Atlas F1 The 90's in Stats

  by Marcel Borsboom, The Netherlands

Statistics are as much a part of Formula One as the V10s, the pit lane or Bernie and Max. Without the stats, younger generations would perhaps never know how great Juan Manuel Fangio was, even though they never saw him race. Without keeping score, those who weren't around the Circus before would not have a clue just how many wins Alain Prost, The Professor, had won.

But statistics are usually presented over the entire era or in contrast - over just one season. Yes, Senna scored the most poles since the World Championship began in 1950. And yes, Mika Hakkinen won the 1999 World Championship. But does the accumulation of different eras, different cars and different drivers truly represent the present? Or does one year truly represent an era?

In summarising the 90's decade, there seems to be a need for a separate set of stats - a compilation of records just for the past 10 years. Granted, not all drivers, teams and engines competed for the full decade but none the less - those tables represent to the utmost extent our collective memory and the mathematical results of a decade that has gone by.

So, without further ado, these are the numbers, those were the winners...

The Drivers The Teams The Engines
Wins Wins Wins
Points Points Points
Poles Poles Poles
Fastest Laps Fastest Laps Fastest Laps

Marcel Borsboom© 1999 Kaizar.Com, Incorporated.
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