Rick, your not the only one who does spreadsheets on f1 ;) Interestingly I have done one using a different system and it showed virgin well ahead of HTR. What I did was ignore all the drivers other than the three new teams so their was affectively a 6 car grid, then I awarded points using the 9,6,4,3,2,1 method. Lotus were well ahead of virgin who were well ahead of HTR. I was never thought of using this as a points system, only to try and judge how well the new teams had done. The problem with the current system for the back markers is it is bacicaly a medals system where 1 13th is considered better than the about 5 14th places virgin had.