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Vettel led every lap as Webber pitted before he crossed the line.


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Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

This is wrecking my head. What's the answer?

Was it just an engine manufacturer in F1? Was it Ford?

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Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

This is wrecking my head. What's the answer?

Was it just an engine manufacturer in F1? Was it Ford?

I was thinking maybe Cooper in the 50's but was afraid to look stupid throwing out the first guess and being so wrong on something a lot of people would know.

Now that you say it's killing your brain I don't care of I'm wrong. :lol:

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Based on history, there is a 76% chance that the front row in Melbourne will be locked out

You have a fundamental misunderstanding of how mathematics and probability work.


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ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

This is wrecking my head. What's the answer?

Was it just an engine manufacturer in F1? Was it Ford?

I was thinking maybe Cooper in the 50's but was afraid to look stupid throwing out the first guess and being so wrong on something a lot of people would know.

Now that you say it's killing your brain I don't care of I'm wrong. :lol:

Really stumped on this one, I initially thought it was a trick question combining Ferrari & Fiat...... but cant match that up with one year, '77 is close.

I have a feeling im missing a really obvious answer.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:52 am 
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Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

It's Mercedes-Benz in 1955. They won the World Sports Car Championship, the Mille Miglia, F1 Championship (Fangio) and the World Rally Championship (Werner Engel) as well as the American Sports Car Championship (Paul O'Shea).


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I think Spain GP would be the pretty good indicator for the car's aero/speed and hence the WDC.

You're right, Catalunya has all high speed, low speed corners combination as well as 1-km long straight, possibly the most complete circuit in the calendar, requiring the overall best car to win there.

But it's scheduled too early in the calendar that it can't resemble which car will be the overall best throughout the entire season. So the best car at that time (early in the calendar) isn't necessarily the favorite to win the WDC that year. Ferrari 2013 is an example.


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vince14 wrote:
ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

It's Mercedes-Benz in 1955. They won the World Sports Car Championship, the Mille Miglia, F1 Championship (Fangio) and the World Rally Championship (Werner Engel) as well as the American Sports Car Championship (Paul O'Shea).


Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.

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ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
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Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

It's Mercedes-Benz in 1955. They won the World Sports Car Championship, the Mille Miglia, F1 Championship (Fangio) and the World Rally Championship (Werner Engel) as well as the American Sports Car Championship (Paul O'Shea).


Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.


Is it Brabham? I remember David driving for the Brabham team back in 1992 i believe.

Two drivers with the same amount of 2nd and 3rd places? (more than 10 of each for each driver)

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ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
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Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

It's Mercedes-Benz in 1955. They won the World Sports Car Championship, the Mille Miglia, F1 Championship (Fangio) and the World Rally Championship (Werner Engel) as well as the American Sports Car Championship (Paul O'Shea).


Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.


Is it Brabham? I remember David driving for the Brabham team back in 1992 i believe.

Two drivers with the same amount of 2nd and 3rd places? (more than 10 of each for each driver)


Jack had already sold the team long before his son drove for it.

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Since I mentioned it, I may as well work out Japan

Code:
Year    Winner    Champion
2012    Vettel      Vettel
2011    Button      Vettel
2010    Vettel      Vettel
2009    Vettel      Button
2008    Alonso      Hamilton
2007    Hamilton    Raikkonen
2006    Alonso      Alonso
2005    Raikkonen   Alonso
2004    Schumacher  Schumacher
2003    Barrichello Schumacher
2002    Schumacher  Schumacher
2001    Schumacher  Schumacher
2000    Schumacher  Schumacher
1999    Hakkinen    Hakkinen
1998    Hakkinen    Hakkinen


9 times out of 15 years for Japan. I should probably call it 14 since I'm not including the 2013 races. Still very high

:thumbup: Good stat!

How about the opposite, Brazil
Code:
Year    Winner    Champion
2012    Button      Vettel
2011    Webber      Vettel
2010    Vettel      Vettel
2009    Webber      Button
2008    Massa      Hamilton
2007    Raikkonen    Raikkonen
2006    Massa      Alonso
2005    Montoya   Alonso
2004    Montoya  Schumacher
2003    Fisichella Schumacher
2002    Schumacher  Schumacher
2001    Coulthard  Schumacher
2000    Schumacher  Schumacher
1999    Hakkinen    Hakkinen
1998    Hakkinen    Hakkinen

6 of the last 15 races at Brazil have been won by the world champ, but if we look at the last 10 years the race has only been won by the WC twice.

