Talk:Max Chilton

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2009 Formula 3 wins[edit]

In the paragraph discussing the 2009 season in Formula 3, the article states that "Chilton took two race wins in the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão"; however, the 2009 British Formula Three season article shows that both Algarve races were won by Jules Bianchi and that Chilton won only the last race. Rentzepopoulos (talk) 00:03, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

I think the wording is unintentionally dubious. Although Bianchi won both those races, he was inelegible to score points. Chilton, who was entitled to score points, was classified as the winner because he was the first driver elegible to score. The "two race wins" in the body of the article probably refer to his win in the second race and his overall win in the second race at Brands Hatch. This could easily be fixed with a re-wording of the article, such as this:
Chilton took two race wins during the season; the first at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão, and the second in his final Formula Three race at Brands Hatch.
I don't think an explanation of how drivers are elegible or inelegible to score points is needed. Chilton is recognised as the race winner and received all the points the race winner would receive, even though he was the third driver to finish. Prisonermonkeys (talk) 02:45, 20 December 2012 (UTC)