F1 2013 Alternative Championships – Round 19/19: Brazil

SEBASTIAN VETTEL equalled Alberto Ascari’s absolute record of nine wins a row after victory in last season’s final Grand Prix in Brazil.

However, the first race of 2014 looks anything but a Vettel/Red Bull exhibition.

1935 European Drivers’ Champions Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champ.

Sebastian Vettel

33

2

Fernando Alonso

61

3

Mark Webber

67

4

Nico Rosberg

71

5   (1st, 2nd)

Kimi Räikkönen

72

6   (1st, 3rd)

Lewis Hamilton

72

7   (2nd)

Romain Grosjean

76

8   (4th)

Jenson Button

76

9   (5th)

Sergio Pérez

76

10   (14th)

Max Chilton

76

11

Valtteri Bottas

78

12   (7th)

Daniel Ricciardo

79

13   (10th)

Pastor Maldonado

79

14

Felipe Massa

80

15   (4th)

Nico Hülkenberg

81

16   (7th)

Esteban Gutiérrez

81

17

Jules Bianchi

82

18   (6th)

Jean-Éric Vergne

83

19   (14th)

Charles Pic

83

20

Paul di Resta

84

21

Giedo van der Garde

85

22

Adrian Sutil

86

23

Heikki Kovalainen

144

Sebastian Vettel won the 1935 points system championship.

Lotus’s Romain Grosjean, both McLaren drivers (Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez) and Marussia’s rookie Max Chilton were the only drivers to finish on par points (76). Chilton was the only one of these four to have completed all 19 races.

1957 F1 World Drivers’ Championship Style Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champ.

Sebastian Vettel

131

2

Fernando Alonso

68

3

Mark Webber

57

4

Kimi Räikkönen

54

5

Lewis Hamilton

44

6

Nico Rosberg

39

7

Romain Grosjean

29

8

Felipe Massa

15

9

Jenson Button

5

10

Nico Hülkenberg

5

11

Paul di Resta

3

12

Sergio Pérez

3

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

Heikki Kovalainen

0

22

Giedo van der Garde

0

23

Max Chilton

0

Sebastian Vettel won the 1957 points style championship.

Button and Hülkenberg both ended the season with one fourth-place and one fifth-place, but Button had three sixth-places compared to Hülkenberg’s two sixth-places and one eighth-place.

Di Resta’s best last season was fourth-place, while Perez’s was fifth.

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

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champ.

Esteban Gutiérrez

385

2

Valtteri Bottas

359

3

Max Chilton

234

4

Jules Bianchi

232

5

Giedo van der Garde

208

Esteban Gutiérrez won the Rookies’ Championship.

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.

Engines’ Championship.

Position

Engine

Points

Champ.

Renault

440

2

Ferrari

332

3

Mercedes

330

4

Cosworth

228

Renault won the Engines’ Championship.

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

Champ.

Germany

429

2

Spain

254

3

England

228

4

Australia

221

5

Finland

215

6

France

183

7

Brazil

147

8

Mexico

106

9

Scotland

84

10

Venezuela

33

11

Netherlands

15

Germany won the Nations’ Championship.

The Next Grand Prix…

The 2014 F1 season gets under way this weekend with the 79th Australian Grand Prix which will be held for the 19th consecutive time at Albert Park in Melbourne.

Current drivers who have won the Australian Grand Prix:

  • Jenson Button (3): 2009 (Brawn), 2010 & ’12 (McLaren).
  • Kimi Räikkönen (2): 2007 (Ferrari) & ’13 (Lotus).
  • Fernando Alonso: 2006 (Renault).
  • Lewis Hamilton: 2008 (McLaren).
  • Sebastian Vettel: 2011 (Red Bull).

Current constructors who have won the Australian Grand Prix:

  • McLaren (12): 1970*, ’86, ’88, ’91, ’92, ’93, ’97, ’98, 2003, ’08, ’10 & ’12.
  • Ferrari (10): 1957*, ‘58*, ‘69*, ‘87, ’99, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’04 & ’07.
  • Williams (6): 1980*, ’85, ’89, ’94, ’95 & ’96.
  • Red Bull: 2011.
  • Lotus-Renault: 2013.

*Race not part of the F1 World Championship.

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