Who will be the 110th F1 winner?
Formula 1 had to wait almost exactly a year for the next new Formula 1 race winner. Who will be the 110th winner in Formula 1?
New Forme 1 winners are becoming increasingly rare. In the 1950s there were 24 pilots on the list of winners, in the 1960s there were 18, in the 1970s 22. Then the number went down by leaps and bounds for the first time. The 1982 season experienced the most varied World Cup of all time with eleven different winners. But the decade also saw McLaren’s first dominance. There were therefore only 14 new race winners in this decade, in the 1990s there were only ten, in the 2000s again 14.
Pierre Gasly is the 109th race winner
Mercedes also dominates the 2020 season. But because Ferrari has slipped into the lower midfield and Red Bull is de facto a one-man team, sensational victories like Pierre Gasly’s in Monza are suddenly possible – at least if Mercedes fails.
The 110th winner in Formula 1 history may also be crowned in 2020. These drivers have the best chance of becoming number 110 in the winning chronicle:
Carlos Sainz: The Spaniard will join Ferrari in 2021. In view of the fact that Ferrari is currently far behind and not much can be done on the car for 2021, the chances are rather slim that the Spaniard will win a race there next year. But in Monza he only missed victory by less than three tenths of a second in the McLaren-Renault and he says: “Even without chaos, we could have finished second behind Lewis Hamilton.” The chances of victory for Sainz in 2020 are at least better than in 2021 .
Heikki Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes) 2008 Hungarian GP
Sebastian Vettel (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) Italian GP 2008
Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault) German GP 2009
Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) China GP 2012
Pastor Madonado (Williams-Renault) Spanish GP 2012
Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull-Renault) 2014 Canadian GP
Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Renault) Spain GP 2016
Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) Russian GP 2017
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) Belgian GP 2019
Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri-Honda) 2020 Italian GP