F1 Fanatic - JackySteeg
Just a thought – the root of the problem is that BoP is based on teams being fair and sporting, by always showing their representative performance at all times. But with Le Mans being so central to the season, certain teams are clearly sacrificing the early races to ensure they don’t get pegged back for the main event. This not only skews the performance for Le Mans, but also devalues the early races.
So perhaps a simple solution would be to shuffle the calendar. Push Silverstone and Spa back into the summer and make Le Mans the first race of the season. Nobody will be giving up Le Mans performance for the championship, and once Le Mans is over, the championship becomes the sole focus, and nobody will want to give points away at that stage.
I believe Super Formula settles tie-breaks simply by giving it to whoever finished ahead in the final race. I think it’s a decent way of adding a little more emphasis on the final event without horribly skewing the outcome (thinking of double points).
Cheers! It cropped up on Facebook earlier that Schumacher had 77 FLaps and Raikkonen had 44, and then it dawned on me…
Anyway, I’m going to go back to the sequences…
Who comes next?
Alright, Keith, I’ve spent days on this, trying to find any similarities in their careers but I think I’ve got it! It’d be an amazing coincidence if not… Is it a link between Driver A’s fastest laps and Driver B’s race number?
Raikkonen = 44 fastest laps / Hamilton = #44
Hamilton = 31 fastest laps / Ocon = #31
Ricciardo = 8 fastest las / Grosjean = #8
Schumacher = 77 fastest laps / Bottas = #77
Kimi Raikkonen, Michael Schumacher, Nigel Mansell? Drivers to come out of retirement?
Afraid not! Here’s a little clue… Hamilton achieved this last year.
Thanks! Running out of ideas now….
French drivers who won a race for Ligier?
3 Dutch flags? Is that South Africa? Did they all win the South African GP?
@davidnotcoulthard you got it with the second one! They all signed off their careers with a 2nd place finish.
Okay, next one…
I’ve been scouring their Wiki pages trying to find a connection and have noticed one unusual similarity – is it that they were all disqualified from 2 races in the same year?
Mansell – ’89
Schumacher – ’94
Montoya – ’04
Sato – ’05
Not quite F1, but Colton Herta (son of IndyCar race winner and current team owner Bryan) will be 18 next year and is doing well in European junior formulas.