Webber takes sole championship lead – points in full after Turkey

Drivers’ championship

Position Driver Points
1 Mark Webber 93
2 Jenson Button 88
3 Lewis Hamilton 84
4 Fernando Alonso 79
5 Sebastian Vettel 78
6 Robert Kubica 67
7 Felipe Massa 67
8 Nico Rosberg 66
9 Michael Schumacher 34
10 Adrian Sutil 22
11 Vitantonio Liuzzi 10
12 Rubens Barrichello 7
13 Vitaly Petrov 6
14 Jaime Alguersuari 3
15 Sebastien Buemi 1
16 Nico H?â??lkenberg 1
17 Kamui Kobyashi 1
=18 Timo Glock 0
=18 Pedro de la Rosa 0
=18 Lucas di Grassi 0
=18 Karun Chandhok 0
=18 Jarno Trulli 0
=18 Heikki Kovalainen 0
=18 Bruno Senna 0

Constructors’ championship

Position Team Points
1 McLaren 172
2 Red Bull 171
3 Ferrari 146
4 Mercedes 100
5 Renault 73
6 Force India 32
7 Williams 8
8 Toro Rosso 4
9 Sauber 1
=10 HRT 0
=10 Lotus 0
=10 Virgin 0

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64 comments on Webber takes sole championship lead – points in full after Turkey

  1. Scribe said on 30th May 2010, 17:04

    You know if McLaren hadn’t brought Lewis in during Australia, an if his rim hadn’t gone in Spain, he’d have a pretty damn good lead right now, I’m aware thats whatifing but it goes some way to show how consitant Lewis is this year, out of all the top drivers he’s been the only one whose always performing.

    Redbull should be scared of Hamilton, he might bring that car in first if it goes on like this, especially if McLaren keeps eating into Redbulls advantage.

    • BasCB said on 30th May 2010, 18:51

      But if Red Bull had not screwed Webbers strategy by keeping him out for 2 laps too long, Webber would be leading again.

      So many what ifs, great that it is so close after 1/3 of the season is over. Eight drivers within a race and a 10th place, the first four only a podium finish seperated.

      And Ferrari might get some wins if they manage to improve and even a win or two from Mercedes might just be possible.

      A great season so far and not many snore fest races yet (2/7). This was the first completely dry race with exiting racing. Now get some good promotion on for Turkey and get some full grandstands closer to the track action and this might be a classic race!

    • TommyC said on 31st May 2010, 6:50

      yeh and what if vettel won in bahrain, melbourne, what if webber maintiained the lead in malaysia and mclaren/ferrari got qualy right, id didn’t rain in china…etc etc…
      i wouldn’t say hamilton has been performing particularly better than webber or vettel or button. so many situations that could have gone either way. this is why i love this sport. basically every driver is awesome, some just end up in less favourable circumstances.
      and bar this race, hamilton’s qualifying has actually been poorer than most anyway.

  2. Dog said on 30th May 2010, 18:47

    We are not blind or stupid but if Martin Whitmarsh keeping doing this helping Button over Hamilton or favoring Button Over Hamilton then i think it’s time Hamilton to look for find another team next year, because what we have seen today is not good. i wonder why McLaren trying to handicap Lewis to help Jensen, again…and why was Lewis told to slow down and conserve fuel, because to give a chance allowing Jensen to get close to him and attack , and when that didn’t work out then Jensen is told to conserve fuel!? what a joke.
    i don’t like this and really make me crazy, we all remember China and Singapore. AND NOW IT’S REALLY STINKING MCLAREN SIDE

    • bosyber said on 31st May 2010, 9:24

      I am pretty sure Whitmarsh wasn’t very happy with Button when he made that move on Hamilton, and let out a sigh of relief after they were both through turn 1 safely, and then continued to let them both know that he hoped now they could just calm down and get him his 1 – 2 finish.

      No conspiracy against Hamilton from the team, just Button seeing a chance and Hamilton feeling a bit too secure. Now they both know to respect the determination and guts of their teammate just a little bit more in future, I guess.

  3. steph said on 30th May 2010, 19:15

    This year is mad. Webber’s in the form of his life right now but he made mistakes early season, Seb’s looking shaky, But the wide one but not quite at Hamilton’s pace, Ros the new driving God only for Schumi to be sort of getting a handle on him to some extent, Mas is starting to do a good job but not stellar and Alonso had owned him early on, Alo is making mistakes I’d never expect from him and Hamilton seems to be the one keeping the cool head! Hamilton’s shown his champion worth I think, he proved he wasn’t (cliche here) the ‘complete package’ by Button besting him with strategy and race craft early on but his pace, overtaking and being a bit calmer since then have possibly made him the man of the season so far. Maybe Kubica could contend with him but that car suits him perfectly whereas the Mclaren lacks consistency across the tracks. Everyone has made mistakes though and that’s partly the reason this season is turning out to be quite exciting.

    • TommyC said on 31st May 2010, 6:53

      great summary there steph, i agree completely. and to think we all thought we were in for the most boring season in years after bahrain. how wrong we were…

    • bosyber said on 31st May 2010, 9:14

      Well said. This unpredictability (apart from the qualifying, so far) is what makes for an exciting season! I hope they all continue to take/give points and wins away from each other, right until the end of he season. And maybe some more Mercedes or Renault race win. Singapore for Renault would be fun …

  4. Jim said on 31st May 2010, 2:19

    Race fixing and team instructions are not allowed, but I suspect “Conserve Fuel” is code for “Hold Positions”, which is a neat cover up and a convenient excuse for McClaren… The drivers were not told to conserve fuel until after they had their little scrap (which was sensational!), and there is no way McClaren wanted a repeat of what they witnessed with Red Bull a few laps earlier. Button would have been much better off for fuel as he played a tailing role, so strange he was told to conserve at exactly the same time as Hamilton… I smell a rat!

  5. Apostolos said on 1st June 2010, 13:29

    Hamilton for pole!!!

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