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F1 Through The Years – Part 6 – 1975-1979

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1975
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 12 January 1975 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jarier – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – McLaren-Ford
2 – 26 January 1975 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jarier – Winner: Carlos Pace – Brabham-Ford
3 – 01 March 1975 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Carlos Pace – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Tyrrell-Ford
4 – 27 April 1975 – Spanish Grand Prix – Montjuic
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Jochen Mass – McLaren-Ford
5 – 11 May 1975 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
6 – 25 May 1975 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
7 – 08 June 1975 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Vittorio Brambilla – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
8 – 22 June 1975 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: James Hunt – Hesketh-Ford
9 – 06 July 1975 – French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
10 – 19 July 1975 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Tom Pryce – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – McLaren-Ford
11 – 03 August 1975 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Brabham-Ford
12 – 17 August 1975 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Vittorio Brambilla – March-Ford
13 – 07 Septemebr 1975 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Clay Regazzoni – Ferrari
14 – 05 October 1975 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Ferrari – 64.5 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Emerson Fittipaldi – BRZ – McLaren Ford – 45 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Brabham Ford – 37 Points – 1 Win
4 – James Hunt – GBR – Hesketh Ford – 33 Points – 1 Win
5 – Clay Regazzoni – SWI – Ferrari – 25 Points – 1 Win
6 – Carlos Pace – BRZ – Brabham Ford – 24 Points – 1 Win
7 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Tyrrell Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
8 – Jochen Mass – GER – McLaren Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
9 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 12 Points
10 – Tom Pryce – GBR – Shadow Ford – 8 Points

*Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best five  results from the last six races counted towards the championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 72.5 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Brabham Ford – GBR – 54 Points (56*) – 2 Wins
3 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 53 Points – 3 Wins

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best five results from the last six races counted towards the championship*

1976
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 25 January 1976 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
2 – 06 March 1976 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
3 – 28 March 1976 – United States Grand Prix West – Long Beach
— Pole: Clay Regazzoni – Winner: Clay Regazzoni – Ferrari
4 – 02 May 1976 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
5 – 16 May 1976 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
6 – 30 May 1976 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
7 – 13 June 1976 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Jody Scheckter – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Tyrrell-Ford
8 – 04 July 1976 – French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
9 – 18 July 1976 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
10 – 01 August 1976 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
11 – 15 August 1976 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: John Watson – Penske-Ford
12 – 29 August 1976 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
13 – 12 September 1976 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – March-Ford
14 – 03 October 1976 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
15 – 10 October 1976 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
16 – 24 October 1976 – Japanese Grand Prix – Fuji Speedway
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – James Hunt – GBR – McLaren Ford – 69 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Ferrari – 68 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Tyrrell Ford – 49 Points – 1 Win
4 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 39 Points
5 – Clay Regazzoni – ARG – Ferrari – 31 Points – 1 Win
6 – Mario Andretti – USA – Lotus Ford – 22 Points – 1 Win
7 – John Watson – GBR – Penske Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
8 – Jacques Laffite – FRA – Ligier Matra – 20 Points
9 – Jochen Mass – GER – McLaren Ford – 19 Points
10 – Gunnar Nilsson – SWE – Lotus Ford – 11 Points

*Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 83 Points – 6 Wins
2 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 74 Points (75*) – 6 Wins
3 – Tyrrell Ford – GBR – 71 Points – 1 Win

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the championship*

1977
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 09 January 1977 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Wolf-Ford
2 – 23 January 1977 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
3 – 05 March 1977 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
4 – 03 April 1977 – United States Grand Prix West – Long Beach
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
5 – 08 May 1977 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
6 – 22 May 1977 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: John Watson – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Wolf-Ford
7 – 05 June 1977 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Gunnar Nilsson – Lotus-Ford
8 – 19 June 1977 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Jacques Laffite – Ligier-Matra
9 – 03 July 1977 – French Grand Prix – Dijon-Prenois
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
10 – 16 July 1977 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
11 – 31 July 1977 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Jody Scheckter – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
12 – 14 August 1977 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Alan Jones – Shadow-Ford
13 – 28 August 1977 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
14 – 11 September 1977 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
15 – 02 October 1977 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: James Hunt – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford
16 – 09 October 1977 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Wolf-Ford
17 – 23 October 1977 – Japanese Grand Prix – Fuji Speedway
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: James Hunt – McLaren-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Ferrari – 72 Points – 3 Wins
2 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Wolf Ford – 55 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Mario Andretti – USA – Lotus Ford – 47 Points – 4 Wins
4 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Ferrari – 42 Points – 1 Win
5 – James Hunt – GBR – McLaren Ford – 40 Points – 3 Wins
6 – Jochen Mass – GER – McLaren Ford – 25 Points
7 – Alan Jones – AUS – Shadow Ford –  22 Points – 1 Win
8 – Gunnar Nilsson – SWE – Lotus Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
9 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 20 Points
10 – Jacques Laffite – FRA – Ligier Matra – 18 Points – 1 Win

*Only the eight best results from the first nine races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the  championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 95 Points (97*) – 4 Wins
2 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 62 Points – 5 Wins
3 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 60 Points – 3 Wins

1978
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 15 January 1978 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
2 – 29 January 1978 – Brazlian Grand Prix – Jacarepagua
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
3 – 04 March 1978 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
4 – 02 April 1978 – United States Grand Prix West – Long Beach
— Pole: Carlos Reutemann – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
5 – 07 May 1978 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Carlos Reutemann – Winner: Patrick Depailler – Tyrrell-Ford
6 – 21 May 1978 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
7 – 04 June 1978 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
8 – 17 June 1978 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Niki Lauda – Brabham-Alfa Romeo
9 – 02 July 1978 – French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
— Pole: John Watson – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
10 – 16 July 1978 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
11 – 30 July 1978 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
12 – 13 August 1978 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
13 – 27 August 1978 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Mario Andretti – Lotus-Ford
14 – 10 September 1978 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Niki Lauda – Brabham-Alfa Romeo
15 – 01 October 1978 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Ferrari
16 – 08 October 1978 – Canadian Grand Prix – Ile Notre-Dame
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jarier – Winner: Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Mario Andretti – USA – Lotus Ford – 64 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Ronnie Peterson – SWE – Lotus Ford – 51 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Ferrari – 48 Points – 4 Wins
4 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Brabham Alfa Romeo – 44 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 34 Points – 1 Win
6 – John Watson – GBR – Brabham Alfa Romeo – 25 Points
7 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Wolf Ford – 24 Points
8 – Jacques Laffite – FRA – Ligier Matra – 19 Points
9 – Gilles Villeneuve – CAN – Ferrari – 17 Points – 1 Win
10 – Emerson Fittipaldi – BRZ – Fittipaldi Ford – 17 Points

*Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the  championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 86 Points – 8 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 58 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Brabham Alfa Romeo – 53 Points – 2 Wins

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best seven results from the last eight races counted towards the championship*

1979
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 21 January 1979 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Jacques Laffite – Ligier-Ford
2 – 04 February 1979 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Jacques Laffite – Ligier-Ford
3 – 03 March 1979 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Winner: Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari
4 – 08 April 1979 – United States Grand Prix West – Long Beach
— Pole: Gilles Villeneuve – Winner: Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari
5 – 29 April 1979 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Patrick Depailler – Ligier-Ford
6 – 13 May 1979 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Jacques Laffite – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Ferrari
7 – 27 May 1979 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jody Scheckter – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Ferrari
8 – 01 July 1979 – French Grand Prix – Dijon-Prenois
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Winner: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Renault
9 – 14 July 1979 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Alan Jones – Winner: Clay Regazzoni – Williams-Ford
10 – 29 July 1979 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Winner: Alan Jones – Williams-Ford
11 – 12 August 1979 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Rene Arnoux – Winner: Alan Jones – Williams-Ford
12 – 26 August 1979 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Rene Arnoux – Winner: Alan Jones – Williams-Ford
13 – 09 September 1979 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jean-Pierre Jabouille – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Ferrari
14 – 30 September 1979 – Canadian Grand Prix – Ile Notre-Dame
— Pole: Alan Jones – Winner: Alan Jones – Williams-Ford
15 – 07 October 1979 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Alan Jones – Winner: Gilles Villeneuve – Ferrari

*Swedish Grand Prix cancelled due to lack of enthusiasm in Sweden following deaths of Ronnie Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson in 1978*

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Ferrari – 51 Points (60*) – 3 Wins
2 – Gilles Villeneuve – CAN – Ferrari – 47 Points (53*) – 3 Wins
3 – Alan Jones – AUS – Williams Ford – 40 Points (43*) – 4 Wins
4 – Jacques Laffite – FRA – Ligier Ford – 36 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Clay Regazzoni – SWI – Williams Ford – 29 Points (32*) – 1 Win
6 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Lotus Ford – 20 Points (25*)
7 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Ligier Ford – 20 Points (22*) – 1 Win
8 – Rene Arnoux – FRA – Renault – 17 Points
9 – John Watson – GBR – McLaren Ford – 15 Points
10 – Didier Pironi – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 14 Points

*Only the best four scores from the first seven races and the best four scores from the remaining eight races counted towards the championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 113 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Williams Ford – GBR – 75 Points – 5 Wins
3 – Ligier Ford – FRA – 61 Points – 3 Wins

Is Sergio Perez ‘Dangerous’?

