Well, we all know the epitomy of a worthy champion. The driver who wins all races from pole, dominating the field in such a clear-cut way that no one in their right mind could question the validity of the title. But not all championships are won that way, and sometimes you'll have a driver instead winning the title through a consistent run of strong finishes, but without those stand-out performances or perhaps even without a single race win.
Examples of this approach could be Keke Rosberg winning the 1982 F1 WDC, or Richard Burns winning the 2001 WRC - in both cases with just one win to their name through the entire campaign, but with consistently strong performances and few mistakes throughout the season.
What are your thoughts about this type of title wins? Are they inherently of lower worth than titles won by a dominating driver in a dominating car? Or is it just as impressive to consistently hammer away, making few mistakes along the way and snatching the title away from the grasp of a faster but perhaps more error-prone nemesis?
Edited by Rediscoveryx, 16 August 2022 - 06:34.