Fastest car was F2007, most reliable car was MP4-22.
F2007 - 9 wins - 9 pole positions - 12 fastest laps
MP4-22 - 8 wins - 8 pole positions - 5 fastest laps
I find it puzzling why people say McLaren had the quickest car in 07.
Michael Schumacher in 1994 and 1995 definitely goes down in the category. I know alot of people disagree with 1994, but really, Schumacher was a genius by the time, all this traction control business doesn't register in my mind if Senna managed to pole the FW16 three times, Schumacher was just better in the races. Same goes exactly for 1995, Schumacher just better when it counted. 1994 and 1995 are pretty much the same
Senna poled the FW16 because he was the BEST ever in qualifyings.. simple as that.. NO ONE else would have done that.. Frank Williams said "It was amazing.. we were not in pole for those 3 races.. Senna was" when talking about the problems of the car..
So I think Fw16 being on pole was more Senna's sheer brilliance than FW16 being a good car.. just look at Damon Hill.. he was winning races and outqualifying Senna in 1993 and starting behind Ferraris early 1994
You can't take this accomplishment by Senna as an indication that FW16 was the best car.. unless you would like to believe that Lotus 86 was the best car because Senna managed to pole it 8 times..
Or that Senna's MP4/4 was better than Prost's because he poled it 13 times against 2...
I think it is pretty clear what Senna could do in one single lap.. especially in a car that had a fast engine like Lotus Renault or Williams Renault.. but to say they were the best cars in 1986 or 1994.. I dont think so... Schumacher lapped Hill in Brazil and only Senna (in my opinion, at the peak of his form and skills) could keep up with him
PS: I remember some articles from 1990/91 arguing that Ferrari would be superior to Mclaren in 1990.. can anyone confirm that? I know they had semi-automatic transmission which was a nice advantage over the McLarens
Edited by Fabs, 26 September 2009 - 23:11.