Why F1's current drivers may never be bettered

Why F1's current drivers may never be bettered

For all of the constant on- and off-track evolution, one key element of Formula 1 has regressed in the last decade. And it could mean that the current grid is the best we will ever see

In sport, standards generally rise over time. Whether it's the physical or mental conditioning of the athletes involved, the strategies deployed, or the standards of equipment and technology, the push for higher, faster, stronger courses through the veins of competitors.

It's reasonable to say that the current crop of grand prix drivers are, in absolute terms, the best in history (which is why, when attempting to compare eras, all drivers have to be judged according to the standards of the times). But contrary to the trend, you can argue that today's drivers might never be bettered.

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