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October 16, 2017

Makeover Monday: Ranking Drivers in Formula-E

This week we look at Formula-E results. I must admit, this was a bit tough. Nothing absolutely zero about the sport make it hard, yet it can make focusing easier as well...more about that in a sec.

First, let's look at the table of results.

What works well?

  • When looking at results in events, it never hurts to have the results in finishing order.
  • Including the pictures of the players helps make it more personal.
  • Showing the gap to first place helps provide context on how much the winner won by.

What could be improved?

  • There no sense of how the driver has done over time. Are they getting better or worse? You can't tell.
  • There's very little detail about what the stats mean. Definitions would be helpful for an audience to which this sport is foreign.

What were my goals?

  • Compare drivers in the most recent season
  • Only include drivers that completed every race
  • Provide season summary stats
  • See if any drivers are dominating the circuit

With those goals in mind, here's my Makeover Monday week 42. Click on the image for the interactive version.


  1. What would you say is the best way to extract images from websites/sources? I often feel like my work is lacking design because I don't quite know how to capture images efficiently. Do I just need to meticulously crop images one by one?

  2. I have to commend your patience!