F1 2013 Alternative Championships – Round 17/19: Abu Dhabi

SEBASTIAN VETTEL became only the third driver in history to win seven consecutive Grand Prix.

If he wins the races in Austin and Brazil, he’ll equal Alberto Ascari’s 60 year-old record.

1935 European Drivers’ Champions Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champ.

Sebastian Vettel

31

2

Fernando Alonso

54

3

Kimi Räikkönen

56

4

Mark Webber

62

5

Nico Rosberg

63

6

Lewis Hamilton

64

7

Romain Grosjean

67

8   (5th,6thx2)

Jenson Button

68

9   (5th,6th,8th)

Sergio Pérez

68

10   (14th)

Max Chilton

68

11

Valtteri Bottas

69

12   (7th)

Daniel Ricciardo

71

13   (10th)

Pastor Maldonado

71

14

Felipe Massa

72

15   (4th)

Nico Hülkenberg

73

16   (7th)

Esteban Gutiérrez

73

17

Jules Bianchi

74

18   (5th)

Adrian Sutil

75

19   (6th)

Jean-Éric Vergne

75

20   (14th)

Charles Pic

75

21

Paul di Resta

76

22

Giedo van der Garde

77

Sebastian Vettel is the 1935 points system champion.

Both McLaren drivers (Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez) and Marussia’s rookie Max Chilton are the only drivers on par points (68). Chilton is the only one of these four to have completed all 17 races so far.

1957 F1 World Drivers’ Championship Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champ.

Sebastian Vettel

114

2

Fernando Alonso

62

3

Kimi Räikkönen

54

5

Lewis Hamilton

46

4

Mark Webber

41

6

Nico Rosberg

37

7

Romain Grosjean

23

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

342

2

Valtteri Bottas

330

3

Max Chilton

212

4

Jules Bianchi

199

5

Giedo van der Garde

181

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 seven races and in eight of the last nine. Only they can now win this title.

Engines’ Championship.

Position

Engine

Points

Champ.

Renault

390

2

Ferrari

299

3

Mercedes

297

4

Cosworth

204

Renault is the Engines’ Champion.

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

Champ.

Germany

379

2

Spain

229

3

Finland

205

4

England

204

5

Australia

188

6

France

163

7

Brazil

135

8

Mexico

88

9

Scotland

76

10

Venezuela

31

11

Netherlands

15

Germany is the Nations’ Champion.

The Next Grand Prix…

Round 18 of F1 2013 is the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas this weekend.

Current drivers who have won the U.S. Grand Prix:

  • Lewis Hamilton (2): 2007 & ‘12 (both for McLaren).

Current constructors who have won the U.S. Grand Prix:

  • Ferrari (9): 1975, ’78, ’79, 2000, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05 & ’06.
  • McLaren (8): 1976, ’77, ’89, ’90, ’91, 2001, ’07 & ’12.
  • Williams: 1980.

 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 nine 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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