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by leywso 09 Apr 2018, 09:35
I read somewhere over the weekend that Marcus Ericsson has a record now for the longest gap between two points-scoring finishes (50 starts). I can't seem to find anything to confirm this though. Who had the record before, does anyone know? I know that Luca Badoer went 50 races without ever scoring, and that it took Nicola Larini 44 races to score his first, but this is a slightly different scenario of a driver finishing in the points and then going a long time before scoring another.
by tommykl 09 Apr 2018, 10:00
In terms of time gap, no. Not even close. That goes to Lucien Bianchi, between Belgium 1960 and Monaco 1968. When it comes to Grands Prix elapsed, it gets more interesting, as Ericsson is equal 17th in this regard, at least according to StatsF1.

What this doesn't take into account is races missed by the driver altogether. In this respect, Mike Hailwood is considered to have the most, with 84, but he only competed in 9 races without scoring points in that time. Aguri Suzuki's longest streak without a point is 51 entries, more than Ericsson, but of those 51 entries, he only started 45. No one else 'in front' of Ericsson's 49 consecutive races without a point has more, so he does not have the most entries between consecutive points scored, but he does have the most starts between consecutive points scored.

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by leywso 09 Apr 2018, 11:41
Thanks Tommy.

You never know, Mercedes might give Piercarlo Ghinzani a drive sometime this season, so that he can take Ericsson's record! He scored points in his 15th start but then went 61 other races without scoring before he retired... :-)
by tommykl 09 Apr 2018, 18:46
No problem at all, I needed something to break up the tedium of coursework with MatLab...

;)

kevinbotz wrote:Cantonese is a completely nonsensical f*cking alien language masquerading as some grossly bastardised form of Chinese

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by CaptainGetz12 11 Apr 2018, 04:02
tommykl wrote:No problem at all, I needed something to break up the tedium of coursework with MatLab...

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