8 Grands Prix

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In what year, which driver and which team won 8 grands prix securing the world championship title from his teammate who was the current defending world champion?

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Keith
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As far as I know four drivers won exactly eight races in one year: Senna in 1988, Schumacher in 1994, Hill in 1996 and Hakkinen in 1998. Prost was runner-up to Senna in 1988 but he wasn’t the defending champion, so I’m officially both stumped and a chump!

I’ll be interested to hear the answer to this one.

It’s just occurred to me you might be counting non-championship Grands Prix?

Negative Camber
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Welcome Keith. Great insight. I will let this gel a bit and see what our resident history buffs come up with. If they are non-championship Grands Prix, then that may give some insight tot he time period.

You may be stumped but I can assure you, you are no chump. :) Great to have you here and playing along with us.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Stab in the dark – 1967, Denny Hulme in a Brabham Repco, over Jack Brabham.

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WonkyDave

Please tell me you’re not refering to 1951, Fangio in an Alfa, over Farina. If so, nice stretch. Fangio won in Switzerland, France (with Luigi Fagioli) and Spain. Farina won in Belgium. In non-championship GPs, Fangio took the Bari GP while Farina won at Paris, Ulster and Goodwood. Farina was the 1950 champ.

Negative Camber
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you are correct. It was Hulme. Nice job.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

I am confused (still). Further investigation showed that Hulme and Brabham only won a total of six races that year. That’s why I mentioned Fangio/Farina. Please explain.

Negative Camber
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You are correct sir. I errantly said ‘won’ but it is actually should say ‘scored point in 8 of 10 Grand Prix”. My bad. But that didn’t foil por’s like you guys. :)