2011 European Grand Prix championship points

2011 European Grand Prix

Drivers’ championship

Position Driver Points
1 Sebastian Vettel 186
2 Jenson Button 109
3 Mark Webber 109
4 Lewis Hamilton 97
5 Fernando Alonso 87
6 Felipe Massa 42
7 Nico Rosberg 32
8 Vitaly Petrov 31
9 Nick Heidfeld 30
10 Michael Schumacher 26
11 Kamui Kobayashi 25
12 Adrian Sutil 10
13 Jaime Alguersuari 8
14 Sebastien Buemi 8
15 Rubens Barrichello 4
16 Sergio Perez 2
17 Paul di Resta 2
18 Pedro de la Rosa 0
19 Jarno Trulli 0
20 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
21 Jerome d’Ambrosio 0
22 Heikki Kovalainen 0
23 Timo Glock 0
24 Pastor Maldonado 0
25 Narain Karthikeyan 0

Constructors’ championship

Position Team Points
1 Red Bull 295
2 McLaren 206
3 Ferrari 129
4 Renault 61
5 Mercedes 58
6 Sauber 27
7 Toro Rosso 16
8 Force India 12
9 Williams 4
10 Lotus 0
11 HRT 0
12 Virgin 0

Detailed breakdown of the championship standings so far: 2011 F1 statistics: Championship points

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50 comments on 2011 European Grand Prix championship points

  1. Stephen Jones (@aus_steve) said on 26th June 2011, 14:49

    Tight Battle for the lead! but i think Vettel may just scrape through and take it

  2. David BR said on 26th June 2011, 14:55

    Congratulations to Vettel on his second title!

    • David-A (@david-a) said on 26th June 2011, 17:41

      The youngest double world champion, to go along with youngest: point scorer, podium position, race leader, race winner, pole sitter, world champion, WDC runner-up.

      • David BR said on 27th June 2011, 11:35

        And totally deserved, despite the complete failure of any other team or driver to challenge him this season.

  3. jake said on 26th June 2011, 14:55

    so Vettel can start his summer holiday now and still come back in the lead… great :|

  4. robbiepblake (@driftin) said on 26th June 2011, 14:58

    It’s 2004 all over again. What an awful championship battle.

    Valencia aside, thankfully the actual races this year have been very entertaining otherwise I would have switched off four races ago.

    • slr said on 26th June 2011, 18:53

      I think this is more comparable to 2001, Vettel has challengers, just not a single consistent one.

  5. Lachie (@lachie) said on 26th June 2011, 14:58

    I’m too young to have seen Mansell’s 1992 season but it’s really being put into perspective for me now. At least he’d done the hard yards for a decade to get his just reward of a dominant Newey car.

  6. Damon said on 26th June 2011, 14:59

    Game over the title is settled!

    • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 26th June 2011, 15:04

      No, it’s not. Vettel can still be beaten. Sure, he’d need four DNFs and Button would need four wins in order to pass him, but all the front runners are still mathematical probabilities of winning.

      Which begs the question: when is the earliest that Vettel can win the 2011 title?

      • Lachie (@lachie) said on 26th June 2011, 15:06

        “Which begs the question: when is the earliest that Vettel can win the 2011 title?”

        If you’d told me in the summer season we’d be asking that after Valencia I’d have broken down in tears…. and I may still do.

      • jake said on 26th June 2011, 15:06

        as we’re not yet half way through the season every single driver is still in contention for the title mathematically… doesn’t mean they stand any chance!

      • David BR said on 26th June 2011, 15:12

        Vettel won it today. Four DNFs is fantasy land. Red Bull would have to have huge relative drop in performance, down to third best car, for someone from the pack (Alonso, Button or Hamilton) to catch him towards the very end of the season. With McLaren going backwards, it won’t happen. There’s a faint chance with Alonso, but for my money he never pushes or risks enough to pressurize Vettel.

        Season over.

      • The earliest Vettel can win mathematically is Spa. For that to happen none of his rivals can get to more than 109 points, meaning Button and Webber have to DNF the next four races.

        The earliest Vettel can win the title all by himself is after winning the Japanese GP. For that he has to win everything up until then and he would take the title even if either Mark or Jenson finishes second every race.

        In all honestly, calculating this was about as much fun as watching the Valencia GP… but this has always been the case, so I wouldn’t put it down to this season. :)

        • GreeenWolf (@greeenwolf) said on 26th June 2011, 15:40

          I’d bothered to calculate that before you posted it, and when I did I can say with certainty that the frown on my face from today’s race just grew bigger :(

        • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 26th June 2011, 16:02

          The earliest Vettel can win the title all by himself is after winning the Japanese GP.
          Well, at least he’s not going to wrap it up with eight races to go. South Korea and Abu Dhabi aren’t too popular, so I doubt people will be bemoaning the loss of a title fight there. And the vote will be out on India until the chequered flag falls. Brazil is the only race that people might be disappointed about the lack of a title fight, but Interlagos never needed to be the title-deciding round to provide a thriller.

      • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 26th June 2011, 17:56

        Agree with PM. There’s not much fighting spirit here!

