Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Season Summary Tables 1894 – 2016

The 17th volume of the Patrick O'Brien Rating System is available:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summary-tables-1894-2016/paperback/product-23560514.html

This book constitutes an appendix to my Rating System study. It follows my ‘Explanatory Chapters’ (2016) and ‘Further Analysis’ (2017).

The 2013 Formula One season was dominated by the Vettel/ Red Bull-Renault package, which won 13 of the 19 races. Many reckon that Vettel is one of the great drivers. Some however argue that Vettel was fortunate in having the fastest car, the Red Bull-Renault. Just how good was Vettel compared with his peers? This publication compares grand prix and Formula One drivers, cars and packages in simple arithmetic terms. For the first time the driver has been separated from the car and each is expressed as separate performance elements that make up the performance package. Just how much current four-time champion Vettel contributes to the Red Bull-Renault’s recent dominance is explained and quantified. The author’s analysis starts from the first car race in 1894, from Paris to Rouen, and includes over 1,200 grand prix races. The 17th volume of the Patrick O’Brien Grand Prix Rating System, this book is an appendix of season-summary tables from 1894-2016.

“I don’t think that an honest person can criticise [Patrick O’Brien’s] driver-rating figures without going through his methodology (i.e., calculating all the figures for all the races). But naturally if someone is, let’s say, a Damon Hill fan and sees that he didn’t top driver-rated at 100.0, these types of fans will definitely disagree with the figures – even without checking them, as we saw a while back on that post in the forum we talked about. But this is natural: every fan will be biased towards their favourite driver. This provides healthy and interesting discussions in my view. Unless one has a points system (i.e., World Championship), every rating will be debatable. Nevertheless POB’s methodology is the closest, most reliable, most accurate and least subjective rating I have ever seen and sincerely I do not believe that a better Rating Methodology will ever exist.”

~ Nuno Moreira, Grand Prix enthusiast and statistics expert, personal correspondence, 5 January 2018.

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Further Analysis 1894 – 2016

The 16th volume of the Patrick O'Brien Rating System is available:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-further-analysis-1894-2016/paperback/product-23388216.html

This book follows on from my ‘Explanatory Chapters’ (1894-2013), released online in December 2016. It contains descriptive statistics on Packages, Drivers and Cars. Part 1 pertains to packages (Chapter 1); Part 2 to drivers (Chapters 2-5); Part 3 to cars (Chapters 6-8). Part 4 contains my Six Criteria for Driver Dominance 1950-2016 (Chapter 9). The final section (Chapter 10) lists the 310 races that formed the database for my 1894-1949 analysis (the ‘blue-green’ books in my Rating System).

The 2013 Formula One season was dominated by the Vettel/ Red Bull-Renault package, which won 13 of the 19 races. Many reckon that Vettel is one of the great drivers. Some however argue that Vettel was fortunate in having the fastest car, the Red Bull-Renault. Just how good was Vettel compared with his peers? This publication compares grand prix and Formula One drivers, cars and packages in simple arithmetic terms. For the first time the driver has been separated from the car and each is expressed as separate performance elements that make up the performance package. Just how much current four-time champion Vettel contributes to the Red Bull-Renault’s recent dominance is explained and quantified. The author’s analysis starts from the first car race in 1894, from Paris to Rouen, and includes over 1,200 grand prix races. The Patrick O’Brien Grand Prix Rating System is divided into 13 volumes, one for each decade since racing’s inception in 1894. This volume contains my six criteria for driver dominance.

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Friday, 28 July 2017

1894-1899 SEASON SUMMARIES NOW AVAILABLE

After 12 years of development and refinement from its 2002 inception, my Rating System is being published. The Patrick O’Brien Grand Prix Rating System is divided into 14 volumes, one for each decade of the pre-Formula One era (1894-1949) and Formula One era (1950-2016). The Formula One era, 1950-2013, was published in 2014. The Explanatory Chapters constitute the 15th volume and was published in December 2016. The thirteenth decade (1894-1899) is now available – see ‘Buy my Rating System’ above or click on the link below:

The fifteenth book contains the 1894-1899 seasons, is 78 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1894-1899/paperback/product-23268007.html

The fourteenth book contains the 1900-1909 seasons, is 148 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.

