Verstappen will be the least worthy WDC after Button, Räikkönen, Rosberg, and Vettel

cider_and_toast

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Is Verstappen now the only driver to score WDC points without finishing a race?
As funny as that sounds, I think there's been a number of occasions, especially in in the 80's where a driver has left his car in a smoking wreck against the barrier with 1 lap to go but still classified 5th or 6th.

Probably the most hilarious example being Nigel Mansell touring around on the final lap of the 1991 Canadian GP, waving at the crowd. He let the revs drop so low that the gearbox jammed and the engine stalled. He failed to cross the finishing line but because he'd lapped so many cars he was eventually classified in 6th.
 
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