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…