The thirteenth book contains the 1910-1919 seasons, is 122 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
The twelfth book contains the 1920-1929 seasons, is 188 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1920-1929/paperback/product-23234350.html

The eleventh book contains the 1930-1939 seasons, is 165 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1930-1939/paperback/product-22362853.html

The tenth book contains the 1940-1949 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1940-1949/paperback/product-22298647.html

The ninth book contains the 2014-2016 seasons, is 42 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2014-2016/paperback/product-23180321.html

The eighth book, the Explanatory Chapters 1894-2013, is 186 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-explanatory-chapters-1894-2013/paperback/product-23176833.html

The seventh book contains the 1950-1959 seasons, is 91 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1950-1959/paperback/product-21831132.html

The sixth book contains the 1960-1969 seasons, is 82 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1960-1969/paperback/product-21744857.html

The fifth book contains the 1970-1979 seasons, is 90 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1970-1979/paperback/product-21694328.html

The fourth book contains the 1980-1989 seasons, is 81 pages, soft-cover bound and is available online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1980-1989/paperback/product-21597744.html

The third book contains the 1990-1999 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1990-1999/paperback/product-21570130.html

The second book contains the 2010-2013 seasons, is 50 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2010-2013/14410768

The first book contains the 2000-2009 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2000-2009/paperback/product-21395285.html

A section entitled ‘Guidelines for interpreting my Rating System’ is included in all books which briefly explains my System.

Each season is in three sections, Package, Driver and Car, with the whole field rated and tabulated, and text discussing mainly the winners and the front-runners. My own illustrations are used, and reflect a spread of competitors for each season.

For those who are interested further, additional explanations can be found here:

http://grandprixratings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/my-rating-system-available-to-buy.html



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Thursday, 27 July 2017

1900-1909 SEASON SUMMARIES NOW AVAILABLE

After 12 years of development and refinement from its 2002 inception, my Rating System is being published. The Patrick O’Brien Grand Prix Rating System is divided into 14 volumes, one for each decade of the pre-Formula One era (1894-1949) and Formula One era (1950-2016). The Formula One era, 1950-2013, was published in 2014. The Explanatory Chapters constitute the 15th volume and was published in December 2016. The twelfth decade (1900-1909) is now available – see ‘Buy my Rating System’ above or click on the link below:

The fourteenth book contains the 1900-1909 seasons, is 148 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.

The thirteenth book contains the 1910-1919 seasons, is 122 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
The twelfth book contains the 1920-1929 seasons, is 188 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1920-1929/paperback/product-23234350.html

The eleventh book contains the 1930-1939 seasons, is 165 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1930-1939/paperback/product-22362853.html

The tenth book contains the 1940-1949 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1940-1949/paperback/product-22298647.html

The ninth book contains the 2014-2016 seasons, is 42 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2014-2016/paperback/product-23180321.html

The eighth book, the Explanatory Chapters 1894-2013, is 186 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-explanatory-chapters-1894-2013/paperback/product-23176833.html

The seventh book contains the 1950-1959 seasons, is 91 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1950-1959/paperback/product-21831132.html

The sixth book contains the 1960-1969 seasons, is 82 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1960-1969/paperback/product-21744857.html

The fifth book contains the 1970-1979 seasons, is 90 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1970-1979/paperback/product-21694328.html

The fourth book contains the 1980-1989 seasons, is 81 pages, soft-cover bound and is available online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1980-1989/paperback/product-21597744.html

The third book contains the 1990-1999 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1990-1999/paperback/product-21570130.html

The second book contains the 2010-2013 seasons, is 50 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2010-2013/14410768

The first book contains the 2000-2009 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2000-2009/paperback/product-21395285.html

A section entitled ‘Guidelines for interpreting my Rating System’ is included in all books which briefly explains my System.

Each season is in three sections, Package, Driver and Car, with the whole field rated and tabulated, and text discussing mainly the winners and the front-runners. My own illustrations are used, and reflect a spread of competitors for each season.

For those who are interested further, additional explanations can be found here:

http://grandprixratings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/my-rating-system-available-to-buy.html



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Sunday, 16 July 2017

1910-1919 SEASON SUMMARIES NOW AVAILABLE

After 12 years of development and refinement from its 2002 inception, my Rating System is being published. The Patrick O’Brien Grand Prix Rating System is divided into 14 volumes, one for each decade of the pre-Formula One era (1894-1949) and Formula One era (1950-2016). The Formula One era, 1950-2013, was published in 2014. The Explanatory Chapters constitute the 15th volume and was published in December 2016. The twelfth decade (1910-1919) is now available – see ‘Buy my Rating System’ above or click on the link below:

The thirteenth book contains the 1910-1919 seasons, is 122 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
The twelfth book contains the 1920-1929 seasons, is 188 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1920-1929/paperback/product-23234350.html

The eleventh book contains the 1930-1939 seasons, is 165 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1930-1939/paperback/product-22362853.html

The tenth book contains the 1940-1949 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1940-1949/paperback/product-22298647.html

The ninth book contains the 2014-2016 seasons, is 42 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2014-2016/paperback/product-23180321.html

The eighth book, the Explanatory Chapters 1894-2013, is 186 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-explanatory-chapters-1894-2013/paperback/product-23176833.html

