F1 has changed a lot in the last decade. The biggest change is likely the switch from 2.4 liter V8 power to a 1.6 liter turbo V6 paired with a hybrid system. They're also quicker. A lot quicker. Thanks to this onboard video comparison between Felipe Massa in 2006 and Lewis Hamilton today, we can see just how far F1 cars have come.
Hamilton shattered the lap record at the Suzuka circuit during qualifying for this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix with a time of 1:27.3, demolishing Massa's decade-old time of 1:29.6 and beating out Michael Schumacher's overall record by 1.6 seconds.
The put the two laps side-by-side to visualize just how much faster the cars have become. It's clear that Hamilton's Mercedes-AMG has a ton more grip, and it shows as the lap progresses. He takes corners faster and gets on the gas a lot sooner. By the time Hamilton reaches the finish line, Massa's just passing the entrance to pit lane.
Watch for yourself to see just how big a difference 11 years makes.
Here's some neat braking facts about the Suzuka GP.