Jackie Stewart vs Emerson Fittipaldi
Five titles in six years marks the dominance of these two hirsute warriors of the early 1970s. Stewart was already a champion when young Fittipaldi burst onto the F1 scene with Lotus in 1970. Two years later, armed with the JPS 72D, Emmo became F1’s then-youngest champ, aged 25. The climax of their rivalry followed as Stewart turned the title tables in what was to be his final season. Fifteen wins over 27 races in 1972-73 was their eventual tally, Stewart claiming nine victories to Fittipaldi’s eight.