> How often has domination by a single manufacturer of the
> sort evidenced by McLaren this year occurred in the past?
Years where the Constructor's Champions had nearly or over twice the
points of their nearest rivals:
1971 Tyrrell, 73 points (2nd BRM, 36)
1980 Williams, 120 pts (2nd Ligier, 66)
1984 McLaren, 143.5 pts (2nd Ferrari, 57.5)
1986 Williams, 135 pts (2nd McLaren, 87)
1987 Williams, 137 pts (2nd McLaren, 76)
1988 McLaren, 199 pts (2nd Ferrari, 65)
1989 McLaren, 141 pts (2nd Williams, 77)
1992 Williams, 164 pts (2nd McLaren, 99)
1993 Williams, 168 pts (2nd McLaren, 84)
I can't seem to find stats for 95-97 but I think the only year which
might qualify is 1996. Anyone?
Anyhow, interesting to note that until 1980, only 1 year had been
dominated so much by one team - at least since the Constructors
Championship was instigated. But since 1980 it's a regular occurrence.
1950-51 Alfa ***.
1952-53 Ferrari ***.
1954-55 Mercedes ***.
1956 Maseratis and Lancia-Ferraris pretty evenly matched.
1957 ditto Maseratis and Vanwalls.
Hope this is of some interest.
Ian Hill, Cambridge, UK
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