Monday, October 02, 2006

Reuters 1, AP 0.

In Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher of Ferrari tied the points total of Fernando Alonso of Renault. AP reported this simply as a tie, while Reuters correctly pointed out that the first tie breaker is races won. This gives Schumacher the "slimmest of leads" as he has won 7 races to Alonso's 6.

I'm upset that the AP writers didn't realize there was a tie breaker in force. I wrote to Mike Harris, editor of Motor Sports at AP pointing this out. The next time AP reports something correctly, you can thank me.

1 comment:

TheGirard said...

Is the second tie breaker the amount of gas used?

What if it's a true tie? Does everyone win?