# 2018-2024 Teammate Point Percentage Comparsion

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### #1 Secretariat

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Posted 02 August 2024 - 19:42

In the 2025 Silly Season thread there were some post regarding under performance in the context of points related to several drivers. In the era of increased data and analytics and my anecdotal observation of an apparent shift to focus a lot on qualifying time spreads as a primary measure of a driver's performance individually and in comparison to their teammate, I am interested in "re-introducing" a simple outcomes metric that defines the entire F1 championship....points.

When we talk about points what is a relative respectable percentage when comparing driver pairings. If a driver only scores 40% of a team's points, is that acceptable? Is 30%? Do outcomes matter when making a driver assessment? Granted there are elements that are partially out of the drivers control when it comes to points such as aspects of reliability, however given the length of a season in this era, the sample size helps with mitigating some randomness, bad luck, and so on in my opinion.

Below is a google sheet with point percentage data. It is based off a simple calculation of driver points/constructor points. The number value in the cells is a percentage rounded to the tenth.  It only goes back to 2018 because that is as much as I had tolerance for at the moment and contains 2024 season to date. Feel free to fact check the math.

The data itself gives a different perspective when presented in a percentage vs. a raw tally in my opinion. There are notable things that are of interest when comparing drivers in different years or the consistency of drivers over their teammates. Hopefully, it provides some shorthand, quick reference for everyone.

### #2 PlatenGlass

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Posted 03 August 2024 - 11:01

I think percentage differences can mean different things for teams at the front and back. Especially with teams that struggle to score at all you might get one driver getting all the points for that team, which could still be on just two or three occasions.

Edited by PlatenGlass, 03 August 2024 - 11:01.

### #3 Secretariat

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Posted 03 August 2024 - 11:22

From an outcomes point of view, a few takeaways for me that I will mention when viewing the percentages:

• Perez is doing what he has historically done at RBR and ultimately not much different than any other RBR drivers in this period. The power of Verstappen.
• Sainz competitiveness across different teams is noteworthy, and I am still confused as to the fact he has effectively been a nomad his entire career.
• Mercedes driver stability. The issue of Antonelli and Verstappen rumors are the first real transition discussions for awhile for this team.
• If you need points from a driver in the midfield, Gasly seems to be the driver to do it.

Edited by Secretariat, 03 August 2024 - 11:23.

### #4 Bleu

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Posted 03 August 2024 - 12:53

I think percentage differences can mean different things for teams at the front and back. Especially with teams that struggle to score at all you might get one driver getting all the points for that team, which could still be on just two or three occasions.

Not even all but 5-2 would have been better result than 575-285 (Max vs. Sergio last year)