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ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
vince14 wrote:
ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

It's Mercedes-Benz in 1955. They won the World Sports Car Championship, the Mille Miglia, F1 Championship (Fangio) and the World Rally Championship (Werner Engel) as well as the American Sports Car Championship (Paul O'Shea).


Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.

Chilton?

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Laura23 wrote:
ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
vince14 wrote:
ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

It's Mercedes-Benz in 1955. They won the World Sports Car Championship, the Mille Miglia, F1 Championship (Fangio) and the World Rally Championship (Werner Engel) as well as the American Sports Car Championship (Paul O'Shea).


Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.

Chilton?



I think Marussia motors own the team not Max's dad.

Clue. The Sorcerer.

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ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
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vince14 wrote:
ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

It's Mercedes-Benz in 1955. They won the World Sports Car Championship, the Mille Miglia, F1 Championship (Fangio) and the World Rally Championship (Werner Engel) as well as the American Sports Car Championship (Paul O'Shea).


Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.

Chilton?



I think Marussia motors own the team not Max's dad.

Clue. The Sorcerer.


I believe the Sorcerer nickname was given to Gordini. But i don't know anything more than that. Was his son driving for his cars?

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Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.

Chilton?



I think Marussia motors own the team not Max's dad.

Clue. The Sorcerer.


I believe the Sorcerer nickname was given to Gordini. But i don't know anything more than that. Was his son driving for his cars?

Was Gordini even involved in Formula 1?

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Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.[/quote]
Chilton?[/quote]


I think Marussia motors own the team not Max's dad.

Clue. The Sorcerer.[/quote]

I believe the Sorcerer nickname was given to Gordini. But i don't know anything more than that. Was his son driving for his cars?[/quote]

Amedee Gordini's son Aldo drove for him in in one race in 1951. He generally the drove the sports cars in Le Mans etc.

http://www.f1-geschiedenis.be/A1_F1/195 ... ni_T11.jpg

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ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
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Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

It's Mercedes-Benz in 1955. They won the World Sports Car Championship, the Mille Miglia, F1 Championship (Fangio) and the World Rally Championship (Werner Engel) as well as the American Sports Car Championship (Paul O'Shea).


Nice one Vince 14, I wonder do you actually remember it like me or did you look it up.
I watched the Merc 300 SLR win the Ulster TT in 1955
Another odd statistic. Only one F1 team owner ever had his son as a driver.

Ah I should have known, ze all-conquering Germans

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Simple one but i love the fact that Brawn GP won every single championship it ever entered.

Not an F1 history buff ny any means but they must be the only team to ever do that?

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Simple one but i love the fact that Brawn GP won every single championship it ever entered.

Not an F1 history buff ny any means but they must be the only team to ever do that?

... but the same could be said for Sunderland FC. They've won every single F1 championship they've entered (ie, none)


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Simple one but i love the fact that Brawn GP won every single championship it ever entered.

Not an F1 history buff ny any means but they must be the only team to ever do that?

... but the same could be said for Sunderland FC. They've won every single F1 championship they've entered (ie, none)

So the same can't be said for Sunderland FC as they haven't entered one! :uhoh:

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AngreetRoll wrote:
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Simple one but i love the fact that Brawn GP won every single championship it ever entered.

Not an F1 history buff ny any means but they must be the only team to ever do that?

... but the same could be said for Sunderland FC. They've won every single F1 championship they've entered (ie, none)


That's a second grumpy post from you in this thread, after "you don't understand how mathematics and probability work." What's your problem? The fact that Brawn is the only team to win 100% of the championships it entered is completely within the spirit of the thread and one I often quote to get the ladies, I don't think that flippancy was needed.

I know it's recent but Kimi Raikkonen has completed the most laps in a season (as a percentage of total laps) than anyone else, finishing all but one. And the one he didn't finish was because he got lost and went a lap down :D

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Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

This is wrecking my head. What's the answer?

