Although extreme, this dominance is not uncommon in F1. Sebastian Vettel notched up four world titles in a row between 2010 and 2013, while Lewis Hamilton won six out of seven championships between 2014 and 2020.
And Pinkham has now urged those who take umbrage with Verstappen's dominance – or whoever may be leading the sport at the time – to realise how lucky they are to witness their talent.
Pinkham: Verstappen hatred ridiculous
“But that’s ridiculous,” she said at the Autosport International event when put to her that the most dominant F1 driver appears to become the least popular.
“Because I think what we do in time is we look back and we recognise that we were genuinely lucky to have witnessed that.
“And Formula 1 is cyclical, people have purple patches, but ultimately, someone else will take over and it will be someone else’s time and actually we’re very lucky.
“Look back at now Sebastian Vettel’s domination of the sport and then you look at Lewis and now Max and the time will come…
"I would love a sport where we could see more fighting at the front, because you just want more wheel-to wheel racing and also because you know the talent is there.”
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