Surely, in the question of the selection of the World Champion racing driver, it would be easier, and for that matter fairer, to give each Formula One driver a certain number of points for every race he is placed in, or more for those he actually wins. Thus, at the end of the year, by setting the number of points against the number of races participated in, a champion could be chosen.
Working on the present method, we tend to have two champions, one, the man the public consider has been outstanding, for instance Stirling Moss, who has driven superbly in many races. Secondly; the man who has won enough points in perhaps as few as five races (Jack Brabham).
If my method were used, there would only be one true champion.
I have read your excellent magazine for some years now, and find some of the correspondence extremely enlightening, as well as amusing. I won’t be very interested to know the opinions of others readers concerning the practical nature of my idea.