Post by Julia Post by Brian Hoffmann
Does anyone have any ideas as to why they chose 5050 for the leader
going into race # 27?
I tried the simple stuff like 5050/26 races (194.2)... nope, no
workie I tried 5050/36 (140.2).... nope no workie..
Can a stats person like Cru Figure this out.
Maybe there is no real signifigance other than
it's more that you could possibly earn in 26 races if you won every
one. I just thought there may be a play on the numbers..
Like Ms G, I'm not great with numbers, there's too many of them!
I don't know. I do remember France saying something to the effect
of they wanted the amount to be enough to separate them from the
rest of the field. 4940 points is the most a driver can earn if he
were to win every race (and lead the most laps) for the first 26
races. So maybe they took that number, rounded it up to 5000 (to
make it easier) and made that the minimum a driver in the "chase"
can have (anyone not in the top ten but within a four hundred points
is going to be given 5000 pts). Then if you add 5 points for each
spot to that 5000 (5005 for 10th, 5010 for 9th, etc...) the number
you get for first is 5050. That would be my best guess anyway, but
I am far from being any sort of numbers person. I'm sure there is a
better reason / explanation than that out there. --
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