Alonso leads championship – points in full

Drivers’ championship

Position Driver Points
1 Fernando Alonso 231
2 Mark Webber 220
3 Lewis Hamilton 210
4 Sebastian Vettel 206
5 Jenson Button 189
6 Felipe Massa 143
7 Robert Kubica 124
8 Nico Rosberg 122
9 Michael Schumacher 66
10 Rubens Barrichello 47
11 Adrian Sutil 47
12 Kamui Kobayashi 31
13 Vitantonio Liuzzi 21
14 Vitaly Petrov 19
15 Nico H???lkenberg 18
16 Sebastien Buemi 8
17 Pedro de la Rosa 6
18 Nick Heidfeld 6
19 Jaime Alguersuari 3
20 Heikki Kovalainen 0
21 Jarno Trulli 0
22 Karun Chandhok 0
23 Bruno Senna 0
24 Lucas di Grassi 0
25 Timo Glock 0
26 Sakon Yamamoto 0
27 Christian Klien 0

Constructors’ championship

Position Team Points
1 Red Bull 426
2 McLaren 399
3 Ferrari 374
4 Mercedes 188
5 Renault 143
6 Force India 68
7 Williams 65
8 Sauber 43
9 Toro Rosso 11
10 Lotus 0
11 HRT 0
12 Virgin 0

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163 comments on Alonso leads championship – points in full

  1. Rahim.RG said on 24th October 2010, 10:57

    I Feel So Sorry for Vettel…Tell him anything but he really was a Winner here….

  2. Shumi was amazing!!!

    • Dianna said on 24th October 2010, 18:53

      Wasn’t he just Bruno!! I think all his skills are now coming back in readiness for next year.
      Michael Schumacher is an amazing person who never gives up.The mark of a true Champion.

  3. Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 24th October 2010, 11:03

    Anyone else noticed the championship table looks like this:

    5 wins
    4 wins
    3 wins, 4 seconds
    3 wins, 2 seconds
    2 wins

    So much for points ;)

    • Red Andy (@red-andy) said on 24th October 2010, 11:17

      Good spot! Cue Bernie saying, “Look, medals!” some time in the next week. “They’re the same as points, only shiny…”

    • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 24th October 2010, 19:23

      It’s been that way pretty much all year. To me that shows that the points system is working, not that it needs to be replaced with medals. The problem with medals is that there’s no reward for drivers placed off the podium, and we have all kinds of interesting battles in points this year, ROS, MAS, and KUB… BAR and MSC… KOB, HUL, and PET… none of which we’d have if points were replaced with medals. Bernie is daft, let him run the business where he seems to know what he’s doing, and let others focus on the sport.

      • Enigma (@enigma) said on 24th October 2010, 22:53

        Actually, under medal system, the drivers would still score points. So there would still be the Massa-Rosberg-Kubica fight for 6th in points’ standings, it’s only that the champion would be decided by wins.

  4. chemakal said on 24th October 2010, 11:04

    Great race, excellent championship:

    Alonso: superb from the start despite mechanics error in pit stop loosing position to Ham.

    Hamilton: poor race in general. Seemed to be very agressive at the radio before Whiting switched the green light. No attempts to overtake Alo in the 1st and2nd restart, error in 3rd restart loosing position to Alo.

    RBs: Fatal error Webber, unlucky the german finger boy

    Massa: constant racing, good points to the team

    Button: horrible on the strategy (his decission to pit early), terrible on overtaking far slower cars. Overrated driver

    • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 24th October 2010, 11:38

      One bad race does not make someone over-rated.

      • chemakal said on 25th October 2010, 10:29

        Was it only one bad race this season? I rather think he was very luck being in the right place and right moment last season

    • David BR said on 24th October 2010, 12:01

      Well at least Hamilton’s radio ‘aggression’ meant we all got to see a race!! Waking up at 4 am to watch the cars trundled round in an enormous shower cubicle and hearing Vettel etc. wanting to the race cancelled isn’t my idea of fun. Since both McLaren’s seemed subdued, I’d say it was more down to the conditions not suiting them.

      • baracca said on 24th October 2010, 17:09

        I doubt that the race direction or the stewards would make much of the demands of the RBRs (who obviously wanted the race suspended) or of Hamilton (who obviously needed to race). Both demands had little to do with the actual race conditions and everything to do with their WDC standing. I really started worrying about the race when Robert Kubica (who is no sissy and didn’t have much to win or lose) also said he wanted the race suspended.

