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#1 Joshrobins13

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:33

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2022 Standings
C. Sainz* (Ferrari) 127 pts

G. Russell (Mercedes) 111 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 58 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 16 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 11 pts
G. Zhou [r] (Alfa Romeo) 5 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 4 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 3 pts

L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 3 pts

N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts

 

* driver has won a race this year and will not be eligible for next season's trophy; [r] = Rookie

 

Challenger Trophy Rules and Winners
I have created a new F1 Trophy to be awarded at the end of each season. It is inspired by the Jack Sears Trophy in BTCC which recognises the performances of new and improving drivers. I won't go into the detailed rules of the Jack Sears Trophy because it has changed a fair amount over the years. Instead, I will give you my rules:

  • A driver is eligible for the Challenger Trophy if they have not won an F1 Grand Prix before the start of a season.
  • The driver with the most points at the end of the season wins the trophy.

With these rules, the trophy represents a good season by a driver that has not won a race before. We all know that most F1 drivers don't have a chance to win races because of their machinery, so the idea is to reward good seasons by midfield drivers and Rookies. I think it has some value and interest in highlighting a good driver with potential for future success.

So who would have won this trophy in F1 history?

TROPHY WINNERS (Gold = WDC; Pink = Multiple WDC)
2021 - C. Sainz Jr. (Ferrari)
2020 - S. Perez (Racing Point)
2019 - C. Leclerc (Ferrari)
2018 - N. Hulkenberg (Renault)
2017 - V. Bottas (Mercedes)
2016 - M. Verstappen (Red Bull)
2015 - V. Bottas (Williams)
2014 - D. Ricciardo (Red Bull)
2013 - R. Grosjean (Renault)
2012 - R. Grosjean (Renault)
2011 - N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
2010 - N. Rosberg (Mercedes)
2009 - M. Webber (Red Bull)
2008 - R. Kubica (BMW)
2007 - L. Hamilton (McLaren)
2006 - F. Massa (Ferrari)
2005 - J. Button (BAR)
2004 - J. Button (BAR)
2003 - K. Raikkonen (McLaren)
2002 - K. Raikkonen (McLaren)
2001 - R. Schumacher (Williams)
2000 - R. Barrichello (Ferrari)
1999 - E. Irvine (Ferrari)
1998 - E. Irvine (Ferrari)
1997 - H. Frentzen (Williams)
1996 - J. Villeneuve (Williams)
1995 - D. Coulthard (McLaren)
1994 - M. Hakkinen (McLaren)
1993 - D. Hill (Williams)
1992 - M. Schumacher (Benneton)
1991 - J. Alesi (Ferrari)
1990 - J. Alesi (Tyrrell)
1989 - T. Boutsen (Williams)
1988 - T. Boutsen (Benneton)
1987 - S. Johansson (McLaren)
1986 - S. Johansson (Ferrari)
1985 - A. Senna (Lotus)
1984 - D. Warwick (Renault)
1983 - E. Cheever (Renault)
1982 - K. Rosberg (Williams)
1981 - A. Prost (Renault)
1980 - N. Piquet (Brabham)
1979 - R. Arnoux (Renault)
1978 - P. Depailler (Tyrrell)
1977 - A. Jones (Shadow)
1976 - P. Depailler (Tyrrell)
1975 - J. Hunt (Hesketh)
1974 - J. Sheckter (Tyrrell)
1973 - R. Peterson (Lotus)
1972 - P. Revson (McLaren)
1971 - R. Peterson (March)
1970 - C. Regazzoni (Ferrari)
1969 - J. Rindt (Lotus)
1968 - J. Ickx (Ferrari)
1967 - D. Hulme (Brabham)
1966 - J. Rindt (Cooper)
1965 - J. Stewart (BRM)
1964 - L. Bandini (Ferrari)
1963 - R. Ginther (BRM)
1962 - G. Hill (BRM)
1961 - W. von Trips (Ferrari)
1960 - I. Ireland (Lotus)
1959 - J. Brabham (Cooper)
1958 - R. Salvodori (Cooper)
1957 - C.A.S. Brooks (Vanwall)
1956 - P. Collins (Ferrari)
1955 - S. Moss (Mercedes)
1954 - M. Trintignant (Ferrari)
1953 - M. Hawthorn (Ferrari)
1952 - P. Taruffi (Ferrari)
1951 - A. Ascari (Ferrari)

That is a pretty good list of top F1 drivers, which includes nearly all the drivers we consider as 'the greats'. There are also great drivers that missed out narrowly because another driver had a superb season. I won't bore you with the details of each season, but here are a few of note:

