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Ranking the Top 10 Qualifiers in Formula 1 History

With Sebastian Vettel threatening to tear up the record books as he continues on his current winning spree, the question as to whether he is one of the quickest drivers of all time still remains. Of course there is no question that he is one of the great racers, but one of the true benchmarks for out-and-out pace over a single lap has been during qualifying. The format has changed markedly over the years from the early days of long timed practice sessions to the luxury of bespoke qualifying machines that differed from Sunday’s race cars and expendable qualifying tyres. There is some doubt as to whether qualifying today carries as much importance with drivers now often choosing not to set a time on the quicker but faster wearing Pirell...

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