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The Best Drivers, According To Reddit

Fast X, the 10th installment of the Fast and Furious series, has just lost Justin Lin as its director. Though this could be disastrous for both the movie and its sequel, as development and pre-production have already been completed for both of them, it’s undoubtedly going to have the biggest stunts of the series. However, some fans would love nothing more than to see the franchise go back to its roots and become more race-oriented again.

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The movie is full of petrol-headed characters, and Redditors have their own opinions on who is the best racer of the entire Fast family. Between a couple of obvious answers, a couple of deep cuts, and some characters that fans have definitely forgotten about, Redditors have some strong arguments for each of them.

Leon drives across the desert in The Fast and the Furious

It might be hard for fans to place Leon, as, unlike most of the original cast, he hasn’t returned to the series, except for his teenage vision of him, which can be found in a flashback in F9. Nevertheless, Nitewing86 thinks the laidback member of the family is still the best racer.

The Redditor hilariously quotes one of Leon’s most memorable lines, “road’s closed, pizza boy,” when his job in the very first race of the series was to keep vehicles away from the strip and watch out for the feds. So his racing abilities weren’t exactly on show in the movie, and audiences didn’t even get to see him perform at Race Wars. However, he does get to briefly show his skills when trying to save Vince at the end of the original movie.

Han Seoul-Oh
Han races through the streets of Tokyo in Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift

Han might not make a great fighter, as he has the worst combat skills of any of the Fast family, and his driving skills are questionable too. Audiences haven’t seen him drive or race much, and the only thing that even slightly resembles any kind of driving skill is when he pulls donuts to get a woman’s phone number in Tokyo Drift. All he ever does is eat way too many potato chips. But 0degreesk thinks Han is a dark horse when it comes to racing.

The Redditor posits, “Han gives the impression that he’s holding back a lot. He’s just so chill.” Given that Han has come back from the dead in the series not once but twice, he’s seemingly capable of anything. And at this point, revealing that he’s the best racer on the planet is the least surprising thing that could happen in Fast X.

Brian O’Connor
Brian and Monica in a Mitsubishi in 2 fast 2 furious

The Fast & Furious series showcased Brian’s trajectory as a racer well, as he was practicing his skills as a street racer the very first moment audiences saw him… and he wasn’t very good. But by Furious 7, he had become arguably the best racer in the series, even better than Dom, and nobody believes that more than Ok-Violinist_2938. The Redditor thinks that he proved that he was the best driver even earlier than that, noting, “Brian has done some crazy maneuvers. And let’s not forget Dom cheated on one of the races because he knew Brian would’ve beat him.”

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One of the most impressive stunts in the entire high-octane action series isn’t the jumping between skyscrapers or blowing up the airplane, but the “stare and drive.” In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Brian speeds in a Mitsubishi Lancer while staring at Monica, not once looking at the road, and he comes to a screeching halt at a stoplight. It’s one of the most impressive pieces of driving in the franchise.

Tej Parker
Tej Parker referees a race in 2 Fast 2 Furious

JohnnySpark reckons the competition for best racer comes down to two players, noting, “Tej is the best driver, second is Roman” While Roman has become the clown of the series, there have actually been times when Rome was smarter than Tej, and that includes being way more cautious too. So he probably wouldn’t perform as well as his BFF in a one-on-one drag race.

Though Tej himself said at the very beginning of 2 Fast 2 Furious that he doesn’t race, that doesn’t mean he isn’t good at it. He knows his way around cars and is a professional mechanic, so he could likely be keeping his biggest skill hidden. Being an organizer of illegal races, it’s way easier for him to make money that way instead of risking his life every night.

Johnny Tran
Johnny Tran at Race Wars in The Fast and The Furious

Johnny Tran is a deep cut from Double_Range, and though the character doesn’t get all that much fanfare, especially as The Fast and the Furious is a much smaller movie compared to what followed, the Redditor is on the money. The user reminds fans, “Wasn’t Johnny Tran supposed to be like a racer just as feared as Dom?” Tran was the main antagonist of the first movie, and every time audiences saw him driving, he was at the top of his game.

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Tran beat Jesse, the genius of the Fast family, in a one-on-one drag race during Race Wars, and Brian seemed pretty intimidated by what was underneath the hood of his car too. Not only that, but Tran was an incredible driver with not just cars, but bikes too, a mode of transport that only Letty is an expert at driving in the family.

Dominic Toretto
Dominic drives a car and looks sad in Tokyo Drift

Dom would be a horrible roommate but he’d at least get his flatmates to where they need to be on time. A deleted user reckons that Dom is the best racer in the entire series. The character did win the very first race when audiences were introduced to him, but at the same time, he also lost the very last race. However, the Redditor argues, “Dom has beaten Brian many times over in legit races, and has even been known to let Brian win.”

The Redditor is referring to something that is often hotly debated by the Fast fan community. In Fast Five, Dom, Brian, Tej, and Rome steal cop cars for the heist, and for old time’s sake, they bet a million dollars each on who will win a quarter-mile race. Brian technically won, but there’s speculation that Dom pulled back and let him win.

Letty Ortiz
Letty threatens a fellow race in Fast & Furious (2001)

Letty would make a strong Hunger Games contender, and it’s her braveness, stubbornness, and drive that makes her a great racer too. In fairness, Letty is the only character to have never actually lost a race. She beat her opponent easily in Race Wars in the first movie, and as another deleted user explains, “Letty is the only one to beat Dom in a race.”

Letty beat Dom in a race in Fast and Furious 6, and as she also knows how to ride motorbikes better than any other member of the crew, she’s arguably the best racer in more ways than one. And with each consecutive release in the series, Letty is becoming more of a hero than Dom too.

Sean Boswell
Sean Boswell driving his car in The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift

When asked who the best Fast & Furious driver is, Richterman111 doesn’t hesitate, responding, “Simple, it’s Sean.” Given that Sean is the youngest character in the series, as he’s just 17 years old in Tokyo Drift, he doesn’t have half as much experience as the other characters. However, from the very beginning of the 2006 movie, it shows just how brave and fearless the adolescent is.

Tokyo Drift begins with Sean destroying a whole construction site in order to win a race against a Dodge Viper. And once he is sent to Tokyo, he spends all day and night learning how to drift, and through some trials and tribulations, he becomes the best racer and is crowned “Drift King.”

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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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