2003
1. K. Raikkonen (McLaren) - 91pts
2. F. Alonso (Renault) - 55pts
3. J. Trulli (Renault) - 33pts

1985
1. A. Senna (Lotus) - 38pts
2. N. Mansell (Williams) - 31pts
3. S. Johansson (Tyrrell) - 26pts

1974
1. J. Sheckter (Tyrrell) - 45pts
2. N. Lauda (Ferrari) - 38pts
3. C. Reutemann (Brabham) - 32pts

1962
1. G. Hill (BRM) - 42pts
2. J. Clark (Lotus) - 30pts
3. J. Surtees (Ferrari) - 19pts

To see how well this Trophy aligns with future Champions, I have done some totting-up. 23 out of 34 World Champions were winners of the Challenger Trophy. 10 out of 16 multiple WDC's won this trophy, those that didn't were:

  • J. M. Fangio (not eligible as he won in the first Championship season)
  • J. Clark (2nd to another WDC)
  • N. Lauda (2nd to another WDC)
  • F. Alonso (2nd to another WDC)
  • S. Vettel (3rd in 2008. Kubica won)
  • E. Fittipaldi (started his first season half way through and won a race meaning he had no real chance)

So you can see that Multiple World Champions are nearly always contenders for the Challenger Trophy. I'm sure that an assessment of single World Champions would show similar findings.

Good things about this trophy:

  • It is a better solution than Rookie of the year because the driver pool is bigger and more competitive.
  • It adds to competition in the midfield.
  • I think drivers would value the trophy because it is won before or during the season of your first win. Of course, seasoned winners wouldn't care but they would no longer be involved anyway.
  • The competition doesn't get stale because once a driver gets a race win they are no longer eligible.
  • It's simple.

Limitations:

  • There are just as many average drivers on this list as all-time greats.
  • It is still reliant on car performance. George Russell hasn’t been near competing for this in the Williams.
  • A driver can have a bad season in a good car and win this trophy.
  • Occasionally you get a blowout season where a young driver goes to a big team and wins by miles.
  • Occasionally a driver is punished for having an incredible one-off win in their first season. After that they cannot compete (see E. Fittipaldi).
  • None of the above teams or drivers were aware that they were competing for said trophy. If they were, the results may have been different.
  • I'm sure there are other factors at play that I haven't thought of.

Anyway, let me know your thoughts and sorry if someone has done this before.

Also, let me know if you spot a mistake. I pulled this together manually.

Cheers.

17/02/2022 update notes - see post #33


Edited by Joshrobins13, Yesterday, 08:35.


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#2 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:37

Actually quite a nice idea. Good post!



#3 Heyli

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:38

I like different views on stats to come up with new rankings! Definitely an interesitng perspective! 



#4 P123

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:40

What would the second place guys be in the years that Irvine, Kimi, Button, Rosberg and Grosjean were the winners 2 years on the bounce?



#5 Spillage

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:44

I like it! They could even name the trophy after Frank Williams, given that his team gave more drivers their first victory than any other besides Ferrari.

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:48

Yep, nice idea but requires a tremendous amount of thought.
Am I reading correctly, the only rules are,

A driver is eligible for the Breakout Trophy if they have not won an F1 Grand Prix before the start of a season.
The driver with the most points at the end of the season wins the trophy.

Fangio should be eligble, Farina won 1950.

Edit.
I'm definitely understanding the rules incorrectly, Sainz wouldn't be eligble, only Ocon and Verstappen. Help please Josh.

Edited by milestone 11, 16 December 2021 - 11:53.


#7 Rediscoveryx

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:49

Yep, I like it as well.  :smoking:



#8 Risil

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:51

Oh, the ignominy of winning the Breakout Trophy several years in a row! 

 

Anyway, I like this, it seems to yield good and sensible results. The FIA could do worse than adopting it.



#9 Bleu

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:54

Forbidding anyone to win twice, alternative winners
1969 Beltoise
1973 Reutemann
1978 Villeneuve
1987 Boutsen
1988 Capelli
1989 Nannini
1991 Modena
1999 R Schumacher
2001 Montoya
2003 Alonso
2005 Webber
2009 Rosberg
2010 Sutil
2011 Petrov
2013 Hülkenberg
2017 Perez
2018 Magnussen
2020 Sainz
2021 Norris

#10 Risil

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:56

Yep, nice idea but requires a tremendous amount of thought.
Am I reading correctly, the only rules are,

A driver is eligible for the Breakout Trophy if they have not won an F1 Grand Prix before the start of a season.
The driver with the most points at the end of the season wins the trophy.

Fangio should be eligble, Farina won 1950.

