Michael Schumacher still leads in Championships and victories.
You can’t compare modern and older eras of anything.
Ayrton’s brilliance was cut well short by mechanical failure.
That having been said, no one can rationally say that he is not. He has many more years left at the top to surpass his Mercedes older brother Michael. And so, as I sat there at 30,000 feet this afternoon watching the last 15 laps of one of the most exciting finishes of any F1 race I have ever seen, I cried. Tears of joy for Lewis and tears of remembrance for Niki, my first childhood idol when I was 8 years old in 73. Back then Lewis would have had a tough road to land a chair in a top-line car. Paul Newman and Willy T. Ribbs will tell you that (Watch Uppity).
Five World titles and looking strong for six. Michael Schumacher remains first on the all time list with 7 world titles, Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio has won 5 while Alan Prost and Sebastian Vettel both have 4 titles each.
But today Lewis Hamilton was not to be denied. He did it for Niki.