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2020-06-19 09:00

Charlen Raymond

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Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel of a Ferrari around 1951. Image: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

• Luigi Fagioli is the oldest race winner in F1.

• Top 5 race winners came from the sport's earlier years.

• Kimi Raikkonen is the 13th oldest race winner.

Formula 1 is often regarded as the pinnacle of motorsport. And while that tag has somewhat diminished in recent years, it did very little to detract from the grandeur of the sport. Many drivers competing in the sport often find it more challenging to walk away than others, while some will return for 'one last time' and see if they still have it.

Whether their participation in F1 has been uninterrupted or not, some drivers still manage to get that win at an advanced age. Nowadays, 20-year-olds run rampant in the sport, while in earlier years it wasn't necessarily the case. Back then, drivers would be well into their forties and still be competitive.

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Granted, one can't compare the racing cars of back then to the modern-day interpretations, but an F1 driver will forever be an F1 driver.

We look at five of the oldest race winners in Formula history, and the interesting part is that they are all from the earliest years of the sport. Kimi Raikkonen (39y 00m 04d) ranks 13th on the list, following his win at the 2018 American GP. And Michael Schumacher? 24th, after registering his last win at the 2006 Chinese GP at the age of 37y 08m 28d.

How would you describe the difference between F1 back then and F1 today? Email us.

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