The 100-race statistics that should alarm F1

The 100-race statistics that should alarm F1

Although Mercedes ended up winning the 2018 world championship at a canter, for much of the season the title battle was finely poised - which seemed like a breakthrough. But things were bleak further down the grid and the numbers prove F1 cannot ignore that issue

There is the famous saying that there are lies, damned lies and statistics. But in Formula 1's case, brutal truths actually come to light if you pore over the numbers that have been produced in the past few years.

At the 2018 season finale in Abu Dhabi last month, there was a nice symmetry to the fact that the championship had completed a century of races since the turbo hybrid era began at the start of '14.

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