Nico Rosberg has become the latest Formula 1 driver to lay some criticism on McLaren driver Sergio Perez after the two drivers collided during the recent Japanese Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver described the Mexican’s driving as ‘dangerous’ after their battle for eighth place on the road lead to Perez suffering a left-rear punctured tyre and left Rosberg with a damaged front wing.

Perez 1

“Perez was not right with what he did.  Definitely dangerous” said Rosberg, as he was sure Perez was defending his position in an unfair manner.  He then added:

“The rules are clear: if you brake and you close the door then you have to move out again.  I was there and he didn’t leave any space”.

It is not the first controversial incident Sergio Perez has been involved in during the 2013 season.  He upset his own McLaren team-mate Jenson Button with ultra-aggressive overtaking attempts at the Bahrain Grand Prix in April, whilst in Monaco he clashed with Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen at the Nouvelle chicane which lead to the Finn lambasting him.

Perez 3

“He hit me from behind and that’s about all there is to it,” said Raikkonen at the conclusion of the Monaco race back in May.  “If he thinks it’s my fault that he came into the corner too fast then he obviously has no idea what he’s talking about.

“It’s not the first time he’s hit someone in the race. He seems to expect people to be always looking at what he might do, then move over or go straight on if he comes into the corner too quick and isn’t going to make it without running into someone.”

The main issue with Perez is when he is under pressure he sometimes makes rash decisions.  His speed has never been in doubt, – the three podium finishes in 2012 with Sauber shows this – however it is his wheel-to-wheel battles that could sometimes be described as unsafe.  If he can eliminate those mistakes he will become a much better driver and ensure a longer career in Formula 1.

His career at McLaren is under threat after just one season in the team, as he has been generally out-performed by Button.  Jenson has 54 points compared to the 22 points Sergio has scored, while the Brit has also out-qualified the Mexican by eleven races to four.  Whilst it is possible that McLaren could retain him, drivers including Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg continue to be linked with the team, and with Jenson Button already signed for 2014, it is obvious whose seat is under threat.

Perez 2

If McLaren were to drop Sergio Perez from its 2014 line-up, it is hard to see where else he could end up.  Maybe a return to his first team Sauber could happen, especially if the funding from Mexican Billionaire businessman Carlos Slim continues for another year.  I cannot see him in any other team however, though that is just from my point of view.

It could end up being a case that, at 23 years old, he could be on the outside looking in, out of Formula 1 in 2014.  It would be a real shame for Sergio and for sport in Mexico, some fans believing that Sergio Perez could be a future Formula 1 world champion.

F1 Through The Years – Part 5 – 1970-1974

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1970
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 07 March 1970 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jack Brabham – Brabham-Ford
2 – 19 April 1970 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jackie Stewart – March-Ford
3 – 10 May 1970 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jochen Rindt – Lotus-Ford
4 – 07 June 1970 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Pedro Rodrigues – BRM
5 – 21 June 1970 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jochen Rindt – Lotus-Ford
6 – 05 July 1970 – French Grand Prix – Charade
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Jochen Rindt – Lotus-Ford
7 – 18 July 1970 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jochen Rindt – Lotus-Ford
8 – 02 August 1970 – German Grand Prix – Hockenheimring
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Jochen Rindt – Lotus-Ford
9 – 16 August 1970 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jackie Ickx – Ferrari
10 – 06 September 1970 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Clay Regazzoni – Ferrari
11 – 20 September 1970 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mont-Tremblant
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jacky Ickx – Ferrari
12 – 04 October 1970 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
13 – 25 October 1970 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez
— Pole: Clay Regazzoni – Winner: Jacky Ickx – Ferrari

*German Grand Prix originally planned for Nurburging but was re-located to Hockenheimring due to safety concerns*

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jochen Rindt – AUT – Lotus Ford – 45 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Jacky Ickx – BEL – Ferrari – 40 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Clay Regazzoni – SWI – Ferrari – 33 Points – 1 Win
4 – Denny Hulme – NZL – McLaren Ford – 27 Points
5 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – March Ford – 25 Points – 1 Win
6 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Brabham Ford – 25 Points – 1 Win
7 – Pedro Rodriguez – MEX – BRM – 23 Points – 1 Win
8 – Chris Amon – NZL – March Ford – 23 Points
9 – Jean-Pierre Beltoise – FRA – Matra – 16 Points
10 – Emerson Fittipaldi – BRZ – Lotus Ford – 12 Points – 1 Win

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 59 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 52 Points (55*) – 4 Wins
3 – March Ford – 48 Points – 1 Win

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor.  Only the best six scores from the first seven races and the best five scores from the remaining six races counted towards the championship*

1971
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 06 March 1971 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Mario Andretti – Ferrari
2 – 18 April 1971 – Spanish Grand Prix – Montjuic
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
3 – 23 May 1971 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
4 – 20 June 1971 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Jacky Ickx – Ferrari
5 – 04 July 1971 – French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
6 – 17 July 1971 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Clay Regazzoni – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
7 – 01 August 1971 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
8 – 15 August 1971 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Jo Siffert – Winner: Jo Siffert – BRM
9 – 05 September 1971 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Chris Amon – Winner: Peter Gethin – BRM
10 – 19 September 1971 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport Park
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
11 – 03 October 1971 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Francois Cevert – Tyrrell-Ford

*Belgian Grand Prix cancelled due to safety concerns*

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – Tyrrell Ford – 62 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Ronnie Peterson – SWE – March Ford/March Alfa Romeo – 33 Points
3 – Francois Cevert – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 26 Points – 1 Win
4 – Jacky Ickx – BEL – Ferrari – 19 Points – 1 Win
5 – Jo Siffert – SWI – BRM – 19 Points – 1 Win
6 – Emerson Fittipaldi – BRZ – Lotus Ford/Lotus Pratt & Whitney – 16 Points
7 – Clay Regazzoni – SWI – Ferrari – 13 Points
8 – Mario Andretti – USA – Ferrari -12 Points – 1 Win
9 – Peter Gethin – GBR – McLaren Ford/BRM – 9 Points – 1 Win
10 – Pedro Rodriguez – MEX – BRM – 9 Points

Constructors Championship Top 10

1 – Tyrrell Ford – GBR – 73 Points – 7 Wins
2 – BRM – GBR – 36 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Ferrari – ITA – 33 Points- 2 Wins

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the best five scores from the first six races and the best four scores from the remaining five races counted towards the championship*

