I'll play devil's advocate here. I think the current field of drivers is among the most competitive today, especially at the top. Give Verstappen, Leclerc, Russell and Norris equal machinery and they'll be taking wins (and championships) from each other. Unless one of them gets a dominant car, we won't see a string of championships like Lewis has now.Moore77 wrote: ↑Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:32 pmI am sure people would have said the same when Clark (qualifying) and Fangio (WDC) created those records. It was said when Schumacher bettered those records and people will say this when Hamilton will create them. Records are meant to be broken and there will be an era where another driver who would better them! Regardless of whichever form the F1 is going to be in future, there will be someone who will break that. It happens in all sports.
I agree with Pedro de la Rosa that the newer generation of drivers will always be better than the one that preceded them. For example, when Schumacher entered the sport, he was probably one of the fittest drivers out there. Even Pat Symmonds said that when Senna started, he was nowhere fit enough to drive a Formula 1 car at race distance. Schumacher changed all that and I think that was also a part of his domination. He also built a team around him, something today's best drivers try to do as well.
Hamilton is similar to Schumacher in that he was among the first "bred" race drivers (sponsored by a team at a young age). He virtually grew up around racing. Now today's drivers are similar to that too.
Lastly, I think F1 is in its last legs. F1 as it is now is becoming less and less relevant to car manufacturers. I think Formula E will eventually surpass F1 as the premier motorsport. I think this gives drivers less time to dominate in the same way Hamilton and Schumacher did.