The first rule on any forum should be to respect each others (differing opinions). The great thing about this ongoing discussion is that there is no right or wrong.
Every different era, different season, different car, different formula requires a different skill set.
It’s why Schumachers record stand as what they are, because he achieved them in his day and age. Same goes for Fangio, Senna. It’s daft to argue which records are better or more impressive, because they were all achieved under different circumstances that will never be comparable. Nor should they be.
So will Hamiltons. And as much as Hamilton may deserve them, it will always be a result of being in the right package, with the right team.
IMO, Hamilton is not one of the greatest because he has 6 titles and 88 wins. It’s because of the few, but stand out performances that he has portrayed on a regular basis across his career that has the mark of someone incredibly gifted. The qualifying and race performance of a Stiria, Singapore, or the grit to fight for a win and championship in i.e. Monza 2017. Add to that also the performance in less dominant cars or when being the underdog.
Similar to how Verstappen is already impressing now, as have Schumacher and Senna as well.
My 2 cents.
Not for nothing, Rosberg's Championship is the only thing that lends credibility to Hamilton's recent success. Otherwise, he'd just be the guy who's had the best car. — bhall II