Analysis: Comparing the points systems

Analysis: Comparing the points systems

24 November 2010 – For the first time in the sport’s history, 2010 saw Formula 1 award World Championship points to the top ten race finishers. But did you know that, under the previous scoring system, Lewis Hamilton would have beaten Mark Webber to third place overall and Jaime Alguersuari would not have celebrated his first F1 points?...

Comparisons of the points systems have been a hot topic this season, although GPUpdate.net’s mathematics confirm just how tight F1 2010 would have remained, regardless of the scoring structure in place.

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How the actual 2010 season finished up:
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TOP 10 SCORING SYSTEM

Winner 25
Second 18
Third 15
Fourth 12
Fifth 10
Sixth 8
Seventh 6
Eighth 4
Ninth 2
Tenth 1

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Sebastian Vettel – 256
2. Fernando Alonso – 252
3. Mark Webber – 242
4. Lewis Hamilton – 240
5. Jenson Button – 214
6. Felipe Massa – 144
7. Nico Rosberg – 142
8. Robert Kubica – 136
9. Michael Schumacher – 72
10. Rubens Barrichello – 47
11. Adrian Sutil – 47
12. Kamui Kobayashi – 32
13. Vitaly Petrov – 27
14. Nico Hülkenberg – 22
15. Vitantonio Liuzzi – 21
16. Sébastien Buemi – 8
17. Pedro de la Rosa – 6
18. Nick Heidfeld – 6
19. Jaime Alguersuari – 5

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Red Bull-Renault – 498
2. McLaren-Mercedes – 454
3. Ferrari – 396
4. Mercedes GP – 214
5. Renault – 163
6. Williams-Cosworth – 69
7. Force India-Mercedes – 68
8. Sauber-Ferrari – 44
9. Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 13
10. Lotus-Cosworth – 0
11. Hispania-Cosworth – 0
12. Virgin-Cosworth – 0

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How things would look under the scoring system of the previous seven seasons:
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TOP 8 SCORING SYSTEM


Winner 10
Second 8
Third 6
Fourth 5
Fifth 4
Sixth 3
Seventh 2
Eighth 1

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Sebastian Vettel – 104
2. Fernando Alonso – 101
3. Lewis Hamilton – 100
4. Mark Webber – 97
5. Jenson Button – 87
6. Felipe Massa – 57
7. Nico Rosberg – 55
8. Robert Kubica – 52
9. Michael Schumacher – 25
10. Rubens Barrichello – 15
11. Adrian Sutil – 15
12. Kamui Kobayashi – 9
13. Vitaly Petrov – 9
14. Nico Hülkenberg – 6
15. Vitantonio Liuzzi – 5
16. Pedro de la Rosa 2
17. Sébastien Buemi - 1
18. Nick Heidfeld – 1

Notable effects in comparison with actual 2010 results:

- Hamilton moves ahead of Webber for P3
- Barrichello and Sutil remain level on points for P10 and P11
- De la Rosa moves ahead of Buemi for P16 and scores more points than Sauber replacement Nick Heidfeld, as opposed to level-pegging
- Alguersuari would not have scored his first F1 points

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Red Bull-Renault – 201
2. McLaren-Mercedes – 187
3. Ferrari – 158
4. Mercedes GP – 80
5. Renault – 61
6. Williams-Cosworth – 21
7. Force India-Mercedes – 20
8. Sauber-Ferrari – 12
9. Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 1
10. Lotus-Cosworth – 0
11. Hispania Cosworth – 0
12. Virgin-Cosworth – 0

Notable effects in comparison with actual 2010 results:

- Williams would still beat Force India to P6 by a single point
- Toro Rosso would score only a single point, equalling its lowest points haul to date (2006 – the team’s first season)

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How things would look under the scoring system of 1991-2002:
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TOP 6 SCORING SYSTEM


Winner 10
Second 6
Third 4
Fourth 3
Fifth 2
Sixth 1

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Sebastian Vettel – 84
2. Fernando Alonso – 81
3. Mark Webber – 76
4. Lewis Hamilton – 76
5. Jenson Button – 61
6. Felipe Massa – 34
7. Nico Rosberg – 28
8. Robert Kubica – 26
9. Michael Schumacher – 11
10. Rubens Barrichello – 6
11. Adrian Sutil – 5
12. Vitaly Petrov – 3
13. Kamui Kobayashi – 1
14. Nico Hülkenberg – 1
15. Vitantonio Liuzzi – 1

Notable effects in comparison with actual 2010 results:

- Only the top nine drivers would move into double figures
- Hamilton would draw level with Webber, although the Australian would retain P3 due to having four races wins to Hamilton’s three
- Barrichello would score more points than Sutil for P10, as opposed to level-pegging
- Petrov would move ahead of Kobayashi for P12, as the Japanese draws level with the points sums of Hülkenberg and Liuzzi
- Buemi, de la Rosa, Heidfeld and Alguersuari would all fail to score

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1. Red Bull-Renault – 160
2. McLaren-Mercedes – 137
3. Ferrari – 115
4. Mercedes GP – 39
5. Renault – 29
6. Williams-Cosworth – 7
7. Force India-Mercedes – 6
8. Sauber-Ferrari – 1
9. Toro Rosso-Ferrari – 0
10. Lotus-Cosworth – 0
11. Hispania-Cosworth – 0
12. Virgin-Cosworth – 0

Notable effects in comparison with actual 2010 results:

- Williams would still beat Force India to P6 by a single point
- Sauber would score only a single point
- Toro Rosso would fail to score

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How things would look in the top five of the Drivers' Championship under Bernie Ecclestone’s proposed medals system, which would hand out awards of gold, silver and bronze to podium finishers:
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1. Sebastian Vettel – 5 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze but 3 fourth places
2. Fernando Alonso – 5 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze and 2 fourth places
3. Mark Webber – 4 gold
4. Lewis Hamilton – 3 gold
5. Jenson Button – 2 gold



Gregory Haines

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