One of the more respectful rivalries on this list. Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio got along well but had some intense competition during the 1950s.
James Hunt vs. Niki Lauda
The rivalry between these two helped the sport grow as they fought for the title throughout the controversial 1976 season.
Nigel Mansell vs. Nelson Piquet
Mansell and Piquet were teammates at Williams during the 1986-1987 season and the competition between them was fierce. While Piquet took the title in 1987, one of the most memorable moments of the season was when Mansell passed him during the 1987 British GP.
Alain Prost vs. Ayrton Senna
Perhaps the best-documented rivalry in the sport, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna became teammates at McLaren in 1988 and the feud between them began. The two would collide while fighting for the championship in 1989 and 1990.
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Damon Hill vs. Michael Schumacher
Between 1994 and 1995, Hill and Schumacher collided three times on the track with both cars retiring on all three occasions. While Schumacher won both titles, Hill would emerge triumphant in 1996 after the German switched to Ferrari.
Michael Schumacher vs. Jacques Villeneuve
Schumacher again found himself at odds with a Williams driver in 1997, but this time it was Villeneuve who would win the title after Schumacher collided with him in Jerez. Schumacher was out and disqualified from the title.
Mika Hakkinen vs. Michael Schumacher
Of all the rivals Schumacher had, he states that Finnish driver Mika Hakkinen, who he fought against for the title from 1998-2001, was the one he most respected.
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Sebastian Vettel vs. Mark Webber
Vettel and Webber didn’t get along too well during their time at Red Bull together. Here they’re seen colliding during the 2010 Turkish GP. Vettel would rebound to win the championship as well as the following three titles.
Lewis Hamilton vs. Nico Rosberg
The Mercedes F1 team had the best car on the grid in 2014, and the championship fight between teammates Hamilton and Rosberg came to a climax in Spa when the two made contact. Hamilton would still win the championship in 2014 and 2015 while Rosberg won it in 2016 and then retired.