The Most Famous Brazilian Race Car Driver: Exploring Brazilian Motorsport Icons

Choose the driver you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 07:03
Welcome to StrawPoll, where the power of public opinion is at your fingertips! Today's spotlight is shining on the world of Brazilian race car drivers – those trailblazing speed demons who have left an indelible mark on the racing world. We've revved up a thrilling ranking that pits the most famous Brazilian drivers against one another in a high-octane battle for the ultimate title! Will the legendary Ayrton Senna continue to reign supreme, or will a new challenger like Felipe Massa or Rubens Barrichello steal the crown? You hold the key to their fate! Dive into our poll, cast your vote for your all-time favorite, and even suggest a missing contender who deserves a spot on the starting grid. So buckle up, grab the wheel, and let's see who takes the checkered flag in our quest to determine the most famous Brazilian race car driver!

Who Is the Most Famous Brazilian Race Car Driver?

  1. 1
    Widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, Senna won three world championships before his tragic death in 1994.
    Ayrton Senna in other rankings
  2. 2
    Fittipaldi won two F1 championships in the 1970s and later found success in IndyCar racing, winning two Indianapolis 500s.
  3. 3
    Piquet won three F1 championships in the 1980s and was known for his aggressive driving style.
  4. 4
    Massa was a longtime F1 driver who came close to winning the championship in 2008. He also won multiple races during his career.
  5. 5
    Barrichello was a longtime F1 driver who competed in over 300 races and won multiple races during his career.
  6. 6
    Castroneves is a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and has had success in both IndyCar and sports car racing.
    Helio Castroneves in other rankings
  7. 7
    Christian Fittipaldi
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    The nephew of Emerson Fittipaldi, Christian had a successful career in both F1 and IndyCar racing.
  8. 8
    Kanaan is a former IndyCar champion and won the Indianapolis 500 in 2013.
  9. 9
    Gil de Ferran
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    De Ferran won two championships in the now-defunct CART series and also won the Indianapolis 500 in 2003.
  10. 10
    The son of Nelson Piquet, Pedro has been rising through the ranks of motorsport and currently competes in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.

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About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Brazilian race car driver. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or driver is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 182 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each driver once every 24 hours. The rank of each driver is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous brazilian race car driver

Brazil has produced some of the most successful and talented race car drivers in the world. From Formula One to IndyCar, Brazilian drivers have made their mark on the racing circuit. Ayrton Senna, widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all time, paved the way for his fellow countrymen. Other notable Brazilian drivers include Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet, and Felipe Massa. These drivers have not only achieved great success on the track, but have also become cultural icons in Brazil. With such a rich history and tradition of racing, it's no wonder that Brazil continues to produce world-class drivers who dominate the racing scene.

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