2012 United States Grand Prix championship points

2012 United States Grand Prix

Constructors’ championship

Position Team Points
1 Red Bull 440
2 Ferrari 367
3 McLaren 353
4 Lotus 302
5 Mercedes 136
6 Sauber 124
7 Force India 99
8 Williams 76
9 Toro Rosso 22
10 Marussia 0
11 Caterham 0
12 HRT 0

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19 comments on 2012 United States Grand Prix championship points

  1. raymondu999 (@raymondu999) said on 18th November 2012, 21:46

    Posted in the forum already, but bears repeating:

    So with the finale, here are the standings

    New points
    Vettel – 273
    Alonso – 260

    13 points. 13 points in it. Alonso must outscore Vettel by 14 points. In the event that they end up even stevens on score – then Vettel wins the title because of winning more races.

    In order for Alonso to be the 2012 champion, Alonso MUST FINISH ON THE PODIUM, and Vettel MUST FINISH OUTSIDE OF THE TOP 4

    Vettel will be champion if:
    - Vettel finishes in the top 4
    - Vettel finishes P5-P7, Alonso finishes P2 or lower
    - Vettel P8-P9, Alonso finishes P3 or lower
    - Vettel finishes P10/DNFs, Alonso off the podium

    Alonso will be champion if:
    - Alonso wins, Vettel finishes P5 or lower
    - Alonso P2, Vettel finishes P8 or lower
    - Alonso P3, Vettel finishes P10 or lower
    - If Alonso is off the podium, he CANNOT be champion.

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    (I did the old money calculations just for the hell of it)
    Old points
    Vettel – 112
    Alonso – 106

    Same rules apply as above (if they end up same score, then Vettel becomes champion). Interestingly in old money Vettel is a lot closer to the title.

    In OLD MONEY, in order for Alonso to be the 2012 champion, Alonso MUST FINISH IN THE TOP 2, and Vettel MUST FINISH OUTSIDE OF THE TOP 5

    Vettel will be champion if:
    - Vettel finishes in the top 5
    - Vettel finishes P6-P7, Alonso finishes P2 or lower
    - Vettel finishes P8 or lower, Alonso finishes P3 or lower

    Alonso will be champion if:
    - Alonso wins, Vettel finshes P6 or lower
    - Alonso finishes P2, Vettel finishes P8 or lower

  2. Eggry (@eggry) said on 18th November 2012, 21:47

    so the constructor’s title has bee sealed. 2nd would be interesting but to manage 2nd, Mclaren duo should finish ahead of both Ferraris. Alonso didn’t outscore Vettel here but the chance is still alive. It seems much down to a retirement or crash rather than pure on-track battle though. That’s how this season has worked on and it would until the end. Rain’s coming in Brazil according to early report!

    • @eggry – Crofty said it’s a 40% chance but trying to predict Brazilian weather is like trying to predict the first half of this years championship! I think there’s a pretty decent chance that the inters and wets will see track running for the first time since Spa.

      • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 18th November 2012, 23:47

        @vettel1 Putting that much faith in a forecast seven days before the event is pointless, particularly in a part of the world with weather as volatile as it is in Sao Paulo.

        • Postreader said on 19th November 2012, 0:26

          As a brazilian I would agree with you… if we were talking about rain brought in by the intertropical convergence zone. However, there’s a cold front moving northwards on the atlantic ocean and usually you can predict those way more accurately. Put it together with wetness brought in by the proximity of summer… and believe me, it’s going to rain a lot this time around next week on São Paulo.

        • @keithcollantine – yes I know, that’s why I said it’s as difficult as trying to predict this years championship! There’s a decent chance for rain is all I’m saying, unlike in Abu Dhabi for example.

  3. We all know what Vettel and Alonso need to do to win the WDC, but what does Ferrari need to do to stay ahead of McLaren?

  4. Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 18th November 2012, 22:07

    If the 1998, 2003, 2007, 2008 and 2010 F1 finale’s have taught me anything, it’s that the Championship is never guaranteed until the maths say it is!
    Hopefully we can get another thriller of a final. Bring it on!

  5. John H (@john-h) said on 18th November 2012, 22:33

    As a side note to the main event, Hamilton has now beaten Button in this year’s championship.

  6. Himmat said on 19th November 2012, 3:19

    What happens if Massa is leading the race at Interlagos comfortably….and Alonso is 4th (Vettel being out of the race)?

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