- Mar 24, 2016
The World Champion has been, with a tiny number of exceptions, the better of the 2 drivers in the best car ever since the championship started in 1950.If the car is driven by an tom/dick/harry, I think it will be easy to blame the driver.... But a 7 time world champion and one of the very best driver on the planet said so? Then its a different story.
Marketing, publicity and public opinion is dependant on hero worship, hence making the driver the target of celebrity as well as a few other engineers and managers over the years.
It is easier for a normal non-technically minded person to identify with the driver than the car.
The fact is, the car is the star, always has been and always will be.