Ferrari's quest for the 62.4 per cent man

Ferrari's quest for the 62.4 per cent man

Selecting the right drivers to make you a serious challenger in both championship tables is no easy task. And this topsy turvy season has made it even harder to achieve a good balance explains Edd Straw

As of the British Grand Prix, only three 'number two' drivers are doing a good enough job, according to the numbers.

If you designate whichever driver in the points-scoring outfits with the lower tally as the aforementioned number two and calculate their haul as a percentage of their team-mate's, it reveals an interesting quirk. The vast majority are below the average contribution of second drivers to constructors' championship-winning campaigns over the past two decades.

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