Championship standings after Singapore

Drivers’ championship standings

Driver Points
1 Jenson Button 84
2 Rubens Barrichello 69
3 Sebastian Vettel 59
4 Mark Webber 51.5
5 Kimi Raikkonen 40
6 Lewis Hamilton 37
7 Nico Rosberg 30.5
8 Fernando Alonso 26
9 Timo Glock 24
10 Jarno Trulli 22.5
11 Felipe Massa 22
12 Heikki Kovalainen 22
13 Nick Heidfeld 12
14 Robert Kubica 9
15 Giancarlo Fisichella 8
16 Adrian Sutil 5
17 Sebastien Buemi 3
18 Sebastien Bourdais 2
19 Romain Grosjean 0
20 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
21 Nelson Piquet Jnr 0
22 Luca Badoer 0
23 Kazuki Nakajima 0
24 Jaime Alguersuari 0

Constructors’ championship standings

Driver Points
1 Brawn 153
2 Red Bull 110.5
3 Ferrari 62
4 McLaren 59
5 Toyota 46.5
6 Williams 30.5
7 Renault 26
8 BMW 21
9 Force India 13
10 Toro Rosso 5

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32 comments on Championship standings after Singapore

  1. adz2193 said on 28th September 2009, 19:30

    The disappointing thing for me is the championship battle between Brawn and Red Bull, despite the two teams barely catching a glimpse of each other on the track. Jenson is going to be the luckiest world champion in many years and he’s only going to win it because absolutely nothing has gone against him.

  2. antonyob said on 29th September 2009, 9:44

    beneboy

    i agree in principle but in practice if you told them no wings the engineers would find the downforce somewhere else. Even if you said you can only use mechanical grip they would utilise something like engine mounts or suspension arms to grab some downforce. So if you change the tracks you circumvent any engineer cleverness.

    There was a golden era of racing, not a pure age by any stretch but before Cooper, Chapman & Senna changed mindsets of teams & drivers we had v12 front engined beautiful bullets driven over the limits by gentleman racers. Thats certainly more appealing than watching a monosyllabic 21 yr old drive an inverted wing round a railtrack.

    • beneboy said on 29th September 2009, 18:31

      There’s nothing wrong with using aerodynamic grip, it is just that the way it is currently used with wings, specifically the front wing, is what makes overtaking so difficult.

      Unless the front wing is able to get a smooth flow of air over it then the performance is drastically reduced, the amount of grip generated by engine mounts and other similar “cheats” the teams would come up with would be minimal in comparison and therefore would suffer a lot less performance loss when not in optimal air flow so would not hamper overtaking attempts in the same way.

      Venturi’s and other under floor aero methods to produce ground effect are virtually unaffected when following another car and by keeping the central “plank” you can eliminate the risk associated with the car bottoming out along the whole width of the floor.

      I know it’s never going to happen, it’s just a hopeless dream.

      I also think it would be a lot more sensible as the teams have to develop new cars all of the time already whereas building a new track is a major project costing hundreds of millions of dollars and taking several years, you’d still end up with the same problems we’ve got now unless you make a sprinkler system compulsory for all new tracks :-)

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