Lot of criticism on list of fastest F1 drivers ever; F1 top man Brawn responds

20-08-2020 07:05
by GPblog.com
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Lot of criticism on list of fastest F1 drivers ever; F1 top man Brawn responds

Last week Formula 1 has compiled a list of twenty drivers that answers the question of who is the fastest Formula 1 driver ever. There was a lot of criticism on the list, but according to Ross Brawn those criticisms are not always true. That's what the sports director of Liberty Media says to ESPN

Ayrton Senna was on top, while Max Verstappen took fourth place. However, with Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen there were two notable names in the top-ten. "There's been one or two surprises but when you delve into it, there's a certain amount of sense," says Brawn. "Someone who worked with Jarno who I know very well said that if Grands Prix were five laps long, he'd win every race because his speed was phenomenal over a very short period."

The list drawn up in collaboration with Amazon Web Services has analyzed all the drivers between 1983-2020. According to Brawn, any ranking is controversial because there is no unambiguous way to compare different eras with different cars and circuits.

Liberty Media is proud

"We're quite proud of it and I think it stands scrutiny and it's controversial and we will get lots of debate around it and maybe we will refine it. I don't think people are laughing at it. I think it's caused plenty of debate. I think once you understand the methodology then people will start to understand", concludes the 65-year-old Brit.

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