2. Juan Manuel Fangio
The first great superstar of Formula 1. Fangio won five World Championships between 1951 and 1957 (a record only beaten by Michael Schumacher 45 years later)! Fangio drove at a time when bravery was everything — the slightest mistake would result in death. Despite this, Fangio constantly pushed his car to the limits winning 24 out of the 51 races that he entered.