F1 2014 Alternative Championships: Round 17/19 (U.S.) – Five-star Hamilton in Lone Star State

WITH his fifth straight victory (and third in America) Lewis Hamilton took his F1 career win tally to 32, making him the winningest Englishman in the sport’s history.

Nigel Mansell, 1992 World Champion, had held the record since the 1991 French Grand Prix. Hamilton also took the overall British record away from Mansell, which had been his since the 1992 British Grand Prix.

Hamilton (C.) is sparyed by team-mate Rosberg (L.) as third-place Daniel Ricciardo (R.) gets ready to join in.

Hamilton (C.) is sparyed by team-mate Rosberg (L.) as third-place Daniel Ricciardo (R.) gets ready to join in. (themalaymailonline.com)

With his 10th second-place of the season Nico Rosberg ensured that only the two Mercedes drivers can still win the drivers’ championship, and, that said title will be decided at the double-points Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 23rd November.

It is possible for Hamilton to go to Abu Double with a 49 point lead (if he wins and Rosberg doesn’t score in Brazil) and still not win the championship. #madness

1935 European Drivers’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Lewis Hamilton (44)

36

2

Nico Rosberg (6)

40

3

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

58

4

Valtteri Bottas (77)

62

5

Kevin Magnussen (20)

67

6

Jenson Button (22)

67

7

Fernando Alonso (14)

69

8

Sebastian Vettel (1)

71

9

Kimi Räikkönen (7)

71

10

Nico Hülkenberg (27)

73

11

Jean-Éric Vergne (25)

75

12

Romain Grosjean (8)

75

13

Daniil Kvyat (26)

75

14

Felipe Massa (19)

76

15

Esteban Gutiérrez (21)

77

16

Sergio Pérez (11)

79

17

Pastor Maldonado (13)

81

18

Adrian Sutil (99)

81

19

Max Chilton (4)

81

20

Jules Bianchi (17)

82

21

Marcus Ericsson (9)

84

22

Kamui Kobayashi (10)

90

23

André Lotterer (45)

135

Par points: 68.

Only Hamilton and Rosberg can still win this title.

1935 European Constructors’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Mercedes

76

2

Red Bull

129

3

McLaren

134

4

Williams

138

5

Ferrari

140

6

Toro Rosso

150

7

Force India

152

8

Lotus

156

9

Sauber

158

10

Marussia

163

11

Caterham

173

Par points: 136.

Mercedes are champions.

Rookies’ Championship.

Position

Driver

Points

1

Kevin Magnussen (20)

432

2

Daniil Kvyat (26)

270

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

358

2

Germany

322

3

Australia

221

4

Finland

189

5

Spain

172

6

Brazil

110

7

Denmark

100

8

Mexico

88

9

France

81

10

Russia

45

11

Venezuela

17

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

1st

2

Nico Rosberg (6)

2nd

2nd

3

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

7th

3rd

4

Valtteri Bottas (77)

3rd

5th

5

Fernando Alonso (14)

6th

6th

Out of Chase

Kevin Magnussen (20)

5th

8th

Out of Chase

Jenson Button (22)

4th

12th

Sebastian Vettel (1)

8th

Out of Chase

Sergio Pérez (11)

10th

Felipe Massa (19)

11th

 

The Next Grand Prix…

This weekend Formula 1 visits the newly re-surfaced Interlagos circuit in São Paulo for the 43rd Brazilian Grand Prix.

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

  • Felipe Massa (2): 2006 & 2008 (both for Ferrari). The latter is Massa’s last win to date.
  • Sebastian Vettel (2): 2010 & 2013.
  • Kimi Räikkönen: 2007. Victory secured him the drivers’ title that year.
  • Jenson Button: 2012. His last win to date.

Most wins: 6 – Alain Prost (1982, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88 & ’90). First for Renault, next four with McLaren, final for Ferrari.

Current constructors who have won the Brazilian Grand Prix:

  • McLaren (12): 1974, ’84, ’85, ’87, ’88, ’91, ’93, ’98, ’99, 2001, ’05 & ’12. Latter is team’s last win to date.
  • Ferrari (10): 1976, ’77, ’78, ’89, ’90, 2000, ’02, ’06, ’07 & ’08.
  • Williams (6): 1981, ’86, ’92, ’96, ’97 & 2004.
  • Red Bull (4): 2009, ’10, ’11 & ’13. One-two finish in 2010 gave team first constructors’ title.

Venue history:

  • Interlagos (8km): 1972-’77 & 1979-’80.
  • Jacarepaguá: 1978 & 1981-’89.
  • Interlagos (4.3km): 1990-present.
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