Ranking Formula 1's Greatest Driver Nicknames

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Ranking Formula 1's Greatest Driver Nicknames
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Unlike other sports, nicknames tend to mean something in Formula One.

While footballers' nicknames, for example, are made by simply adding a "y" on the end of someone's surname—Ryan Giggs is fondly, if predictably, known as "Giggsy"—those of Formula One drivers have an underlying story.

They tell a tale of either a driver's driving style, his personality, his habit of crashing, his services to a particular team, his form at a given circuit or even his looks.

You can tell a lot about a driver judging by their nickname alone—so we've listed the nine greatest monikers in the history of the sport.

In terms of criteria, those with the most accurate reflection of their owner are ranked the highest—with extra brownie points handed to those which make us laugh.

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