2011 European Grand Prix championship points

2011 European Grand Prix

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Drivers’ championship

1Sebastian Vettel186
2Jenson Button109
3Mark Webber109
4Lewis Hamilton97
5Fernando Alonso87
6Felipe Massa42
7Nico Rosberg32
8Vitaly Petrov31
9Nick Heidfeld30
10Michael Schumacher26
11Kamui Kobayashi25
12Adrian Sutil10
13Jaime Alguersuari8
14Sebastien Buemi8
15Rubens Barrichello4
16Sergio Perez2
17Paul di Resta2
18Pedro de la Rosa0
19Jarno Trulli0
20Vitantonio Liuzzi0
21Jerome d’Ambrosio0
22Heikki Kovalainen0
23Timo Glock0
24Pastor Maldonado0
25Narain Karthikeyan0

Constructors’ championship

1Red Bull295
7Toro Rosso16
8Force India12

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    50 comments on “2011 European Grand Prix championship points”

    1. Tight Battle for the lead! but i think Vettel may just scrape through and take it

      1. Lol. This is pretty much over. Gutted for Lewis.

      2. I wouldn’t be too sure of that quite yet, he might have a serious fight on his hands (that is before he turns up the wick by a tad again) :-(

    2. Congratulations to Vettel on his second title!

      1. The youngest double world champion, to go along with youngest: point scorer, podium position, race leader, race winner, pole sitter, world champion, WDC runner-up.

        1. And totally deserved, despite the complete failure of any other team or driver to challenge him this season.

    3. so Vettel can start his summer holiday now and still come back in the lead… great :|

    4. It’s 2004 all over again. What an awful championship battle.

      Valencia aside, thankfully the actual races this year have been very entertaining otherwise I would have switched off four races ago.

      1. I think this is more comparable to 2001, Vettel has challengers, just not a single consistent one.

    5. I’m too young to have seen Mansell’s 1992 season but it’s really being put into perspective for me now. At least he’d done the hard yards for a decade to get his just reward of a dominant Newey car.

      1. I’ll also add that we’re now pretty much guaranteed either the most boring championship of all time or the most thrilling. No middle ground.

        1. True. But the odds are stacked in favour of the most boring championship of all time.

    6. Game over the title is settled!

      1. No, it’s not. Vettel can still be beaten. Sure, he’d need four DNFs and Button would need four wins in order to pass him, but all the front runners are still mathematical probabilities of winning.

        Which begs the question: when is the earliest that Vettel can win the 2011 title?

        1. “Which begs the question: when is the earliest that Vettel can win the 2011 title?”

          If you’d told me in the summer season we’d be asking that after Valencia I’d have broken down in tears…. and I may still do.

        2. as we’re not yet half way through the season every single driver is still in contention for the title mathematically… doesn’t mean they stand any chance!

        3. Vettel won it today. Four DNFs is fantasy land. Red Bull would have to have huge relative drop in performance, down to third best car, for someone from the pack (Alonso, Button or Hamilton) to catch him towards the very end of the season. With McLaren going backwards, it won’t happen. There’s a faint chance with Alonso, but for my money he never pushes or risks enough to pressurize Vettel.

          Season over.

        4. The earliest Vettel can win mathematically is Spa. For that to happen none of his rivals can get to more than 109 points, meaning Button and Webber have to DNF the next four races.

          The earliest Vettel can win the title all by himself is after winning the Japanese GP. For that he has to win everything up until then and he would take the title even if either Mark or Jenson finishes second every race.

          In all honestly, calculating this was about as much fun as watching the Valencia GP… but this has always been the case, so I wouldn’t put it down to this season. :)

          1. GreeenWolf (@)
            26th June 2011, 15:40

            I’d bothered to calculate that before you posted it, and when I did I can say with certainty that the frown on my face from today’s race just grew bigger :(

          2. The earliest Vettel can win the title all by himself is after winning the Japanese GP.
            Well, at least he’s not going to wrap it up with eight races to go. South Korea and Abu Dhabi aren’t too popular, so I doubt people will be bemoaning the loss of a title fight there. And the vote will be out on India until the chequered flag falls. Brazil is the only race that people might be disappointed about the lack of a title fight, but Interlagos never needed to be the title-deciding round to provide a thriller.

        5. Agree with PM. There’s not much fighting spirit here!

          OK, it’s a slim chance but a chance nonetheless.

    7. delete Vettel from the championship and it’d be a really tight battle for the WDC!

      1. 4 cars covered by 22 points.

        1. The scary thing is, that’s about how many points the leaders had at this time last year.

    8. The end of last season was really exciting with a five way fight for the title, and then out of nowhere Vettel took it, awesome even though Im not a Vettel fan, but this season the RB car is so far ahead it just looses any excitement, personally I would love to see the front runners battling like those in the mid field. I hope the exhaust rule will make the British GP exciting. Plus it has been too long since we last had a Brit driver win there. Come on Jenson and Lewis.

      1. The main problem, in fact, is that Webber is too far behind…

        1988 was one of the best championships ever, and still had the most dominant team ever, winning 15 out of 16 races, McLaren.

        That year, Senna and Prost were so damn good fighting each other that they were enough to make a fantastic season… the rest of the grid was literally THE REST…

        It’s a shame Vettel doesn’t have, in 2011, a team-mate capable of beating him, like Webber himself was last year…

        1. I think Webber was never been able to beat Vettel. Last year all the bad luck was on Vettel side that’s why Mark was so close all the time. This year it’s other way around and we can see clearer picture. Of course Webber is strugling with tyres a bit but even if he makes the tyres work i don’t see him chalenging Sebastian. He just don’t have the guts. I’d really love to see Seb and Lewis fighting in the same team. Most of Hamilton’s fans probably will dissagree with me but i think they are very close in speed and that battle would be epic. Hope to see that some day.

