This is a little calculation I've been updating race-by-race for the purpose of entering it into "Driver Race Performance" in Microprose F1GP. I thought you might possibly be interested in publishing it in rec.autos.sport.info, since it gives an index of racing speed & ability leaving out mechanical breakdowns & crashes, which is something we all like to discuss.
Of course, it also puts back-markers in a favourable position in races in which many others stopped, and doesn't allow for problems which slowed a car without stopping it but, well, no stats are perfect!
Driver Average placing per finish
Schumacher, Hill, Coulthard 2nd Alesi 3rd Herbert, Berger 4th Hakkinnen 5th Brundle, Panis, Frentzen 6th Blundell, Barrichello, Irvine 7th Salo, Morbidelli, Boullion 9th Katayama, Gachot, Lamy 10th Inoue, Badoer 11th Montermini, Diniz 12th Moreno 15th
Note that Herbert, Panis and Boullion all did better than their press during the season would indicate.
Herbert finished the most times during the season with 13; Schumacher, Salo & Frentzen finished 12 times each; Panis 11 times; and Hill, Blundell, Diniz and Berger 10 times each.
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