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2016 Austrian Grand Prix championship points

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10 comments on “2016 Austrian Grand Prix championship points”

  1. Manor – 1
    Sauber – 0

    Also loving how Raikkonen managed to tie with Vettel despite Vettel clearly outperforming him since the start of the year and how Verstappen is quickly gaining on Ricciardo.

    1. Raikkonen is clearly not new to the bad luck department. His race was a little bit ruined by the safety car today… I think he could have done better.

    2. What a brilliant drive from Wehrlein, great to see next generation coming through. Very pleased for Manor.

    3. It’s not really a valid comparison. They’ve each had two DNFs, but Vettel didn’t even start one of the races.

    4. Raikkonen has been closer to Vettel than he has been to either Alonso in 2014 or Vettel in 2015. If Ferrari didn’t keep on putting him on the same strategy as Vettel despite not having the track position for it (like getting caught in traffic in Canada) or just generally silly strategies (getting undercut by both Red Bulls this weekend) perhaps he’d be in front of Vettel by some 10 points by now.

      But surely there’d be another reason Raikkonen would be doing poorly then. He isn’t the Kimi he was in 2005, but he wasn’t at Lotus either, so I’m not sure where all the negativity is coming from.

  2. If Rosberg doesn’t win this championship, then he will be kicking himself.

  3. Is Gutierrez still Ill then ? WD to Manor and Button too !

    1. Arnoud van Houwelingen
      3rd July 2016, 16:02

      Did you seen the start of Gutierrez? What a Joke .. From 11th to 21th in one lap

  4. Will Ves get passed Ric this season, despite his four TR races..? I think he will.

  5. So after 9 rounds, compared to 2015:
    1 (2) Nico Rosberg 153 (177) -22 points
    2 (1) Lewis Hamilton 142 (194) -52 points
    3 (3) Sebastian Vettel 96 (135) -39 points
    3 (5) Kimi Raikkonen 96 (76) +20 points
    5 (10) Daniel Ricciardo 88 (36) +52 points
    6 (14) Max Verstappen 72 (10) +62 points
    7 (4) Valtteri Bottas 54 (77) -23 points
    8 (12) Sergio Perez 39 (15) +24 points
    9 (6) Felipe Massa 38 (74) -36 points
    10 (10) Romain Grosjean 28 (17) +11 points

    Safe to say Romain’s move to Haas has paid off and we’ve had more diverse point scorers than last year.

    11 (8) Daniil Kvyat 22 (27) -5 points
    11 (15) Carlos Sainz Jnr 22 (9) +13 points

    It’s not looking good for Kvyat..

    As for the teams:
    1 (1) Mercedes 295 (371) -76 points
    2 (2) Ferrari 192 (211) -19 points
    3 (4) Red Bull 168 (63) +105 points (!)
    4 (3) Williams 92 (151) -59 points
    5 (5) Force India 59 (39) +20 points
    6 (8) Toro Rosso 36 (19) +17 points
    7 (9) McLaren 32 (5) + 27 points
    8 (-) Haas 28 (did not compete) +28 points
    9 (6) Renault 6 (29) -23 points
    10 (11) Manor 1 (0) +1 point
    11 (7) Sauber 0 (21) -21 points

    Clear to see Red Bull, McLaren and Haas are pulling some punches here, while Renault and Sauber, much like their track position, leave much to be desired. Interesting to see Ferrari has failed to capitalize on Mercedes’ lower points tally so far, then again they do still go with typical Ferrari strategies, dropping their drivers mid-pack and letting them get undercut..

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