the Top 10 Drivers of the 1950s
Two of the greatest ever - Moss and Fangio (Getty)

The 1950s is where the Formula One story began and the early pioneers of the sport laid the foundations of the technological advancements we see in today’s racing cars.

It was very different back then with no seat belts, front-mounted engine blocks, drum brakes and a frightening lack of safety measures that led to many deaths.

To drive those early F1 cars on the limit required immense skill, huge bravery and no shortage of luck.

Every driver from the first decade deserves to be remembered for putting a great sport on the map, but here are ten of the very best.

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