Definitely agree Ant never had the chance to really show his skills. But sadly he’s definitely not the only one. Sebastien Bourdais springs to mind. I never understood how he could so dominate Indycar and fail to translate over to F1. A well of talent never properly tapped.
Rally legend Loeb, such a shame he wasn’t allowed that one off Toro Rosso drive a few years back. Now he’s proven himself highly capable of adapting to close racing in sports cars and touring cars too. The guy’s a god!
Other Toro Rosso drivers. Buemi like Ant now hanging out at the Toyota LMP program and being blisteringly fast. Allen McNish another sportscar ace that never had the chance to show his abilities properly, then becomes in effect the benchmark in sports prototypes for raw pace and attacking racing style.
I found this fantastic site
that calculates the points based on which ever past point scoring system you prefer. Personally my preferred is the 1991-style. 10 for a win looks so neat, and only top 6 point scorers make points so much more precious, valuable and prestigious. Lewis would be leading on 1991-style points.
Either that, or I’d like to standardise all motorsports and follow the MotoGP and WSBK. Top 15. 25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 . Their system have provided many exciting seasons. Maybe it’s just bikes can’t help but be exciting. Guess I also want to cut Marussia and Caterham some slack, at least get them on the score board. When it’s so important that their survival may be at stake, giving them points to collect does seem better than that whole counting back who’s got the most 13th places at the end of the year thing.
I’m surprised there’s still so much love for Kovalainen. He’s alright, but personally I would have preferred a new name given a chance. Poor Valsecchi. Hekki would be pretty rusty too, only a few extra FP1s here and there.