Have you ever wondered who the best driver in the world is?

In a world populated by six billion or more homo sapiens, can we be certain there isn’t someone living in Uganda, Papua New Guinea or even Somerset who couldn’t obliterate Lewis Hamilton’s Barcelona 2016 pole position lap time if placed in different circumstances?

Formula 1, while saturated with immense talent, has long been a collection of the best people that have access to the means required to rise that level. The criteria from which potential talent is plucked has reduced as more areas of the sport have industrialised, with teams whose profit centres require budgets to feed them.

It’s become far less accessible to the layman.