F1 2013 Alternative Championships – Round 9/19: Germany

SEBASTIAN VETTEL became only the sixth driver in F1 history to win 30 Grand Prix as he got the ‘not winning his home race or winning in July’ monkey off his back.

The German resisted a strong challenge from both Lotus drivers, Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean, to give the crowd at the Nürburgring the victory they wanted.

Unfortunately the race will be remembered for the horrific sight of FOM cameraman, Briton Paul Allen, being struck by the errant right-rear wheel from Mark Webber’s Red Bull in the pit-lane. He suffered a broken collarbone and broken ribs but never lost consciousness.

Red Bull were fined €30,000 (almost £26,000) for Webber’s unsafe release, while Force India were fined €5,000 (around £4,300) for releasing Paul di Resta into the path of Toro Rosso’s Jean-Éric Vergne.

In light of the pit lane calamities, the speed limit has been cut from 100km/h to 80km/h (62mph to 49.7mph) and TV reporters and cameramen have been banned from the pit lane throughout all on-track sessions.

The race also saw the frightening yet ultimately comical sight of Jules Bianchi’s driverless Marussia rolling backwards down the hill near Turns 14 & 15 after the Frenchman had jumped out of his burning car.

Vettel is one win behind Mansell and two behind Alonso. Picture from 'The Telegraph'.

Vettel is one win behind Mansell and two behind Alonso. Picture from ‘The Telegraph’.

1935 European Drivers’ Champions Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

21

2

Kimi Räikkönen

25

3

Fernando Alonso

28

4

Mark Webber

33

5

Lewis Hamilton

33

6

Nico Rosberg

34

7

Jenson Button

36

8

Sergio Pérez

36

9

Valtteri Bottas

36

10

Max Chilton

36

11

Romain Grosjean

37

12

Daniel Ricciardo

37

13

Paul di Resta

38

14

Pastor Maldonado

39

15

Esteban Gutiérrez

39

16

Jules Bianchi

39

17

Charles Pic

39

18

Giedo van der Garde

39

19

Felipe Massa

40

20

Adrian Sutil

41

21

Jean-Éric Vergne

41

22

Nico Hülkenberg

41

1957 F1 World Drivers’ Championship Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

51

2

Fernando Alonso

36

3

Kimi Räikkönen

35

4

Lewis Hamilton

24

5

Mark Webber

23

6

Nico Rosberg

21

7

Felipe Massa

9

8

Romain Grosjean

8

9

Paul di Resta

3

10

Jenson Button

2

11

Adrian Sutil

2

12

Sergio Pérez

1

13

Esteban Gutiérrez

1

14

Jean-Éric Vergne

0

15

Daniel Ricciardo

0

16

Nico Hülkenberg

0

17

Pastor Maldonado

0

18

Valtteri Bottas

0

19

Jules Bianchi

0

20

Charles Pic

0

21

Max Chilton

0

22

Giedo van der Garde

0

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Valtteri Bottas

204

2

Esteban Gutiérrez

161

3

Max Chilton

115

4

Jules Bianchi

111

5

Giedo van der Garde

81

Gutiérrez earned two bonus points for setting the fastest lap in Spain.

Engines’ Championship.

Position

Engine

Points

1

Renault

197

2

Ferrari

164

3

Mercedes

161

4

Cosworth

108

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

1

Germany

189

2

Spain

129

3

Finland

125

4

England

108

5

Australia

106

6

France

70

7

Brazil

64

8

Scotland

58

9

Mexico

36

10

Venezuela

12

11

Netherlands

8

European Drivers’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Nico Rosberg

70

2

Sebastian Vettel

59

3

Fernando Alonso

59

4

Mark Webber

52

5

Kimi Räikkönen

49

6

Lewis Hamilton

40

7

Felipe Massa

23

8

Jenson Button

20

9

Adrian Sutil

16

10

Romain Grosjean

15

11

Paul di Resta

10

12

Sergio Pérez

6

13

Daniel Ricciardo

5

14

Jean-Éric Vergne

4

15

Nico Hülkenberg

2

16

Esteban Gutiérrez

0

17

Pastor Maldonado

0

18

Valtteri Bottas

0

19

Max Chilton

0

20

Charles Pic

0

21

Giedo van der Garde

0

22

Jules Bianchi

0

Monaco Qualifying Points: 10-Rosberg, 6-Hamilton, 4-Vettel, 3-Webber, 2-Räikkönen, 1-Alonso.

The next round of the 2013 F1 World Championship is the XXVIII Hungarian Grand Prix, and will take place over 26-27-28 July.

For a record enhancing 27th consecutive year the race will be held at the Hungaroring near the capital, Budapest.

Previous race winners on the grid this year are:

  • Lewis Hamilton: 2007, 2009 and 2012 (all for McLaren).
  • Jenson Button: 2006 (maiden win whilst driving for Honda) and 2011.
  • Mark Webber: 2010.
  • Kimi Räikkönen: 2005 (for McLaren).
  • Fernando Alonso: 2003 (his first race win, making him the youngest driver to win a Grand Prix at the time whilst driving for Renault).
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