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Rating F1 Drivers: The Wisdom of Crowds Gives a Definitive Answer

Was Ayrton Senna a greater F1 driver than Michael Schumacher? Or were both of those worthies totally eclipsed by Juan Fangio?Well, the answer has to depend on how greatness is measured, and that is precisely why there is no universal agreement among F1 fans.Usually when attempts have been made to answer the question there has been total reliance placed on race statistics, which is fair enough except it does not factor in that drivers never compete in equal machinery.For the purposes of this article I decided to approach the question of "who is or was the greatest F1 driver" from a "wisdom of the crowds" perspective. The wisdom of crowds, put very simply, is a sociological theory postulating that a large group of non-expert individuals will ...

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