Fair point.jz11 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:38 pmin short - the _car_ didn't win those 70%, the whole team did, and not without help from Ferrari and Mercedes
statistics alone don't tell the whole story
So applied evenly we can say the same of 2014....2014 Mercedes had spaceships, right?
This goes uncontested.
Yet, Ricciardo got done over by RB in the first 2 races (disqualified and pit error) and later in the season at Brazil(suspension), then had some driver errors in others(Austria) and bad luck in others (Germany) ... found himself 60 points behind Lewis Hamilton with 5 races left.
The 2022 RB has an 80% larger margin with even less of the season completed.
So either we don't apply factors evenly (ie not without help from Ferrari and Merc), or we accept that mitigating circumstances apply to all eras of domination?