Vettel ties with Alonso – championship points after Japan

Drivers’ championship

Position Driver Points
1 Mark Webber 220
2 Fernando Alonso 206
3 Sebastian Vettel 206
4 Lewis Hamilton 192
5 Jenson Button 189
6 Felipe Massa 128
7 Nico Rosberg 122
8 Robert Kubica 114
9 Michael Schumacher 54
10 Adrian Sutil 47
11 Rubens Barrichello 41
12 Kamui Kobayashi 27
13 Vitaly Petrov 19
14 Nico H???lkenberg 17
15 Vitantonio Liuzzi 13
16 Sebastien Buemi 8
17 Pedro de la Rosa 6
18 Nick Heidfeld 4
19 Jaime Alguersuari 3
20 Heikki Kovalainen 0
21 Jarno Trulli 0
22 Karun Chandhok 0
23 Lucas di Grassi 0
24 Timo Glock 0
25 Bruno Senna 0
26 Sakon Yamamoto 0
27 Christian Klien 0

Constructors’ championship

Position Team Points
1 Red Bull 426
2 McLaren 381
3 Ferrari 334
4 Mercedes 176
5 Renault 133
6 Force India 60
7 Williams 58
8 Sauber 37
9 Toro Rosso 11
10 Lotus 0
11 HRT 0
12 Virgin 0

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70 comments on Vettel ties with Alonso – championship points after Japan

  1. Just a bit of fun was seeing how close it could get in the top 4 finished in the top 4 position.

    VET — 2 — 2 — 2 — 260 pts
    WEB — 4 — 4 — 3 — 259 pts
    ALO — 3 — 1 — 4 — 258 pts
    HAM — 1 — 3 — 1 — 257 pts

  2. drezone said on 10th October 2010, 14:40

    If Webber loses the championship he can thank red bull. they are allowing and assisting vettel to get close enough whilst minimising possible points for webber when alonso is sneaking up with a late charge. i.e. allowing vettel twice to be exactly in front of webber the last 2 races & race before that in italy allowing vettel to jump webber and rosberg on last lap when webber was being held up by hulkenberg cutting about 3-4 chicanes. webber has been 21 and now 14 points in front of vettel and been in front most of the season and doesn’t look like getting much support from red bull but when vettel was only 3 points in front of webber which is just about the only time he has been all season they took webber’s nose cone off in britain and gave it to vettel claiming it wasn’t favouritism and just who was in front in the championship. (mind you webber still won and not to mention turkey off course). noticed webber’s pitstop slightly slower than vettel’s both today in japan and also back in malaysia when webber would not let vettel get ahead more than a second and dropped back a couple of seconds after average pitstops for webber’s car. i know what red bull are doing and it will work for them if vettel wins, however if he doesn’t and alonso wins then they have pretty much thrown away webber’s championship. enough said.

  3. sumedh said on 10th October 2010, 15:08

    Of all the 5 title contenders, Vettel has never led the Drivers’ championship this year. In fact, in 2 seasons of fighting for the championship, he has never led the standings even once.

    My money is on Vettel or Alonso to win the title this year. Head wants Vettel, because he has had the most mechanical gremlins / car trouble among the top 5. Heart beats for a Ferrari driver.

    Webber seems to be under pressure for some reason, 3rd race in a row he has finished 1 place behind his team-mate. I think he is gonna blow it with a crash into someone.

    • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 10th October 2010, 19:31

      I think Hamilton’s actually had more mechanical gremlins.

      • RaulZ (@raulz) said on 11th October 2010, 10:09

        Yes, it seems that McLaren doesn’t let his drivers to fight. It looks like Ferrari. ;)

      • sumedh said on 11th October 2010, 18:51

        Forgotten the first 2 races of this extra-long extra whacky season already?

        Bahrain = 13 points, Australia = 25 points, Spain = 3 points, I might as well add Silverstone since the puncture he got from Hamilton was not at all his fault. Total = 41

        Points lost by Hamilton

        Spain = 18 points, Hungary = 12 points. Total = 30

  4. Faraz said on 10th October 2010, 18:10

    Jenson has been a massive disappointment. I knew there was too much hype last year. He simply can not fight at the front consistently.

  5. Justinas M. said on 10th October 2010, 18:24

    I calculated standings if Hamilton has not made those two mistakes in previous 2 races:

    WEB 218
    HAM 216
    ALO 206
    VET 204
    BUT 187

    This is not too useful except for the fact that this makes obvious that HAM himself ruined his championship hopes. Yet still… Let WEB not finish and HAM first and everything turns around.

    • Same could be said abt vettel and Alonso too.
      Had Alonso not made a jump start at China, not crashed in MOnaco and Spa, he wud be leading too.
      Its all part and parcel of the sport.
      If car isn fast,its team’s mistake and if the driver do some driving errors, its obviously driver’s mistake.
      There is always some reason behind every happening and we cant always hide behind “ifs” and “buts”

    • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 10th October 2010, 18:54

      Not really. All drivers have made costly mistakes and/or have had bad luck/reliability issues. Why aren’t we seeing people beat up Alonso for crashing in Monaco and his Silverstone antics, he would have had enough points to be in the lead by now. If the situation had been reversed we’d have forgotten about Hamilton’s mistakes and be talking about Alonso’s instead.

      • Justinas M. said on 10th October 2010, 19:18

        Yes, totally agree. Just wanted to point out that at this stage of WDC he undertook some excessive risk. Unlike jump start, all technical failures, these two were clearly avoidable moves from HAM (just like several years ago when he missed pits in Malaysia and then lost championship).

        • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 11th October 2010, 10:26

          Well, Alonso’s mistakes in Monaco and Silverstone were avoidable too, as were Vettel’s in Turkey and Belgium.

          Plus, although Webber has made less mistakes than these three, Button hasn’t made any, and is 5th. I get what you’re saying but I think the Top 4 have lost just as much because of technical failures and bad luck as they have by themselves; that pointing to recent mistakes is a matter of perspective.

  6. Rahim RG said on 11th October 2010, 10:37

    Thats how the Championship will be defined….
    The One who will make least mistakes will win….and about the Luck….it always favours the Brave…. :)

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