If we’re looking at data to compare Schumacher and Senna, try the 1993 season. That year, Senna’s McLaren and Schumacher’s Benetton were arguably an even match:
- Both cars had Ford engines
- Benetton had a ~40 horsepower advantage over McLaren due to Ford factory support
- McLaren had more advanced electronics to compensate for the less powerful engine
That year, the results were:
Senna – 5 wins, 1 podium, 6 DNF, 73 points
Schumacher – 1 win, 8 podiums, 7 DNF, 52 points
Interesting to note that Schumacher always finished on the podium whenever he didn’t retire, and that Senna was more consistent at scoring points. However, I did not take into account reasons for the DNFs, so they could be mechanical failures, or driver errors.