F1 2014 Alternative Championships: Round 16/19 (Russia) – Mercedes clinch constructors’ crown

MERCEDES secured their maiden constructors’ championship title with Lewis Hamilton’s victory and Nico Rosberg’s second place at the Russian Grand Prix.

The Brackley-based German team are the 15th constructor to win the title, and are the first German team to do so.

Mercedes - 2014 F1 world constructors' champions. (grandprix247.com)

Mercedes – 2014 F1 world constructors’ champions. (grandprix247.com)

Hamilton’s victory at the first Russian GP for 100 years was the 31st of his career, making him the joint winningest Englishman in F1 history with Nigel Mansell.

Rosberg confounded everyone by making his tyres last from lap 2 to the end of the race, and William’s Valtteri Bottas continued to show why he may well be world champion in the future.

1935 European Drivers’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Lewis Hamilton (44)

35

2

Nico Rosberg (6)

38

3

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

55

4

Valtteri Bottas (77)

58

5

Kevin Magnussen (20)

63

6

Jenson Button (22)

63

7

Fernando Alonso (14)

65

8

Sebastian Vettel (1)

67

9

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

67

10

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

67

11

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

71

12

Romain Grosjean (8)

71

13

Daniil Kvyat (26)

71

14

Felipe Massa (19)

72

15

Sergio Pérez (11)

72

16

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

73

17

Max Chilton (4)

73

18

Jules Bianchi (17)

74

19

Adrian Sutil (99)

74

20

Marcus Ericsson (9)

76

21

Pastor Maldonado (13)

77

22

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

82

23

André Lotterer (45)

127

Par points: 64.

Only Hamilton and Rosberg can still win this title.

1935 European Constructors’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

Champions

Mercedes

73

2

Red Bull

122

3

McLaren

126

4

Williams

130

5

Ferrari

132

6

Force India

139

7

Toro Rosso

142

8

Marussia

147

9

Sauber

147

10

Lotus

148

11

Caterham

157

Par points: 128.

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Kevin Magnussen (20)

403

2

Daniil Kvyat (26)

252

3

Marcus Ericsson (9)

174

4

André Lotterer (45)

0

Only Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat can still win this title.

Nations’ Championship.

Position

Nation

Points

1

England

333

2

Germany

304

3

Australia

206

4

Finland

179

5

Spain

164

6

Brazil

98

7

Denmark

94

8

Mexico

87

9

France

79

10

Russia

45

11

Venezuela

13

12

Sweden

5

13

Japan

5

Only England and Germany can still win this title.

Chase for the Championship.

Position

Driver

Russia

U.S.A.

Brazil

Abu Dhabi

1

Lewis Hamilton (44)

1st

2

Nico Rosberg (6)

2nd

3

Valtteri Bottas (77)

3rd

4

Jenson Button (22)

4th

5

Kevin Magnussen (20)

5th

6

Fernando Alonso (14)

6th

7

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

7th

Out of Chase

Sebastian Vettel (1)

8th

Out of Chase

Sergio Pérez (11)

10th

Felipe Massa (19)

11th

The Next Grand Prix…

This weekend Formula 1 returns to one of my favourite new tracks of the past decade, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, for the United States Grand Prix.

Sadly, for well publicised reasons, Caterham and Marussia will miss this race, the first time a constructor has missed a race since Super Aguri folded before the 2008 Turkish Grand Prix.

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

  • Lewis Hamilton (2): 2007 (Indianapolis) & 2012 (both for McLaren).
  • Sebastian Vettel: 2013.

Most wins: 5 – Michael Schumacher: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006 (all for Ferrari at Indianapolis).

Current constructors who have won the United States Grand Prix:

  • Ferrari (9): 1975, ’78, ’79, 2000, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05 & ’06. First three at Watkins Glen, last six at Indianapolis.
  • McLaren (8): 1976, ’77, ’89, ’90, ’91, 2001, ’07 & ’12. First two at Watkins Glen, next three at Phoenix, next two at Indianapolis, last at Austin.
  • Williams: 1980. Watkins Glen.
  • Red Bull: 2013. Austin.
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