1972
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 23 January 1972 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Carlos Reutemann – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
2 – 04 March 1972 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Denny Hulme – McLaren-Ford
3 – 01 May 1972 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
4 – 14 May 1972 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Emerson Fittipaldi – Winner: Jean-Pierre Beltoise – BRM
5 – 04 June 1972 – Belgian Grand Prix – Nivelles-Baulers
— Pole: Emerson Fittipaldi – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
6 – 02 July 1972 – French Grand Prix – Charade Circuit
— Pole: Chris Amon – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell Ford
7 – 15 July 1972 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
8 – 30 July 1972 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Jacky Ickx – Ferrari
9 – 13 August 1972 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Emerson Fittipaldi – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
10 – 10 September 1972 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
11 – 24 September 1972 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport Park
— Pole: Peter Revson – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
12 – 08 October 1972 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Emerson Fittipaldi – BRZ – Lotus Ford – 61 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – Tyrrell Ford – 45 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Denny Hulme – NZL – McLaren Ford – 39 Points – 1 Win
4 – Jacky Ickx – BEL – Ferrari – 27 Points – 1 Win
5 – Peter Revson – USA – McLaren Ford – 23 Points
6 – Francois Cevert – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 15 Points
7 – Clay Regazzoni – SWI – Ferrari – 15 Points
8 – Mike Hailwood – GBR – Surtees Ford – 13 Points
9 – Ronnie Peterson – SWE – March Ford – 12 Points
10 – Chris Amon – NZL – Matra – 12 Points

Constructors Championship Top 10

1 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 61 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Tyrrell Ford – GBR – 51 Points – 4 Wins
3 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 47 Points (49*) – 1 Win

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the best five scores from the first six races and the be
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1973
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 28 January 1973 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Clay Regazzoni – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
2 – 11 February 1973 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
3 – 03 March 1973 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Denny Hulme – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
4 – 29 April 1973 – Spanish Grand Prix – Montjuic
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus-Ford
5 – 20 May 1973 – Belgian Grand Prix – Zolder
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
6 – 03 June 1973 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
7 – 17 June 1973 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Denny Hulme – McLaren-Ford
8 – 01 July 1973 – French Grand Prix – Paul Ricard
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
9 – 14 July 1973 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Peter Revson – McLaren-Ford
10 – 29 July 1973 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
11 – 05 August 1973 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell-Ford
12 – 18 August 1973 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Emerson Fittipaldi – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
13 – 09 September 1973 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
14 – 23 September 1973 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport Park
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Peter Revson – McLaren Ford
15 – 07 October 1973 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – Tyrrell Ford – 71 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Emerson Fittipaldi – BRZ – Lotus Ford – 55 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Ronnie Peterson – SWE – Lotus Ford – 52 Points – 4 Wins
4 – Francois Cevert – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 47 Points
5 – Peter Revson – USA – McLaren Ford – 38 Points – 2 Wins
6 – Denny Hulme – NZL – McLaren Ford – 26 Points – 1 Win
7 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Brabham Ford – 16 Points
8 – James Hunt – GBR – March Ford – 14 Points
9 – Jacky Ickx – BEL – Ferrari/McLaren Ford – 12 Points
10 – Jean-Pierre Beltoise – FRA – BRM – 9 Points

*Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the six best results from the last seven races counted towards the championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 92 Points (96*) – 7 Wins
2 – Tyrrell Ford – GBR – 82 Points (86*) – 5 Wins
3 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 58 Points – 3 Wins

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the six best results from the last seven races counted towards the championship*

1974
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 13 January 1974 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Ronnie Peterson – Winner: Denny Hulme – McLaren-Ford
2 – 27 January 1974 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Interlagos
— Pole: Emerson Fittipaldi – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – McLaren-Ford
3 – 30 March 1974 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Brabham-Ford
4 – 28 April 1974 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
5 – 12 May 1974 – Belgian Grand Prix – Nivelles-Baulers
— Pole: Clay Regazzoni – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – McLaren-Ford
6 – 26 May 1974 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
7 – 09 June 1974 – Swedish Grand Prix – Anderstorp
— Pole: Patrick Depailler – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Tyrrell-Ford
8 – 23 June 1974 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Niki Lauda – Ferrari
9 – 07 June 1974 – French Grand Prix – Dijon-Prenois
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
10 – 20 July 1974 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Jody Scheckter – Tyrrell-Ford
11 – 04 August 1974 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Clay Regazzoni – Ferrari
12 – 18 August 1974 – Austrian Grand Prix – Osterreichring
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Brabham-Ford
13 – 08 September 1974 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Niki Lauda – Winner: Ronnie Peterson – Lotus-Ford
14 – 22 September 1974 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport Park
— Pole: Emerson Fittipaldi – Winner: Emerson Fittipaldi – McLaren-Ford
15 – 06 October 1974 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Carlos Reutemann – Winner: Carlos Reutemann – Brabham-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Emerson Fittitpaldi – BRZ – McLaren Ford – 55 Points – 3 Wins
2 – Clay Regazzoni – SWI – Ferrari – 52 Points – 1 Win
3 – Jody Scheckter – RSA – Tyrrell Ford – 45 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Niki Lauda – AUT – Ferrari – 38 Points – 2 Wins
5 – Ronnie Peterson – SWE – Lotus Ford – 35 Points – 3 Wins
6 – Carlos Reutemann – ARG – Brabham Ford – 32 Points – 3 Wins
7 – Denny Hulme – NZL – McLaren Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
8 – James Hunt – GBR – March Ford/Hesketh Ford – 15 Points
9 – Patrick Depailler – FRA – Tyrrell Ford – 14 Points
10 – Mike Hailwood – GBR – McLaren Ford – 12 Points

*Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best six results from the last seven races counted towards the championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 73 Points (75*) – 4 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 65 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Tyrrell Ford – GBR – 52 Points – 2 Wins

*Points only counted for top-placed car for each constructor. Only the seven best results from the first eight races and the best six results from the last seven races counted towards the championship*

F1 Through The Years – Part 4 – 1965-1969

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1965
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 01 January 1965 – South African Grand Prix – Prince George
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
2 – 30 May 1965 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
3 – 13 June 1965 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
4 – 27 June 1965 – French Grand Prix – Charade
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
5 – 10 July 1965 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
6 – 18 July 1965 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
7 – 01 August 1965 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
8 – 12 September 1965 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jackie Stewart – BRM
9 – 03 October 1965 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
10 – 24 October 1965 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Richie Ginther – Honda

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jim Clark – GBR – Lotus Climax – 54 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Graham Hill – GBR – BRM – 40 Points (47*) – 2 Wins
3 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – BRM – 33 Points (34*) – 1 Win
4 – Dan Gurney – USA – Brabham Climax – 25 Points
5 – John Surtees – GBR – Ferrari – 17 Points
6 – Lorenzo Bandini – ITA – Ferrari – 13 Points
7 – Richie Ginther – USA – Honda – 11 Points – 1 Win
8 – Mike Spence – GBR – Lotus Climax – 10 Points
9 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – Cooper Climax – 10 Points
10 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Brabham Climax – 9 Points

*Only best six results counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Lotus Climax – GBR – 54 Points (58*) – 6 Wins
2 – BRM – GBR – 45 Points (61*) – 3 Wins
3 – Brabham Climax – GBR – 27 Points (31*)

*Only best six results and only best placed car in each race counted towards championship*

1966
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 22 May 1966 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jackie Stewart – BRM
2 – 12 June 1966 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: John Surtees – Winner: John Surtees – Ferrari
3 – 03 July 1966 – French Grand Prix – Reims-Gueux
— Pole: Lorenzo Bandini – Winner: Jack Brabham – Brabham-Repco
4 – 16 July 1966 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jack Brabham – Brabham-Repco
5 – 24 July 1966 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jack Brabham – Brabham-Repco
6 – 07 August 1966 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jack Brabham – Brabham-Repco
7 – 04 September 1966 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Mike Parkes – Winner: Ludovico Scarfiotti – Ferrari
8 – 02 October 1966 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-BRM
9 – 23 October 1966 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez
— Pole: John Surtees – Winner: John Surtees – Cooper-Maserati

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Brabham Repco – 42 Points (45*) – 4 Wins
2 – John Surtees – GBR – Ferrari/Cooper Maserati – 28 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Jochen Rindt – AUT – Cooper Maserati – 22 Points (24*)
4 – Denny Hulme – NZL – Brabham Climax/Brabham Repco – 18 Points
5 – Graham Hill – GBR – BRM – 17 Points
6 – Jim Clark – GBR – Lotus Climax/Lotus BRM – 16 Points – 1 Win
7 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – BRM – 14 Points – 1 Win
8 – Mike Parkes – GBR – Lotus BRM – 12 Points
9 – Lorenzo Bandini – ITA – Ferrari – 12 Points
10 – Ludovico Scarfiotti – ITA – Ferrari – 9 Points – 1 Win

