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A Sheffield University Study : Fangio/ Prost/ Alonso Greatests F1 Drivers Podium

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#16 Iestyn16


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Posted Apr 19 2016 - 12:48 AM

Yes, fair enough. I think the best way to describe each system is that by my reading of it, in a time based method, Schumacher was the best, as he was the top driver for the longest amount of time (1995-2005). By Dr. Phillips' method, Clark was the best, as he was the most dominant driver ever over a three year time span.

Going more on pure results (the Bell and Stadelmann papers) leads to the conclusion that Fangio was the best, as he always went with the best cars (Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, Ferrari-Lancia, Maserati.. he even tried the BRM V16), was a top driver himself, and quit as soon as he couldn't get on the podium.

It's such a shame that we never saw Fangio in the early-mid 1940s competing against Wimille, Lang, Farina, Villoresi and Ascari all at their peaks. That would have been a first great decade of Formula 1 (Voiturette) racing, one that was pretty much lost to WWII.

Edited by Iestyn16, Apr 19 2016 - 12:49 AM.

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