Only three of his seven championships were won in dominant cars though. 1994 could have been another but the disqualification fuckery pushed it down to the wire.People will call him goat in 2030, now everybody is bored about what is happening in f1. same stuff went on with Schumacher in his prime Ferrari years. People somehow forget that Schumacher had the best car as well.
Senna died too early to have a real chance, Prost with only 4 titles.Goat discussion is pathologic. You people are mentally unwell. Anyway there is no goat in F1, and if there is one its Senna, Prost, Fangio or maybe Schumacher.
3) Adelaide 1994
Opinions are still divided on Michael Schumacher's Benetton, a car many in the sport believed to be using illegal computer aids, colliding with Damon Hill's Williams after the German damaged his suspension hitting the wall.
Schumacher maintains it was a racing accident: just about everybody else, with the exception of the race stewards, Murray Walker and several million Germans, thinks it wasn't. Though what happened in Jerez three years later (see below) might have changed a few minds.
Schumacher lead the world championship by a single point from Hill going into the race, and as he limped back towards the pits after his mistake, Hill, a driver whom Schumacher had earlier that season described as "second rate", appeared in his mirrors before diving down the inside of the Flinders Street corner. Schumacher turned in, the cars collided, and despite being shunted off, the Benetton damaged the Williams sufficiently to force Hill to retire.
Restrained in his comments at the time, Hill has since been rather more expansive on his then rival. "A lot of people are interested only in victory, not necessarily how it is obtained. I believe Michael has taken a slightly cynical approach to the sport which has been bad for it."
4) Jerez 1997
Opinion is also divided about Schumacher's actions at the season-ending European GP three years later, except this time even the Germans aren't on his side. Actually, even Schumacher referred to it as a "misjudgement" on his part rather than a "racing incident".
Like Alonso in 2012, Schumacher's Ferrari was not as quick as the car of his leading opponent, in this case the Williams driven by Jacques Villeneuve. Schumi wrestled it into contention though, and once again lead the championship by a point going into the final race. He led until lap 48 when Villeneuve, coming from a long way back and clearly visible, shot up his inside. Again Schumacher turned in, but this time the Gods of motor racing had had enough. As Martin Brundle put it when commentating: "You hit the wrong part of the car, my friend."
Schumacher ended up in the gravel, while Villeneuve went on to finish third and in so doing secure the championship. The Italian newspaper L'Unita said Schumacher had covered himself, Ferrari and the sport in shame, but while he was stripped of his second place in the championship, instead of being banned, was told to take part in an FIA Safe Driving campaign. Which, if nothing else, showed that somebody at the FIA had a sense of humour.
"There's so many examples. One, Monaco qualifying. There's only one toilet in the garage and so he's in the toilet and I go down and it's 10 minutes before. I know that I have my two-minute session now for the last pee then jump in the car and go, qualifying.
"I knock on the door because it's always locked, 'Nico here, please let me in', because usually it's the mechanics who will then know in this moment I have to be the priority. No answer, nothing, so I'm knocking, knocking - no answer but I can hear that someone's in there.
"Here was Michael, in the toilet, leaning against the wall looking at his watch and he knew as long as he made it out with three minutes to go he could just about jump in the car, put the seat belts on and go before losing actual time and ruining the whole team strategy of qualifying.
"He's in there looking at his watch, chilling out, counting down, and I'm outside in full-panic mode because I can't go in qualifying with a full bladder, it absolutely sucks like anything.
"There's no options for me so I went for the oil bucket option in the corner. There was no option. Mechanics working and running around and I'm just there…
"I managed to do what I needed to do but the panic had such an impact with my qualifying. While I'm with my oil bucket, the door opens, Michael walks out and as soon as he leaves from the corner he starts walking faster because he knows it's like two seconds to go until qualifying.
"These games, all day long."
Senna arguably has the most myths and urban legends about his legacy and person out of all F1 drivers. This matter isn't helped by posterity either as he is still being hero-worshipped for mostly exaggerated reasons.For me it's Senna, Schumacher and Fangio, pick any order you want. Senna for sheer skill (watch the opening laps of Donnington 1993), Schumacher for his incredible consistency and Fangio for his unparalleled dominance, albeit with much shorter seasons and probably lesser competition.
Those who watched during the 60s will also tell you Jim Clark was as good a driver as any who ever lived, but he unfortunately he died before he could really put the runs on the board.
All that said, Hamilton is obviously an incredible driver, but that Mercedes is as good a car as I've ever seen over a 5+ year period. Not to mention that Hamilton was beaten several times by Button when paired up with him as well as by Rosberg in 2016. A wonderful driver indeed, but for me he's behind Senna, Schumacher and Fangio.