I’m inclined to agree with you Kingshark. I was thinking similarly. Obviously the 1988 McLaren was a very special car, with an amazing engine and two legendary drivers, obviously Williams losing Honda engines helped, and it was a great combo, but….
Don’t get me wrong I was a massive Damon Hill fan at the time but even I can see that his championship win in ’96 against F1 rookie Villeneuve (whose reputation has since taken a massive beating) a truly awful Ferrari, and Benetton trying to work as if Schumacher still drove there, probably doesn’t rank among the finest championship drives. It does make you wonder what that Williams might have achieved with two absolute legends behind the wheel, rather a very good driver and a rookie.