      • chemakal said on 25th October 2010, 10:39

        If that’s true David, and Whiting took the decission because of Hams radio comments, then it furthers reinforces the argument of the great treatment that Ham receives from Whiting (in at least 4 ocassions this season):
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwm4iqWS8v0&feature=fvw

  5. drezone said on 24th October 2010, 11:33

    Hamilton was so keen to get the race started yet was the only top 6 driver to be overtaken. takes the lead courtesy of a ferrari pit stop mistake and runs wide after wondering he could’ve won this race.

    When are red bull going to realise no matter how fast Vettel is, his car probs and stupid mistakes this year aren’t going to win him the championship and should support webber………or is that too late now as Alonso may take the driver’s title courtesy of red bull realising they let vettel try to compete (favour him in the team) with webber and throw away the driver’s title.

    lucky for them i suppose Webber made a mistake today so all’s well ends well. alonso looking dangerous…..read on.

    • yeah i suspect the redbulls set Vettels car engine oh very high engine mix to give him the edge and the gamble backfired because Vettel was hiper aggresive to try and win .

  6. Now that vettel blew his last engine. Does he get a 10 place penalty in Brasil?

    • Ferrero said on 24th October 2010, 11:50

      Not neccessarily. If he can swap to one of the other 7 he has used at some stage in the year (assuming they are still usable), there is no penalty.

  7. Johnny86 said on 24th October 2010, 11:45

    @monkeys no, wdc is the driver who scores the max points in the season. If your theory were to be true then Button,hill,villeneuve, would never have been world champs . Btw who are you to decide who is the best and who is not? The current drivers, niki lauda,berger, martin brundle, Ej, etc…who’ve more credibility than you, have stated that alonso is the best. So even if your ridiculous theory is applied , the right man is leading .

  8. Malos said on 24th October 2010, 13:47

    Can someone explains what it means when a team go behind one of the drivers apart from allowing for position swap on the track on race day???

    • baracca said on 24th October 2010, 17:17

      There are many ways in which they can favor one of the drivers, and most of them do. The car is often designed and tweaked around the strenghts and weaknesses of the preferred driver. Also there may be priorities for pitstops, for getting new stuff (and Mark knows about this) and of course there is the body language. Seb gets all the hugs and kisses, and Mark the cold shoulders. No wonder he famously said “not bad for a second driver”.

      And then there is outright verbal aggression. When your team principal says they are basically racing against you, you know it’s time to quit.

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 24th October 2010, 17:28

        I think Alonso probably burned that bridge at Hungary. Perhaps that should say “When you’ve set in motion a chain of events that leads your team to get a $100m fine and championship expulsion, you know it’s time to quit”.

        • baracca said on 24th October 2010, 17:38

          That’s killing the messenger. McL was fined and expelled for spying Ferrari. As far as I know, Alonso testified about that, but did not spy himself. Or did he?

          • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 24th October 2010, 17:43

            At that point McLaren had been investigated once and exonerated. It was Alonso who told Mosley at Hungary there was more, leading to the second investigation.

          • I thought it was Ron Dennis who called Mosley after Alonso indicated he knew there was more.

          • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 24th October 2010, 21:11

            Not just the messenger but a knowing benefactor. Alonso’s e-mails to de la Rosa showed he knew he was using Ferrari information as early as Australia.

            @mvi that’s what happened but it’s doubtful Dennis would have done anything if he hadn’t thought Alonso would go through with his threat.

        • mastakink said on 25th October 2010, 10:42

          I thought it was Ham’s father who set in motion that chain of events…

          Maybe I have to refresh my mind ;)

  9. bpm (@bpm) said on 24th October 2010, 16:26

    This is how I see it now.
    Webber is still in the box seat to win the WDC. Red Bull must favor him to have any shot at it and with the front rows locked out in Brazil and Abu Dhabi all he has to do is drive to the finish (lol, all he has to do! easier said than done for red bull this season).

    Alonso will struggle with the engines he has left. Plus his form is questionable. Korea was a fluke, he lucked into this win big time and i think that all alonso fans should know this. Although he wasn’t, he could have easily been beaten in both Italy and Singapore (chasing teams making critical errors). Followed the RBRs home in Japan and got Germany on a silver platter. The rest of the season is just meh. Hamilton has to pull a rabbit out of a hat (not impossible in formula one) to win it from here.

