= 10. Nelson Piquet, 24 Poles from 207 Race Entries
Often voted and talked about amongst the greatest F1 drivers of all time, Brazilian Nelson Piquet entered 207 races in a driving career that spanned from 1978 until 1991 and managed to sit at the front of the grid on a total of 24 occasions.
The legendary driver’s total of 23 Grand Prix wins almost matches his tally of pole positions exactly and was enough to help him to the driver’s championship on no fewer than three occasions. After his retirement from F1, Piquet tried his hand at the Indy 500 on a couple of occasions and now manages sons Nelson Jr and Pedro.