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Best F1 Drivers Ranking Formula
To compare all drivers that ever took part in F1, you have to look at the amount of success they had and how many races they started. There are a lot of success factors we can calculate with to get a good average. In this top 10 F1 drivers list we are going to calculate with each drivers:
amount of 1st place finishes
amount of 2nd place finishes
amount of 3rd place finishes
amount of pole positions
amount of fastest laps
amount of championship wins
amount of race starts
We will give factor 1 to 6 their weighting factor, add them up and divide this total by the amount of races starts (factor 7) each driver did.
To get a honest outcome we have to eliminate the results of the shared drives.It was allowed in the early seasons to change drivers when a car broke down. We have to give each factor their own weighting factor. Because Formula 1 was much more dangerous in the early seasons then it is now, that's why the amount of Championship wins cannot be weight to much.
1st places gets weight factor 0,5
2nd places gets weight factor 0,4
3rd places gets weight factor 0,3
pole positions gets weight factor 0,2
fastest laps gets weight factor 0,1
championship wins gets weight factor 1
With this formula you get a very clean percentage of the amount of success a drivers scored during his Formula 1 career and who is the best driver of all time.