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  • #128098
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    credible58
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    Hi,

    Sitting here bored, waiting for FP3 to start I had the bright idea of comparing the performance of the new teams by pretending that no-one else was racing. So I awarded the same points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. as are normally awarded i.e. 25, 18, 12, ….. I only awarded points if the driver finished the race. This is what I got:

    Group B Drivers Championship

    Heikki Kovalainen – 194

    Timo Glock – 141

    Lucas di Grassi – 116

    Jarno Trulli – 92

    Karun Chandock – 92

    Brunno Senna – 64

    Sakon Yamamoto – 28

    Group B Constructors Championship

    Lotus – 286

    Virgin – 257

    HRT – 184

    The real surprises for me is that Trulli isn’t higher, and Chandock is on the same points as Trulli even though he’s missed the last four races.

    All I can say is “C’mon Virgin”!

    Regards…Paul

    #145846
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    credible58
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    I made a couple of mistakes in the version above. I also realised that the points should be awarded as classified – e.g. Kov gets points for today (Singapore) even though he didn’t finish. So here is the updated list including Singapore:

    Group B Drivers Championship

    Heikki Kovalainen – 204

    Lucas di Grassi – 153

    Timo Glock – 141

    Jarno Trulli – 132

    Karun Chandock – 131

    Brunno Senna – 68

    Sakon Yamamoto – 34

    Group B Constructors Championship

    Lotus – 336

    Virgin – 294

    HRT – 233

    Regards…Paul

    #145847
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    Fixy
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    Looking how well Heikki is performing i’ts a shame Trulli is only 4th. He surely has had many technical problems, but he still should be higher…

    #145848
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    Chippie
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    Good idea, C’Mon Lotus!!!!

    #145849
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    gpcampbell
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    Look at trulli’s results, when the car has lasted to the finish he’s normally been lagging behind a virgin car or two.

    Also it is looking likely in real life that virgin are going to finish bottom of the constructors. Probably not the worst thing since HRT badly need the monies

    #145850
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    Following the Japanese GP

    Group B Drivers Championship

    Heikki Kovalainen – 229

    Lucas di Grassi – 153

    Timo Glock – 153

    Jarno Trulli – 150

    Karun Chandock – 131

    Brunno Senna – 78

    Sakon Yamamoto – 42

    Group B Constructors Championship

    Lotus – 379

    Virgin – 306

    HRT – 251

    Regards…Paul

    #145851
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    So Trulli has closed the gap right up to Glock and Di Grassi. It is really embarrassing for Senna that even though he’s competed in 5 more races this season, he’s still 53 points behind Chandock!

    #145852
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    It is really embarrassing for Senna that even though he’s competed in 5 more races this season, he’s still 53 points behind Chandock!

    I was thinking more “disaster”.

    #145853
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    I wouldn’t say that bad for Senna. The new teams scoring (in this championship) often comes down to reliability for instance Trulli would be much better p-erhaps if he ahdn’t had such rotten luck esp with his DNS. Not only that but Virgin and Lotus I believe have had at least some upgrades whereas HRT can barely afford the paint job when they swap drivers.

    #145854
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    Great thread credible nice idea. I suppose most of what we see there is down to luck but it is interesting to see none the less. I reckon Bruno would be a bit higher up where it not for his 7 mechanical retirements.

    #145855
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    If you take the points and divide by the number of finishes (and so roughly eliminating reliability factors) you get the same rankings:

    Heikki Kovalainen – 22.9 pts per finish (10 finishes)

    Lucas di Grassi – 17.0 pts per finish (9 finishes)

    Timo Glock – 17.0 pts per finish (9 finishes)

    Jarno Trulli – 16.7 pts per finish (9 finishes)

    Karun Chandock – 16.4 pts per finish (8 finishes)

    Brunno Senna – 13.0 pts per finish (6 finishes)

    Sakon Yamamoto – 8.4 pts per finish (5 finishes)

    Christian Klein – 0 pts per finish (0 finishes)

    Group B Constructors Championship

    Lotus – 19.9 pts per finish (19 finishes)

    Virgin – 17.0 pts per finish (18 finishes)

    HRT – 13.2 pts per finish (19 finishes)

    No surprise Virgin has least finishes bearing in mind the problems they had at the start of their season but I’m surprised the gap isn’t bigger.

    #145856
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    Following the Korean GP

    Group B Drivers Championship

    Heikki Kovalainen – 254 pts – 23.1 pts per finish (11 finishes)

    Lucas di Grassi – 153 pts – 17.0 pts per finish (9 finishes)

    Timo Glock – 153 pts – 17.0 pts per finish (9 finishes)

    Jarno Trulli – 150 pts – 16.7 pts per finish (9 finishes)

    Karun Chandock – 131 pts – 16.4 pts per finish (8 finishes)

    Brunno Senna – 96 pts – 13.7 pts per finish (7 finishes)

    Sakon Yamamoto – 54 pts – 9.0 pts per finish (6 finishes)

    Christian Klein – 0 pts – 0 pts per finish (0 finishes)

    Group B Constructors Championship

    Lotus – 404 pts – 20.2 pts per finish (20 finishes)

    Virgin – 306 pts – 17.0 pts per finish (18 finishes)

    HRT – 281 pts – 13.4 pts per finish (21 finishes)

    Regards…Paul

    #145857
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    Following the Brazil GP

    Group B Drivers Championship

    Heikki Kovalainen – 279 pts – 23.3 pts per finish (12 finishes)

    Jarno Trulli – 168 pts – 16.8 pts per finish (10 finishes)

    Timo Glock – 165 pts – 16.5 pts per finish (10 finishes)

    Lucas di Grassi – 153 pts – 17.0 pts per finish (9 finishes)

    Karun Chandock – 131 pts – 16.4 pts per finish (8 finishes)

    Brunno Senna – 106 pts – 13.3 pts per finish (8 finishes)

    Sakon Yamamoto – 54 pts – 9.0 pts per finish (6 finishes)

    Christian Klein – 8 pts – 0 pts per finish (1 finishes)

    Group B Constructors Championship

    Lotus – 447 pts – 20.3 pts per finish (22 finishes)

    Virgin – 318 pts – 16.7 pts per finish (19 finishes)

    HRT – 299 pts – 13.0 pts per finish (23 finishes)

    Regards…Paul

    #145858
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    Awesome, big jump from Truli for the 1-2 Although Kovi wrapped it all up years ago, genuinley exciting fight for second place, im gripped.

    #145859
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    Chippie
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    So that’s it! Senna has officially lost to Chandhok! That is horrifyingly embarrassing for Senna! Despite the fact that they’ve finished the same number of races, without a doubt Bruno should really have done a lot better this season.

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