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Which driver has the most points in F1 history?

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  • #131569
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    If we converted all the drivers points in one points scoring system who would have the most?

    #204020
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    mnmracer
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    question 1:
    which point system?

    #204021
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    Slr
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    Michael Schumacher

    #204022
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    the_sigman
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    @mnmracer whichever you want and is easier for you
    @slr thanks!

    #204023
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    Schumacher’s won 91 grands prix, 40 more than anyone else, so any sensible points system would have him as the best ever.

    #204024
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    Kingshark
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    Driver Points
    1 Michael Schumacher 1519
    2 Fernando Alonso 1172
    3 Sebastian Vettel 858
    4 Jenson Button 856
    5 Lewis Hamilton 811
    6 Alain Prost 798.5
    7 Mark Webber 748.5
    8 Rubens Barrichello 658
    9 Kimi Räikkönen 634
    10 Ayrton Senna 614

    The new point system has totally ruined statistics. Webber has scored nearly as many points as Prost ffs.

    #204025
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    Michael would top with any points system. It’s a bit of a non-question TBF.

    #204026
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    well now alonso is catching up which isnt fair at all alothough it gives rookies a better chance of beating hamiltons 109 points in his first f1 season! LOL!!!!!

    #204027
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    Kingshark, if that’s the stats of points according to each season’s individual scoring system, I think you missed a critical part of the question:

    If we converted all the drivers points in one points scoring system

    #204028
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    #204029
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    Not really sure adjusting previous points systems to current or previous ones is a good idea.
    You’d drive to the points system of the time.

    Not to mention the considerable increase in reliability is one of the reasons for the top 10 getting points and not just the top 6.

    If we’re adjusting for the 2010- points system Taki Inoue wouldn’t be an F1 reject with 9th at Canada in ’95

    #204030
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    Keith Collantine
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    @plushpile

    You’d drive to the points system of the time.

    I don’t think that’s true 99.9% of the time. Drivers are almost always striving to finish in the highest position possible. The only time this isn’t the case is for the driver who’s leading the championship in the championship-deciding round. Nelson Piquet at Kyalami in 1983 would be a good example.

    But the points system has no bearing on the drivers’ approach to races the vast majority of the time.

    @Kingshark

    The new point system has totally ruined statistics.

    No more so than was the case when the points system was changed in 1958, 1960, 1961, 1991 or 2003:

    Think the new F1 points system is weird? We’ve seen much stranger than that…

    If anything what’s good about the latest points change is that now it’s completely obvious that gross points totals aren’t a useful means of measuring driver achievement across multiple seasons.

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