New GP Winners through the decades
When you take a look at the numbers of Grand Prix winners through the decades, you will notice a certain decline of new winners during the last decades. The same names are at the top for years and years… I did some graphics to illustrate what I mean: We take a look at the drivers first: From the Fifties to the Seventies, the number of drivers who won their first Grand Prix was rising. There were 15 new winners in the 50`s, 17 new winners in the 60`s and 22 new winners in the 70`s. The decline started in the 80`s with still 14 new winners, only 10 in the 90`s and again 14 in the 00`s. Alarming is the number in the 10`s, with only 5 new winners until the end of 2017. We are heading for a new negative record here. We notice an even more drastic picture, when we regard the constructors: From 7 new winners in the 50`s and the 60`s, the number increased to 9 in the 70`s. We only had Benetton as a new winner in the 80`s, 2 new ones in the 90`s a and recovered to 4 in the 00`s. Sadly Red Bull was the last new constructor winning a GP in 2009, so we have none at all in the 10`s! On the drivers side, the explanation can be, that their careers in modern times last much longer than in former times, when severe injuries and fatalities cut short the time spent in F1. So nowadays fewer drivers get the chance of a cockpit and fluctuation is much lesser. Regarding constructors, the reason may simply be money. Only the few big players are able to stay at the top of the field and to use their ressources and power to their advantage. It makes me sad to see how the wonderful variety we had in our sport has slowly but steadily disappeared…  
22 new GP winners in the 70`s!
No new teams win in the 10`s!
All Speed and cars
Trivia
New GP Winners through the decades
When you take a look at the numbers of Grand Prix winners through the decades, you will notice a certain decline of new winners during the last decades. The same names are at the top for years and years… I did some graphics to illustrate what I mean: We take a look at the drivers first: From the Fifties to the Seventies, the number of drivers who won their first Grand Prix was rising. There were 15 new winners in the 50`s, 17 new winners in the 60`s and 22 new winners in the 70`s. The decline started in the 80`s with still 14 new winners, only 10 in the 90`s and again 14 in the 00`s. Alarming is the number in the 10`s, with only 5 new winners until the end of 2017. We are heading for a new negative record here. We notice an even more drastic picture, when we regard the constructors: From 7 new winners in the 50`s and the 60`s, the number increased to 9 in the 70`s. We only had Benetton as a new winner in the 80`s, 2 new ones in the 90`s a and recovered to 4 in the 00`s. Sadly Red Bull was the last new constructor winning a GP in 2009, so we have none at all in the 10`s! On the drivers side, the explanation can be, that their careers in modern times last much longer than in former times, when severe injuries and fatalities cut short the time spent in F1. So nowadays fewer drivers get the chance of a cockpit and fluctuation is much lesser. Regarding constructors, the reason may simply be money. Only the few big players are able to stay at the top of the field and to use their ressources and power to their advantage. It makes me sad to see how the wonderful variety we had in our sport has slowly but steadily disappeared…  
22 new GP winners in the 70`s!
No new teams win in the 10`s!
All Speed and cars Trivia