Edit.
I'm definitely understanding the rules incorrectly, Sainz wouldn't be eligble, only Ocon and Verstappen. Help please Josh.

 

Sainz hasn't won a Grand Prix yet.

 

1950 isn't included because of the one-off weirdness of there not having been a world championship the year before. However Fangio won three Grands Prix in 1950 so he wouldn't be eligible for 1951.



#11 Rediscoveryx

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:56

A bit interesting that Chris Amon (often referred to as the best driver never to win a race) isn't on the list at all.

 

I counted quickly, but no one's managed to bag this three times, right?



#12 Diablobb81

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 11:58

Since it's breakout I think it should only be awarded once.

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:02

Sainz hasn't won a Grand Prix yet.

1950 isn't included because of the one-off weirdness of there not having been a world championship the year before. However Fangio won three Grands Prix in 1950 so he wouldn't be eligible for 1951.

Exactly. Now I've got it. I was reading the first rule as being a GP winner during the season. For god's sake, I was going to come up with the excuse that it's too early. That won't work.  ;)

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#14 ANF

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:03

Breakout trophy? I thought it was covid related.



#15 maximilian

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:12

Cool idea and cool stats.  I love stats.  :up:



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:23

Since it's breakout I think it should only be awarded once.

 

Good point! Maybe I've named it wrong



#17 Rediscoveryx

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:26

Breakout trophy? I thought it was covid related.

 

No, no, that's the outbreak trophy.



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:32

That's a strong list of drivers.  The one that stands out as anomalous is Eddie "Undera" Cheever, who had the best car in the field (at least for 2/3 of the season) and did eff all with it.  A disappointment given he had gone great guns in a hopeless Ligier the year before.  But 1982's madness had generated so many winners that the real breakers through had all picked up wins.  The most startling threshold-crosser in 1983 was Derek Warwick.



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:40

Ascari is fortunate to win 1951 in that the WDC only began in 1950, as he won races in 1949 and would have been that year's WDC (subject to your excellent point about drivers not being aware they were competing for a mythical trophy).

On the other hand, I guess he might have preferred a WDC to the Breakout trophy, so maybe not so fortunate after all!

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:42

Oh, the ignominy of winning the Breakout Trophy several years in a row!

I was thinking about that - maybe it should be limited so you can only win it once, a bit like F2. You can only break through once, after all.

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 13:08

Very good. A few tweaks I can think of, which would make it slightly different but I don't claim it would be better:

 - you can only win once (thanks Bleu for giving the alternative winners in this case)

 - scoring your first win gives a bonus (as it also means it's your last chance to win the trophy), for example points for the first win are doubled.
 



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 13:40

1950 isn't included because of the one-off weirdness of there not having been a world championship the year before. However Fangio won three Grands Prix in 1950 so he wouldn't be eligible for 1951.

If you wanted a 1950 winner, it would be Fangio, as he had not won a Grande Epreuve before, unlike Farina and Fagioli (who was ahead of Fangio on points, fell behind with the dropped scores rules).



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 18:32

I like this idea a lot, even if it isn't officially recognised it would be fun to follow this through future seasons.

 

I'm content with drivers winning this award more than once, but I do think the standard should be raised for former winners. This could be done by making them eligible only if they win a grand prix that season (which would mean no driver could win the award more than twice in their career) or if they improve their final position in the championship standings. For example, I am fine with Kimi Raikkonen winning in both 2002 and 2003, in the former season he demonstrated that he could finish on the podium and be competitive in a top car but then the following year he took his first grand prix win and mounted a serious championship challenge, moving up from sixth to second in the points table. By contrast, while Jenson Button's 2004 award is well deserved (10 podium finishes, including four second places, having never previously finished in the top three), his 2005 season doesn't seem worthy of a breakout trophy as he dropped from third to ninth in the championship, scoring less than half the points he managed the previous year. This doesn't mean he had a bad season, but it is difficult to make the case that he improved significantly that year. Mark Webber, the second best driver with no wins, took his first podium finish that year and therefore seems a more suitable recipient.

 

A few interesting omissions I've noticed from the modern era aside from those already pointed out:

 

. Gerhard Berger - scored fewer points than the winless Stefan Johansson in 1986 when he won his first grand prix. Surprising as I believe he was the only driver with more than three GP wins to take his first victory between 1986-1990.

 

. Giancarlo Fisichella - despite achieving a number of podium finishes from 1997 until his first win in 2003, he always finished behind at least one other driver with no previous wins. If Kimi Raikkonen had been given the 2003 Brazilian GP win I think he would actually have won the award for 2005, which makes me glad he didn't as that was probably the opposite of a breakout year!

