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2019 | 31 |
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Strategy and paradoxes of borda count in Formula 1 racing

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Winning a championship is the highest achievement in Formula 1, and multiple titles can earn one a place in the pantheon of the sport. In this article I explore whether the scoring method for selecting a champion can be considered defi nitive, and how unstable results might be when the method’s parameters are slightly changed. I have employed case studies of paradoxes and historical recreations of seasons using alternative scoring systems. Finally, I argue that the Borda count is desirable system for scoring in Formula 1, and that building strategies by teams around particular scoring systems is a legitimate aspect of the sport.
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Winning a championship is the highest achievement in Formula 1, and multiple titles can earn one a place in the pantheon of the sport. In this article I explore whether the scoring method for selecting a champion can be considered defi nitive, and how unstable results might be when the method’s parameters are slightly changed. I have employed case studies of paradoxes and historical recreations of seasons using alternative scoring systems. Finally, I argue that the Borda count is desirable system for scoring in Formula 1, and that building strategies by teams around particular scoring systems is a legitimate aspect of the sport.
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31
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2019
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2019-09-26
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bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_7206_DEC_1733-0092_124
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