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The se­cret for­mula that pre­dicts Hamil­ton will be 2014 cham­pion

The num­bers never lie do they? Here’s how the stats prove Hamil­ton has the form to scoop the crown. Prob­a­bly…

After analysing the wins, poles, podium fin­ishes and re­tire­ments from ev­ery sin­gle year of the For­mula 1 world cham­pi­onship, F1 Rac­ing has ob­tained the for­mula to pre­dict the win­ner of this year’s driv­ers’ ti­tle.

In­putting the data from the key pro­tag­o­nists in this year’s world cham­pi­onship bat­tle pro­duces an an­swer that shows Hamil­ton is more likely to win the world ti­tle than his near­est ri­vals, Ros­berg and Ric­cia­rdo.

The for­mula was cre­ated for F1 Rac­ing a cou­ple of years ago by Dr Mark Peace, a lec­turer and doc­tor of physics at Read­ing Univer­sity. It takes into ac­count the form of ev­ery pre­vi­ous world cham­pion, back to 1950.

The sum to the for­mula is based on p) the num­ber of poles; r) num­ber of re­tire­ments; w) num­ber of wins; f) pointss­cor­ing fin­ishes; a) av­er­age race fin­ish and s) num­ber of podi­ums.

Hamil­ton has the edge over his team­mate thanks to his higher num­ber of pole po­si­tions, race wins and av­er­age fin­ish (as of the 2014 Sin­ga­pore GP).

The odds on Hamil­ton have been short all sea­son, but those who put a bet on Ros­berg at 25/1 back in Jan­uary won’t be happy to see the math­e­mat­i­cal for­mula is not in their favour…

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