Sebastian Vettel's 2011 season in numbers

Sebastian Vettel's 2011 season in numbers

With this weekend's Indian Grand Prix being held for the first time, Michele Merlino has no past race form to analyse. Instead, he's dug deep to find out how Sebastian Vettel's dominant year compares with other champions over 16 races

For a large part of its history - 18 times out of 61 in fact - the Formula 1 World Championship featured 16 races. With this in mind, and with 16 races already run in 2011, now is the perfect time to compare Sebastian Vettel's title-winning performance against the most dominant from history.

With Vettel's year being constantly compared to the crushing successes of Nigel Mansell in 1992 and Michael Schumacher in 2002 and 2004, it's time to analyse the data and see who comes out on top.

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