Was it just an engine manufacturer in F1? Was it Ford?

I was thinking maybe Cooper in the 50's but was afraid to look stupid throwing out the first guess and being so wrong on something a lot of people would know.

Now that you say it's killing your brain I don't care of I'm wrong. :lol:


Like Mcdo and Raggedman, I too have a fractured skull! Also thought vaguely, Ford, Lotus........

Obie mentioning the Mille Miglia opens the door for another piece of trivia: Moss (and Jenks) deserves the many praises he got for winning the 1955 Mille Miglia. However another Mercedes driver 24 years earlier performed even better Imo: Caracciola became the first non-Italian to win this classic. Driving a big, 7.1 litre, supercharged SSKL. What makes Caracciola's drive more impressive than Moss's: he drove the big Merc from Stuttgart to Brescia, practiced, raced and won, then drove back to Stuttgart the next day! Moss had several days practicing in a 300SL Coupe, and his SLR car was trucked to and from Brescia.

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mcdo wrote:
ob1kenobi.23 wrote:
Only one team ever won the F1 championship, the world sport scar championship & the word rallying championship in the same year.

This is wrecking my head. What's the answer?

Was it just an engine manufacturer in F1? Was it Ford?

I was thinking maybe Cooper in the 50's but was afraid to look stupid throwing out the first guess and being so wrong on something a lot of people would know.

Now that you say it's killing your brain I don't care of I'm wrong. :lol:


Like Mcdo and Raggedman, I too have a fractured skull! Also thought vaguely, Ford, Lotus........

Obie mentioning the Mille Miglia opens the door for another piece of trivia: Moss (and Jenks) deserves the many praises he got for winning the 1955 Mille Miglia. However another Mercedes driver 24 years earlier performed even better Imo: Caracciola became the first non-Italian to win this classic. Driving a big, 7.1 litre, supercharged SSKL. What makes Caracciola's drive more impressive than Moss's: he drove the big Merc from Stuttgart to Brescia, practiced, raced and won, then drove back to Stuttgart the next day! Moss had several days practicing in a 300SL Coupe, and his SLR car was trucked to and from Brescia.

Good one Obie

I've read about Caracciola's adventure with that car before. Talk about durability and reliability! Nothing like the trailer queens they race today. :lol:

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Random thought, but which driver has the most #2 finishes (in races or in the championship)? The ultimate brides maid if you will.

Kind of thought about this after noticing how many 2nd place finishes Kimi has had since his comeback. And certainly he had quite a few more following Lewis, Schumi, and Fernando home in the first career at times when he wasn't winning. I figured he might be in the Top 5 or so of all time, along with Barrichello.

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Random thought, but which driver has the most #2 finishes (in races or in the championship)? The ultimate brides maid if you will.

Kind of thought about this after noticing how many 2nd place finishes Kimi has had since his comeback. And certainly he had quite a few more following Lewis, Schumi, and Fernando home in the first career at times when he wasn't winning. I figured he might be in the Top 5 or so of all time, along with Barrichello.


Good question I had a look and here is the top 12

Schumacher 43
Alonso 36
Prost 35
Barrichello 29
Raikkonen 29
Coulthard 26
Senna 23
Lauda 20
Piquet 20
Mansell 17
Patrese 17
Berger 17

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More trivia: looking at the some long-running or well-known driver pairings, and comparing the wins of the 'number twos' with those of the 'number ones' (not necessarily contractually correct, but based on slower vs faster driver):
Button-Hamilton 2010-2012: wins 8:10=80%
Coulthard-Hakkinen 1996-2001: wins 10:20=50%
Webber-Vettel 2009-2012: 9:25= 36%
Patrese-Mansell 1991-1992: wins 3:14=21%
Barrichello-Schumacher 2000-2005: wins 9:49=18%

What really surprised me was how much better Webber has done than Barrichello!
And Button so much better than Coulthard. Was Button better than DC; was Hamilton not as good as Hakkinen? It could be in the cars and their rivals. Again one cannot draw direct comparisons or conclusions.

