Medals System Update

teabagyokel

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On 28th November 2008, I posted the winners of the WDC under Bernie's medals system. And here they are:

HISTORICAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BY THIS METHOD:

1950: Farina
1951: Fangio
1952: Ascari
1953: Ascari
1954: Fangio
1955: Fangio
1956: Fangio
1957: Fangio
1958: Moss
1959: Moss
1960: Brabham
1961: Hill, P
1962: Hill, G
1963: Clark
1964: Clark
1965: Clark
1966: Brabham
1967: Clark
1968: Hill, G
1969: Stewart
1970: Rindt
1971: Stewart
1972: Fittipaldi
1973: Stewart
1974: Fittipaldi
1975: Lauda
1976: Hunt
1977: Andretti
1978: Andretti
1979: Jones
1980: Jones
1981: Prost
1982: Pironi(Trust me on this one, its a serious nightmare!)
1983: Prost
1984: Prost
1985: Prost
1986: Mansell
1987: Mansell
1988: Senna
1989: Senna
1990: Senna
1991: Senna
1992: Mansell
1993: Prost
1994: Schumacher, M
1995: Schumacher, M
1996: Hill, D
1997: Villeneuve, J
1998: Hakkinen
1999: Hakkinen
2000: Schumacher, M
2001: Schumacher, M
2002: Schumacher, M
2003: Schumacher, M
2004: Schumacher, M
2005: Alonso
2006: Alonso
2007: Raikkonen
2008: Massa

Just to update, the last two winners are:
2009: Button
2010: Vettel (on 4th places)
Though the medal system has been disowned, thought I'd just show the results continuing!
 

Fenderman

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Yup, regardless of how one views the outcome of Spa 2008 and other dodgy decisions I think that season alone best illustrates the problem with the medals system. The championship is, I think, even more succeptible to being decided in the Stewards room. On the other hand 2007 had its share of controversy as well.

Oh, I don't know, I just don't like medals. I mean, it's the whole Bling thing. Tacky.
 

F1Yorkshire

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The big winners in the medal system are the 3 M's; Moss, Mansell and Massa. Also Clark would have won more under this system.

One of the big losers is Hamilton, the other is Lauda.

90% of the time the driver who dominates is going to win no matter on the system used. A medal system would not allow for the close seasons like last year.
 

teabagyokel

#dejavu
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One of the big losers is Hamilton, the other is Lauda.

The biggest loser is Nelson Piquet!

90% of the time the driver who dominates is going to win no matter on the system used. A medal system would not allow for the close seasons like last year.

That is absolutely not true. I do not support the medals system; but last year Vettel edged Alonso out on number of 4th positions. Thus we'd be in the same situation in Abu Dhabi vis-รก-vis Vettel and Alonso: Alonso needing to finish 4th or better if Vettel won.

I've coloured the differences red to make them clear in a quote box.
 
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