Championship standings after Italy

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Drivers’ championship

Driver Points
1 Jenson Button 80
2 Rubens Barrichello 66
3 Sebastian Vettel 54
4 Mark Webber 51.5
5 Kimi Raikkonen 40
6 Nico Rosberg 30.5
7 Lewis Hamilton 27
8 Jarno Trulli 22.5
9 Felipe Massa 22
10 Heikki Kovalainen 20
11 Fernando Alonso 20
12 Timo Glock 16
13 Nick Heidfeld 12
14 Giancarlo Fisichella 8
15 Robert Kubica 8
16 Adrian Sutil 5
17 Sebastien Buemi 3
18 Sebastien Bourdais 2
19 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
20 Romain Grosjean 0
21 Nelson Piquet Jnr 0
22 Luca Badoer 0
23 Kazuki Nakajima 0
24 Jaime Alguersuari 0

Constructors’ championship

Driver Points
1 Brawn 146
2 Red Bull 105.5
3 Ferrari 62
4 McLaren 47
5 Toyota 38.5
6 Williams 30.5
7 BMW 20
8 Renault 20
9 Force India 13
10 Toro Rosso 5

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3 comments on “Championship standings after Italy”

  1. I think Constructors’ championship is over. No team will be able to touch Brawn with only four rounds remaining.

  2. Well I think that should be that! From now on it’s only Button or Barrichello. Obviously Button is in the better position and should he keep up his concentration it will be extremely hard for Rubens to catch him.

    Another driver who gained a big advantage today is Kimi Raikkonen considering that his closest rivals Webber, Vettel, Rosberg, Hamilton, Trulli and Massa were left pointless. (Well Vettel gained one.) Ferrari and McLaren is going to nail that third spot in the constructor’s standings though.

  3. Prisoner Monkeys
    14th September 2009, 12:04

    It’s definately a two-horse race now. Mr. Red Bull himself, Dietrich Mateschitz has said that their title hopes were dashed long before the Italin Grand Prix. If Button scores four more points than Webber, it’s game over for the Australian. If he scores seven more points than Vettel, it’s the same deal. Their race could be run by the end of Singapore; I know they have an upgrade planned, but Brawn do too (let’s hope it’s better than the last one … but the team has shown that they learn quickly, so I don’t think it will be likely).

    All Button really has to do is keep Barrichello in his cross-hairs. Barrichello has to score three points more than Button in every race just to stay in touch; he has to score four if he wants to pass his tam-mate, and that’s assuming Button doesn’t score at all. As long as Button stays in the points, the championship is his. And he’s made a pretty strong case for himself at Monza.

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