F1 2013 Alternative Championships – Round 13/19: Singapore

WHO else is starting to think we should start calling (after his Grand Slam drive – winning from pole and leading every lap – to secure his third win in a row, fourth in last five and seventh of the season) Formula 1 Sebastian Vettel and friends?

Here are some of his current career stats as of the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix:

  • Three Grand Slams, joint seventh on all-time list with Nelson Piquet.
  • Thirty-three victories, fourth on the all-time list.
  • Three consecutive wins at the same race, the first such instance since Felipe Massa at the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix.
  • Fifty-six podium finishes, tenth on all-time list.
  • Twenty-three wins from pole-position.
  • Six Hat-Tricks, seventh on all-time list.
  • Twenty fastest-laps, joint 11th on all-time list with Fernando Alonso.
  • Number of races where he’s led every lap: nine, joint fifth on all-time list with Nigel Mansell.
  • Fifty-nine: number of races where he’s led at least one lap. Seventh on all-time list.
  • Fourth on all-time lists of laps led (2,147) and kilometres led (11,369).

Also in this race both Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber made their 211th race entry, putting them both joint tenth on the all-time list.

Alonso has now started 210 races (joint eight on all-time list with Gerhard Berger), while Webber has started 209 races (tenth on all-time list).

1935 European Drivers’ Champions Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

27

2

Fernando Alonso

38

3

Kimi Räikkönen

39

4

Lewis Hamilton

45

5

Mark Webber

48

6

Nico Rosberg

50

7 (5th)

Jenson Button

52

8 (6th)

Sergio Pérez

52

9 (14th)

Max Chilton

52

10

Valtteri Bottas

53

11

Romain Grosjean

54

12 (7th)

Daniel Ricciardo

55

13 (10th)

Pastor Maldonado

55

14 (13th)

Jules Bianchi

55

15 (14th)

Giedo van der Garde

55

16

Felipe Massa

56

17 (5th)

Nico Hülkenberg

57

18 (11th)

Esteban Gutiérrez

57

19 (4th)

Paul di Resta

58

20 (14th)

Charles Pic

58

21 (5th)

Adrian Sutil

59

22 (6th)

Jean-Éric Vergne

59

McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez and Marussia’s rookie Max Chilton are the only drivers on par points (52). Chilton is the only one of these three drivers to have completed all 13 races so far.

1957 F1 World Drivers’ Championship Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

81

2

Fernando Alonso

56

3

Kimi Räikkönen

45

4

Lewis Hamilton

39

5

Mark Webber

33

6

Nico Rosberg

27

7

Felipe Massa

12

8

Romain Grosjean

8

9

Paul di Resta

3

10

Jenson Button

2

11

Adrian Sutil

2

12

Nico Hülkenberg

2

13

Sergio Pérez

1

14

Esteban Gutiérrez

1

15

Jean-Éric Vergne

0

16

Daniel Ricciardo

0

17

Pastor Maldonado

0

18

Valtteri Bottas

0

19

Jules Bianchi

0

20

Charles Pic

0

21

Giedo van der Garde

0

22

Max Chilton

0

Only the top six can now still win the title.

Button, Sutil and Hülkenberg have a best result of fifth this season, but Button has sixth-place, Sutil a seventh and Hülkenberg an eighth as their second best result. Pérez and Gutiérrez have a best of sixth and 11th respectively.

Of the drivers without a point, their best results are as follows: Vergne (sixth), Ricciardo (seventh), Maldonado (tenth), Bottas (11th), Bianchi (13th), Pic (14th, 2×15th, 2×16th, 17th), van der Garde (14th, 2×15th, 2×16th, 18th) and Chilton (14th, 16th).

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Valtteri Bottas

258

2

Esteban Gutiérrez

236

3

Jules Bianchi

163

4

Max Chilton

162

5

Giedo van der Garde

151

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

Gutiérrez, Bottas and van der Garde finished first, second and third for the third straight race.

Engines’ Championship.

Position

Engine

Points

1

Renault

290

2

Ferrari

233

3

Mercedes

231

4

Cosworth

156

For the third straight race the finishing order was: Renault, Ferrari, Mercedes, Cosworth.

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

1

Germany

279

2

Spain

193

3

Finland

168

4

England

168

5

Australia

147

6

Brazil

102

7

France

100

8

Scotland

58

9

Mexico

58

10

Venezuela

23

11

Netherlands

13

Brazil, France, Scotland, Mexico, Venezuela and Netherlands cannot win the title.

Finland and England both have one win, but Finland has five second-places to England’s none. Scotland’s best finish is fourth, while Mexico’s is sixth.

The Next Grand Prix…

The Yeongnam International Circuit will host its and South Korea’s fourth Grand Prix from 4-5-6 October.

Mark Webber as we know has a 10-place grid penalty after receiving his third reprimand of the season in Singapore for unsafely boarding Alonso’s Ferrari after the race, and the two ‘prime’ and ‘option’ tyre compounds respectively will be Medium (White) and Super-Soft (Red).

Current drivers who have won the (South) Korean Grand Prix:

  • Sebastian Vettel (2): 2011 & 2012.
  • Fernando Alonso: 2010.

Current constructors who have won the (South) Korean Grand Prix:

  • Red Bull: 2011 & 2012.
  • Ferrari: 2010.
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