phillips_6This blog is devoted to applying mathematical and statistical methods to the sport of Formula 1. The author of the blog, Dr. Andrew Phillips, is an applied mathematician who primarily works on problems in mathematical biology (see one of his papers here). He has a longstanding passion for Formula 1 and has also developed ranking models and analysis methods for drivers in Formula 1 (see a related publication here).

To contact the author, please email ajk.phillips at gmail, or follow him on twitter at @ajkphillips.

Links to interviews about the model:


  1. I’d like to have a copy of your paper to play with it.
    I wan to add/revise somme points:

    – Gain in positions. Some drivers can start a race in low positions due to a bad qualy, an accident or a mechanical failure.

    – teammates gain/lost position in race (can qualy in front.. but end race behind)

    – How measure the “competition effect”


  2. Are you on twitter?

  3. Hi! I want a copy of your paper (if it is possible of course) to have a look in it.
    I love statistics (specially F1 stats :P) and I’m very interested in your model because I think I can learn many things from that great model 🙂

    My email is: torito1023@hotmail.com

  4. I would like that paper please and thank you.

  5. Hey Andrew,

    I really like your website in general, the work you do here is impressive. Please keep it coming, and thank you for sharing this with the world.

    I also have to commend you for your patience. I’ve read some of your replies, and the amount of idiocy and idiots you have to deal with here is not small, and the polite and calm manner in which you respond is quite unusual on the internet.


  6. These articles are AMAZING. Keep up the incredible work. Data, data, data!!!

  7. RShack · · Reply

    I just found this place… this is wonderful. Thanks for all this, and please keep it up.

  8. I really like the articles you’ve been putting out. What you’ve been doing is absolutely amazing!

    If you don’t mind, I’d also like a copy of your paper, if you are still okay with giving copies. I want to play around with the model, and see what I can come up with.

    My email is: matt.doan.999@gmail.com

  9. Mauro Croce · · Reply

    Hi! I’m interested in your work and i’m doing a little research on that. Can I please have a copy of your paper?

    my email is: croce.mauro@alice.it

  10. Serge Groenhuijzen · · Reply

    Every year this is great stuff. Are you working on the 2020 prediction?

  11. Looking forward to 2020 winter testing analysis!

  12. osella31 · · Reply

    Hi Andrew. I Hope you’re doing well. I saw that you was willing to email people a PDF of the raw data of your top 100 drivers of all time list. if this is still the case can you send me a copy?

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