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  • #203903
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    Got to be either Vettel, or a little less probably Hamilton. Would love it to be jumbo but Seb looks good for Valencia. If we are to have an eighth this year Grosjean looks the man. Didn’t like him back in 2009, though largely because of the hairdo, but am very impressed so far this season.

    By the way, I’ve heard that Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel have never shared a podium. Can this really be true?

    #203683
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    Found it:

    http://www.statsf1.com/es/statistiques/pilote/gp/meme-constructeur.aspx

    Have only just come across this site following a post on another topic. Highly recommended: looks comprehensive and up to date.

    #202402
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    Agree that he’s driving well this year. Before this year he seemed to be steadily getting worse, at least in the sense of making more errors. In 2007 he barely put a wheel wrong, remarkable for a rookie. 2008 and he almost lost the WDC through a number of errors. 2009 and the car was nowhere. 2010 was barely better, and 2011 was one slip after another. I hope he doesn’t let his lack of luck this season change his approach.

    #186265
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    Further thought: does this mean Rubens lives to drive another day? I think he’ll stay at Williams.

    #186264
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    BTW 2012 will have all champions of the last 12 years on the grid.

    #186263
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    Autosport has a piece about it on their website. Although heavily trailed this still comes as a big surprise to me, though not as big as if he’d returned to Williams. My prediction is that he’ll have a tough season and be bested by Petrov.

    #184827
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    Thanks for replies. Looks like it’s Rubens with the most completed seasons, and also the most seasons even if you count incomplete seasons, and MS with the longest elapsed period between first and last seasons.

    #184826
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    Graham Hill 18, I think. First season 1958 and last in 1975.

    #137598
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    Alonso.

    #136899
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    The answer is that there were no maiden winners (i.e., no one won for the first time), not that none of the season’s winners were in their first season. So, yes, Tommy, I was careless in punting this one over to NedFlanders. The first correct response was from Racer.

    #136894
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    So, over to you, NedFlanders.

    #136893
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    Sorry for the delay — just got back to my desk. The clue would have been: “If 2010 is to avoid joining the list, the most likely reason would be a win by Nico Rosberg.” But in fact, no clue is required, as NedF (and subsequently Racer) got it spot on.

    The answer is that these are years in which no new individual joined the list of GP winners. In other words, there were no maiden wins. There have been 102 GP winners, the last ones being Webber, Kubica and Kovaleinen (the hundredth). The breakdown of first wins by decade is:

    1950-59: 24

    1960-69: 18

    1970-79: 22

    1980-89: 14

    1990-99: 10

    2000-09: 14

    #136883
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    No. There were only 2 contructors to win in 2002, which is one of my years, while there were 3 is 2001, whihc is not.

    #136880
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    Relating to wins, what is unusual about the years 1954, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2005, 2010 so far, and no others?

    #136877
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    OK. Must have been Frentzen then instead of Heidfeld. So we are 1997 French GP, right?

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