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  Home > Statistics > Moving statistics
What are moving statistics, you ask? Unless you are a mathematician, statistician, stock analyst or like, term may sound strange. It does not have anything to do with speed of rally cars or logistics of rally teams.
Moving statistics cover full season's worth of events. While other statistics cover either one only season or all seasons, moving statistics see past year as single continuum. Sounds simple?
Word of caution
Moving statistics can give valuable insight into recent history that other statistics or, for example championship standings cannot. However, moving statistics must be read with caution because they almost always cover at least two different seasons and hence, different and non-comparable situations.
Number of events included in the moving statistics can vary and follows the number of events in the latest calendar.

All teams and drivers that have contested at least one of the events in the moving statistics are included, even if those teams or drivers no longer take part to the latest season.

If rules changed between seasons, each event is included into statistics under the rules that applied to it. For example, if points scoring rules change between seasons, points from previous season are added as they are, not adjusted to the new rules.
Still confused?
Another name for moving statistics could be "last 16 events". That of course is subject to number of events in a season, in 2003 the number would have been fourteen instead.

Further explanation and the underlying mathematical theory on Wikipedia article.