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#1 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:45

Barrichello's win yesterday was his 10th after a 5 year period. That means he endured a 85 GP drought. Was there another F1 driver with a longer line of GP's in the WDC between wins?

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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:11

Riccardo Patrese endured a 97-race drought between his wins in South Africa 1983 and San Marino 1990.

#3 Gary Davies

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:19

Well I'm sure it wouldn't compare in terms of the sheer number of championship Grands Prix held but Black Jack went from Portugal in August 1960 to France in July 1966 without being the first under the flag.

A very long time between port and champagne.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:47

Well I'm sure it wouldn't compare in terms of the sheer number of championship Grands Prix held but Black Jack went from Portugal in August 1960 to France in July 1966 without being the first under the flag.

A very long time between port and champagne.


I counted 46 races for Brabham. Interestingly, he had 5 consecutive wins in 1960, then that winless spell, then came back with 4 consecutive wins in 1966... In terms of length of time, Mario Andretti went from South Africa (March 1971) to Fuji (October 1976) between wins, but only 39 races however.

But I think Patrese has the record in both length of time* and number of races.

* From 1950 onwards. Don't know about before that, with the War and all...

Edited by stevewf1, 24 August 2009 - 09:50.


#5 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:01

Maurice Trintignant would rate in there, I think...

That is assuming he won a major race prior to that Monaco GP.

#6 Catalina Park

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:12

Maurice Trintignant would rate in there, I think...

That is assuming he won a major race prior to that Monaco GP.

Only three years between his two World Championship wins (both at Monaco).

#7 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:47

Riccardo Patrese endured a 97-race drought between his wins in South Africa 1983 and San Marino 1990.


So thats a record Rubens could not take away from Riccardo (he did with most raced WDC GP's).

Maurice Trintignant would rate in there, I think...

That is assuming he won a major race prior to that Monaco GP.


With Trintignant mentioned I suppose motivation wise modern drivers like Patrese and Barrichello have a harder time. I mean, Trintignant raced pretty much each weekend and did win non championship races and sports car races in between. Different days...

Edited by Arjan de Roos, 24 August 2009 - 11:51.