Statistics: What are the chances of Sebastian Vettel on winning the championship title in 2017?

Статистика: Каковы шансы Себастьяна Феттеля на завоевание чемпионского титула в 2017-м?

German publication Speedweek calculated the chances of the Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel on winning the championship title in 2017.

The Germans have 62% to the end of the campaign to become the world champion. The basis for calculation was the fact that for the past 21 seasons, 13 riders, winning the first Grand Prix of the year, became in the end the world Champions.

1996
Winner: Damon Hill
World champion: Damon hill

1997
Winner: David Coulthard
World champion: Jacques Villeneuve

1998
Winner: Mika Hakkinen
World champion: Mika Hakkinen

1999
Winner: Eddie Irvine
World champion: Mika Hakkinen

2000
Winner: Michael Schumacher
World champion: Michael Schumacher

2001
Winner: Michael Schumacher
World champion: Michael Schumacher

2002
Winner: Michael Schumacher
World champion: Michael Schumacher

2003
Winner: David Coulthard
World champion: Michael Schumacher

2004
Winner: Michael Schumacher
World champion: Michael Schumacher

2005
Winner: Giancarlo Fisichella
World champion: Fernando Alonso

2006
Winner: Fernando Alonso
World champion: Fernando Alonso

2007
Winner: Kimi Raikkonen
World champion: Kimi Raikkonen

2008
Winner: Lewis Hamilton
World champion: Lewis Hamilton

2009
Winner: Jenson Button
World champion: Jenson button

2010
Winner: Jenson Button
World champion: Sebastian Vettel

2011
Winner: Sebastian Vettel
World champion: Sebastian Vettel

2012
Winner: Jenson Button
World champion: Sebastian Vettel

2013
Winner: Kimi Raikkonen
World champion: Sebastian Vettel

2014
Winner: Nico Rosberg
World champion: Lewis Hamilton

2015
Winner: Lewis Hamilton
World champion: Lewis Hamilton

2016
Winner: Nico Rosberg
World champion: Nico Rosberg

If you take the statistics throughout the history of F1, 34 of the 67 pilot won the first race of the season, became the champion of the world. The percentage is slightly more than 50%.

If speaking about Vettel, from 2010 to 2013, when Sebastian won his four titles, he won the first race only once – in 2011.

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