*Only best five results counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Brabham Repco – GBR – 42 Points (49*) – 4 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 31 Points (32*) – 2 Wins
3 – Cooper Maserati – GBR – 30 Points (35*) – 1 Win

*Only best five results and only best placed car in each race counted towards championship*

1967
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 02 January 1967 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Pedro Rodriguez – Cooper-Maserati
2 – 07 May 1967 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Denny Hulme – Brabham-Repco
3 – 04 June 1967 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Ford
4 – 18 June 1967 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Dan Gurney – Eagle-Weslake
5 – 02 July 1967 – French Grand Prix – Le Mans Bugatti
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Jack Brabham – Brabham-Repco
6 – 15 July 1967 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Ford
7 – 06 August 1967 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Denny Hulme – Brabham-Repco
8 – 27 August 1967 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport Park
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jack Brabham – Brabham-Repco
9 – 10 September 1967 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: John Surtees – Honda
10 – 01 October 1967 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Ford
11 – 22 October 1967 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Denny Hulme – NZL – Brabham Repco – 51 Points – 2 Wins
2 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Brabham Repco – 46 Points (48*) – 2 Wins
3 – Jim Clark – GBR – Lotus BRM/Lotus Climax/Lotus Ford – 41 Points – 4 Wins
4 – John Surtees – GBR – Honda – 20 Points – 1 Win
5 – Chris Amon – NZL – Ferrari – 20 Points
6 – Pedro Rodriguez – MEX – Cooper Maserati – 15 Points – 1 Win
7 – Graham Hill – GBR – Lotus BRM/Lotus Ford – 15 Points
8 – Dan Gurney – USA – Eagle Climax/Eagle Weslake – 13 Points – 1 Win
9 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – BRM – 10 Points
10 – Mike Spence – GBR – BRM –  9 Points

*Only best five results from first six races, and best four results from final five races counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Brabham Repco – GBR – 63 Points (67*) – 4 Wins
2 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 44 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Cooper Maserati – GBR – 28 Points – 1 Win

*Only best five results from first six races, and best four results from final five races, and only best placed car in each race counted towards championship*

1968
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 01 January 1968 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Ford
2 – 12 May 1968 – Spanish Grand Prix – Jarama
— Pole: Chris Amon – Winner: Graham Hill – Lotus-Ford
3 – 26 May 1968 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Graham Hill – Lotus-Ford
4 – 09 June 1968 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Chris Amon – Winner: Bruce McLaren – McLaren-Ford
5 – 23 June 1968 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Chris Amon – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra-Ford
6 – 07 July 1968 – French Grand Prix – Rouen-Les-Essarts
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jacky Ickx – Ferrari
7 – 20 July 1968 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Jo Siffert – Lotus-Ford
8 – 04 August 1968 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra-Ford
9 – 08 September 1968 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: John Surtees – Winner: Denny Hulme – McLaren-Ford
10 – 22 September 1968 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mont-Tremblant
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Denny Hulme – McLaren-Ford
11 – 06 October 1968 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Mario Andretti – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra Ford
12 – 03 November 1968 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez
— Pole: Jo Siffert – Winner: Graham Hill – Lotus-Ford

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Graham Hill – GBR – Lotus Ford – 48 Points – 3 Wins
2 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – Matra Ford – 36 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Denny Hulme – NZL – McLaren BRM/McLaren Ford – 33 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Jacky Ickx – BEL – Ferrari – 27 Points – 1 Win
5 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – McLaren Ford – 22 Points – 1 Win
6 – Pedro Rodriguez – MEX – BRM – 18 Points
7 – Jo Siffert – SWI – Cooper Maserati/Lotus Ford – 12 Points – 1 Win
8 – John Surtees – GBR – Honda – 12 Points
9 – Jean-Pierre Beltoise – FRA – Matra Ford/Matra – 11 Points
10 – Chris Amon – NZL – Ferrari – 10 Points

*Only best five results from first six races, and best five results from final six races counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 62 Points – 5 Wins
2 – McLaren Ford – GBR – 49 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Matra Ford – FRA – 45 Points – 3 Wins

*Only best five results from first six races, and best five results from final six races, and only best placed car in each race counted towards championship*

1969
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 01 March 1969 – South African Grand Prix – Kyalami
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra-Ford
2 – 04 May 1969 – Spanish Grand Prix – Montjuic
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra-Ford
3 – 18 May 1969 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Graham Hill – Lotus-Ford
4 – 21 June 1969 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra-Ford
5 – 06 July 1969 – French Grand Prix – Charade
— Pole: Jackie Stewart – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra-Ford
6 – 19 July 1969 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra-Ford
7 – 03 August 1969 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Jacky Ickx – Brabham-Ford
8 – 07 September 1969 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jackie Stewart – Matra-Ford
9 – 20 September 1969 – Canadian Grand Prix – Mosport Park
— Pole: Jacky Ickx – Winner: Jacky Ickx – Brabham-Ford
10 – 05 October 1969 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Jochen Rindt – Winner: Jochen Rindt – Lotus-Ford
11 – 19 October 1969 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Denny Hulme – McLaren-Ford

*Belgian Grand Prix was cancelled due to safety concerns*

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jackie Stewart – GBR – Matra Ford – 63 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Jacky Ickx – BEL – Brabham Ford – 37 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – McLaren Ford – 26 Points
4 – Jochen Rindt – AUT – Lotus Ford – 22 Points – 1 Win
5 – Jean-Pierre Beltoise – FRA – Matra Ford – 21 Points
6 – Denny Hulme – NZL – McLaren Ford – 20 Points – 1 Win
7 – Graham Hill – GBR – Lotus Ford – 19 Points – 1 Win
8 – Piers Courage – GBR – Brabham Ford – 16 Points
9 – Jo Siffert – SWI – Lotus Ford – 15 Points
10 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Brabham Ford – 14 Points

*Only best five results from first six races, and best four results from final five races counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Matra Ford – FRA – 66 Points – 6 Wins
2 – Brabham Ford – GBR – 49 Points (51*) – 2 Wins
3 – Lotus Ford – GBR – 47 Points – 2 Wins

*Only best five results from first six races, and best four results from final five races, and only best placed car in each race counted towards championship*

F1 Teams of the Past – Simtek

Simtek were a Formula One team that competed in 20 races from 1994 to the Monaco Grand Prix of 1995, after which they folded due to lack of funding.  Nick Wirth took the decision in 1993 to enter F1 with the team, having previously set up Simtek Research with Max Mosley in 1989.  Wirth signed Australian David Brabham, son of legendary Jack Brabham, as his lead driver for 1994, and signed a sponsorship deal with MTV and an engine deal with Ford.

Brabham’s teammate initially was Austrian Roland Ratzenberger, but a crash at the Villeneuve Curve during the dark weekend at Imola cost Ratzenberger his life, the first fatal accident in an F1 weekend for 12 years.  Brabham raced on bravely that weekend, with the words ‘For Roland’ on the airbox of his car.   Throughout the rest of the season, the drive was shared out by Italians Andrea Montermini and Domenico Schiattarella, Frenchman Jean-Marc Gounon, and Japanese driver Taki Inoue.

No points were scored, and heading into 1995, finances were bad, and Dutchman Jos Verstappen and Schiattarella were left without a drive after the fifth round of the season in Monaco, after which, still point-less, the team and Simtek Research disappeared.

