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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5 comments:

  1. Can someone explain the difference between each decade's Summaries and the Rating System: Explanatory Chapters 1894-2013? Does the larger volume include the ratings for individual drivers? Do the decade summaries include ratings that are comparable across decades?

    Thanks!

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  2. Hello Doug, thank you for your enquiry. Patrick's daughter Catherine here.

    The 'Explanatory Chapters' do not contain ratings for individual drivers, other than as examples. For a methodical presentation of individual driver-ratings, you would need to consult one of the 14 Season Summary volumes - one for each decade of motor racing.

    The 'Explanatory Chapters' is a theoretical discussion of his Rating System - but it is illustrated by so many examples from racing history, it's as exciting to read as any novel! It's also essential for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of the sport, from an analytical perspective.

    I am just about to release another volume in his Rating System set, which he titled 'Further Analysis'. This contains some novel statistics and new ways of looking at racing, as well as his acclaimed piece 'Six Criteria for Driver Dominance', which he updated in February, shortly before his death.

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  3. Response to Doug Shulz continued:

    In Patrick's own words:

    "I measure and score each season’s packages and cars in isolation. However the drivers I measure and score across seasons according to their careers. [For the decade summaries i.e., Season Summaries] [e]ach of the 113 seasons from 1894 to 2013 is presented in three sections: Package, Driver and Car. Each section consists of a rating-ranking table in simple, directly comparable arithmetic figures, followed by a brief explanatory text treating the front-runners."

    His 'Explanatory Chapters' has a section titled '3.5.9 The limitations of comparing cross-era ratings' where he explains why it is impossible to directly compare drivers across eras, let alone rank them.

    I hope this answers your questions.

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  4. P.S. For more information about 'Explanatory Chapters' see:
    http://grandprixratings.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/explanatory-chapters-now-available.html

    The Lulu link in this blog post enables you to click on a preview of the Table of Contents:
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/patrick-obrien/patrick-obriens-grand-prix-rating-system-explanatory-chapters-1894-2013/paperback/product-23176833.html

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