Does the best car always win?

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Re: Does the best car always win?

Post by Michael Ferner » 2 months ago

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Lotus in 1986. Something like nine or ten pole positions, but only two or three wins.
Similarly: Williams in 2002. JPM had seven poles, and Ralf got one win.
But Ferrari had ten poles, so Williams wasn't the best car. Plus, the red cars were bullet proof.
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Post by John » 2 months ago

One could perhaps argue that JYS didn't have the best car in the field in 1973.

Same, maybe, for the Brabham BT24 in 1967, even though the Lotus 49 was still ironing out its teething troubles. Surtees in 1964 springs to mind, and Graham Hill in 1963.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

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..... Graham Hill in 1963.
Do you mean 1962, when Hill won the title for BRM, but the Lotus-Climax was probably the faster car, Clark suffering from a few mechanical woes particularly clutch problems IIRC. Clark won 3 of the 4 races he scored points in, two of those flag to flag. Clark mechanically DNF'd 4 of the 9 races, Hill just one DNF..

Clark was leading when he DNF'din South Africa, running 2nd in Italy when the Gearbox failed (early in the race)
Running 2nd when he retired in Monaco, and was leading the Dutch GP when clutch problems leaving him last.


Of course is this a case of the Lotus not being the best car despite its speed due to the mechanical issues.

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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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John wrote:
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..... Graham Hill in 1963.
Do you mean 1962,
Yes, I do. :blush:
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Post by MonteCristo » 2 months ago

Michael Ferner wrote:
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MonteCristo wrote:
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Michael Ferner wrote:
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Lotus in 1986. Something like nine or ten pole positions, but only two or three wins.
Similarly: Williams in 2002. JPM had seven poles, and Ralf got one win.
But Ferrari had ten poles, so Williams wasn't the best car. Plus, the red cars were bullet proof.
Makes you wonder what Chin would have done in qualifying in the Williams though instead of Ralf.
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