F1's top 10 all-time qualifiers

F1's top 10 all-time qualifiers

Off the back of Sebastian Vettel's devastating one-lap form this year, Edd Straw examines how the German compares against the Sennas, Schumachers and Fangios on the list of F1's all-time best qualifiers

Qualifying performance has long been the gold standard of the outright speed of a Formula 1 driver. The moniker 'fastest' has carried weight, even at times when speed doesn't translate into victory in the race.

The ban on refuelling ahead of last season brought to an end the era of drivers battling for pole position carrying the fuel load with which they would start the race. This has returned low-fuel one-lap specials to the forefront of F1, as has been the case for most of the history of the world championship.

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