Highest number of winning drivers in a season

Unique Winners # Seasons Factor Points % Seasons Cummulative %
11 1 10 1% 1%
9 1 8 1% 3%
8 5 6 7% 10%
7 8 4 12% 22%
6 11 2 16% 39%
5 22 33% 72%
4 13 19% 91%
3 6 9% 100%

This factor counts the number of unique winning drivers in a season. Results have ranged from a low of 3 to a high of 11. Bear in mind that the number of races in a season has increased significantly over the years. This penalises early seasons as we have discussed here.

1982 took the prize for this factor with a stunning 11 unique winners over the course of the season. This peak occurred after a steady rise broadly consistent with the sharp increase in the number of races per season. The drop off after 1982 was significant. A few years with 8 winners have been the high points since that 1982 halcyon year including 2012, our overall winner. In recent years we have been at the very lows for this factor as a result of Mercedes dominance.