McLaren: Year on Year Comparison – Race 3, Malaysia 2010

2009 Points System

2009 2010
LH HK McLaren LH JB McLaren
TOTAL 5 4 9 TOTAL 12 13 25
Australian 0 0 0 Bahrain 6 2 8
Malaysian 2 0 2 Australian 3 10 13
Chinese 3 4 7 Malaysian 3 1 4

 
 

2010 Points System

2009 2010
LH HK McLaren LH JB McLaren
TOTAL 13 10 23 TOTAL 23 31 66
Australian 0 0 0 Bahrain 15 6 21
Malaysian 5 0 5 Australian 8 25 33
Chinese 8 10 18 Malaysian 8 4 12

 
Despite the fantastic performance from Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button on Sunday, McLaren have actually lost ground on the 2009 season thanks to Heikki Kovalianen’s 5th place in the Chinese Grand Prix last year. Interestingly Lewis Hamilton was 6th place in the 3rd race of last season, just as he was this year, and in the Australian Grand Prix 2 weeks ago – that’s a trend we want to see broken, and replaced with smaller numbers!

It’s clear to see what effect the new points system is having as using the 2009 points system Jenson would only be 1 point ahead of Lewis, rather than the 8 points ahead he currently is under the 2010 points system.

Jenson Button in Malaysia

Photo Credit: www.mclaren.com

Even though the 2009 season mad eup a bit of ground this weekend, the current season is still clearly beating last season, and if this story from PlanetF1.com is to be believed then their new ride-height system could make them very competitive in China, up there with the Red Bulls competitive which will see them grabbing a bucket load of points.

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