F1 championship points after Belgium

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Drivers’ championship

DriverPoints
1Jenson Button72
2Rubens Barrichello56
3Sebastian Vettel53
4Mark Webber51.5
5Kimi Raikkonen34
6Nico Rosberg30.5
7Lewis Hamilton27
8Jarno Trulli22.5
9Felipe Massa22
10Heikki Kovalainen17
11Timo Glock16
12Fernando Alonso16
13Nick Heidfeld10
14Robert Kubica8
15Giancarlo Fisichella8
16Sebastien Buemi3
17Sebastien Bourdais2
18Romain Grosjean0
19Nelson Piquet Jnr0
20Luca Badoer0
21Kazuki Nakajima0
22Jaime Alguersuari0
23Adrian Sutil0

Constructors’ championship

ConstructorPoints
1Brawn128
2Red Bull104.5
3Ferrari56
4McLaren44
5Toyota38.5
6Williams30.5
7BMW18
8Renault16
9Force India8
10Toro Rosso5

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14 comments on “F1 championship points after Belgium”

  1. Prisoner Monkeys
    30th August 2009, 15:44

    How does Jenson Button keep doing it? Even when he has a bad result, the race plays out in such a way that the order changes in a way that’s good for him and bad for everyone else. In Valencia, Barrichello moved up to second place overall. Now at Spa, Vettel leapfrogs Webber, but he has less engines going into a round that is very demanding on them while Barrichello duffs the start and only manages seventh.

    At this rate, no-one is going to catch Button. Of course, I’m perfectly happy with that.

  2. In the meantime if Kimi can score 2 more results like today i.e. Button either out of the points or DNF he’ll be back in the hunt with 30 points left……and before you call the men in white coats on me, let me remind you that Force India had a pole sitter and albeit because of KERS could have won in Belgium!!! Trust me this ain’t over yet…….

  3. No-one is going to catch Button which is a shame especially given is lacklustre performances recently and even worse it’s all due to everyone else having bad luck rather than who is driving the best atm

  4. it’s really frustrating for those who don’t want Button to win this year’s champ. he’s had a shocking time recently, but he still has a big lead. he’s the luckiest guy on the track!

  5. Sato113 it is frustrating and I’m not sure whether it’s down to Button being lucky or everyone else being soo unlucky. After a few dreadfull races he’s still leading the points with a good gap between himself and his teammate

    1. I think it’s because he absolutely dominated the first half of the season, he built a huge point lead. Now the Brawn can’t dominate, which is frustrating, but he has been scoring points (except Spa) which is making it very difficult for the three 2nd place guys catch up. If he does win it, and I think he will, it will be the first half of the season that matters, not the luck or lack of luck for the others. If one of the other guys wants to win it, they need to dominate the rest of the races.

  6. It seems to me that this season is a little like 2008 : the driver that made the least amount of mistakes won.
    With the confusion about the rules ( kers or no kers, double diffuser or not), it is a very confusing year.
    2007 was the last season I remember that had authoritative racing by the fastest drivers.

    Cheers for Fisichella ! one good thing about this season, at least, is that the more modest teams seem to have their opportunity

  7. StrFerrari4Ever
    30th August 2009, 22:34

    I know how some of you feel he still has a commanding lead and yet the other guys could’ve capitalised more had it not been for mistakes , failures and penalties.
    But hey we should just keep faithful and hope the other drivers can catch him up as now he is under pressure this is their time to pounce on it and bring him down. Come on RED BULL!!!

  8. Seems a bit harsh to begrudge Button his lead. Sure, he’s had some poor races and some average ones, and other drivers have been unlucky, but more imoprtantly, he was supreme in the first 7 seven races, and was able to build that gap in the first place.

    Plus, today’s race genuinely was misfortune for Button rather than a poor attempt. Although his qualifying was bad, he’d made up several places before being knocked out, and considering that Barrichello finished 7th and Button had been ahead of him at that point, hecould have been on for some fairly decent points.

  9. hey keith, why is badoer 20th, with no points doesnt position go on heighest race position outside of the points? so why is badoer above Nakajima, Alguersuari, and Sutil. because as far as im concerned he hasnt beat anyone so far, apart from getting the most fines.

    Love the site anyway

  10. lets just think this through.

    – Webber and Vettel pretty much knocked out in Australia.

    – Malaysia, Vettel had penalty, Webber should have got 2nd if race hadnt have stopped.

    – Webber held up in qualifying wrecked his race in Bahrain.

    – In Hungary Vettel made contact with Raikonen which ended Vettels race.

    – Valecia, Webber had **** pit stop and held up in traffic, Vettel suffered and enjine failure.

    – Webber had crap pitstop and penalty in Belgium.

    After that I guess that the redbull duo have been the unlucky ones and Jenson has had poor races recently but still in the lead by redbulls bad luck.

    1. No points scored for ifs, buts or maybes.

      Only crossing the line which requires teamwork and reliability.

      Although he has lost form of recent races he held his nerve in the opening 8 races, if jenson doesn’t win and i post a lot of excuses for him, would you accept it……..no i doubt it! The winner is the driver with the most points……..usually.
      For Sure!

    2. Vettel being taken out in Austalia was half his own fault.

      The penalty in Belgium wasn’t actually Webber’s own fault, but he/the team deserved punishment anyway for the error.

      In Malaysia Button was looking at an extra 5 points had the race continued. Had Webber made 2nd in a full race he would have gained 6.5 points. Button’s lead would be even higher, 77 to 58.

      If all the other events which were truly out of their hands had not happened (including Button’s single crash), Button may well still have the lead, or he may have been marginally surpassed. But as Bigbadderboom says, no ifs and buts, especially if several issues were Red Bull’s own doing.

  11. yeh i get ya, im jst saying wat redbull have been through and how it has effected the championship

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