No racer has entered more F-Zero races than Silver Neelsen. He's raced for decades now and has never missed a single race in his career. However, he has never won a single Grand Prix in his many years of racing. Despite this, he is quite a fan favorite for being the ultimate underdog. Amongst many people, it is understood that eventually, Neelsen will finally start winning races - a thought that has made a lot of money for the gambling businesses.
However, his old age has caused many pilots to think of him as a joke and that he should retire. Although he has considered doing so, he feels that he'll probably keep racing even after he turns 100. In his old age, he has got rather crotchety about racing and criticizes some of the new fangled devices used by the younger pilots. Despite that, he's considered a great mentor and, just by buying him a few drinks, pilots can get as much advice in an evening as you would in a year of racing.
If Silver Neelsen happens to win the Grand Prix, he said he would open the Silver Neelsen Museum with the prize money of 1 billion space credits.
- In an F-Zero GX interview with Neelsen, he admits that 98 is a young age.
|Introduced in F-Zero|
|Captain Falcon - Dr. Stewart - Pico - Samurai Goroh|
|Introduced in F-Zero X|
|Antonio Guster - Mrs. Arrow - Baba - Beastman - Billy - Bio Rex - Black Shadow - Blood Falcon - Dr. Clash - Draq - Mr. EAD - Gomar & Shioh - Jack Levin - James McCloud - Jody Summer - John Tanaka - Kate Alen - Leon - Michael Chain - Mighty Gazelle - Octoman - Roger Buster - Silver Neelsen - The Skull - Super Arrow - Zoda - Super Falcon (through cheat code)|
|Introduced in F-Zero: Maximum Velocity|
|Megan - Mickey Marcus - Jane B. Christie - Nichi - Lord Cyber - Alexander O'Neil - Blitz Wagner - Kent Akechi - Kumiko - Professor Yazoo Jr.|
|Introduced in F-Zero GX/AX|
|Phoenix - Princia Ramode - QQQ - Don Genie - Terry "Digi-Boy" Getter - Dai Goroh - Dai San Gen - Lily Flyer - PJ - Deathborn - Spade|
|Introduced in F-Zero: GP Legend|
|Rick Wheeler - Lucy Liberty - Misaki Haruka - Lisa Brilliant|
|Introduced in F-Zero Climax|
|Berserker - Clank Hughes - Death Soldier|
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Gomar & Shioh
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