Formula 1 is about to begin its weekend of glamour in Monaco. Before getting into some serious Monaco related posts, let’s have a look where the teams and drivers stand after 5 races and compare it with where they were a year ago. Rememeber that last year the 5th race of the season was Monaco, this year it was Turkey. So 2007 point tally is after Monaco, 2008 is before Monaco.
First the drivers:
Drivers points - Comparison 2007 and 2008 after 5 races
Only drivers that took part in 2007 and are still involved in 2008 season are included in the table. For some the stats may be a bit misleading. It is hard to compare Fernando Alonso’s results in 2007 in top of the field McLaren with his 2008 midfield Renault run for example. But it is interesting to look at drivers like Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Mark Webber, Robert Kubica, Nick Heidfeld.
Now the teams:
Constructor points - Comparison 2007 and 2008 after 5 races
This table can probably be considered more fair than the one above. Most of the teams improved their point tally grabbing those 41 points dropped by McLaren and Renault (and one point that Super Aguri had at this stage of last season). McLaren’s points drop is quite big, but it should be noted that the 2007 results include their 1-2 finish in Monaco GP.
The biggest looser is however me … Last year this time I was enroute to Monaco, this year this time I am enroute to the office