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Since 1999 Williams have only won one less championship than McLaren.

Should make McLaren fans think a bit.

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Since 1999 Williams have only won one less championship than McLaren.

Should make McLaren fans think a bit.


True, and rather shocking.

However, McLaren in that period have won a lot more races...? I'll be on wikipedia if anyone needs me.


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Random thought, but which driver has the most #2 finishes (in races or in the championship)? The ultimate brides maid if you will.

Kind of thought about this after noticing how many 2nd place finishes Kimi has had since his comeback. And certainly he had quite a few more following Lewis, Schumi, and Fernando home in the first career at times when he wasn't winning. I figured he might be in the Top 5 or so of all time, along with Barrichello.


Good question I had a look and here is the top 12

Schumacher 43
Alonso 36
Prost 35
Barrichello 29
Raikkonen 29
Coulthard 26
Senna 23
Lauda 20
Piquet 20
Mansell 17
Patrese 17
Berger 17

Barrichello and Raikkonen tie for most 3rd places.

Interesting that while Vettel is near the top in wins, he's nowhere in 2nd places!

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Covalent wrote:
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Random thought, but which driver has the most #2 finishes (in races or in the championship)? The ultimate brides maid if you will.

Kind of thought about this after noticing how many 2nd place finishes Kimi has had since his comeback. And certainly he had quite a few more following Lewis, Schumi, and Fernando home in the first career at times when he wasn't winning. I figured he might be in the Top 5 or so of all time, along with Barrichello.


Good question I had a look and here is the top 12

Schumacher 43
Alonso 36
Prost 35
Barrichello 29
Raikkonen 29
Coulthard 26
Senna 23
Lauda 20
Piquet 20
Mansell 17
Patrese 17
Berger 17

Barrichello and Raikkonen tie for most 3rd places.

Interesting that while Vettel is near the top in wins, he's nowhere in 2nd places!


He has scored 11 2nd and 12 3rd places, which respectively account for 9.5% and 10.4% of his starts.
To compare:
Alonso - 36 and 26, for 17% and 12%.
Hamilton - 16 and 16, for both 12.9%. Interestingly, it has been 36 races since he last finished 2nd.

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Since 1999 Williams have only won one less championship than McLaren.

Should make McLaren fans think a bit.


True, and rather shocking.

However, McLaren in that period have won a lot more races...? I'll be on wikipedia if anyone needs me.

So whilst going through wikipedia myself to find a pointless statistic to throw back at Laura (since 2005, Schumacher has won 1 less championship than Alonso!?) I noticed that Williams have had more WCC's than WDC's, are they the only team to ever do this?

edit: never mind Ferrari and Lotus did as well!

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Random thought, but which driver has the most #2 finishes (in races or in the championship)? The ultimate brides maid if you will.

Kind of thought about this after noticing how many 2nd place finishes Kimi has had since his comeback. And certainly he had quite a few more following Lewis, Schumi, and Fernando home in the first career at times when he wasn't winning. I figured he might be in the Top 5 or so of all time, along with Barrichello.


Good question I had a look and here is the top 12

Schumacher 43
Alonso 36
Prost 35
Barrichello 29
Raikkonen 29
Coulthard 26
Senna 23
Lauda 20
Piquet 20
Mansell 17
Patrese 17
Berger 17

Barrichello and Raikkonen tie for most 3rd places.

Interesting that while Vettel is near the top in wins, he's nowhere in 2nd places!


As you say about Vettel, for the really dominant-streak drivers such as Fangio, Ascari, Clark, Prost, Senna ,Schumacher it is 'more difficult' statistically to score seconds than firsts!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:31 am 
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The 2010 season has some pretty impressive ones.

Most championship leader changes in a season - 10 times (Alonso to Massa to Button to Webber to Hamilton to Webber to Hamilton to Webber to Alonso to Vettel)

And Most championship contenders going into the final race of the season (4 in 2010)

Also. In 2012, The entire pack had 14 Championships between them! (Mostly thanks to Schumi.)