        OK, it’s a slim chance but a chance nonetheless.

  7. sato113 (@sato113) said on 26th June 2011, 15:04

    delete Vettel from the championship and it’d be a really tight battle for the WDC!

  8. dodge said on 26th June 2011, 15:05

    The end of last season was really exciting with a five way fight for the title, and then out of nowhere Vettel took it, awesome even though Im not a Vettel fan, but this season the RB car is so far ahead it just looses any excitement, personally I would love to see the front runners battling like those in the mid field. I hope the exhaust rule will make the British GP exciting. Plus it has been too long since we last had a Brit driver win there. Come on Jenson and Lewis.

    • Daniel said on 26th June 2011, 16:12

      The main problem, in fact, is that Webber is too far behind…

      1988 was one of the best championships ever, and still had the most dominant team ever, winning 15 out of 16 races, McLaren.

      That year, Senna and Prost were so damn good fighting each other that they were enough to make a fantastic season… the rest of the grid was literally THE REST…

      It’s a shame Vettel doesn’t have, in 2011, a team-mate capable of beating him, like Webber himself was last year…

      • Bazooka (@bazooka) said on 26th June 2011, 18:34

        I think Webber was never been able to beat Vettel. Last year all the bad luck was on Vettel side that’s why Mark was so close all the time. This year it’s other way around and we can see clearer picture. Of course Webber is strugling with tyres a bit but even if he makes the tyres work i don’t see him chalenging Sebastian. He just don’t have the guts. I’d really love to see Seb and Lewis fighting in the same team. Most of Hamilton’s fans probably will dissagree with me but i think they are very close in speed and that battle would be epic. Hope to see that some day.

  9. Fixy (@fixy) said on 26th June 2011, 15:13

    Great, now Massa has less then half of Alonso’s points. 3rd consecutive season without a win sadly.

  10. Eggry (@eggry) said on 26th June 2011, 15:18

    Vettel is running away. His rivals cannibalizing each other.

    • David BR said on 26th June 2011, 15:28

      Exactly. The only real difference this season is the Webber no-show. No pressure on Vettel, hardly any loss of pole position, no trading of wins.

      And no squeak from Mark. No upbeat comments about how he can challenge for the title or how he’s dismayed to be so far behind now. Isn’t that just a little strange? Just a passing thought.

      • US_Peter (@us_peter) said on 27th June 2011, 21:44

        I think if Webber felt he were being wronged in some way we’d hear about it. After all he doesn’t usually hold back. His silence confirms for me that he knows he’s the one responsible for his performance this year.

        • David BR said on 27th June 2011, 22:01

          I agree Peter, no conspiracy theory, but I still find Webber’s lack of ambition in such a vastly superior car very strange. It’s like he’d given up challenging and Red Bull are totally happy with that. Sad because someone racing Vettel is what’s needed. Even they should realize that. Total domination by one driver will win them less kudos than having two drivers battle it out like last year.

  11. Calum (@calum) said on 26th June 2011, 15:28

    This sounds morbid, but it’s not over – Vettel could crash like Schumacher did at Silverstone in 1999 and break his leg, that would keep him out for such a long time that others would catch up.

    Would be a terrible way to lose the title that he clearly merits on the early season form admittedly.

    • KNF said on 26th June 2011, 15:44

      Highly unlikely the way the cars are built now, Kovalainen’s shunt in Barcelona 2008, Kubica’s shunt in 2007 and even Webber’s Flugtag attempt last year resulted in nothing more serious than sprained ankles and headaches…

  12. Oliver said on 26th June 2011, 15:33

    I said after the first race that the true championship was for second place.

  13. wong chin kong said on 26th June 2011, 15:36

    The race winner was Vettel, is Vettel and more Vettel in the future. The Red Bull team have to scale back some of its race winning specifications to give others a chance to win some races.

    • KNF said on 26th June 2011, 15:52

      Except that they won’t… and it’s even worse when you realise that Red Bull foots most of the bills for RBR and sponsors for other teams may reconsider their involvement with an activity which doesn’t give them much brand exposure…

    • David BR said on 26th June 2011, 17:31

      But I think they already do this, scale back I mean. Red Bull seem to be cruising a long way ahead of anyone else without really trying. If they do have more in the bag, it’s doubtful they would show it. If Vettel and Webber were another half to one second ahead, say, they know the pressure would be huge for FIA to cut their wings. So what would they do, if this were the case? Just stay comfortably ahead in qualifying and races. And curiously that’s what’s happening. (Bar the safety cars re-bunching the cars and Vettel’s slip at Canada, oh and the miscalculated stops for Lewis’s win at China).

  14. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 26th June 2011, 15:54

    I think this is it. Vettel has a bigger lead than Button had in 2009, and has a much better car, and he’s not going to drop behind like Jenson did.

    Besides, the others still have to catch the Red Bulls, which is unlikely in the short term.

    So sad, after last year’s epic battle!!!

  15. F1andy83 said on 26th June 2011, 17:33

    I think the problem here isn’t vettel but the fact none of the other 23 cars are consistent.

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