2012 Canadian Grand Prix championship points

2012 Canadian Grand Prix

Constructors’ championship

Position Team Points
1 Red Bull 164
2 McLaren 133
3 Lotus 108
4 Ferrari 97
5 Mercedes 69
6 Sauber 58
7 Williams 44
8 Force India 28
9 Toro Rosso 6
10 Caterham 0
11 Marussia 0
12 HRT 0

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39 comments on 2012 Canadian Grand Prix championship points

  1. rantingmrp (@rantingmrp) said on 10th June 2012, 20:43

    Fantastic driving by Lewis. McLaren still have issues in the pits, but Lewis was not to be denied today. Shame about Button…he seems to have forgotten how to drive. Maybe he should find a new team. McLaren deserves a much better driver.

  2. Eggry (@eggry) said on 10th June 2012, 20:45

    now the grid is so tight that such small(actually I don’t think it’s small) mistake made Alonso slipped away. I have to admit I’m surprised he’s just 2 points off from leader but it could be significant widening gap either.

    • infy (@infy) said on 10th June 2012, 22:48

      Unlucky call by Ferrari. I think they were getting a bit cocky there. I hope this brings them back down to earth so less mistakes are made like this one.

      • infy (@infy) said on 10th June 2012, 22:49

        Edit* Ref: They lost a guaranteed 2nd place because they gambled against the odds for the win.

        • JerseyF1 (@jerseyf1) said on 11th June 2012, 0:33

          Red Bull made the same mistake as Ferrari (albeit that they realised the mistake in time to limit the damage) so I don’t think we can say the mistake was a really bad one. After the race it was clear that neither Alonso nor Vettel was unhappy with their strategy, conceding that in hindsight it was wrong but in the circumstances they went for it as the only possible way to beat Hamilton.

          I think people are too often quick to criticize ‘bad’ strategy, but in reality the teams are doing a good job almost all of the time and it is easy to criticize with the benefit of hindsight.

          There was no guaranteed 2nd place – it was, as you said, unlucky that the call was wrong.

          • Mike (@mike) said on 11th June 2012, 5:06

            Had it been right, and his tyres lasted, it would be Mclaren who ruined Lewis’ strategy instead.

      • Solo (@solo) said on 11th June 2012, 0:26

        I have no love for Ferrari but calling them cocky for trying to win is not right. They took a risk, that is what racing is about.

  3. DT (@dt) said on 10th June 2012, 20:48

    A beautiful performance by Hamilton today! got to give it to him. He’s been strong all weekend and delivered when it mattered. It was a close shave strategy and the second pit stop but all went well in the end. I’m really happy with the results. 7 races and he is 43 points ahead of his team mate. Blimey!!

  4. reeop (@reeop) said on 10th June 2012, 20:50

    This season will really be a showdown where the best driver of this generation in F1 will be decided (between Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton). Unlike the previous seasons where Red Bull had a significant advantage this season all cars seem more or less equal, giving more value to the driver who can drive better.

    • zicasso (@zicasso) said on 10th June 2012, 20:59

      +1
      And it’s just great to see a driver fight another on more or less equal ground (mano a mano). That’s when you can tell who is a great driver. I agree, it will be nice to see who comes up ahead at the end. Clearly between Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton this year.

    • Eggry (@eggry) said on 10th June 2012, 21:12

      Now it’s time for who’s the real one and the best team. I hope no one would get significant superiority soon.

  5. Matty No 2 (@mattynotwo) said on 10th June 2012, 21:03

    Tight points battle at the top of the table, thats really exciting, I think. Also, I’m shocked how far Button has slipped away from the top of the table. I really hope to see Button has a stronger second half.

  6. Matty No 2 (@mattynotwo) said on 10th June 2012, 21:05

    has-have

  7. Jason (@jason12) said on 10th June 2012, 21:21

    I think the current standings are a good answer to your question reeop :D

  8. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 10th June 2012, 21:25

    Such a tight top 5. Amazingly, Grosjean is only 2 points behind Raikkonen despite 3 DNF’s in only 7 races. That’s crazy!

  9. Force Maikel (@force-maikel) said on 10th June 2012, 21:27

    Phew Jenson is in trouble! Its gonna take some time and luck to make that up. If he had one point less he would have had 50% of Hamiltons points. For the rest the top 8 stays in nice contention!

  10. necrodethmortem (@necrodethmortem) said on 10th June 2012, 21:41

    Williams could easily have been 4th by now with a pair of solid drivers.

  11. DaveW (@dmw) said on 10th June 2012, 21:44

    Look who is third in the WCC table. Lotus easily coild take 2nd unless Button starts working on the weekends.

  12. bag0 (@bag0) said on 10th June 2012, 22:27

    Times like theese I wish more people could watch sky. After the race they made an interview with Ron Dennis, and asked him about button. He said, that Button is a good driver, he did not forget how to win races, so the problem is with the car. He mentioned that Button had different suspension compared to Hamilton, I dont know if he tought different susp. setup, or different model, or different brand. But I think because Ron (not MW) said that, more of the McLaren fans would accept it.

    • Solo (@solo) said on 11th June 2012, 0:35

      Just to avoid misunderstandings, Button wasn’t getting second hand treatment or anything. He just had a different one because they where trying to solve his balance problems. That was what Dennis meant.

  13. mantresx said on 10th June 2012, 22:44

    Massa disappointing again, because of him now Ferrari is 4th in the constructors and I honestly see it hard for them to recover.

  14. Bleu (@bleu) said on 11th June 2012, 8:05

    Amazing thing is that in theory, those still in 0 points can win the championship by winning all 13 races. Yes, nobody believes it would happen, but anyway. Last year it was after fifth race (Spain) as they already had no such hope.

  15. Kimi4WC said on 11th June 2012, 11:00

    Kimi !!!! You got this!

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