ATLAS F1   Volume 6, Issue 27 Email to Friend   Printable Version

Atlas F1   Qualifying Differentials

  by Marcel Borsboom, Netherlands

Atlas F1 is going to keep an eye on the battle between teammates throughout the season with a simple measurement: we compare the qualifying times of each driver against his teammate's result. After every Grand Prix, we will show how teammates have fared up against each other, and where they are overall since the beginning of the season. At the end of the season, the World Champion of Qualifying Differentials will be elected - the driver who was most beaten by his teammates, in seconds. Only those who participate in at least 15 of the 17 rounds are eligible for the coveted crown; and for those who made the efforts and participated in all 17 races, the best and worst result will be scrapped.

With nine qualifying session completed for 2000, the differentials are once again on a roll! Let's see which drivers deserve bragging rights.

France Notables

  • Mazzacane/Heidfeld/Herbert. Once again the heard of the Qualifying Differentials chart for 2000 changes, this time Nick Heidfeld takes the dubious honour of being the most outqualified driver, replacing Gaston Mazzacane, who in turn briefly replaced Johnny Herbert. However, Ricardo Zonta and Jenson Button both joined the race for the title, and halfway through ther season, there's no telling who will end at the top.

  • Coulthard/de la Rosa. Both the McLaren driver and the Arrows driver are very close to overtaking their respective teammates, Pedro de la Rosa a mere 0.009s behind Jos Verstappen and David Coulthard just 0.019 behind Mika Hakkinen.

The average gap between teammates in France was 0.400 another slight drop in the averages, after it was 0.449 in Canada and 0.486 in Monaco. This, compared to 0.546s in Europe; 0.48s in Spain; 0.725s in Britain; 0.654s in San Marino; 0.455s in Brazil; and 0.874s in Australia.

France Differentials

Total Averages through France

Marcel Borsboom© 2000 Kaizar.Com, Incorporated.
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