As a final wrap-up of the 2010 Formula 1 season, I compiled several line plots with polynomial trend lines of the BPR POWER rating to help show the general progression of the past season’s results. I chose a 4-order polynomial trend line for the plots to essentially break down the season trends into quarters. The line plots focus first on the 5-way title fight between Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, and Fernando Alonso, with an additional plot displaying the championship points progression for the same group of drivers. The focus then shifts to team trends, with the first plot displaying the season’s 3 elite teams, the mid-field, and the 3 new teams.
DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS TREND LINES
DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS POINTS
THE NEW TEAMS
by Trey Blincoe