• Sports Annual

Issue # 21

Every Monday 

Monday June 21 2021

PIC from Red Bull

France Sunday June 20 

Max Verstappen's 13th win from 126 starts saw him pass both James Hunt and Australian world champion Jack Brabham to land comfortably in the top 20 for the first time. His maximum points haul also drove his career points scoring average to three points per race. He becomes one of only 12 drivers in the history of the sport to score that average. He has also brought his starts per win ratio under 10 for the first time. He is P19 ... right behind Nico Rosberg.

Sir Jack Brabham in 1966 - PIC by Eric Koch

James Hunt - PIC by McLaren Heritage

LATEST NEWS AND MOVEMENTS

FRANCE, JUNE 20, 2021. 

MERCEDES STILL 1 - 2 AT THE TOP OF THE DRIVERS TABLE ... HOLDING OFF FERRARI

Hamilton's gutsy six points kept Ferrari royalty Alberto Ascari from spoiling the Mercedes 1 - 2 (Fangio and Hamilton) at the top of the drivers table. Hamilton leads Ascari by a little over a tenth (0.114) but it looks like one Christian Horner may intend to spoil that party in the very near future.  

RANKED DRIVER RESULTS TO DATE

P2. LEWIS HAMILTON

Few alive can say they saw both Fangio and Hamilton drive. Maybe one of those lucky people can make a relative comparison ... maybe not. Here the comparison, on wins and points per start, is harsh and the difference stark ... obvious. Hamilton came to F1 and gradually became the complete driver. Fangio came to F1 that job done. The gap between them is too great to close it's one of the biggest gaps on the entire grid. However ... Hamilton's race against Ferrari royalty Alberto Ascari is very close. Lewis gets four non scoring finishes and he will lose P2. 

1st.  JM Fangio
2.125 rpw / 5.941 ppr

2nd. Lewis Hamilton
2.785 rpw / 5.344 ppr

3rd. Alberto Ascari
2.461 rpw / 4.906 ppr

P10. SEBASTIAN VETTEL

Stays with Moss. To take back P9 good points will not be enough because his win rate will continue to fall even though his point scoring rate climbs. Nevertheless he has shown he is far from done and the car is improving. He has a big lead over Damon Hill ... which might be too big for the gutsy British Champion to close.
 
9th. Stirling Moss
4.125 rpw / 3.090 ppr 

10th. Sebastian Vettel
4.981 rpw / 3.905 ppr

11th. Damon Hill 
5.227 rpw / 3.130 ppr

P19. MAX VERSTAPPEN

Wow. Verstappen's tyre failure at Baku saw
Alonso get within 0.005 and saw James Hunt race off in the distance. What a difference a fortnight makes. At France Max passed Hunt AND Brabham and is closing on Nico Rosberg fast. Past Rosberg is Nelson Piquet then its Mika Hakkinen leading the second part of the front group. The gap beyond Mika to Niki Lauda ... well that's a big gap. To catch Lauda Max needs to be winning a race from every 6 starts ... right now he's just scrapped under 10. So more needed from the Dutchman if he's to mix it with the real McCoy. 

P18. Nico Roseberg
8.956 rpw / 2.412 ppr 


P19. Max Verstappen
9.692 rpw / 3.023 ppr


P20. Jack Brabham
9.000 rpw / 2.253 ppr 


P22. FERNANDO ALONSO

Alonso's massive start count continues to cushion his return to the sport. His points rate will hold Jones at bay for quite some time. More feet of gold than clay.
 
21. James Hunt
9.200 rpw / 2.086 ppr

22. Fernando Alonso
9.968 rpw rpw / 2.476 ppr

23. Alan Jones
9.666 rpw / 1.879 ppr

P41. KIMI RAIKKONEN

Kimi falls to 16 starts per win ... matching American Phil Hill's win rate. He nevertheless continues to increase his lead over Bottas. 

40. Jacques Villeneuve
14.818 rpw / 1.349 ppr

41. Kimi Raikkonen
16.047 rpw / 2.267 ppr

42. Phil Hill.
16.000 rpw / 2.104 ppr

P43. VALTTERI BOTTAS

A better weekend but no win. Kimi Raikkonen continues his lead here.   

42. Phil Hill
16.000 rpw / 2.104 ppr

43. Valtteri Bottas
18.111 rpw / 2.674 ppr

44. Piero Taruffi
18.000 rpw / 2.388 ppr

P60/67. RICCIARDO and LECLERC

Ricciardo continues to hold off Barrichello. Leclerc leads over Eddie Irvine. 

58. Clay Regazzoni
26.400 rpw / 1.643 ppr

59. Pedro Rodriguez
27.500 rpw / 1.327 ppr

60. Daniel Ricciardo
27.857 rpw / 1.451 ppr
 
61. Rubens Barrichello
29.363 rpw / 1.554 ppr

62. Jacques Laffite
29.333 rpw / 1.329 ppr

63. Ralf Schumacher 
30.000 rpw / 1.438 ppr

64. John Watson 
30.500 rpw / 1.144 ppr

65. Peter Genthin
30.000 rpw / 0.400 ppr
 
66. G. Nilsson
31.000 rpw / 1.032 ppr
 
67. Charles Leclerc
32.500 rpw / 1.661 ppr
 
68. Eddie Irvine
36.750 rpw / 1.306 ppr

P82. PIERRE GASLY

This calculation is harsh but so is the sport. Gasly's performances cannot but help his long term cause. Gradually building his point scoring record.
 
81. Patrick Tambay
57.000 rpw / 0.921 ppr

82. Pierre Gasly
71.000 rpw / 0.521 ppr

83. Carlos Pace
72.000 rpw / 0.819 ppr

P91. SERGIO PEREZ 

Perez getting hold of the Red Bull nicely. Christian Horner's decision to move away from Red Bull's reliance on drivers from within beginning to pay dividends. 

90. Robert Kubica
97.000 rpw / 1.134 ppr

91. Sergio Perez 
99.000 rpw / 0.616 ppr

92. J. Bonnier
104 rpw / 0.384 ppr