The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel went on summer break the championship leader with an advantage of 14 points over Lewis Hamilton. Given in the remaining nine Grands Prix will be awarded another 225 points, the gap is not so big – you only need one race to change. What do statistics say?
According to German newspaper Bild, the history of the 50 cases, the rider, the leader completes the first half of the season, eventually became the champion at the end of the year. But too early to say that the victory of Vettel in his pocket.
In 17 cases the situation was reversed, and in recent years, this happened quite often: Hamilton in 2010 and Fernando Alonso in 2012 lost the title in the fight with the same Vettel. Lewis also couldn’t hold the lead in the 2007 and 2016, and in 2014-m the first position lost Nico Rosberg.
Five times in the championship leading riders, which eventually never got to the coveted title of Peter Collins in 1956, Stirling moss in 1958, Carlos Reutemann in 1981, John Watson in 1982 and Michele in 1986.
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