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      05-05-2009, 08:23 PM   #72

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Originally Posted by xbook View Post
If we are talking all out speed, then using qualifying results as a yard stick is rather logical. In which case you have Senna getting 65 pole positions to Prost's 33. So in that regard Senna is the faster driver.

But also Senna never started his own F1 team either, so Prost has that going for him.
I don't think qualifying is the best way to determine speed. I do not know about back then but today qualifying has a lot to do with fuel load. A better way to judge speed might be fastest lap in a race. All the drivers have the same fuel and tire issues at some point in a race and in this Prost was better than Senna. Prost had 41 fastest laps and Senna only 19.