Championship points after the French GP

Felipe Massa now leads the F1 drivers’ championship for the first time in his career.

It’s also the first time a Brazilian driver has led the championship in 15 years, since Ayrton Senna topped the table after the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix. There was more good news for another Brazilian driver, Nelson Piquet Jnr, who finally scored his world championship points.

Ferrari, who dominated today’s race, now have a 17 point lead over BMW in the constructors’ championship.

Drivers’ championship

Felipe Massa 48
Robert Kubica 46
Kimi Raikkonen 43
Lewis Hamilton 38
Nick Heidfeld 28
Heikki Kovalainen 20
Jarno Trulli 18
Mark Webber 18
Fernando Alonso 10
Nico Rosberg 8
Kazuki Nakajima 7
David Coulthard 6
Rubens Barrichello 5
Timo Glock 5
Sebastian Vettel 5
Jenson Button 3
Sebastien Bourdais 2
Nelson Piquet Jnr 2

Not scored

Anthony Davidson
Giancarlo Fisichella
Takuma Sato
Adrian Sutil

Constructors’ championship

Ferrari 91
BMW 74
McLaren 58
Red Bull 24
Toyota 23
Williams 15
Renault 12
Honda 8
Toro Rosso 7

Not scored

Force India
Super Aguri

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5 comments on Championship points after the French GP

  1. Daniel said on 22nd June 2008, 16:26

    Keith, one more for your expected “French Grand Prix facts and stats” article: fourth place is the lowest championship standing ever in Lewis Hamilton’s career.

  2. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 22nd June 2008, 16:36

    Good point Daniel – duly noted. I think 13th is his worst starting position too…

  3. Terry Fabulous said on 22nd June 2008, 23:35

    Good results for Felipe.
    Since Malaysia he has really settled down and churned out some good results.

    The only negative is that there is only one ‘Felipe’ track to come at Interlagos. If he wants the championship, he needs to perform on some absolute big kahuna tracks, Spa, Silverstone, Monza.

    He is well placed but not as happy as a pig in poo just yet!

  4. Journeyer said on 23rd June 2008, 8:23

    Remember we were mentioning before the race that Ferrari have won 5 of the last 7 races here? With this race, it now becomes 6 of the last 8 races.

    Going even FURTHER back to 1997, I now realize that Ferrari have won 8 of the last 12 races here. Absolutelu phenomenal. Not to mention scary. Of the other 4, Renault, Williams, McLaren, and Jordan have only won 1 each. So that’s 8 to 1. Scary, very scary.

  5. Jonesracing82 said on 23rd June 2008, 8:55

    cant say Felipe didnt perfom at Silverstone last yr!
    he did have to start from the back after a problem and thought through the field to get pts
    think he was 5th?

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