This benchmark is indeed flawed.
Dan Abramov

Wow, there’s absolutely no better source of the correction/clarification than the man himself. Thanks Dan for taking the time out to respond and give us the detailed insight into this matter. I was surprised at the results I got, that’s why in the article I was almost begging to be corrected right off the bat. Benchmarking in React is not my usual business so I really appreciate the better comparisons you gave. Took any doubts away, and now I like Hooks even more.

Thank you!