Prizes for places, not points

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Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso are tied in the championship battle. But as many are pointing out, Schumacher actually leads the championship as he has seven wins this year to Alonso’s six. This is perfectly logical – and it leads to a logical question: Instead of using ‘most highest finishes’ as a tie-breaker, why not … Continue reading Prizes for places, not points

F1 Stats Update: China

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Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher are tied at the top of the championship table – but they wouldn’t be if the sport were still using the pre-2003 points system. Take a statistical look at the 2006 championship so far in our post-race stats update.

Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview

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With Michael Schumacher’s retirement confirmed, all eyes turn to the nail-biting championship battle between the Ferrari driver and reigning champion Fernando Alonso. For evidence of that, look no further than this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, where the Shanghai International Circuit owners have devoted a grandstand each specifically to supporters of Alonso and Schumacher. Schumacher may … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview

2006 Stats Update: Italy

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Have Fernando Alonso and Renault lost their grip on the championships? The statistics of the last few races paint a grim picture as Michael Schumacher has slashed Alonso’s lead to a perilous two points, and Ferrari have nosed past Renault in the Constructors’ Championship. Take a closer look at the situation with our post-race statistics.

2006 Stats Update: Turkey

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Fernando Alonso may have added to his advantage over Michael Schumacher in Istanbul, but Ferrari are almost level with Renault in the constructors’ championship. Let’s take a look at how all the drivers and teams are performing statistically.

Turkish Grand Prix 2006 Preview

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The three-week summer break came at a pivotal moment in the 2006 championship. Fernando Alonso was within 19 laps of dealing a major blow to Michael Schumacher’s recovery in the title battle at the Hungaroring. But an errant wheel nut – the first mechanical failure in a race for either of the championship protagonists this … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix 2006 Preview