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1994
David Brabham – Australia – 16 Starts, 0 Points, Best Finish 11th in Hungary
Roland Ratzenberger – Austria – 1 Start, 1 DNS, 1 DNQ, Best Finish 11th in Pacific
Andrea Montermini – Italy – 0 Starts, 1 DNQ
Jean-Marc Gounon – France – 7 Starts, 0 Points, Best Finish 9th in France
Domenico Schiattarella – Italy – 2 Starts, 0 Points, Best Finish 19th in Europe
Taki Inoue – Japan – 1 Start, 0 Points, Did Not Finish his 1 Start

1995
Domenico Schiattarella – Italy – 4 Starts, 1 DNS, 0 Points, Best Finish 9th in Argentina
Jos Verstappen – Netherlands – 5 Starts, 0 Points, Best Finish 12th in Spain

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F1 Through The Years – Part 3 – 1960-1964

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1960
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 07 February 1960 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Bruce McLaren – Cooper-Climax
2 – 29 May 1960 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Stirling Moss – Lotus-Climax
3 – 30 May 1960 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Eddie Sachs – Winner: Jim Rathmann – Watson-Offenhauser
4 – 06 June 1960 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Jack Brabham – Cooper-Climax
5 – 19 June 1960 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jack Brabham – Cooper-Climax
6 – 03 July 1960 – French Grand Prix – Reims
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jack Brabham – Cooper-Climax
7 – 16 July 1960 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jack Brabham – Cooper-Climax
8 – 14 August 1960 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Boavista
— Pole: John Surtees – Winner: Jack Brabham – Cooper-Climax
9 – 04 September 1960 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Phil Hill – Winner: Phil Hill – Ferrari
10 – 20 November 1960 – United States Grand Prix – Riverside
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Stirling Moss – Lotus-Climax

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Cooper Climax – 43 Points – 5 Wins
2 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – Cooper Climax – 34 Points (37*) – 1 Win
3 – Stirling Moss – GBR – Cooper Climax/Lotus Climax – 19 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Innes Ireland – GBR – Lotus Climax – 18 Points
5 – Phil Hill – USA – Ferrari/Cooper Climax – 16 Points – 1 Win
6 – Oliver Gendebien – BEL – Cooper Climax – 10 Points
7 – Wolfgang Von Trips – GER – Ferrari – 10 Points
8 – Jim Rathmann – USA – Watson – 8 Points – 1 Win
9 – Richie Ginther – USA – Ferrari/Scarab – 8 Points
10 – Jim Clark – GBR – Lotus Climax – 8 Points

*Only best six results counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Cooper Climax – GBR – 48 Points (58*) – 6 Wins
2 – Lotus Climax – GBR – 34 Points (37*) – 2 Wins
3 – Ferrari – ITA – 26 Points (27*) – 1 Win

*Only best six results counted towards championship*

1961
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 14 May 1961 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Stirling Moss – Lotus-Climax
2 – 22 May 1961 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Phil Hill – Winner: Wolfgang Von Trips – Ferrari
3 – 18 June 1961 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Phil Hill – Winner: Phil Hill – Ferrari
4 – 02 July 1961 – French Grand Prix – Reims
— Pole: Phil Hill – Winner: Giancarlo Baghetti – Ferrari
5 – 15 July 1961 – British Grand Prix – Aintree
— Pole: Phil Hill – Winner: Wolfgang Von Trips – Ferrari
6 – 06 August 1961 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Phil Hill – Winner: Stirling Moss – Lotus-Climax
7 – 10 September 1961 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Wolfgang Von Trips – Winner: Phil Hill – Ferrari
8 – 08 October 1961 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner – Innes Ireland – Lotus-Climax

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Phil Hill – USA – Ferrari – 34 Points (38*) – 2 Wins
2 – Wolfgang Von Trips – GER – Ferrari – 33 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Stirling Moss – GBR – Lotus Climax/Ferguson Climax – 21 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Dan Gurney – USA – Porsche – 21 Points
5 – Richie Ginther – USA – Ferrari – 16 Points
6 – Innes Ireland – GBR – Lotus Climax – 12 Points – 1 Win
7 – Jim Clark – GBR – Lotus Climax – 11 Points
8 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – Cooper Climax – 11 Points
9 – Giancarlo Baghetti – ITA – Ferrari – 9 Points – 1 Win
10 – Tony Brooks – GBR – BRM Climax – 6 Points

*Only best five results counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 40 Points (52*) – 5 Wins
2 – Lotus Climax – GBR – 32 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Porsche – GER – 22 Points (23*)

*Only best five results counted towards championship*

1962
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 20 May 1962 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: John Surtees – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
2 – 03 June 1962 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Bruce McLaren – Cooper-Climax
3 – 17 June 1962 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
4 – 08 July 1962 – French Grand Prix – Rouen-Les-Essarts
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Dan Gurney – Porsche
5 – 21 July 1962 – British Grand Prix – Aintree
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus Climax
6 – 05 August 1962 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Dan Gurney – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
7 – 16 September 1962 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
8 – 07 October 1962 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
9 – 29 December 1962 – South African Grand Prix – Prince George
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM

Drivers Championship Top 10 

1 – Graham Hill – GBR – BRM – 42 Points (52*) – 4 Wins
2 – Jim Clark – GBR – Lotus Climax – 30 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – Cooper Climax – 27 Points (32*) – 1 Win
4 – John Surtees – GBR – Lola Climax – 19 Points
5 – Dan Gurney – USA – Porsche – 15 Points – 1 Win
6 – Phil Hill – USA – Ferrari/Porsche – 14 Points
7 – Tong Maggs – RSA – Cooper Climax – 13 Points
8 – Richie Ginther – USA – BRM – 10 Points
9 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Lotus Climax/Brabham Climax – 9 Points
10 – Trevor Taylor – GBR – Lotus Climax – 6 Points

*Only best five results counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – BRM – GBR – 42 Points (56*) – 4 Wins
2 – Lotus Climax – GBR – 36 Points (38*) – 3 Wins
3 – Cooper Climax – GBR – 29 Points (37*) – 1 Win

1963
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 26 May 1963 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
2 – 09 June 1963 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
3 – 23 June 1963 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
4 – 30 June 1963 – French Grand Prix – Reims-Gueux
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
5 – 20 July 1963 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
6 – 04 August 1963 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: John Surtees – Ferrari
7 – 08 September 1963 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: John Surtees – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
8 – 06 October 1963 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
9 – 27 October 1963 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
10 – 28 December 1963 – South African Grand Prix – Prince George
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jim Clark – GBR – Lotus Climax – 54 Points (73*) – 7 Wins
2 – Graham Hill – GBR – BRM – 29 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Richie Ginther – USA – BRM – 29 Points (34*)
4 – John Surtees – GBR – Ferrari – 22 Points – 1 Win
5 – Dan Gurney – USA – Brabham Climax – 19 Points
6 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – Cooper Climax – 17 Points
7 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Lotus Climax/Brabham Climax  – 14 Points
8 – Tony Maggs – RSA – Cooper Climax – 9 Points
9 – Innes Irelend – GBR – Lotus BRM/BRP BRM – 6 Points
10 – Lorenzo Bandini – ITA – Ferrari – 6 Points

*Only best six results counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Lotus Climax – GBR – 54 Points (74*) – 7 Wins
2 – BRM – GBR – 36 Points (45*)
3 – Brabham Climax – GBR – 28 Points (30*)

*Only best six results counted towards championship*

1964
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 10 May 1964 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
2 – 24 May 1964 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Dan Gurney – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
3 – 14 June 1964 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Dan Gurney – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
4 – 28 June 1964 – French Grand Prix – Rouen-Les-Essarts
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Dan Gurney – Brabham-Climax
5 – 11 July 1964 – British Grand Prix – Brands Hatch
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Jim Clark – Lotus-Climax
6 – 02 August 1964 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: John Surtees – Winner: John Surtees – Ferrari
7 – 23 August 1964 – Austrian Grand Prix – Zeltweg
— Pole: Graham Hill – Winner: Lorenzo Bandini – Ferrari
8 – 06 September 1964 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: John Surtees – Winner: John Surtees – Ferrari
9 – 04 October 1964 – United States Grand Prix – Watkins Glen
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Graham Hill – BRM
10 – 25 October 1964 – Mexican Grand Prix – Hermanos Rodriguez
— Pole: Jim Clark – Winner: Dan Gurney – Brabham-Climax

