Originally posted by philippe charuest
what about that new book published by Haynes "analysing Formula 1 by Roger Smith" is he the new L.Pomeroy or W.Court ;)
Originally posted by COUGAR508
I wasn't aware that this book had been published until you mentioned it. Does it contain more statistical analysis than glittering prose?
I bought the book at the Jim Clark Festival at Eysham hall in February .Got the autograph from Smith .He has been both working on marketing survey for a long time and a long time Motor Racing enthusiast and follower .He told me he wanted to apply some of the things he used in his job, to the Motor Racing statistics ..
He regretted so much there has been in the past, mainly in the internet, so many attempts to try to put a classification on all time greatests F1 drivers,but which all have been rather dull, incomplete or partial ones.
Period covered goes from 1950 to Schumacher, but partial stats for Alonso , Hamilton and Raikkonen are inside as well.
So Roger Smith put his energy in many years research .The result worth every penny .I was happy to be the first crossing the channel ( Roger Smith dixit) with this book in my bag !
this book feel a hole regarding F1 statistics .it is a very in depth graphical demonstrations without any personal feelings : only crossing graphs with graphs .But the context of each era hasn 't been forgotten .Simply, this context has been transformed in numbers too .
A very rewarding reading, cause many new parameters have been introduced, casual statisticians didn 't put so far .
it is a complete coherent system of crossing diagrams . Smith did it, and he did with application. The more you 'll read, the more you 'll feel how much time consuming the task must have been to publish that work .
Below, the chapters , then an extract , with a graph and comments .Roughly 150 different graphs and dispersion coordinate tables .At the end, there is final podium among the "serious winners".A serious work, without doubt .
Roger Smith , I remember, didn 't want to give us the answer , so I will not put it there .Let say Roger Smith
is at least revealing thing that have not been demonstrated before, to those interested in F1 statitistics :
1 - statistics shows there has been 12 SERIAL WINNERS only
2 - he identified a "MAGNIFICIENT SEVEN" group among them
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