Not sure who wrote this:
> Take a random, team. Driver A, the star, Driver B, the teammate. Driver A
>can hop in B's car and turn a lap that is 2 seconds faster on a 1:20 lap. 2
>seconds out of 80. All day in racing terms. It's 2.5%. At the highest
>levels of competition the driver is about 2.5% and the car is about 97.5%.
>This appears to be true at the highest levels of almost any driving sport.
>It's only at the lowest levels (ie novices) where the ratio is really in favor
>of the driver (and even then it almost never gets to less than 60%/40% except
>in really rare instances).
This statement is utterly false. The driver IS making ALL the difference here.
Even though the difference in times is only 2.5%, 100% of the variance
(difference between lap times) is accounted for by the driver. It has to be.
The same car is used throughout this hypothetical example. It wouldn't matter
if it was an F1 Ferrari or a Yugo, if the lap times in the same car differ
based on the driver, the driver is accounting for 100% of the difference in lap