As a abnormal watcher of F1 since the Mika vs Schumi days within the slack 90s, and a cease follower since about 2010, I on a abnormal basis look these post in online ‘newspapers’, facebook posts and reddit posts about how noteworthy F1 suck in this point in time, and all the things became once greater ahead of … “Within the olden days’, after I became once younger” …
But are there in actual fact reality to these claims? There are per chance a complete heep of solutions to search out out if ‘thing were greater’, however right here is my snatch to the realm: The volume of facets the winner of the drivers- and constructors championship took, when put next to Seventh within the drivers, and fifth within the constructors, and right here is my conclusion:
We are hella’ aggressive theese days when put next to a generation or two ago!
The winner vs 2nd articulate: Along with the 1980s, the gap to the 2nd articulate within the championship occupy never been decrease, and is decrease then the everyday! And as a lot as sixth articulate (with fifth beeing an odd outlayer), its basicly never been fewer facets as a lot as the winner, and Seventh are greater then realistic, and it be no longer been extra aggressive since the 70s or 80s.
In topic of truth, the 90s were arguably the worst in history, with the 2000’s following at the support of its a puny bit older sibling.
What in regards to the cars then, weren’t they nearer ‘support then’ ?
No, no they undoubtedly werent. It’s fundamental to return to the 60s and 70s with nearer racing between the top5 constructors!
1 vs 2 – Now not been nearer since the 70s, and effectively below the all-time realistic
1 vs 3 – If the top3 teams are shocking in this point in time, the 80s, 90s and 2000s veritably had 2 team domination. 60s and 70s appeared to occupy some cease(r) top3 teams, and are equivalent to contemporary cases.
1 vs 4 5 – The 80s were a puny bit greater then the 2010’s, however you wish all once more return to the 70s the attach the 4th and fifth team will likely be even cease to those in front of them.
A pair of notes:
For the 2019 and subsequently the 2010’s stats, i’ve prone the facets as a lot as and including Japan GP
Low/max is the bottom/best doubtless gap from 2nd to the winner on a per decade basis
I’ve prone % scales, because the point systems occupy changed over the years.
The entire sheet would possibly perchance perchance also be learned right here: https://doctors.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R_i9JXF7rmpi1kOUmZ4vFN6bxFscFhIdfxXUdGvjH10/edit?usp=sharing
Data remains to be from formula1.com and from 1960 and onwards