Schumacher is the only driver to have a season where he finished on the podium 100% of the time. (2002)

Of Schumachers 221 Points-finishes, 70% of them is on the podium, and of his 307 Race-starts, 50% were spent on the podium. On average every other race he entered he finished in the top 3.

Schumacher was so dominant there is so many mind blowing facts associated with him.

A funny one: Vettel was given a penalty 6 seconds into his entire f1 career for speeding in the pit lane!

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The 2010 season has some pretty impressive ones.

Most championship leader changes in a season - 10 times (Alonso to Massa to Button to Webber to Hamilton to Webber to Hamilton to Webber to Alonso to Vettel)

And Most championship contenders going into the final race of the season (4 in 2010)


And only WDC ever won by a driver that didn't lead the WDC standings at any point in the season. Or am I wrong in this one?

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Simple one but i love the fact that Brawn GP won every single championship it ever entered.

Not an F1 history buff ny any means but they must be the only team to ever do that?

... but the same could be said for Sunderland FC. They've won every single F1 championship they've entered (ie, none)


That's a second grumpy post from you in this thread, after "you don't understand how mathematics and probability work." What's your problem? The fact that Brawn is the only team to win 100% of the championships it entered is completely within the spirit of the thread and one I often quote to get the ladies, I don't think that flippancy was needed.

I know it's recent but Kimi Raikkonen has completed the most laps in a season (as a percentage of total laps) than anyone else, finishing all but one. And the one he didn't finish was because he got lost and went a lap down :D


My problem is that I don't like people stating things as fact on the internet when they are completely untrue. It leads to a state of perpetuating mis-education where people believe things that are verifiably untrue and they will present that as fact to another person and spread the bad knowledge further. If you can educate the people that what they have just been told is wrong the anyone who is receiving this information will be better off for it. Nate's original post that "Based on history, there is a 76% chance that the front row in Melbourne will be locked out" (which is completely untrue) shows a fundamental failure to grasp the difference between correlation and causation and the outcome of future events is (in cases like this) statistically independent of past results (eg the Monte Carlo fallacy).

Furthermore, just because you don't agree with someone's post doesn't mean you need to start personal attacks and call the poster 'grumpy', when it was a tacit and emotionless statement of fact. I suggest you calm down a little in future and reply in a sensible manner and take the forums as what they are - a source of information and debate - rather than a place to sling mud at those who you disagree with.


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mds wrote:
jakedroid wrote:
The 2010 season has some pretty impressive ones.

Most championship leader changes in a season - 10 times (Alonso to Massa to Button to Webber to Hamilton to Webber to Hamilton to Webber to Alonso to Vettel)

And Most championship contenders going into the final race of the season (4 in 2010)


And only WDC ever won by a driver that didn't lead the WDC standings at any point in the season. Or am I wrong in this one?


No, sorry! John Surtee's in '64 and James Hunt in '76 (I think)

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jakedroid wrote:
mds wrote:
jakedroid wrote:
The 2010 season has some pretty impressive ones.

Most championship leader changes in a season - 10 times (Alonso to Massa to Button to Webber to Hamilton to Webber to Hamilton to Webber to Alonso to Vettel)

And Most championship contenders going into the final race of the season (4 in 2010)


And only WDC ever won by a driver that didn't lead the WDC standings at any point in the season. Or am I wrong in this one?


No, sorry! John Surtee's in '64 and James Hunt in '76 (I think)


Ah, you're right. Don't know how that got into my head. Probably because it was a remarkable fact in its own and I somehow changed that into a unique fact. :)

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In the 10 seasons from 1984 to 1993 only 2 drivers won the Monaco Grand Prix: Senna and Prost.

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What was the earliest the championship was won?

who has had the highest finishes (ie never finished lower than 3rd etc) for the longest

I have no idea on the answers though :)


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beanchimp wrote:
What was the earliest the championship was won?

who has had the highest finishes (ie never finished lower than 3rd etc) for the longest

I have no idea on the answers though :)


Correct me if I'm wrong but I'd imagine both of those records belong to Schumi from 2002

Championship won 65% of the way through (at the 11th of 17 races)

19 consecutive podiums from USA 2001 to Japan 2002. Although I know Alonso came bloody close to that in 2006


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