What’s The Points – Spain Update

(Previous entries are What’s The Points and What’s The Points – China Update.)

Below is a comparison of the World Championship positions for this year’s points (left), last year’s points-system (middle) and the older 10-6-4-3-2-1 approach (right). Ties are decided by countback.

1      Button   70      Alonso   28      Button   22
2   Alonso   67   Button   27   Alonso   22
3   Vettel   60   Vettel   24   Vettel   18
4   Webber   53   Webber   20   Webber   16
5   Rosberg   50   Hamilton   20   Hamilton   12
6   Hamilton   49   Rosberg   20   Rosberg   12
7   Massa   49   Massa   19   Massa   11
8   Kubica   44   Kubica   18   Kubica   11
9   Schumacher   22   Schumacher   8   Schumacher   4
10   Sutil   16   Sutil   6   Sutil   2

It is the same ten drivers in all three lists with very similar orders. With the top contenders all getting mixed results, it does not make huge difference if the points system leans towards greater reward for consistency or for outright results.

The biggest difference is that Alonso would be leading Button under last year’s regime. Button is ahead under current points because he has scored five times to Alonso’s four, and the 7th and 8th finishes in Jenson’s tally are marked, proportionally, more generously than last year. Jenson is ahead of Fernando under 10-6-4-3-2-1 because he has two wins to the Spaniard’s first and second places.

Only ten drivers have scored by 10-6-4-3-2-1 points, 13 under last year’s system, and fifteen under this year’s.

See also RG’s latest update in his championship for new teams.


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