Post by Mark Huber on Oct 30, 2013 13:05:29 GMT -5
It is 12 noon Mountain Time here in freezing Helena, Montana. (-2C as I type this).
The contest is now closed. THE ENVELOP PLEASE. CUE THE MUSIC
AND THE DAVE JONES SHELL GOES TO:
Nigel McKeone and David Lawson were both correct with their answer of Number 5, but Nigel was the first to post, so he wins one of the Dave Jones bodies.
(Nigel, please PM or Email me with your choice).
Cars bearing the number 5 started 790 races between 1950 and 2013 and won 130 for a win ratio of 16.46%. Nigel and David’s reasoning was on target as they both mentioned famous drivers with repeat victories in cars numbered 5. Cars with the #5 were piloted to repeat victories by (among others) the following World Champions: Jim Clark (6), Jackie Stewart (4), Emerson Fittipaldi (4), Mario Andretti (11), Damon Hill (12), Nelson Piquet (9), Nigel Mansell (27!), Michael Schumacher (21), Fernando Alonso (13) and Sebastian Vettel (5) No one won the prize for guessing the unluckiest number.
The unluckiest number with over 250 starts was Number 29 with 287 starts and ZERO wins. The next worst was number 21 with just one win out of 636 starts. The best #29 cars ever did were two second place finishes by Ricardo Patrese in the Arrows A3 car (1980 US West GP and 1981 San Marino GP).
PS. Cars with Number 2 had 878 starts and 83 wins over the years for a win ratio of 9.45% ranking third after #5 and #1, (which I removed from the competition ahead of time.)
There will be another contest next month. Stay tuned.
Hi Mark I will have another go at unlucky number 2, and I will go for 19, not sure why but at a guess some one at the back of the grid when giving the numbers out hasn't much of a chance any way, from a more modern perspective that is. Nigel
Whoo hoo, I am very pleased to have won a Dave Jones body, sorry for getting the jump on you David. I will look through and spend a long time deliberating on the prize. I almost said 21 for the second unluckiest number but changed my mind to 19, can't win em all. Thank you very much Nigel