Collating my findings regarding the fastest Packages to have won the WDCs, a change of pattern emerged:
For the decades 50s, 60s,70s and 80s, a consistent 40-50% of the WDCs had the season's fastest Package.
For the 90s all ten WDCs had the fastest package of the season.
The 2000s it was 70%.
For the 2010-2016 era it was 100% again, as each of the 7 WDCs had the fastest package.
Converging info? Knowledge? ? Anyone
I think the 99 Ferrari was the best package - after all, Eddie nearly won despite playing second fiddle for the first part of the season to Michael - and would have won if Ferrari didn't sabotage him (not deliberate
) by coming out with 3 tyres for a pitstop and costing him more points than he lost out by (ok and due to the FIA failing to disqualify both Ferrari in Malaysia when they failed scrutineering but got away with the appeal because the FIA had given the cars back and they got off on a technicality - also given Ferrari successfully got parts banned on the McLaren that (if they had stayed) would have made the McL much better
Sorry for nitpicking, but by definition sabotage is a deliberate act.