most laps led points????

most laps led points????

Post by <paulm.. » Tue, 12 Mar 1996 04:00:00


I'm sure this has been asked before, "why aren't there any points awarded for
the most number of laps led??"

Okay, they do it in Indycar (don't want to start anymore comparisons, etc.)

I think you'll agree that both of the Williams drivers equally deserve maximum
points for their efforts, but I can't help thinking that if Hill had the extra
incentive to pass Villneuve for a couple of extra points he wouldn't have sat
back at certain points in the race. Although having oil continually poured over
you, turbulent air, etc. is probably incentive enough.

Just a thought,

Paul.
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most laps led points????

Post by Wilson Christopher H » Tue, 12 Mar 1996 04:00:00

: I'm sure this has been asked before, "why aren't there any points awarded for
: the most number of laps led??"

: Okay, they do it in Indycar (don't want to start anymore comparisons, etc.)

: I think you'll agree that both of the Williams drivers equally deserve maximum
: points for their efforts, but I can't help thinking that if Hill had the extra
: incentive to pass Villneuve for a couple of extra points he wouldn't have sat
: back at certain points in the race. Although having oil continually poured over
: you, turbulent air, etc. is probably incentive enough.

: Just a thought,

: Paul.
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most laps led points????

Post by Doug Fin » Sat, 16 Mar 1996 04:00:00

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>I'm sure this has been asked before, "why aren't there any points awarded for
>the most number of laps led??"

        Probably just because they don't.  I would surmise that FIA doesn't
want to turn F1 into a sport which awards participation more than the
result.  Not knocking IndyCar or any other series that awards fastest
lap, qualifying points, most laps led, etc., but F1 is supposed to be
all about building the best car money can buy in order to win.
Winning is all anyone cares about, whether they've led the whole race
or passed in the last corner.

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