Statistical anomalies in motorsports.

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  1. Liquid

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    The 1990s is the only decade in which no driver won the BTCC more than once; from Robb Gravett in 1990 up until Laurent Aïello in 1999 there was a different and unique champion each year.

    1990 - Robb Gravett
    1991 - Will Hoy
    1992 - Tim Harvey
    1993 - Jo Winkelhock
    1994 - Gabriele Tarquini
    1995 - John Cleland
    1996 - Frank Biela
    1997 - Alain Menu
    1998 - Rickard Rydell
    1999 - Laurent Aïello

    This is excluding the 1950s, of course, as the championship was founded in 1958.

    I will not argue any semantics about what is or isn't "a decade".
     
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    With his wins in Belgium and Italy Charles Leclerc joins the illustrious list of drivers such as Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Mika Häkkinen who won their first two Grands Prix back to back but, uniquely, Mika Häkkinen did it over two different seasons.

    He won his first Grand Prix at the season-ending 1997 European Grand Prix and followed it up winning the season-opening 1998 Australian Grand Prix.
     
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    Is there a full list of drivers whose first two wins were back to back? I know Lewis Hamilton is another driver on that list, but I'm wondering what the most in a row from win 1 a driver has acheived is. Didn't Damon Hill get 3?
     
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    I think the list is Mansell, Damon Hill, Häkkinen, Hamilton and Leclerc. It's not long.

    Hill did indeed get three in a row for the maximum record.
     
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    Alberto Ascari Germany-Italy 1951
    Bill Vukovich Indy 500 1953-1954
    Peter Collins Belgium- France 1956
    Bruce McLaren USA 1959- Argentina 1960
    Rene Arnoux Brazil-South Africa 1980
    Nigel Mansell Europe-South Africa 1985
    Damon Hill Hungary-Brazil 1993(3 races)
    Mika Hakkinen Europe 1997-Brazil 1998(3 races)
    Lewis Hamilton Canada-USA 2007
    Charles Leclerc Belgium-Italy 2019
     
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    Vukovich sort of doesn't count because although it is true for him the two races themselves were not back-to-back.

    The list is far more exhaustive than David Croft had me believe though.
     
  7. Tired Tyres

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    Häkkinen was gifted his first two wins though.
     
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    Hard to disagree.
     
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    Yaaaaa, the Indy 500 in the 50s throws off almost every stat in F1. I mean if someone else decided it didn't count I wouldn't blame them but he didn't compete in other races between them. Ascari's wins weren't in back to back races either if I remember right but he wasn't at the race between.
     
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    Giancarlo Baghetti won his first 3 F1 GPs, although the first 2 were non-championship races.
     
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    Not unique, Bruce McLaren won his first two consecutive races in different years (and decades) too
     
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    Already corrected myself on my post being... well, irrelevant. Never trust Crofty!
     
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