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – John Surtees – GBR – Ferrari – 40 Points – 2 Wins
2 – Graham Hill – GBR – BRM – 39 Points (41*) – 2 Wins
3 – Jim Clark – GBR – Lotus Climax – 32 Points – 3 Wins
4 – Lorenzo Bandini – ITA – Ferrari – 23 Points – 1 Win
5 – Richie Ginther – USA – BRM – 23 Points
6 – Dan Gurney – USA – Brabham Climax – 19 Points – 2 Wins
7 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – Cooper Climax – 13 Points
8 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Brabham Climax – 11 Points
9 – Peter Arundell – GBR – Lotus Climax – 11 Points
10 – Jo Siffert – SWI – Lotus BRM/Brabham BRM – 7 Points

*Only best six results counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Ferrari – ITA – 45 Points (49*)
2 – BRM – GBR – 42 Points (51*)
3 – Lotus Climax – GBR – 37 Points (40*)

*Only best six results and only best placed car in each race counted towards championship*

F1 Through The Years – Part 2 – 1955-1959

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1955
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 16 January 1955 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Jose Froilan Gonzalez – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Mercedes
2 – 22 May 1955 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Maurice Trintignant – Ferrari
3 – 30 May 1955 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Jerry Hoyt – Winner: Bob Sweikert – Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
4 – 05 June 1955 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Eugenio Castellotti – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Mercedes
5 – 19 June 1955 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Mercedes
6 – 16 July 1955 – British Grand Prix – Aintree
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Stirling Moss – Mercedes
7 – 11 September 1955 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan 305840;1378653770641;14;96D
*French, German, Spanish & Swiss Grand Prix cancelled due to Le Mans tragedy*

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Juan Manuel Fangio – ARG – Mercedes – 40 Points (41*) – 4 Wins
2 – Stirling Moss – GBR – Mercedes – 23 Points – 1 Win
3 – Eugenio Castellotti – ITA – Ferrari – 12 Points
4 – Maurice Trintignant – FRA – Ferrari – 11 1/3 Points# – 1 Win
5 – Giuseppe Farina – ITA – Ferrari – 10 1/3 Points#
6 – Piero Taruffi – ITA – Ferrari/Mercedes – 9 Points
7 – Bob Sweikert – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 8 Points – 1 Win
8 – Roberto Mieres – ARG – Maserati – 7 Points
9 – Jean Behra – FRA – Maserati – 6 Points
10 – Luigi Musso – ITA – Maserati – 6 Points

*Only best five results counted towards championship*
#1/3 Points scored due to a number of drivers sharing fastest lap#

1956
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 22 January 1956 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Luigi Musso/Juan Manuel Fangio – Ferrari
2 – 13 May 1956 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Stirling Moss – Maserati
3 – 30 May 1956 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Pat Flaherty – Winner: Pat Flaherty – Watson-Offenhauser
4 – 03 June 1956 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Peter Collins – Ferrari
5 – 01 July 1956 – French Grand Prix – Reims
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Peter Collins – Ferrari
6 – 14 July 1956 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Ferrari
7 – 05 August 1956 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Ferrari
8 – 02 September 1956 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Stirling Moss – Maserati

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Juan Manuel Fangio – ARG – Ferrari – 30 Points (33*) – 3 Wins
2 – Stirling Moss – GBR – Maserati – 27 Points (28*) – 2 Wins
3 – Peter Collins – GBR – Ferrari – 25 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Jean Behra – FRA – Maserati – 22 Points
5 – Pat Flaherty – USA – Watson – 8 Points – 1 Win
6 – Eugenio Castellotti – ITA – Ferrari – 7.5 Points
7 – Sam Hanks – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 6 Points
8 – Paul Frere – BEL – Ferrari – 6 Points
9 – Paco Godia – ESP – Maserati – 6 Points
10 – Jack Fairman – GBR – Connaught – 5 Points

*Only best five results counted towards championship*

1957
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 13 January 1957 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner – Juan Manuel Fangio – Maserati
2 – 19 May 1957 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Maserati
3 – 30 May 1957 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Pat O’Connor – Winner: Sam Hanks – Epperly-Offenhauser
4 – 07 July 1957 – French Grand Prix – Rouen-Les-Essarts
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Maserati
5 – 20 July 1957 – British Grand Prix – Aintree
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Tony Brooks/Stirling Moss – Vanwall
6 – 04 August 1957 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Maserati
7 – 18 August 1957 – Pescara Grand Prix – Pescara
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Stirling Moss – Vanwall
8 – 08 September 1957 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Stuart Lewis-Evans – Winner: Stirling Moss – Vanwall

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Juan Manuel Fangio – ARG – Maserati –  40 Points (46*) – 4 Wins
2 – Stirling Moss – GBR – Maserati – 25 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Luigi Musso – ITA – Ferrari – 16 Points
4 – Mike Hawthorn – GBR – Ferrari – 13 Points
5 – Tony Brooks – GBR – Vanwall – 11 Points – 1 Win
6 – Masten Gregory – USA – Maserati Ferrari – 10 Points
7 – Harry Schell – USA – Maserati – 10 Points
8 – Sam Hanks – USA – Epperly – 8 Points – 1 Win
9 – Peter Collins – GBR – Ferrari – 8 Points
10 – Jim Rathmann – USA – Epperly – 6 Points

*Only best five results counted towards championship*

1958
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 19 January 1958 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Stirling Moss – Cooper-Climax
2 – 18 May 1958 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Tony Brooks – Winner: Maurice Trintignant – Cooper-Climax
3 – 26 May 1958 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Stuart Lewis-Evans – Winner: Stirling Moss – Vanwall
4 – 30 May 1958 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Dick Rathmann – Winner: Jimmy Bryan – Epperly-Offenhauser
5 – 15 June 1958 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Mike Hawthorn – Winner: Tony Brooks – Vanwall
6 – 06 July 1958 – French Grand Prix – Reims
— Pole: Mike Hawthorn – Winner: Mike Hawthorn – Ferrari
7 – 19 July 1958 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Peter Collins – Ferrari
8 – 03 August 1958 – German Grand Prix – Nurburging
— Pole: Mike Hawthorn – Winner: Tony Brooks – Vanwall
9 – 24 August 1958 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Boavista
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Stirling Moss – Vanwall
10 – 07 September 1958 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Tony Brooks – Vanwall
11 – 19 October 1958 – Moroccan Grand Prix – Ain-Diab
— Pole: Mike Hawthorn – Winner: Stirling Moss – Vanwall

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Mike Hawthorn – GBR – Ferrari – 42 Points (49*) – 1 Win
2 – Stirling Moss – GBR – Cooper/Vanwall  – 41 Points – 4 Wins
3 – Tony Brooks – GBR – Vanwall – 24 Points – 3 Wins
4 – Roy Salvadori – GBR – Cooper – 15 Points
5 – Peter Collins – GBR – Ferrari – 14 Points – 1 Win
6 – Harry Schell – USA – Maserati/BRM – 14 Points
7 – Maurice Trintignant – FRA – Cooper – 12 Points – 1 Win
8 – Luigi Musso – ITA – Ferrari – 12 Points
9 – Stuart Lewis-Evans – GBR – Vanwall – 11 Points
10 – Phil Hill – USA – Maserati/Ferrari – 9 Points

*Only best six results counted towards championship *

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Vanwall – GBR – 48 Points (57*) – 6 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 40 Points (57*) – 2 Wins
3 – Cooper-Climax – GBR – 31 Points – 2 Wins

*Only highest placed car scored points for manufacturers*

1959
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 10 May 1959 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Jack Brabham – Cooper-Climax
2 – 30 May 1959 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Johnny Thomson – Winner: Rodger Ward – Watson-Offenhauser
3 – 31 May 1959 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Joakim Bonnier – Winner: Joakim Bonnier – BRM
4 – 05 July 1959 – French Grand Prix – Reims
— Pole: Tony Brooks – Winner: Tony Brooks – Ferrari
5 – 18 July 1959 – British Grand Prix – Aintree
— Pole: Jack Brabham – Winner: Jack Brabham – Cooper-Climax
6 – 02 August 1959 – German Grand Prix – AVUS
— Pole: Tony Brooks – Winner: Tony Brooks – Ferrari
7 – 23 August 1959 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Monsanto
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Stirling Moss – Cooper-Climax
8 – 13 September 1959 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Stirling Moss – Cooper-Climax
9 – 12 December 1959 – United States Grand Prix – Sebring
— Pole: Stirling Moss – Winner: Bruce McLaren – Cooper-Climax

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Jack Brabham – AUS – Cooper-Climax – 31 Points (34*) – 2 Wins
2 – Tony Brooks – GBR – Ferrari – 27 Points – 2 Wins
3 – Stirling Moss – GBR – Cooper-Climax – 25.5 Points – 2 Wins
4 – Phil Hill – USA – Ferrari – 20 Points
5 – Maurice Trintignant – FRA – Cooper-Climax – 19 Points
6 – Bruce McLaren – NZL – Cooper-Climax – 16.5 Points
7 – Dan Gurney – USA – Ferrari – 13 Points
8 – Joakim Bonnier – SWE – BRM – 10 Points – 1 Win
9 – Masten Gregory – USA – Cooper-Climax – 10 Points
10 – Rodger Ward – USA – Watson – 8 Points – 1 Win

*Only best five results counted towards championship*

Constructors Championship Top 3

1 – Cooper-Climax – GBR – 40 Points (53*) – 5 Wins
2 – Ferrari – ITA – 32 Points (38*) – 2 Wins
3 – BRM – GBR – 18 Points – 1 Win

*Only highest placed car scored points for manufacturers*

Last Lap Lead Changes!

