## Welcome to Sports Annual. One of the hardy perrenials of motor sport is the GOAT question ... who is the "greatest of all time". At Sports Annual we think that's the man who, pound for pound, won the most races and scored the most points. And so we developed a formula to measure just that. Let's take a look.We measure wins pound for pound because 6 wins from 60 starts isn't the same as 6 from 200. We describe this win rate as races per win or "rpw". So Fangio wins one from every two starts ... Mansell one from six ... Rindt one from ten and so on and so forth.Simple.But it's not enough because winning races is not the drivers' primary goal. What they're really after is the Championship. Second place is less notable but it's extremely valuable nonetheless. So comparing drivers without regard to point scoring has little value. In motor sport if you don't score points you don't eat. A problem. Different eras awarded different points. In the 50s a win was 8 points but today it's 25. It renders a raw points table meaningless. We overcome this by applying uniform points to results across the history of the sport. We use the 10 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 2 -1 system. So when you see Jim Clark scores 4 points per race and Carlos Reutemann scores 2 points per race you know they are not only comparable but convertible back to career average track position. Essentially, Jim is never worse than third on average. And that dear reader ... means an absolute shed load of prize money. Count the dollars in today's prize money of a Jim Clark. Money which can be spent on next year's car meaning even more points and more money for the following year's car which means even more prize money and so on. In F1 this is a constant critical element.Point scoring also allows us to distinguish between drivers with identical win rates ... such as Mario Andretti and Peter Collins. A superior points rate can also improve a driver's position relative to a rival's better win rate ... like Jody Scheckter in P26, Alonso over Jones etc etc etc. Once you see the scores in action this will make sense. We think it looks right because it is right. Points are everything. Points play a part in a minority of battles but it happens. Point rates counter the misleading focus on wins but this equation is not balanced. If you want to drive at the sharp end here you must win races.And finally, since uniformity is key, we don't apply points for pole or fastest lap or any result back from 6th to any driver from any era. Indianapolis winners don't qualify because they weren't genuine competitors in the F1 championship.So below is the table of the greatest pound for pound race winners and point scorers in F1 history.Remember ... this is a cold, unsentimental calculation of wins and points per start. Sometimes your team loses. It's just what happened. We leave the "why" to you.