It's easy to see when a driver in Formula 1's leading teams is succeeding/failing (delete as appropriate).
In 2020, with the championship's unofficial 'Class A' down to just Mercedes and Red Bull, if one of the quartet that effectively translates to is absent from the podium it stands out. The others can bask in the champagne and take home the silverware.
In the crowded midfield, it's harder to see who really shines - but the feats of reaching Q3 and scoring points make this simpler. They are tangible, historical facts. But at the back of the grid it's easy to get lost in the grind to escape Q1, which in any case will leave little trace down the years.