2020 720 Spider
Certainly only my opinion...but I think it’s fair to assume that it’s FAR easier for an old timer to jump into modern technology than it would be for a new driver to jump into old technology. Meaning...the learning curve would be shorter to learn the new tech than vice versa.Not sure about that... I think he'd still give them a run for their money as I believe he is fitter and more experienced than them (based on the tools available to him today).
Remember, he's a karting champion too - and in a kart it's very raw, 100mph+ (superkart's can do 160mph, but not sure if he had access to that in his professional karting days). In 2000, at age 15 he won the European Karting Championship - with a fractured scaphoid and his arm in a cast! He is relentless, intensely competitive, and I think there's a good chance he'd still win in their cars.
Keep in mind as well...if you were doing a genuinely realistic comparison it would be over a season of racing where their fitness would absolutely be improved due to modern tech/fitness/diet/safety/travel etc.
The one thing you can’t do with a new driver...is know how they’ll deal with the insane danger of driving an older car to the limit. It was fairly normal for someone to die back then...literally 50/50. New drivers have ZERO concept of that. That is huge. Don’t under estimate it’s impact. Even Senna showed his melancholy and depression during the weekend of his own death when Ratzenburger passed and Barichello had a nasty accident. In the old days...that was darn near a normal race weekend. Now that is something...