Don’t think so. He’s saying more opportunity to win races devalues those wins and therefore any records associated with them.Zynerji wrote: ↑Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:32 pmI think you missed the point.El Scorchio wrote: ↑Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:56 amBy that logic you can 100% kick out all Schumacher’s records as well then seen as they were the equivalent of this at the time. In fact you might as well kick out any and every records set since about the 60s or 70s.Andres125sx wrote: ↑Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:50 amIMHO all these records are completely meaningless. With 21 GPs a season obviously the dominant team and driver will achieve a lot more victories than dominating teams from 20 years ago when the season had 16GPs. With 30% more races per season it´s 30% easier to break the record
With previous eras difference is even bigger, for example Fangio titles were achieved with under 10GP per season
You can kick out anything Vettel did in his Red Bull, you can take away a bunch of wins from every driver in the modern era.
If that’s the case then that has to apply throughout history too. Schumacher at the time had unprecedented car superiority and reliability and many more races than his record setting predecessors- added to the other advantageous factors that have been discussed ad infinitum. Therefore his numbers are not as valid as those of the drivers before him in cars which were not so dominant and didn’t have as many opportunities to win. It follows that it was far easier for Schumacher to break Prost’s record than for Prost to set it. It was far easier for Prost to break Stewart’s record than for Stewart to set it and so on.
It’s just another case, as I said earlier in this thread, of people wanting to add caveats to only Hamilton’s record to downplay the or cheapen the numbers. Of course he’s had a helping hand with having great equipment or good circimstances. That applies to every driver on the top ten wins list.