Twelve and Seventeen

You may have noticed in articles leading up to this weekend’s Chinese grand prix that some writers say Lewis had a 12 point lead last year, and some say he had a 17 point one. Which is it? And why do they never agree? The confusing issue is that Lewis had 12 points over Alonso, but 17 over Raikkonen, who then went on to win the title.

Not that I read much in to numbers, but isn’t it strange that 17 minus 12 is 5, the amount Lewis is leading by now, and that 12 is how far Kubica is behind? With three young drivers heading for this championship, we really can’t predict what’s going to happen. And with the stewards under so much pressure in their decision making now, what are the chances that a controversial penalty might decide the championship?

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