F1 2013 Alternative Championships – Round 16/19: India

SEBASTIAN VETTEL is now a quadruple world champion.

The 26-year-old German won his sixth consecutive Grand Prix to become one of only four drivers in F1 history to claim four world titles. The others are (I’m sure you’re aware): Juan Manuel Fangio (1951, ’54, ’55, ’56 & ’57), Alain Prost (1985, ’86, ’89 & ’93) and Michael Schumacher (1994, ’95, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’03 & ’04).

Only Fangio, Schumacher and Vettel have won four titles on the trot, and Vettel is the only driver in history to win his first four championships consecutively.

Red Bull have also clinched the constructors’ championship for a four straight year. Only Ferrari (1999-2004) and McLaren (1988-1991) have achieved this in the past.

1935 European Drivers’ Champions Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Sebastian Vettel

30

2

Kimi Räikkönen

49

3

Fernando Alonso

50

4 (1stx2)

Nico Rosberg

60

5 (1st, 3rd)

Lewis Hamilton

60

6 (2nd)

Mark Webber

60

7

Romain Grosjean

63

8 (5th, 6thx2)

Jenson Button

64

9 (5th, 6th, 8th)

Sergio Pérez

64

10 (14th)

Max Chilton

64

11

Valtteri Bottas

65

12 (7th)

Daniel Ricciardo

67

13 (10th)

Pastor Maldonado

67

14

Felipe Massa

68

15 (4th)

Nico Hülkenberg

69

16 (7th)

Esteban Gutiérrez

69

17

Jules Bianchi

70

18 (5th)

Adrian Sutil

71

19 (6th)

Jean-Éric Vergne

71

20 (14th)

Charles Pic

71

21

Paul di Resta

72

22

Giedo van der Garde

73

Both McLaren drivers (Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez) and Marussia’s rookie Max Chilton are the only drivers on par points (64). Chilton is the only one of these four to have completed all 16 races so far.

Drivers in italics cannot now win this title.

1957 F1 World Drivers’ Championship Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champ.

Sebastian Vettel

106

2

Fernando Alonso

59

3

Kimi Räikkönen

54

4

Lewis Hamilton

41

5

Mark Webber

40

6

Nico Rosberg

33

7

Romain Grosjean

20

8

Felipe Massa

15

9

Nico Hülkenberg

5

10

Paul di Resta

3

11

Sergio Pérez

3

12

Jenson Button

2

13

Adrian Sutil

2

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

Sebastian Vettel is the 1957 points style champion.

Di Resta’s best finish is fourth (Bahrain) while Pérez’s is fifth (India).

Button and Sutil have a best result of fifth this season, but Button has a sixth-place whereas Sutil has a seventh as their second best result.

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

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Esteban Gutiérrez

317

2

Valtteri Bottas

312

3

Max Chilton

202

4

Jules Bianchi

187

5

Giedo van der Garde

166

Gutiérrez earned two bonus points for setting the fastest lap in Spain and six bonus points for his seventh place in Japan.

Gutiérrez and Bottas have finished first and second in the last six races and in seven of the last eight.

Engines’ Championship.

Position

Engine

Points

Champ.

Renault

365

2

Ferrari

284

3

Mercedes

279

4

Cosworth

192

Renault is the Engines’ Champion.

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

Champ.

Germany

354

2

Spain

217

3

Finland

204

4

England

196

5

Australia

170

6

France

148

7

Brazil

129

8

Mexico

84

9

Scotland

66

10

Venezuela

29

11

Netherlands

15

Germany is the Nations’ Champion.

The Next Grand Prix…

Round 17 of F1 2013 is the fifth Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit this weekend.

Current drivers who have won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix:

  • Sebastian Vettel (2): 2009 & ’10.
  • Kimi Räikkönen: 2012.
  • Lewis Hamilton: 2011 (for McLaren).

Current constructors who have won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix:

  • Red Bull (2): 2009 & ’10.
  • Lotus: 2012.
  • McLaren: 2011.

A point of interest:

Before Mercedes’ Testgate at Barcelona: Ferrari and Red Bull had two wins each whilst Lotus had one. From Monaco onwards: Red Bull have won eight races whilst Mercedes have won the other three. Since the tyres were altered at the German Grand Prix: Vettel has won all but one race, Hungary.

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