F1 2014 Alternative Championships: Round 2/19 (Malaysia) – Hamilton makes it look easy

LEWIS HAMILTON won last weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix, and in doing so produced the first Grand Slam of his career: pole, fastest lap and victory having led every lap.

This was the 2008 world champion’s 23rd win, putting him joint 11th with triple world champion Nelson Piquet on the all-time list.

Nigel Mansell is now the only Englishman to have won more races than Hamilton, who also equalled Jim Clark’s British record of 33 pole-positions in qualifying. Alain Prost also recorded 33 poles in his career, meaning all three drivers are currently tied in fourth place behind Sebastian Vettel (45), Ayrton Senna (65) and Michael Schumacher (68).

His fastest lap was Hamilton’s career 14th, the same as Jacky Ickx and Williams’ Felipe Massa.

Victory in Malaysia made up for Hamilton's disappointing race in Australia. (bleacherreport.net)

Victory in Malaysia made up for Hamilton’s disappointing race in Australia. (bleacherreport.net)

This was also Hamilton’s 100th points finish, once again equalling Nelson Piquet’s tally.

He’s also won from pole 13 times, the same amount as Juan Manuel Fangio.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg finished the race in second and kept his lead in the drivers’ championship.

This marked the first time since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix that the three pointed star had an F1 1-2 finish. Fangio finished 0.7 seconds clear of Piero Taruffi.

Italy ’55 was Mercedes’ last race before leaving the sport after the 1955 Le Mans Disaster.

Mercedes now have 15 wins, one less than Cooper and two fewer than BRM. They also now have 19 poles and 15 fastest laps (the same as Maserati and BRM).

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel was third, his 63rd career podium.

Adrian Sutil has equalled Mika Salo and Piercarlo Ghinzani on 111 entries without a win. All three are joint ninth on this list.

Max Chilton finished his 21st race in a row, maintaining his 100 per cent career record.

 1935 European Drivers’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Nico Rosberg (6)

3

2

Kevin Magnussen (20)

6

3

Jenson Button (22)

7

4

Lewis Hamilton (44)

8

5

Fernando Alonso (14)

8

6

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

8

7

Valtteri Bottas (77)

8

8

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

8

9

Daniil Kvyat (26)

8

10

Romain Grosjean (8)

8

11

Max Chilton (4)

8

12

Adrian Sutil (99)

9

13

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

9

14

Sebastian Vettel (1)

10

15

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

10

16

Marcus Ericsson (9)

10

17

Felipe Massa (19)

11

18

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

11

19

Jules Bianchi (17)

11

20

Sergio Pérez (11)

12

21

Pastor Maldonado (13)

12

22

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

12

 1935 European Constructors’ Championship.

Position

Constructor

Points

1

Mercedes

11

2

McLaren

13

3

Ferrari

16

4

Toro Rosso

18

5

Sauber

18

6

Williams

19

7

Marussia

19

8

Force India

20

9

Lotus

20

10

Caterham

21

11

Red Bull

22

F1 IndyCar World Drivers’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Nico Rosberg (6)

93

2

Lewis Hamilton (44)

66

3

Fernando Alonso (14)

64

4

Jenson Button (22)

63

5

Kevin Magnussen (20)

62

6

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

58

7

Valtteri Bottas (77)

54

8

Sebastian Vettel (1)

47

9

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

44

10

Daniil Kvyat (26)

42

11

Felipe Massa (19)

36

12

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

35

13

Romain Grosjean (8)

34

14

Max Chilton (4)

32

15

Adrian Sutil (99)

31

16

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

31

17

Marcus Ericsson (9)

29

18

Sergio Pérez (11)

28

19

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

26

20

Jules Bianchi (17)

26

21

Pastor Maldonado (13)

23

22

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

14

 F1 IndyCar World Constructors’ Championship.

Position

Constructor

Points

1

Mercedes

159

2

McLaren

125

3

Ferrari

108

4

Williams

90

5

Force India

86

6

Toro Rosso

77

7

Sauber

62

8

Red Bull

61

9

Marussia

58

10

Lotus

57

11

Caterham

55

 Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Kevin Magnussen (20)

70

2

Daniil Kvyat (26)

39

3

Marcus Ericsson (9)

15

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

1

Germany

43

2

England

40

3

Spain

27

4

Denmark

26

5

Finland

20

6

Brazil

12

7

France

12

8

Russia

12

9

Mexico

4

10

Japan

2

11

Sweden

1

12

Venezuela

0

13

Australia

0

The Next Grand Prix…

The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix will be the 900th World Championship Grand Prix, the tenth Bahrain Grand Prix and the first time in event will be a night race.

Current drivers who have won the Bahrain Grand Prix:

  • Fernando Alonso (3): 2005, 2006 (Renault) & 2010 (Ferrari, first race for team).
  • Felipe Massa (2): 2007 & 2008 (Ferrari).
  • Sebastian Vettel (2): 2012 & 2013 (Red Bull).
  • Jenson Button: 2009 (Brawn).

Current constructors who have won the Bahrain Grand Prix:

  • Ferrari (4): 2004, ’07, ’08 & ’10.
  • Red Bull (2): 2012 & ’13.
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