|Post-European GP Edition. Compilation by Rory Gordon, Australia|
The Superstats is an on-going project that attempts to classify various performances throughout an F1 season by, generally, averaging each race's performance, in several categories, over the entire season.
Conceived as the SuperGrid by the late John Taylor for Autocourse, I started my own compilations when Taylor died. Originally, the SuperStats - as the project was to become - was developed purely for my own interest. This has not changed, and the day I get bored with the SuperStats, they will stop.
All figures used in the SuperStats are based on the official FIA timing sheets and, where necessary, those sheets are deemed to be the final authority.
One particular category changed in quite dramatically after the last race, the European GP. In this edition of the SuperStats, we look at the race leaders after 891 laps and 4,239.053 kilometres.
In the tables that follow, the figures under "%'age To Date" relate to the laps led so far this season.
It is worth pointing out that the FIA deems that a driver has led for an entire lap if that driver is the first to cross the finish line at the end of that lap, regardless of how many drivers have actually led during that lap.
The European GP caused little change among the drivers who have led the most laps, with Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher and Coulthard easily the top three.
What was of interest was the "arrival" in the table of three new drivers, Fisichella, Herbert and Ralf Schumacher, increasing the size of the table by over a third. Good to see.
For this table, the drivers' nationality has been used as the basis. Only really the British seem to have the ability to "share" laps among themselves - or, to look at it another way, there are too many Britons among the top drivers.
With the top four leaders among the drivers coming from McLaren and Ferrari, it is little surprise that those two teams are dominating in this category.
The raw data are copyright © 1999 F?d?ration de l'Automobile (2 Chemin Blandonnet, 1215 Geneva 15, Switzerland). These compilations are copyright © 1999 Rory Gordon. Reproduction in any form of these compilations is forbidden without the express permission of the compiler.
The data are subject to revision. The compiler will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
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