    9. Great, now Massa has less then half of Alonso’s points. 3rd consecutive season without a win sadly.

    10. Vettel is running away. His rivals cannibalizing each other.

      1. Exactly. The only real difference this season is the Webber no-show. No pressure on Vettel, hardly any loss of pole position, no trading of wins.

        And no squeak from Mark. No upbeat comments about how he can challenge for the title or how he’s dismayed to be so far behind now. Isn’t that just a little strange? Just a passing thought.

        1. I think if Webber felt he were being wronged in some way we’d hear about it. After all he doesn’t usually hold back. His silence confirms for me that he knows he’s the one responsible for his performance this year.

          1. I agree Peter, no conspiracy theory, but I still find Webber’s lack of ambition in such a vastly superior car very strange. It’s like he’d given up challenging and Red Bull are totally happy with that. Sad because someone racing Vettel is what’s needed. Even they should realize that. Total domination by one driver will win them less kudos than having two drivers battle it out like last year.

    11. This sounds morbid, but it’s not over – Vettel could crash like Schumacher did at Silverstone in 1999 and break his leg, that would keep him out for such a long time that others would catch up.

      Would be a terrible way to lose the title that he clearly merits on the early season form admittedly.

      1. Highly unlikely the way the cars are built now, Kovalainen’s shunt in Barcelona 2008, Kubica’s shunt in 2007 and even Webber’s Flugtag attempt last year resulted in nothing more serious than sprained ankles and headaches…

    12. I said after the first race that the true championship was for second place.

    13. wong chin kong
      26th June 2011, 15:36

      The race winner was Vettel, is Vettel and more Vettel in the future. The Red Bull team have to scale back some of its race winning specifications to give others a chance to win some races.

      1. Except that they won’t… and it’s even worse when you realise that Red Bull foots most of the bills for RBR and sponsors for other teams may reconsider their involvement with an activity which doesn’t give them much brand exposure…

      2. But I think they already do this, scale back I mean. Red Bull seem to be cruising a long way ahead of anyone else without really trying. If they do have more in the bag, it’s doubtful they would show it. If Vettel and Webber were another half to one second ahead, say, they know the pressure would be huge for FIA to cut their wings. So what would they do, if this were the case? Just stay comfortably ahead in qualifying and races. And curiously that’s what’s happening. (Bar the safety cars re-bunching the cars and Vettel’s slip at Canada, oh and the miscalculated stops for Lewis’s win at China).

    14. I think this is it. Vettel has a bigger lead than Button had in 2009, and has a much better car, and he’s not going to drop behind like Jenson did.

      Besides, the others still have to catch the Red Bulls, which is unlikely in the short term.

      So sad, after last year’s epic battle!!!

    15. I think the problem here isn’t vettel but the fact none of the other 23 cars are consistent.

      1. I think Karthikeyan is pretty consistent. At being last that is, but consistent none the less.

    16. Wow. Vettel can afford 3 DNF’s and still lead by 2 points. Impressive.

      Nice to see the battle for 2nd has opened up to 4 drivers again.

      Rosberg is the best of the rest as a result of a no scoring round for Petrov.

      Interesting Alguersuari is level with Buemi. Should he good to see where that one goes!

    17. Taking nothing away from Vettel if only Red Bull could give Webber a clean weekend and a car which didn’t four different chassis changes in just 8 races… clearly this is making a tough job impossible.

    18. Jelle van der Meer (@)
      27th June 2011, 9:25

      Interesting to see that the others are doing equally good as last year => after the 8th race the leader had 109 points.

      Only difference this year is that Vettel is in his own championship with 186 points

      1. Jelle van der Meer (@)
        27th June 2011, 9:29

        Additional info – not till Italy (14th race)did anyone score as much points as Vettel. After the Italy race Webber had 187 points only 1 more than Vettel

    19. The way Vettel comments,like not looking on the title..meanings he is already sure will win this year and look down on other team n drivers,What a SNOBB!! and last night on press confren. he said really enjoyed the race because”just between him and the car” meanings he is too over show off!! I am really hoping Alonso,Lewis,Jenson and Webber will beat him and win the title this year….

      1. That’s a deliberate misinterpretation of what Vettel said in order to have a go at him.

        Clearly what he meant was that he isn’t taking it for granted that he’ll win the title this year, and is trying to get the best result in each possible race.

        Get off the guy’s back.

        1. Vettel try bo be like Michael…like winking to the camera…but he kissed the camera instead!! For sure Vettel wont be well known F1 champ,because he is not a class act person,just look at him when he had a bad luck,he just couldnt take it well. Different than Alonso,even though he was the youngest F1 champ,people respect him cause he really work hard to where he is now,not like Vettel…just drop in Redbull racing without even helping car developement.

    20. Sure even though Vettel DNF 3 races still leading 2 points. But what happend if he crashed and hurt himself like Michael did back in 1999 season??you never know….or maybe just like Robert K. this year?so….the season is not over…

    21. I wouldn’t call it done just yet. There are 11 races left after all. Obviously, Vettel is the the most likely winner. However, the rule change starting next race could shake things up. It really all depends on the degree to which Red Bull’s performance relies on the exhaust gas blown diffuser. Silverstone will be the race that dictates the rest of the season. If Vettel wins easily there, then I’ll join you all in saying it is over. I like Vettel, and i don’t mind seeing him win it. Basically I’m for anyone but Hamilton. I watch F1 for the cars.

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