 

. Juan Pablo Montoya - one of the few rookie GP winners but was beaten on points and race wins by Ralf Schumacher in 2001, so only gets the award if Irvine isn't allowed to win 1999.

 

. Nick Heidfeld - in common with the overall theme of his F1 career, never finished first (even when the repeat winners are excluded). His strongest year, 2007, coincided with Lewis Hamilton's exceptional rookie season, and in 2008 he lost out to team mate Robert Kubica.

 

. Pierre Gasly & Esteban Ocon - two recent unexpected winners who have finished behind non-GP winners with more consistent results (notably Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris) in the seasons when they took their first victories.


Edited by HighwayStar, 16 December 2021 - 18:36.


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Posted 16 December 2021 - 18:50

Kudos to Stefan Johansson for scoring 26 points in his one off drive at Tyrrell in the 1985 Brazilian GP  :lol:



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 19:41

No, no, that's the outbreak trophy.

 

Which by the way has been won by Charles Leclerc.



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 20:53

Just thought, if the Breakout Trophy was awarded for the 2022 season, I believe exactly half the grid would be eligible:

 

George Russell

Carlos Sainz*

Lando Norris*

Yuki Tsunoda

Lance Stroll

Guanyu Zhou

Alex Albon
Nicolas Latifi

Nikita Mazepin

Mick Schumacher

 

Assuming the pecking order doesn't change too drastically, the three strongest contenders for the 2022 award would appear to be Russell, Sainz and Norris,  With the possible exception of Tsunoda, most of the others seem unlikely to find a winning car in the near future.

 

* However, if a driver isn't allowed to win the award more than once regardless of whether they have won a race, Sainz and Norris are excluded and Russell becomes the clear favourite.



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 21:36

A great idea, Joshrobins13, and one that's obviously given pleasure to a fair number of us. (Even if it won't help you get a girfriend).

 

I have two nits to pick: As Collombin hints, Ascari is ineligible since "A driver is eligible for the Breakout Trophy if they have not won an F1 Grand Prix before the start of a season" whereas he had. Also, T. Brooks should be C.A.S. Brooks.



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 22:04

Brilliant idea and brilliant data gathering and application.  The FIA could definitely adopt something like this to bring interest to the sport.

 

Nicely done, OP!!



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Posted 16 December 2021 - 22:44

This a really fun idea. If you wanted to keep the format that a driver could win it more than once you could call it something like the "Challenger Trophy", perhaps? But the "one win each" format works well too.

Well played, sir.

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 22:47

Also, T. Brooks should be C.A.S. Brooks. [/color][/font]


J.M. Hawthorn, N.G. Hill,... and get von Trips' full title in. 😊

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Posted 16 December 2021 - 22:49

As Collombin hints, Ascari is ineligible since "A driver is eligible for the Breakout Trophy if they have not won an F1 Grand Prix before the start of a season" whereas he had.

 

Good spot, in which case it would go to the Horace Gould of Argentina, the Pampas Bull, José Froilan Gonzalez.



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Posted 17 December 2021 - 09:34

A great idea, Joshrobins13, and one that's obviously given pleasure to a fair number of us. (Even if it won't help you get a girfriend).

I have two nits to pick: As Collombin hints, Ascari is ineligible since "A driver is eligible for the Breakout Trophy if they have not won an F1 Grand Prix before the start of a season" whereas he had. Also, T. Brooks should be C.A.S. Brooks.

Thanks for the corrections, all. I'll make the changes when I have a bit of time.

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Posted 16 March 2022 - 19:06

17/02/2022 update notes

Following some feedback and suggestions I have decided to rename the Breakout Trophy as the Challenger Trophy (thanks to Alan Lewis for the suggestion). This is because 'Breakout' didn't really make sense if someone had already won the trophy, and I didn't want to limit drivers to only winning it once. This keeps it simple and means that there is a larger driver pool competing for it each season. Also, it was picked up that Ascari is ineligible because he had won races before 1951, but I should have clarified that I have used F1 World Championship Grand Prix wins starting in 1950. I appreciate this isn't ideal because he was an established driver and there had only been one season of World Championship competition, but it is what it is.

 

I have also added the drivers competing this season - let me know if I have made any mistakes.

 

Cheers.


Edited by Joshrobins13, 16 March 2022 - 19:08.


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Posted 21 March 2022 - 08:40

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 1
C. Sainz (Ferrari) 18 pts
G. Russell (Mercedes) 12 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 10 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 4 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 0 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 0 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 0 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts

Edited by Joshrobins13, 21 March 2022 - 08:42.


