Info on points rules

Info on points rules

Post by Rui Pedro Mendes Salguei » Sat, 30 Sep 1995 04:00:00


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
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Info on points rules

Post by Mark Jacks » Wed, 04 Oct 1995 04:00:00

[Something I posted in May of last year]

Information from /Grand Prix/ (Griffiths):

Scoring for the World Championship of Drivers

1950-57:  8-6-4-3-2 for 1st through 5th
          1 for fastest lap except at Indianapolis
          shared points for shared drives
          best results from half the season's total events
              including Indianapolis, rounded up
              (except 1953: 4 of 9; 1956, 57: 5 of 8)

1958-59:  8-6-4-3-2 for 1st through 5th
          1 for fastest lap except at Indianapolis
          best results from half the season's total events
              including Indianapolis, rounded up

1960:     8-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th
          best results from 6 of 9 events including Indianapolis

1961-66:  9-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th
          best results from half the season's total events, rounded up

1967-78:  9-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th
          best results from all but one event from each half of the season;
              first "half" the longer if an odd number of events

1979:     9-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th
          best results from four events from each half-season

1980:     9-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th
          best results from five events from each half-season

1981-90:  9-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th
          best results from eleven events

1991-  :  10-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th in all events

Constructors Championship

1958-59:  8-6-4-3-2 for 1st through 5th; best-placed car only
          best results from half the season's total events,
              rounded up

1960:     8-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th; best-placed car only
          best results from 6 of 9 events including Indianapolis

1961-66:  9-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th; best-placed car only
          best results from half the season's total events, rounded up

1967-78:  9-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th; best-placed car only
          best results from all but one event from each half of the season;
              first "half" the longer if an odd number of events

1979-90:  9-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th; all cars, all events

1991-  :  10-6-4-3-2-1 for 1st through 6th; all cars, all events

(Note that of late no more than two cars of a type can be entered to
compete for points, or at all)

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Info on points rules

Post by Rui Pedro Mendes Salguei » Fri, 06 Oct 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
> 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.

I received just that from Mark Jackson. As it is a little long,
I have put it in my homepage.

--
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