Championship standings after Italy

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Felipe Massa reduced Lewis Hamilton's title lead to one point

Lewis Hamilton is now just a single point ahead of Felipe Massa following the Italian Grand Prix. Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel’s win has propelled him up to ninth and his Toro Rosso team into sixth in the constructors’ championship.

Full championship standings below.

Drivers’ championship

Lewis Hamilton 78
Felipe Massa 77
Robert Kubica 64
Kimi Raikkonen 57
Nick Heidfeld 53
Heikki Kovalainen 51
Fernando Alonso 28
Jarno Trulli 26
Sebastian Vettel 23
Mark Webber 20
Timo Glock 15
Nelson Piquet Jnr 13
Rubens Barrichello 11
Nico Rosberg 9
Kazuki Nakajima 8
David Coulthard 6
Sebastien Bourdais 4
Jenson Button 3
Anthony Davidson 0
Giancarlo Fisichella 0
Takuma Sato 0
Adrian Sutil 0

Constructors’ championship

Ferrari 134
McLaren 129
BMW 117
Renault 41
Toyota 41
Toro Rosso 27
Red Bull 26
Williams 17
Honda 14
Super Aguri 0
Force India 0

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17 comments on “Championship standings after Italy”

  1. “fell championship standings below”shouldnt that be full? :p

  2. Kubica 7 points ahead of Kimi, Nick over Heikki?! This season is crazy.
    Go Massa!

  3. Isn’t Toyota still ahead of Renault (because of Trulli’s 3rd place in France)?

  4. they fell off from head line… jeje.

    maybe Renault is ahead of Toyota because Piquet’s 2nd place came before Glock’s maiden podium (2nd place) at Hungary.

  5. al – fixed, ta.

  6. This is a tight Championship! BMW and Kubica in 3rd!

  7. Kimi is more close to Heikki in 6th than Kubika in 4th..

    He is surely out of championship running.

  8. Yes, i think the season is over for Raikonnen with Hamilton mature enough not to repeat last years mistakes

  9. ScuderiaToroFerrari4Eva
    14th September 2008, 16:59

    Yeah Raikkonnen’s goose is cooked its sad tho hopefully Massa can get the title but when u ran that pole saying whose gonna come 4th i voted for Toro Rosso so it still could be on if it is then im gonna get £250 from my friend get in there

  10. Well now here comes next question..will we get to see some more wet races to rattle things apart in the WDC list(Keeping KUB in contention)??? :P

  11. I think Singapore could be interesting enough even if it’s dry.

    Night racing can give some strange results and not many F1 drivers have got much if any expererience of it.

    Low light & low temperatures could give us another strange grid & an even stranger race.

  12. I have to believe that Massa is gutted tonight. With a 3rd, and Hamilton behind Kimi and out of the points, he could have left Italy with a points lead that would be tough to beat given his recent performance (in the dry).

    Massa-Heidfeld issue: The steward’s rulling that Massa passed Heidfeld by going off the track, and forcing him to let the other driver by, was more ridiculous than the Spa decision. Massa had two wheels on the proper track at all times during this pass. Any number of cars did passes in the 2nd chicanes riding directly over the speed bumps.

    The active intervention of the stewards here puts their Spa decision in yet worse light, because it is now clearly the normal procedure to immediately inform drivers when the position has not been given back propertly. This seals the case for professional stewards and clear procedural guidelines.

  13. don’t think a night race will make a great difference… it’s the same… look at Qatar’s MotoGp’s Grand Prix for example.

    I still think a night race is something that brings visual beauty, but not the race itself, just the idea of F1 cars racing on that conditions is strange and cool.

    But it’s not like rain. You can hope for a Williams on top 4 or some brilliant moves, or even like today, a crazy race with many emotions as rain comes and goes, with a Toro Rosso winning. Who ever though that at the beginning of the season?…

    time will tell you im right :D! i hope xP

  14. Robert Koo-bit-sa for the champ :)

  15. I find it rather disheartening to see WILLIAMS!, you know Williams, those guys that were so good during the 90’s that they didn’t give two monkeys about firing drivers, star drivers at that, are now in 7th place.

    In the clutches of Honda, gasp.

  16. Massa must be very disapointed because if it had continue to rain Hamilton would probably be on the podium. But it will be an exciting rest of the season

  17. I think that hamilton was a great chance of winning the championship, unless he gets a nervous breakdown like last year, wich is very rare with one year more of experience. Ferrari and McL have their crews for next year but I read that Thiesen has offered a deal to FA for the next two years and that FA will anounce his final decition in 10 days. Has anyone conformed this. Is from a web site wich feeds from others.

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