Category Archives: Missing the Points

Spygate Revisited

Last month’s column explored the butterfly effect of Michael Schumacher’s results getting the Tyrrell ’84 treatment when he was disqualified from the 1997 World Drivers Championship. Those of you who cast your minds over the question of what scenario I might spreadsheet next will not

The Michael Schumacher Disqualification

In 1984, Tyrrell were disqualified from the World Constructors Championship for their use of illegal techniques to run their cars underweight. Their results for the entire season were stripped and inherited by the runners originally behind them. In 1997, Michael Schumacher was disqualified from the

A look back at Formula 1’s unawarded points

Formula 1 has gone through a great many points systems since the first World Championship Grand Prix at Silverstone, ranging from being awarded to the top five in the very early days of the Championship, to the top ten now. But sometimes, for whatever reason,