    I shouldn’t really be bagging Alonso though, because he won those races and in the end winning races is what counts. Win races and you Win Championships. Let this be a messasge to Mark Webber and Red Bull Racing: Win races and you will win the championship. Just Win.

    • I’d still rather would’ve won like Alonso (even on flukes) than just knowing I could’ve won! Being a runner up doesn’t give you as much momentum or confidence as winning, and especially if it’s 4 of the 7 last races.

      Webber needs to show consistency over the next 2 races, and unfortunately he isn’t carrying a great deal of momentum forward.

      And with Vettel being given equal opportunity and still being 25 points adrift, Webber is fighting an internal battle aswell. Do you really think Vettel will move over in Brazil if he is still mathematically in the championship? Ofcourse not!

      Alonso is looking poised to take this. It’d be a shame if he didn’t. He’s come from 47 points down after Silverstone and snatched the lead back. It’s no less than a miracle as most of us ridiculed him when he declared he’d win the WDC back then. And all that too, with only the 2nd or 3rd best car on the grid! What an effort!

  10. US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 24th October 2010, 19:36

    Okay, here’s my wish for Brazil to keep the championship alive. Button’ pretty well out of it and there’s not much of a way to keep in there. If Vettel wins, Hamilton second, Webber fifth, and Alonso retired or out of the points, they’ll head to Abu Dhabi with Alonso on 231 in the lead on # of wins, Vettel in second also on 231, Webber in third on 230, and Hamilton in fourth on 228. Now THAT would make for an epic final showdown in Abu Dhabi. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 24th October 2010, 19:39

      It would also basically mean that whoever wins in Abu Dhabi wins the championship.

    • Icthyes (@icthyes) said on 24th October 2010, 21:20

      Closest I can get with all 5 still in it is:

      BUT – 1st
      VET – 2nd
      HAM – 3rd
      WEB – 5th
      ALO – DNF

      Gives:
      ALO 231
      WEB 230
      HAM 225
      VET 224
      BUT 214

      17 covers the top 5 (least possible amount) but 7 covers the Top 4

      • Alex Bkk (@alex-bkk) said on 24th October 2010, 22:36

        I’m looking at those numbers and saying to myself… “Self, that looks like a very realistic finish to me.”

        I wouldn’t be shocked at all to see a finishing order like that.

        • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 25th October 2010, 1:15

          Stranger things have happened. With Alonso’s engine count it’s certainly plausible for him to DNF.

        • baracca said on 25th October 2010, 1:24

          Which means that Alonso can afford a DNF at Interlagos (say, a busted engine) and still be in a pretty good position to win the WDC at Yas Marina

          Still, dreaming is free, so this is what I would like to see at Interlagos:

          MASSA -1ST
          ALONSO- 2ND
          KUBICA- 3RD
          ROSBERG- 4TH
          KOBAYASHI- 5TH
          BUTTON-6TH
          WEBBER – 7TH
          VETTEL -DNF
          HAMILTON – DSQ

          It would not be over yet, Webber would still have a slim chance in Yas Marina (Alo 249, Web 226) needing a win and a 9th or worse for Alonso

  11. Chalky said on 25th October 2010, 11:08

    I can’t stop any driver winning the WDC. I have my favourites and those who I’d rather win, but that last race was great.
    I actually sat up and shouted “No!” at the TV when the Red Bulls had there moements.
    Despite me wanting Webber to win the title, the drama in Korea was fantastic.

    Whoever wins, I just want the same twists and turns through the remaining races.

  12. Charlieboy said on 3rd November 2010, 5:54

    I would like Alonso to win the WDC ahead of Webber or Vettel and I am saying that as a Hamilton Fan.

    Yeah it would be great if lewis could turn it around but that is highly unlikely in the machinery he has at his disposal now. I’d rather fernando win it ahead of the red bulls simply because I don’t think either of them are good enough. The car is but the drivers have lucked into in my eyes the same position Jenson was in last year and have made it harder than it really should of been.

  13. i’m suprised of the among of brits that seem to hate Lewis Hamilton.Other countries support their drivers. But you guys are very pathetics. Verguenza ajena me dais. I’m from mexico can’t wait for next year to support my driver.

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