Losing the lead of a Grand Prix on the last lap can be demoralising and heartbreaking for a driver, whereas winning the race can have the complete opposite effect.  Some of the last-lap lead chances over the past 25 years have been amazing and thrilling, yet some have been less so, while others have been controversial.  Let’s take a look at the last ten last lap lead changes, starting in 1991 and ending up in 2011.

1991 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka) – Gerhard Berger

Having sewn up the World Champion when Nigel Mansell span off early in the race, Ayrton Senna was dominating the Japanese Grand Prix of 1991, leading an ill-sounding engine McLaren of teammate Gerhard Berger going into the last lap.  However Senna slowed down and let Berger catch him into the final chicane, and then through going around the final bend, effectively thanking him for his support throughout the season.

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1997 Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring) – Jacques Villeneuve

This one was heart-breaking, and cost Arrows the best chance it ever had of a race win.  Damon Hill was leading by over half a minute when his gearbox hydraulics went awry, and the lead diminished to the point that Jacques Villeneuve overtook him on the final lap after turn three.  Hill held onto second for his best result of the season but deserved the win.

1997 European Grand Prix (Jerez) – Mika Hakkinen

Michael Schumacher’s attempt to take Jacques Villeneuve off to win the championship backfired on the Ferrari driver, and Villeneuve continued on in a damaged car until the end.  Talks on the pit wall between Williams and McLaren lead to Mika Hakkinen taking his first grand prix victory, Villeneuve not standing in his way.  Villeneuve was champion, but Hakkinen had got the monkey off his back at long last.

Formula One World Championship

2001 Spanish Grand Prix (Circuit de Catalunya) – Michael Schumacher

Another race involving Mika Hakkinen, but this time for all the wrong reasons.  Whilst comfortably leading in Spain, Hakkinen’s Mercedes engine decided enough was enough, and on the final lap he ended up parked at the side of the road with Michael Schumacher inheriting the win in his Ferrari.  A real shame for the Finn who had dominated the race up to then.

2002 Austrian Grand Prix (A1 Ring) – Michael Schumacher

Team orders.  That’s all that needs to be said.  The booing of the crowd can still be heard to this day.  Rubens Barrichello was having one of his days that he had from time to time that saw him ahead of Michael Schumacher, yet his Ferrari team decided during the sixth round of the season to switch the drivers on the final lap.  Barrichello did this out of the final corner, causing the crowds to boo the podium ceremony.

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2002 United States Grand Prix (Indianapolis) – Rubens Barrichello

Same season, same drivers, just the other way around.  Having already sewn up the championship long before reaching Indianapolis, Schumacher was leading his teammate comfortably going into the final corner.  He slowed dramatically, and allowed Barrichello through for the win by the smallest margin ever recorded in an F1 race.  The crowd were once again not pleased by the Ferrari teams antics.

2003 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos) – Giancarlo Fisichella

In a race full of surprise and incidents, Mark Webber and then Fernando Alonso crashed hugely on the main straight on wet tyres on a drying track.  Kimi Raikkonen was leading until Giancarlo Fisichella in the Jordan overtook him just before the red flag flew.  Chaos ensued, and Raikkonen was initialled declared the winner before Jordan proved it should have been Fisichella, and the Italian was handed his maiden grand prix win a few days after the event.

Fisichella

2005 European Grand Prix (Nurburgring) – Fernando Alonso

In the season where you had to make a single set of tyres last the whole race, Kimi Raikkonen flat-spotted his right front tyre early on in the race.  He kept going, and the vibration from the tyre got bigger and bigger, before approaching turn one on the final lap, his suspension broke, putting Raikkonen into a spin and out of the race.  Fernando Alonso in his Renault won the race, after pushing the Finnish driver in the McLaren harder than he would have wanted to go with such a poorly tyre.

2005 Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka) – Kimi Raikkonen

What a race this was.  Bad weather in qualifying put the front runners of the 2005 season towards the back of the pack, and Kimi Raikkonen drove the race of his life to chase down long time race leader Giancarlo Fisichella and pass the Renault driver spectacularly on the run down to the first corner.  Fernando Alonso picked up third after passing Michael Schumacher around the outside of the 130R corner!

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2011 Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal) – Jenson Button

Another epic race, where Jenson Button basically came from dead last, with 6 trips through the pits, to win after pressuring Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel into a mistake on a drying track on the last lap in Canada.  We all know Jenson is good in changeable conditions, but no one was to deny him on this day an amazing victory in Montreal.

Lotus & Their 2014 Drivers

The departure of Kimi Raikkonen, although not surprising, has left a big hole in the Lotus line-up for the 2014 Formula One World Championship season.  The future of his current teammate Romain Grosjean is also up in the air, so what happens now for the team formally named Renault, especially after the defection of one of their major engineers to Ferrari in Technical Director James Allison?

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Romain Grosjean’s season has been a vast improvement from 2012, and his reputation is beginning to be rebuilt.  The Enstone based team has also stood by him publicly, and his performances have showed real development, proving the team were right to back him.  If I were Lotus, I’d want some stability at the team, and Grosjean would supply that.  On his day he can fight for the win like at the Nurburgring this year, and it won’t be long before Lotus and ‘RoGro’ win together in my opinion.

But that’s only one of the drivers linked to the two seats in the team.  The others linked already have been current reserve driver Davide Valsecchi, Williams driver Pastor Maldonado, Sauber’s German driver Nico Hulkenberg, and Ferrari outcast Felipe Massa.

The firm favourite at this point seems to be Nico Hulkenberg.  The young German continues to impress in his F1 career this year, and came out with a very impressive fifth placed finish in the recent Italian Grand Prix in a Sauber most people feel is a very disappointing car.  Many believe Hulkenberg is overdue a top-line drive, and Lotus might be the car he needs to finally fight regularly at the front of the field.  It could also help him get over the disappointment of missing out on the Ferrari drive to Raikkonen.

Hulk

Brazilian Felipe Massa sees his seven year career at Ferrari come to an end at the climax of the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix, and him being linked to the team is mainly because of his replacement at Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen, being the current Lotus driver.  However the chances for Massa going to Lotus is growing quickly, with Renault Boss Eric Boullier apparently saying he’s the best option to replace Kimi.  I for one can see the likeable Massa remain in the sport for 2014, but for me it’ll more than likely be at Sauber, possibly as Nico Hulkenberg’s replacement!  Though I have been known to be wrong!

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Pastor Maldonado moving from Williams to Lotus is an outside bet at best, and would be dependant on the commercial package he brings being right for the team.  The Venezuelan, winner of the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix, would bring his PDVSA money, which could help the team who have had financial issues in the past six months or so.

Maldonado

The other name that could get the drive is current Lotus reserve driver and 2012 GP2 Series champion Davide Valsecchi, though this is unlikely as the Italian has spent the best part of a whole year on the side-lines not racing, and only had brief test sessions in the Lotus during the winter and in the young drivers test at Silverstone.

