I remember that years ago not all points were added to calculate
the final classification of drivers. I think there were more than
one scheme in use. In particular the years that Senna and Prost
were together at McLaren I think the season was divided in 2 parts
(8 GPs each ?) and in each of them only the best 5 results were counted.
If I remember correctly Prost was fustrated by this in 1988, since
at the end of the champioship he had more total points than Senna,
but he had to throw away more.
I also think some years earlier (or later ?) the rule was simpler.
From the 16 GPs, the drivers had the 11 best results.
What I wanted to know was in exactly which year which rules were
followed. I don't need an exaustive list (although I would like
that), but I need to know for at least one year the exact rule.
BTW, in which year did the points for the winner became 10, instead of 9 ?
I tried the web sites, but as I expected, they only have the recent rules.
If I have overlooked some place, please give me the address.
If you reply by post only I will probably receive it too late to
be useful (our news server is some days behind). So I would appreciate
copies of follow-ups by mail. I will post a summary of the replies.
Thanks in advance
http://www.mat.uc.pt/~rps/f1 a tiffosi until 12/11/1995
.pt is Portugal| `Whom the gods love die young'-Menander (342-292 BC)
Europe | Villeneuve 50-82, Toivonen 56-86, Senna 60-94