The seventh book contains the 1950-1959 seasons, is 91 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1950-1959/paperback/product-21831132.html

The sixth book contains the 1960-1969 seasons, is 82 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1960-1969/paperback/product-21744857.html

The fifth book contains the 1970-1979 seasons, is 90 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1970-1979/paperback/product-21694328.html

The fourth book contains the 1980-1989 seasons, is 81 pages, soft-cover bound and is available online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1980-1989/paperback/product-21597744.html

The third book contains the 1990-1999 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1990-1999/paperback/product-21570130.html

The second book contains the 2010-2013 seasons, is 50 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2010-2013/14410768

The first book contains the 2000-2009 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2000-2009/paperback/product-21395285.html

A section entitled ‘Guidelines for interpreting my Rating System’ is included in all books which briefly explains my System.

Each season is in three sections, Package, Driver and Car, with the whole field rated and tabulated, and text discussing mainly the winners and the front-runners. My own illustrations are used, and reflect a spread of competitors for each season.

For those who are interested further, additional explanations can be found here:

http://grandprixratings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/my-rating-system-available-to-buy.html

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

1920-1929 SEASON SUMMARIES NOW AVAILABLE

After 12 years of development and refinement from its 2002 inception, my Rating System is being published. The Patrick O’Brien Grand Prix Rating System is divided into 14 volumes, one for each decade of the pre-Formula One era (1894-1949) and Formula One era (1950-2016). The Formula One era, 1950-2013, was published in 2014. The Explanatory Chapters constitute the 15th volume and was published in December 2016. The eleventh decade (1910-1919) is now available – see ‘Buy my Rating System’ above or click on the link below:

The twelfth book contains the 1920-1929 seasons, is 188 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.

The eleventh book contains the 1930-1939 seasons, is 165 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.

The tenth book contains the 1940-1949 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.

The ninth book contains the 2014-2016 seasons, is 42 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.

The eighth book, the Explanatory Chapters 1894-2013, is 186 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.

The seventh book contains the 1950-1959 seasons, is 91 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.

The sixth book contains the 1960-1969 seasons, is 82 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1960-1969/paperback/product-21744857.html

The fifth book contains the 1970-1979 seasons, is 90 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1970-1979/paperback/product-21694328.html

The fourth book contains the 1980-1989 seasons, is 81 pages, soft-cover bound and is available online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1980-1989/paperback/product-21597744.html

The third book contains the 1990-1999 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-1990-1999/paperback/product-21570130.html

The second book contains the 2010-2013 seasons, is 50 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2010-2013/14410768

The first book contains the 2000-2009 seasons, is 80 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2000-2009/paperback/product-21395285.html

A section entitled ‘Guidelines for interpreting my Rating System’ is included in all books which briefly explains my System.

Each season is in three sections, Package, Driver and Car, with the whole field rated and tabulated, and text discussing mainly the winners and the front-runners. My own illustrations are used, and reflect a spread of competitors for each season.

For those who are interested further, additional explanations can be found here:

http://grandprixratings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/my-rating-system-available-to-buy.html

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Friday, 12 May 2017

2014-2016 SEASON SUMMARIES NOW AVAILABLE

The latest volume of Patrick O'Brien's Grand Prix Rating System is now available: the 2014-2016 Season Summaries:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2014-2016/paperback/product-23180321.html

The final volume that Patrick completed before his death in March 2017, this brings his Rating System series up to 15 volumes in total:
  • 14 volumes, one for each decade of motor racing 1894-2016, with the last decade divided into two volumes 2010-2013 and 2014-2016. The aim was to combine these shorter volumes into one book when the end of the decade had been reached (2010-2019). In the light of Patrick's untimely death, I will leave the latest seasons as two separate, smaller volumes. These 14 volumes constitute the 'Findings' of his thesis. 
  • 1 volume explaining his rating methodology, titled 'Explanatory Chapters'. Published online in December 2016, this volume is formatted as a dissertation: Chapter 1 - Introducing the problem; Chapter 2 - Literature review; Chapter 3 - Methodology, including a step-by-step guide to replicating his ratings in a chapter appendix; Chapter 4 - the Findings (the 14 volumes enumerated above); Chapter 5 - Conclusion, which discusses the replicability of his ratings.
The 2014-2016 Season Summaries is 42 pages, soft-cover bound and available now online here.
http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-season-summaries-2014-2016/paperback/product-23180321.html

~ Catherine
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A section entitled ‘Guidelines for interpreting my Rating System’ is included in all books which briefly explains my System.

Each season is in three sections, Package, Driver and Car, with the whole field rated and tabulated, and text discussing mainly the winners and the front-runners. My own illustrations are used, and reflect a spread of competitors for each season.

For those who are interested further, additional explanations can be found here:
http://grandprixratings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/my-rating-system-available-to-buy.html