Championship positions after the German German Prix

Lewis Hamilton takes a four-point lead in the drivers’ championship with his win in the German Grand Prix. Felipe Massa is second ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen.

Ferrari remain the team to beat in the constructors’ championship but McLaren have closed to within four points of second-placed BMW. And the battle for fourth place is getting even closer.

Drivers’ championship

Lewis Hamilton 58
Felipe Massa 54
Kimi Raikkonen 51
Robert Kubica 48
Nick Heidfeld 41
Heikki Kovalainen 28
Jarno Trulli 20
Mark Webber 18
Fernando Alonso 13
Rubens Barrichello 11
Nelson Piquet Jnr 10
Kazuki Nakajima 8
Nico Rosberg 8
David Coulthard 6
Sebastian Vettel 6
Timo Glock 5
Jenson Button 3
Sebastien Bourdais 2
Anthony Davidson 0
Giancarlo Fisichella 0
Takuma Sato 0
Adrian Sutil 0

Constructors’ championship

Ferrari 105
BMW 89
McLaren 86
Toyota 25
Red Bull 24
Renault 23
Williams 16
Honda 14
Toro Rosso 8
Force India 0
Super Aguri 0

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22 comments on Championship positions after the German German Prix

  1. Chaz said on 20th July 2008, 15:02

    Can it be conceived that Kimi (i.e. last years F1 world champion) will be asked to give way to Massa if the championship continues like this (i.e. Massa leading Kimi)? Will that seal Kimi’s retirement?

  2. Sebastian said on 20th July 2008, 15:15

    I predict Hamilton becoming the next Schumacher. A horrible five years will follow. Who will be his Barichello?

  3. Internet said on 20th July 2008, 15:22

    I see lot of accusations of team orders flying around the internet from Ferrari fans. Well, if they don’t like it, I guess they should strip away their 2007 WDC and WCC as well. :)

  4. TommyB said on 20th July 2008, 15:37

    Very true internet. We all know Massa let Kimi through in Brazil. They can’t stop team orders its always going to happen

  5. Sebastian said on 20th July 2008, 15:47

    ^ That doesn’t mean we have to like it.

  6. TommyB said on 20th July 2008, 15:49

    I don’t like it either. Hey Sebastian, how did your pants taste ;)

  7. Sebastian said on 20th July 2008, 15:54


  8. No team orders at this race re; LH/HK. If Heikki kept pace with Lewis and thy took 1-2 on the podium, THEN there would be legitimate claims of team orders ala Schumacher-Barrichello. Heikki couldn’t keep up, simple as that.

    And what about the way Massa gave up the inside line allowing Lewis to pass rather easily?

  9. Ratboy said on 20th July 2008, 16:01

    ^ I fear I may of missed something there ^

  10. Nick said on 20th July 2008, 16:09

    how did Massa let Kimi past in Brazil?!? Kimi came out ahead of him in the last pit stop and then pulled away a 2 second gap, Massa then tried to set the fastest lap on the final lap but failed.

  11. Nick said on 20th July 2008, 16:11

    Massa is garbage plain and simple and of course he didn’t have the car to win…he is a one lap qualifer wonder.

  12. Oliver said on 20th July 2008, 16:23

    Massa did wonders compared to Kimi. But the season still has some races before it is done.

  13. Internet said on 20th July 2008, 16:37

    BTW, McLaren should be on 86 points. According to anyway.

  14. Nick said on 20th July 2008, 16:58

    I don’t believe starting 2nd, falling behind 11 seconds, getting ahead after lewis pitted..getting passed by lewis again and failing to catch a renault could be classified as “wonders”. Kimi was dropped to 12 due to stacking in the pits and made it up to 6th.

  15. Internet said on 20th July 2008, 17:02

    @Nick: And at the end of the day, Massa still had a better race than Kimi.

  16. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 20th July 2008, 17:10

    Internet – fixed, ta

  17. Sebastian said on 20th July 2008, 19:23

    I’m with Nick on this one.

  18. michael counsell said on 21st July 2008, 2:35

    Piquet up to 11th and now leading rookie.

  19. Paige said on 21st July 2008, 5:09

    Massa has had a very good season, for sure, but I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s gotten the better of Raikkonen so far. If you take away the exhaust malfunction in Frace, Raikkonen wins that GP easily and leads Massa by one point. If you take away Hamilton’s mind malfunction in the pits at Montreal, Raikkonen probably gets at least a top-4 finish there and leads Massa by more. Raikkonen has had some rotten luck this year, which has been the difference between he and Massa.

    Massa is a very good driver, but he is not on the level of Raikkonen, who is alone in F1 in being in the same echelon as Hamilton. Raikkonen’s performances will start picking up, and he will pass Massa before the season is over.

  20. Mick said on 21st July 2008, 12:44

    Lewis deserves the top spot.

    Massa, I’m not so sure. If he wins the championship this year, what will we all say? He was lucky to be in a good car, and mistakes by others gifted him the title, or will we say he’s a deserved champion, better than the likes of Lewis and Kimmi?

    Fans or not, do you believe Massa is as good as Lewis or Kimmi? Results aside… who are the better drivers? And as a follow up, does he then deserve the Ferrari drive over, lets say, a Vettel/Rosburg who could be learning from Kimmi?

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