2013 Korean Grand Prix championship points

2013 Korean Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Korea International Circuit, 2013

Constructors’ championship

Position Team Points
1 Red Bull 402
2 Ferrari 284
3 Mercedes 283
4 Lotus 239
5 McLaren 81
6 Force India 62
7 Sauber 31
8 Toro Rosso 31
9 Williams 1
10 Marussia 0
11 Caterham 0

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26 comments on 2013 Korean Grand Prix championship points

  1. OmarR-Pepper (@omarr-pepper) said on 6th October 2013, 8:52

    kimi ounces back to 3rd

  2. Albert (@) said on 6th October 2013, 8:56

    Vettel has been a beast this year. Consistent, superb, virtually flawless. The same goes to RBR. 77 points, very well deserved.

  3. Eggry (@eggry) said on 6th October 2013, 8:57

    Championship battle becomes more and more exciting. I mean Championship for the 2nd place, you know.

  4. Nick (@npf1) said on 6th October 2013, 8:57

    Hope Hulkenberg can beat Di Resta and Toro Rosso in the standings.

  5. So Vettel could win it in Japan, with four races left. Considering their race pace in Australia, that’s a brilliant season performance.

    • Jake (@jleigh) said on 6th October 2013, 10:30

      @vettel1 you mean when they out qualified the field by a huge margin? Since the tyres were changed to suit RB (not necessarily intentionally) they’ve had it pretty easy. It’s a shame as I think Merc have managed to build a car that is aerodynamically just as good as the RB. Unfortunately though their traction is very poor, hence all their rear tyre issues, and highlighted again this weekend by their poor pace in the first sector.

      I think it bodes well for next year though that a team are capable of matching RB for downforce. Hopefully Merc will do a better job on traction next year and we’ll have a real fight for the championship.

      • @jleigh I wouldn’t say it was a huge margin. Qualifying was wet for the first two rounds, and after that Mercedes were easily the quickest in qualifying near every round until Italy.

        Since the tyres were changed to suit RB

        That is terribly worded. It has nothing to do with RBR, which is exactly what that implies (changed to suit).

        For the start if the season though, I’d certainly argue Mercedes were quickest in qualifying and Ferrari were quickest in the races. Red Bull had a good balance between the two, however.

      • Jimmy Hearn (@alebelly74) said on 6th October 2013, 14:58

        @jleigh I disagree, Mercedes has been the benefactor of it’s developments in active suspension. They are fast because of mechanical grip; it’s the aero where they are deficient.

        But this bodes well for Mercedes next year, when having a mechanical advantage will make a much bigger difference, since all of the cars will be unoptimized in many areas.

    • Dave (@raceprouk) said on 6th October 2013, 16:17

      I think Vettel will secure the title in India most likely – Alonso, Raikkonen and Hamilton should all score decent points at Suzuka.

  6. Frac said on 6th October 2013, 9:11

    Wow, Did anyone notice the amount of championship points McLaren had? And people(including myself) were saying / thinking it’s a bad choice for Hamilton to leave mclaren to join mercedes. Lol

  7. eskopeso said on 6th October 2013, 9:15

    If you’re like me and feel like you’re losing interest in the drivers’ championship battle, I just realized something that makes it look way more exciting. As Vettel secures 1st place more (and well done to him), just start looking at the battle for 2nd place. It’s a really close fight with Alonso vs. Kimi vs. Hamilton (even Webber and Rosberg if they stopped having such miserable luck), you can’t really ask for a more exciting battle than that.

  8. By my calculations, Vettel can win the championship if he out scores Alonso by 23 points.

    The battle for second in the constructors is going to be the best part for me. I’m also looking to see how Sauber will do against STR.

  9. KaIIe (@kaiie) said on 6th October 2013, 9:21

    Important points for Lotus, now there’s a slight chance they’ll still challenge Ferrari and Mercedes for P2 in WCC.

    • They still need to take 45 points from Ferrari (an average of 9 per race) but it’s doable – they outscored them by 33 to 10, and 33 to 16 for Mercedes. Of course these were exceptional circumstances, but it’s doable.

      I think Lotus are in a very strong position currently. They have a car that’s very good at managing it’s tyres and it has great race pace. In the hands of Romain Grosjean, it also has decent qualifying pace. I can see Suzuka being a good circuit for them: even though the car isn’t the best in terms of overall downforce levels, it has a very good front end – the car responds well to inputs and it doesn’t understeer too much. I think they might be Vettel’s biggest challenger for the victory, not Mercedes.

      India is also quite similar to Korea in terms of layout and Austin has a fair few directional changes too, so they might be consistent front runners for the remaining rounds.

  10. Akshay (@hamilfan) said on 6th October 2013, 9:33

    I think Lewis needs to up his race game ( MERCEDES MOSTLY !!!) if he want to go to the gala this year.

  11. Cole (@cole) said on 6th October 2013, 13:28

    Red Bull dominance is absurd.
    They have every little aspect of their team well balanced.
    In contrast, two of their main rivals have been misleaded for the last couple of years.

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