the would of should of comparisons.
The curbs that Raikkonen had to deal with were easily 2-3x as high as the ones Montoya had to deal with. Take that 2004 F1 car and put it on today's track it would run 3 seconds slower easily. Ok, put the slick tires on the 2004 car, it would probably gain 2s back. Then take off the fuel restrictor on the 2018 car, and let it run as much fuel the 2004 car did, and the modern car could run 1500+hp. wouldn't be much of a contest anymore would it?