Ayrton Senna – 10 years of F1
In his less than 11 years in F1, Senna had 16 collisions with other drivers. He was out 11 times because of such collisions with other drivers and it seems that he didn’t learn of his faults: In his last seven years in Formula 1, he had 13 collisions!
A. Senna’s win percentage is 25.47.
The win percentage is a good possibility to compare drivers…
Average Points per race: 3.81
3 times World Champion (30.0% of the total seasons competed in)
Alain Prost – 13 years of F1
In his 13 years in F1, Alain had just 7 collisions, most in the beginning of his F1-career. He was out every time he had a collision, which means 7 times. But he learned of his faults: In the years 1988 – 1993 he had not even one collision with another driver, except two times, when Ayrton Senna hit him (1989, 1990)… His crash-percentage in general is lower as well… And while Senna had a lot of spins during trainings and in races, Alain had really few.
Alain Prost’s win percentage is 25.63.
So, higher than the one of Ayrton Senna, although Alain had a bad car in the beginning of his career.
Average Points per race 3.99
4 times World Champion (30.8% of total seasons competed in).
Long story short, Prost was a better driver than Senna.