Valsecchi

So what do Lotus do?  Of course other names could come into the equation, but for me the logical choice would be to retain Romain Grosjean and hire Nico Hulkenberg as his teammate.  For me that signals the intent they want to be a force in the sport.  Both drivers could challenge for race wins and potentially championships.  They might go for Massa alongside Grosjean, but ultimately it will be up to the team at Enstone to make the final decision for 2014.

Hey, it could even be Fernando Alonso!

F1 Through The Years – Part 1 – 1950-1954

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1950
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 13 May 1950 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Giuseppe Farina – Winner: Giuseppe Farina – Alfa Romeo
2 – 21 May 1950 – Monaco Grand Prix – Monte Carlo
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Alfa Romeo
3 – 30 May 1950 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Walt Faulkner – Winner: Johnnie Parsons – Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
4 – 04 June 1950 – Swiss Grand Prix – Bremgarten
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Giuseppe Farina – Alfa Romeo
5 – 18 June 1950 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Giuseppe Farina – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Alfa Romeo
6 – 02 July 1950 – French Grand Prix – Reims-Gueux
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Alfa Romeo
7 – 03 September 1950 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Giuseppe Farina – Alfa Romeo

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Giuseppe Farina – ITA – Alfa Romeo – 30 Points – 3 Wins
2 – Juan Manuel Fangio – ARG – Alfa Romeo – 27 Points – 3 Wins
3 – Luigi Fagioli – ITA – Alfa Romeo – 24 Points (28*)
4 – Louis Rosier – FRA – Talbot-Lago – 13 Points
5 – Alberto Ascari – ITA – Ferrari – 11 Points
6 – Johnnie Parsons – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 9 Points – 1 Win
7 – Bill Holland – USA – Deidt – 6 Points
8 – Prince Bira – THA – Maserati – 5 Points
9 – Peter Whitehead – GBR – Ferrari – 4 Points
10 – Louis Chiron – MON – Maserati – 4 Points

* Only best four results counted towards championship*

1951
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 27 May 1951 – Swiss Grand Prix – Bremgarten
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Alfa Romeo
2 – 30 May 1951 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Duke Nalon – Winner: Lee Wallard – Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
3 – 17 June 1951 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Giuseppe Farina – Alfa Romeo
4 – 01 July 1951 – French Grand Prix – Reims
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio/Luigi Fagioli – Alfa Romeo
5 – 14 July 1951 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Jose Froilan Gonzalez – Winner: Jose Froilan Gonzalez – Ferrari
6 – 29 July 1951 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
7 – 16 September 1951 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
8 – 28 October 1951 – Spanish Grand Prix – Pedralbes
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Alfa Romeo

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Juan Manuel Fangio – ARG – Alfa Romeo – 31 Points (37*) – 3 Wins
2 – Alberto Ascari – ITA – Ferrari – 25 Points (28*) – 2 Wins
3 – José Froilán González – ARG – Talbot-Lago/Ferrari – 24 Points (27*) – 1 Win
4 – Giuseppe Farina – ITA – Alfa Romeo – 19 Points (22*) – 1 Win
5 – Luigi Villoresi – ITA – Ferrari – 15 Points (18*)
6 – Piero Taruffi – ITA – Ferrari – 10 Points
7 – Lee Wallard – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 9 Points – 1 Win
8 – Felice Bonetto – ITA – Alfa Romeo –  7 Points
9 – Mike Nazaruk – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 6 Points
10 – Reg Parnell – GBR – Ferrari – 5 Points

*Only best four results counted towards championship*

1952
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 18 May 1952 – Swiss Grand Prix – Bremgarten
— Pole: Giuseppe Farina – Winner: Piero Taruffi – Ferrari
2 – 30 May 1952 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Fred Agabashian – Winner: Troy Ruttman – Kuzma-Offenhauser
3 – 22 June 1952 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
4 – 06 July 1952 – French Grand Prix – Rouen-Les-Essarts
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
5 – 19 July 1952 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Giuseppe Farina – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
6 – 03 August 1952 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
7 – 17 August 1952 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
8 – 07 September 1952 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Alberto Ascari – ITA – Ferrari – 36 Points (53.5*) – 6 Wins
2 – Giuseppe Farina – ITA – Ferrari – 24 Points (27*)
3 – Piero Taruffi – ITA – Ferrari – 22 Points – 1 Win
4 – Rudi Fischer – SWI – Ferrari – 10 Points
5 – Mike Hawthorn – GBR – Cooper – 10 Points
6 – Robert Manzon – FRA – Gordini – 9 Points
7 – Troy Ruttmann – USA – Kuzma – 9 Points – 1 Win
8 – Luigi Villoresi – ITA – Ferrari – 8 Points
9 – José Froilán González – ARG – Maserati – 6.5 Points
10 – Jim Rathmann – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 6 Points

*Only best four results counted towards championship*

1953
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 18 January 1953 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
2 – 30 May 1953 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Bill Vukovich – Winner: Bill Vukovich – Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
3 – 07 June 1953 – Dutch Grand Prix – Zandvoort
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
4 – 21 June 1953 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
5 – 05 July 1953 – French Grand Prix – Reims
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Mike Hawthorn – Ferrari
6 – 18 July 1953 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
7 – 02 August 1953 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Giuseppe Farina – Ferrari
8 – 23 August 1953 – Swiss Grand Prix – Bremgarten
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Alberto Ascari – Ferrari
9 – 13 September 1953 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Maserati

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Alberto Ascari – ITA – Ferrari – 34.5 Points (46.5*) – 5 Wins
2 – Juan Manuel Fangio – ARG – Maserati – 28 Points (29.5*) – 1 Win
3 – Giuseppe Farina – ITA – Ferrari – 26 Points (32*) – 1 Win
4 – Mike Hawthorn – GBR – – 19 Points (27*) – 1 Win
5 – Luigi Villoresi – ITA – Ferrari – 17 Points
6 – José Froilán González – ARG – Maserati – 13.5 Points (14.5*)
7 – Bill Vukovich – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 9 Points – 1 Win
8 – Toulo de Graffenried – SWI – Maserati – 7 Points
9 – Felice Bonetto – ITA – Maserati – 6.5 Points
10 – Art Cross – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 6 Points

*Only best four results counted towards championship*

1954
Race Schedule and Winners

1 – 17 January 1954 – Argentine Grand Prix – Buenos Aires
— Pole: Giuseppe Farina – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Maserati
2 – 31 May 1954 – Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
— Pole: Jack McGrath – Winner: Bill Vukovich – Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
3 – 20 June 1954 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa Francorchamps
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Maserati
4 – 04 July 1954 – French Grand Prix – Reims
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Mercedes
5 – 17 July 1954 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Jose Froilan Gonzalez – Ferrari
6 – 01 August 1954 – German Grand Prix – Nurburgring
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Mercedes
7 – 22 August 1954 – Swiss Grand Prix – Bremgarten
— Pole: Jose Froilan Gonzalez – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – Mercedes
8 – 05 September 1954 – Italian Grand Prix – Monza
— Pole: Juan Manuel Fangio – Winner: Juan Manuel Fangio – mercedes
9 – 24 October 1954 – Spanish Grand Prix – Pedralbes
— Pole: Alberto Ascari – Winner: Mike Hawthorn – Ferrari

Drivers Championship Top 10

1 – Juan Manuel Fangio – ARG – Maserati/Mercedes – 42 Points (57 1/7*#) – 6 Wins
2 – José Froilán González – ARG –  Ferrari – 25 1/7 Points (26 9/14*#) – 1 Win
3 – Mike Hawthorn – GBR – Ferrari – 24 9/14# Points – 1 Win
4 – Maurice Trintignant – FRA – Ferrari – 17 Points
5 – Karl Kling – GER – Mercedes – 12 Points
6 – Bill Vukovich – USA – Kurtis-Kraft – 8 Points – 1 Win
7 – Hans Herrmann – GER – Mercedes – 8 Point
8 – Luigi Musso – ITA – Maserati – 6 Points
9 – Giuseppe Farina – ITA – Ferrari – 6 Points
10 – Jimmy Bryan – USA – Kuzma – 6 Points

*Only best five results counted towards championship*
#1/7 Points scored due to a number of drivers sharing fastest lap#