F1 2014 Alternative Championships: Round 12/19 (Belgium) – “Nico hit me.”

WELL, we all knew that, eventually, Nico Rosberg’s and Lewis Hamilton’s title fight would see some car-on-car action.

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Hamilton (left) and Rosberg (right) make contact on lap 2. (bbc.co.uk)

The last-time two silver cars were in a fight like this, a red one ended up winning the championship.

Speaking of red, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won his second race in a row, and now has an outside chance of becoming champion himself.

FACT: The 2014 Belgian Grand Prix saw a podium without Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso for the first-time since the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix, and the first without a world champion since Monaco 2010.

Ricciardo has now won the same number of races, three, that Mike Hawthorn (1958 World Champion), and Phil Hill (1961 World Champion) did. Other drivers who have won three GPs: Peter Collins, Didier Pironi, Thierry Boutsen, Johnny Herbert, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Giancarlo Fisichella.

Triple Le Mans winner André Lotterer made his F1 debut for Caterham in place of Kamui Kobayashi, but sadly for Lotterer it lasted just short of two laps.

1935 European Drivers’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Nico Rosberg (6)

25

2

Lewis Hamilton (44)

31

3

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

40

4

Valtteri Bottas (77)

43

5

Fernando Alonso (14)

45

6

Kevin Magnussen (20)

47

7

Jenson Button (22)

47

8

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

51

9

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

51

10

Max Chilton (4)

51

11

Sebastian Vettel (1)

54

12

Jules Bianchi (17)

54

13

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

55

14

Romain Grosjean (8)

55

15

Daniil Kvyat (26)

55

16

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

55

17

Sergio Pérez (11)

56

18

Felipe Massa (19)

57

19

Adrian Sutil (99)

57

20

Marcus Ericsson (9)

60

21

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

60

22

Pastor Maldonado (13)

61

23

André Lotterer (45)

95

Par points: 48.

1935 European Constructors’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Mercedes

56

2

Red Bull

94

3

McLaren

94

4

Ferrari

96

5

Williams

100

6

Marussia

105

7

Force India

107

8

Toro Rosso

110

9

Sauber

112

10

Lotus

116

11

Caterham

119

Par points: 96.

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Kevin Magnussen (20)

298

2

Daniil Kvyat (26)

173

3

Marcus Ericsson (9)

114

4

André Lotterer (45)

0

 

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

1

England

233

2

Germany

232

3

Australia

158

4

Spain

142

5

Finland

136

6

Denmark

72

7

Mexico

61

8

Brazil

59

9

France

59

10

Russia

36

11

Venezuela

10

12

Sweden

5

13

Japan

5

Venezuela, Sweden and Japan cannot now win this title.

The Next Grand Prix…

This weekend Formula 1 heads to the cathedral of speed, Monza, for the 84th Italian Grand Prix.

Current drivers who have won the Italian Grand Prix (current team unless stated):

  • Sebastian Vettel (3): 2008 (Toro Rosso, maiden win), 2011 & 2013.
  • Fernando Alonso (2): 2007 (McLaren) & 2010.
  • Lewis Hamilton: 2012 (McLaren).

Most wins: Michael Schumacher (5): 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 & 2006 (all Ferrari).

Current constructors who have won the Italian Grand Prix:

  • Ferrari (19): 1949†, ’51, ’52, ’60, ’61, ’64, ’66, ’70, ’75, ’79, ’88, ’96, ’98, 2000, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’06 & ’10.
  • McLaren (10): 1968, ’84, ’85, ’89, ’90, ’92, ’97, 2005, ’07 & ’12.
  • Williams (6): 1986, ’87, ’91, ’93, ’94 & 2001.
  • Mercedes (4): 1934†, ‘37*, ’54 & ’55.
  • Red Bull (2): 2011 & ’13.
  • Toro Rosso: 2008 (only win).

*race part of inter-war European Championship. †race not part of a championship.

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