F1 2013 Alternative Championships – Round 18/19: United States

SEBASTIAN VETTEL broke the record of most consecutive Grand Prix wins in a season.

The four-times world champion has now won eight races in a row and is just one away from Alberto Ascari’s all-time record of nine wins straight.

A special mention for Finland’s Valtteri Bottas who scored his first ever points with a great eighth place.

1935 European Drivers’ Champions Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champ.

Sebastian Vettel

32

2

Fernando Alonso

58

3

Kimi Räikkönen

64

4

Mark Webber

65

5

Nico Rosberg

67

6

Lewis Hamilton

68

7

Romain Grosjean

69

8   (5th, 6thx2)

Jenson Button

72

9   (5th, 6th, 7th)

Sergio Pérez

72

10   (14th)

Max Chilton

72

11

Valtteri Bottas

73

12   (7th)

Daniel Ricciardo

75

13   (10th)

Pastor Maldonado

75

14

Felipe Massa

76

15   (4th)

Nico Hülkenberg

77

16   (7th)

Esteban Gutiérrez

77

17

Jules Bianchi

78

18   (6th)

Jean-Éric Vergne

79

19   (14th)

Charles Pic

79

20

Paul di Resta

80

21

Giedo van der Garde

81

22   (5th)

Adrian Sutil

82

23

Heikki Kovalainen

140

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 (72). Chilton is the only one of these four to have completed all 18 races so far.

1957 F1 World Drivers’ Championship Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champ.

Sebastian Vettel

123

2

Fernando Alonso

64

3

Kimi Räikkönen

54

4

Mark Webber

50

5

Lewis Hamilton

44

6

Nico Rosberg

37

7

Romain Grosjean

29

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

Valtteri Bottas

0

18

Pastor Maldonado

0

19

Jules Bianchi

0

20

Charles Pic

0

21

Giedo van der Garde

0

22

Max Chilton

0

23

Heikki Kovalainen

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), Bottas (8th), Maldonado (tenth), Bianchi (13th), Pic (2×14th), van der Garde (14th, 15th), Chilton (14th, 16th) and Kovalainen (14th).

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Esteban Gutiérrez

360

2

Valtteri Bottas

359

3

Max Chilton

222

4

Jules Bianchi

214

5

Giedo van der Garde

193

Gutiérrez earned two bonus points for setting the fastest lap in Spain and six bonus points for his seventh place in Japan. Bottas received four bonus points for his eighth place in the U.S.

This is the only championship that has gone to the wire.

Engines’ Championship.

Position

Engine

Points

Champ.

Renault

415

2

Mercedes

315

3

Ferrari

314

4

Cosworth

216

Renault is the Engines’ Champion.

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

1

Germany

404

2

Spain

239

3

England

216

4

Finland

211

5

Australia

203

6

France

181

7

Brazil

139

8

Mexico

96

9

Scotland

78

10

Venezuela

32

11

Netherlands

15

Germany is the Nations’ Champion.

The Next Grand Prix…

The final round of the 2013 F1 season is the 42nd Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.

Current drivers who have won the Brazilian Grand Prix:

  • Felipe Massa (2): 2006 & ’08.
  • Mark Webber (2): 2009 & ’11.
  • Jenson Button: 2012.
  • Sebastian Vettel: 2010.

Current constructors who have won the Brazilian Grand Prix:

  • McLaren (12): 1974, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88, ’91, ’93, ’98, ’99, 2001, ’05 & ’12.
  • Ferrari (10): 1976, ’77, ’78, ’89, ’90, 2000, ’02, ’06, ’07 & ’08.
  • Williams (6): 1981, ’86, ’92, ’96, ’97 & 2004.
  • Red Bull (3): 2009, ’10 & ’11.

 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 ten 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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