As with any high-profile, mega-dollar sport, the world of Formula One is fraught with scandals and controversy. But as the saying goes, any press is good press, and it has inevitably helped an otherwise unrelatable sport stay in the limelight for so many years.
As the championship continuously tightens the rules of the game and the safety regulations on the cars, it all really boils down to the skills of these Formula One drivers. Obviously, some have to play a little dirtier to gain an edge and stay ahead in the competition.
While some have gotten away with a little mischief, others have successfully built a solid reputation as controversial Formula One drivers. Even Schumacher — for all his records and achievements — couldn’t stay out of the list. Go back in time a little further, and we have legendary McLaren duo Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, who made it a point to out-crash each other in a bid for the championship title.
Ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix festivities happening this weekend, we’ve done a little digging on the industry’s ‘finest’. Read on to find out which five made the list, and fingers crossed, there won’t be any to add to this.