This is how many points each scored during 1988-89:
1.) Prost – 186
2.) Senna – 154
I rest my case, really.
You also can’t compare their speed, as Senna was the one who got better engines from Honda.
Even in 1990, when Prost was driving an inferior Ferrari, it took a suicidal and murderous move from Senna at Suzuka in order to seal the championship that season.
Prost was more consistent and smarter as a driver than Senna was. Yet for whatever reason it may be, whenever these lists are done Ayrton “perfect” Senna is always #1 while Prost is lucky to make the top 5.
Senna’s death made his reputation sainted and immortal.