Jump to content


Photo

Number of drivers on podium this season (Record?)


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 mdaclarke

mdaclarke
  • Member

  • 109 posts
  • Joined: September 11

Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:04

I was looking at wikipedia today and I noticed that so far (up to the Indian Grand Prix) there have been 13 drivers on the podium this season. Is this a record?

Edit: Looks like 2008 had 14!

Edited by mdaclarke, 29 October 2012 - 23:09.


Advertisement

#2 jeze

jeze
  • Member

  • 2,973 posts
  • Joined: September 08

Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:11

I'm sure Wikipedia has the answer ;)

But I'd second-guess that you were right on this one.

There were 12 in 2009 so...

This year then? Let me see:

Vettel, Alonso, Räikkönen, Webber, Hamilton, Button, Grosjean, Massa, Rosberg, Schumacher, Pérez, Kobayashi, Maldonado... wow that's quite a few right there!

I also need to check 1982... oops 17 drivers (!)



#3 fisssssi

fisssssi
  • Member

  • 1,035 posts
  • Joined: July 04

Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:14

How many made the podium in 2011? 7?

#4 scheivlak

scheivlak
  • Member

  • 11,484 posts
  • Joined: August 01

Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:15

I'm sure Wikipedia has the answer ;)

But I'd second-guess that you were right on this one.

There were 12 in 2009 so...

13 in 2009  ;)
(OK, it's easy to overlook Heidfeld scoring half points for his 2nd place in Malaysia)

#5 Ravenak

Ravenak
  • Member

  • 939 posts
  • Joined: September 12

Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:16

No, 13 podiums has happened many times before. And:

2008: 14
1997: 15
1994: 14
1982: 18
1977: 14
1974: 14
1970: 15
1968: 17
1960: 16
1958: 15
1957: 14
1956: 14
1955: 16
1954: 14

#6 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:19

Wait til Bernie launches his idea for 5-step podiums next year. Take that record books!

The worst part of it? Two podium interviewers, asking questions simultaneously through a shared mic.


#7 sock22

sock22
  • Member

  • 404 posts
  • Joined: December 11

Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:14

Here's a different format for the number of podium finishes over all seasons:

18 – 1982
17 – 1968
16 – 1960, 1955
15 – 1997, 1970, 1958, 1954
14 – 2008, 1994, 1977, 1974, 1957, 1956
13 – 2012*, 2009, 2005, 1995, 1989, 1985, 1984, 1979, 1978, 1975, 1971
12 – 2006, 1990, 1983, 1976, 1973, 1969, 1959, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950
11 –1999, 1993, 1987, 1981, 1980, 1972, 1964
10 –2003, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1988, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1962, 1961
9 –2004, 1991, 1986
8 – 2010, 2007, 1963
7 – 2011, 2002, 2000, 1992

The mean is 11.38 and the median is 12, so 2012 is above average but far from special.

#8 GrzegorzChyla

GrzegorzChyla
  • Member

  • 324 posts
  • Joined: August 06

Posted 30 October 2012 - 17:59

Here's a different format for the number of podium finishes over all seasons:


It would be interesting to divide these numbers by number of races in each season.

#9 Otaku

Otaku
  • Member

  • 475 posts
  • Joined: March 11

Posted 30 October 2012 - 19:25

Here's a different format for the number of podium finishes over all seasons:

18 – 1982
17 – 1968
16 – 1960, 1955
15 – 1997, 1970, 1958, 1954
14 – 2008, 1994, 1977, 1974, 1957, 1956
13 – 2012*, 2009, 2005, 1995, 1989, 1985, 1984, 1979, 1978, 1975, 1971
12 – 2006, 1990, 1983, 1976, 1973, 1969, 1959, 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950
11 –1999, 1993, 1987, 1981, 1980, 1972, 1964
10 –2003, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1988, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1962, 1961
9 –2004, 1991, 1986
8 – 2010, 2007, 1963
7 – 2011, 2002, 2000, 1992

The mean is 11.38 and the median is 12, so 2012 is above average but far from special.



Besides, we have 20 races/season now. There were about 3/4 of that in the 80s and 90s.

16 in 1982 so it means the average is WAY higher than now.

#10 fisssssi

fisssssi
  • Member

  • 1,035 posts
  • Joined: July 04

Posted 30 October 2012 - 23:18

Excluding the first two races of 2011, only 5 drivers finished on the podium.

5 drivers, in 17 races.

Now THAT must have been some kind of record.

In fact that streak continued through Australia this year, and was only broken when Perez finished 2nd in Malaysia.