Simulations give Webber another chance

Following are the latest Formula One computer simulations from the Sports Statistics Unit in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Melbourne's Swinburne University ahead of this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, the second round of the FIA Formula...

Following are the latest Formula One computer simulations from the Sports Statistics Unit in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Melbourne's Swinburne University ahead of this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, the second round of the FIA Formula One World Championship.

Swinburne statisticians Stephen Clarke and Jonathan Lowe correctly forecast the winners of the 2002 Foster's Australian Grand Prix, held at Melbourne's Albert Park circuit on March 3, and the 2001 Qantas Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, held at Phillip Island last October.

The latest simulations give Australia's new Formula One driver, Mark Webber, a 3.6 per cent chance of scoring world championship points again by finishing in the top six in Malaysia this Sunday (and his Minardi team, which also includes Malaysian driver Alex Yoong, a 5.5 per cent chance of points). Webber scored two world championship points with his fifth place at his Formula One debut in the 2002 Foster's Australian Grand Prix.

The Swinburne statisticians have done simulations for drivers and cars for the Malaysian GP, as well as updated their earlier simulations for drivers and constructors for the world championship season. The simulations can be viewed electronically (from Wednesday) at www.swin.edu.au/sport

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alex Yoong , Phillip Island
Teams Minardi