Ouch! Schumacher rated below everyone bar Liuzzi, and Massa not doing well here either. I reckon it's over for both of them - another season seeing out contract and the door will be shown. Top 5 really close, a little surprised to see Kubica out front though well done.
Isn't the voting method a bit - flat? Anyone in your top 7 effectively gets a point regardless of whether you regard them as No1 or No 7.
Like iotar said:
- the outcome is a zero-one situation - either a driver is top seven
or he isn't
which is enough for establishing an order, as we see. Only in some cases do we see an ex aequo.
If we would have them 1....2.....3.....till 7 and allocate points accordingly (e.g. 7...6....5...till 1), we could not use the poll function as it is - it is not fit for such ratings.
Also, then we would have discussions how the points shall be given, e.g., we could also use an F1 style points system with 25, 18, etc, then the discussion would be if it should not be 10-8-6-etc.
So no matter how you do it, it will always leave room for discussion, which is a good thing.
Out of numerous possible rating systems I have chosen a simple one that also allows to use the poll function, to make it look orderly, and that allows everyone to see at one glance who has received how many votes.
It will be interesting, if we have the traditional "Best driver" poll with points allocated by seasonÂ´s end as well as this one, to see if there are fundamental differences or if the picture is more or less consistent.
- scoring most points means that the driver is considered top seven
by the biggest number of people voting
which is exactly what this system is showing. It is enough to show who according to the majority is more likely in the Top Seven
and who is only considered by a minority to be Top Seven
material. This in itself gives an order, which gives the positions. No flaws there.