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Posted 28 March 2022 - 08:52

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 2
C. Sainz (Ferrari) 33 pts
G. Russell (Mercedes) 22 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 12 pts

L. Norris (McLaren) 6 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 4 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 0 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 0 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts


Edited by Joshrobins13, 28 March 2022 - 08:53.


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Posted 12 April 2022 - 13:22

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 3
G. Russell (Mercedes) 37 pts

C. Sainz (Ferrari) 33 pts

L. Norris (McLaren) 16 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 12 pts

Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 4 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 0 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 0 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts



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Posted 25 April 2022 - 12:41

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 4

G. Russell (Mercedes) 49 pts
C. Sainz (Ferrari) 38 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 35 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 15 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 10 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 1 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 1 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts


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Posted 25 April 2022 - 13:12

This should be a walkover for Sainz!

 

Strange that half the grid hasn't won a Grand Prix. It felt in 2020-21 that everyone did.



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Posted 25 April 2022 - 14:24

This should be a walkover for Sainz!

 

Strange that half the grid hasn't won a Grand Prix. It felt in 2020-21 that everyone did.

 

Yes, unless Mercedes figure something out, it looks that way.

 

Sainz should knock himself out of contention for 2023 by winning a race this season. I also think Russell and Norris might have a chance to win a race this year, which would make the list of contenders a bit more conventional.


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Posted 25 April 2022 - 20:18

We can say, for the time being at least, that a Mercedes driver is top of the standings in one championship this season!

 

With Ferrari and Red Bull looking like the fastest cars so far this season, Sainz has an excellent chance to retain his title, as his team mate and both Red Bull drivers have previously won this trophy (Verstappen in 2016, Leclerc in 2019 and Perez in 2020) but unlike Sainz they removed themselves from contention by taking their first GP wins in their respective winning seasons. Even if we add my additional qualification for previous winners, requiring them to improve on their previous best championship position to win the trophy, he has a very good chance to win the trophy as fifth in the WDC last season is his best championship position to date - he is currently fifth in the championship despite two consecutive DNFs. Russell or Norris have both made impressive starts considering the machinery at their disposal, but the Mercedes or McLaren do not currently look fast enough to deprive Sainz of the top four finish he needs to retain his trophy.



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Posted 12 May 2022 - 09:25

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 5

G. Russell (Mercedes) 59 pts
C. Sainz (Ferrari) 53 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 35 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 15 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 10 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 3 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 2 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts
 
 
Sainz is set to over-take Russell at Spain and dominate the standings unless Mercedes can figure something out soon...


#42 Risil

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 09:54

Sainz is set to over-take Russell at Spain and dominate the standings unless Mercedes can figure something out soon...

 

Looks like your/their prayers were answered, Josh...



#43 Joshrobins13

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 11:19

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 6

G. Russell (Mercedes) 74 pts
C. Sainz (Ferrari) 65 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 39 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 15 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 11 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 3 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 2 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts
 
As Risil alluded to, Mercedes' improvements at Barcelona could mean that we have a good battle between George and Carlos for the trophy this year. Let's hope one of them will be in a position to win a race soon!


#44 Joshrobins13

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 13:44

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 7

G. Russell (Mercedes) 84 pts
C. Sainz (Ferrari) 83 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 48 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 15 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 11 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 3 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 2 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts


#45 Joshrobins13

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 16:20

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 8
G. Russell (Mercedes) 99 pts
C. Sainz (Ferrari) 83 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 50 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 15 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 11 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 3 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 2 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts

#46 Joshrobins13

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 20:36

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 9
G. Russell (Mercedes) 111 pts
C. Sainz (Ferrari) 102 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 50 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 15 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 11 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 3 pts
L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 3 pts
G. Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 3 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 0 pts
N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts

Sainz closes the gap on Russell but that pesky win still evades him. Surely he won’t still be competing for the Challenger Trophy in 2023?

#47 Joshrobins13

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Posted Yesterday, 08:32

Challenger Trophy 2022 - Week 10
C. Sainz* (Ferrari) 127 pts

G. Russell (Mercedes) 111 pts
L. Norris (McLaren) 58 pts
K. Magnussen (Haas) 16 pts
Y. Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 11 pts
G. Zhou [r] (Alfa Romeo) 5 pts
M. Schumacher (Haas) 4 pts
A. Albon (Williams) 3 pts

L. Stroll (Aston Martin) 3 pts

N. Latifi (Williams) 0 pts
N. Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) 0 pts

 

* driver has won a race this year and will not be eligible for next season's trophy; [r] = Rookie

 

The big news this week is that Sainz finally got his win, so he will not be eligible for the Challenger Trophy next season! 


Edited by Joshrobins13, Yesterday, 08:36.