Smallest average delta in top 3 race places

Delta (secs) # Seasons Factor Points % Seasons Cummulative %
< 15 1 10 1% 1%
15 – 20 5 8 7% 9%
20 – 25 7 6 10% 19%
25 – 30 5 4 7% 27%
30 – 35 5 2 7% 34%
35 – 40 4 1 6% 40%
40 – 45 9 13% 54%
45 – 50 7 10% 64%
50 – 55 6 9% 73%
55 – 60 1 1% 75%
> 60 17 25% 100%
  • Clearly there has been a dramatic reduction in gaps since the early days of F1
  • The general trend towards reduced gaps means this factor favours recent years
  • Gaps nearly tripled between 1990 and 1994. Since this time the trend towards smaller gaps has continued
  • The current Mercedes dominated era has seen gaps increase somewhat from the lows set in 2012 (our overall points winner)