Crazy Stats Hungarian GP 2015

Crazy Stats GP Hungary 2015
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M it his 41st victory, Sebastian Vettel has his points account 1,778 screwed counters. No other driver in the 65-year history of Formula 1 had collected so many before. But when Fernando Alonso crossed the finish line on the Hungaroring in 5th place 49 seconds later, it was a tie between the old rivals. With the 10 Hungary points, Alonso also has 1,778 points in his career.

Schumacher well ahead in an adapted rating

This means that the two multiple world champions share the title of 'best point Formula 1 driver of all time'. However, Vettel and Alonso shouldn't be too fooled about these statistics. The modern point system leaves the comparison with earlier Formula 1 generations weak. If you convert Michael Schumacher's 'real' 1,566 points into the current currency, the record champion would have reached 3,891 points and would be way ahead of all other drivers.

Alonso, who at the beginning of his career also had fewer points than currently credited, ends up in second place with 2,619 points. Position 3 would go to Alain Prost (2,459). Sebastian Vettel (1,964) is only 6th in the adjusted points table, behind Lewis Hamilton (2,035) and Kimi Räikkönen (2,022).

Crazy statistics from the Hungarian GP

But Even so, Vettel and Alonso will probably not be able to enjoy their top position in the eternal point evaluation for long. Hamilton lurks in third place, just 90 points behind. At some point, however, all of the old guard's drivers will be ousted. If everything goes normally at Max Verstappen and he gets a top cockpit at some point, he will overtake his predecessors simply by the age advantage. The junior has already collected more points than his father Jos Verstappen (106 races) thanks to 4th place in Hungary.

In the Crazy Stats in the picture gallery we have collected other interesting figures from Budapest. We'll tell you why Helmut Marko was particularly pleased with the end result. Why there has been a title curse on the Hungarian winner for more than 10 years. And what Vettel record Daniil Kvyat missed by just 18 days.


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