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8 comments on “2017 Brazilian Grand Prix championship points”
12th November 2017, 18:04
Some very telling patterns in these championship standings:
– Red Bull are over 250 points behind Mercedes, yet Red Bull at #3 have twice the points of Force India in #4 (both teams have great driver pairings, though more fireworks in FI than RBR)
– Force India in #4 have over twice the points of Williams in #5 (I think this is more drivers, and to a lesser extent the cars)
– 6/7/8 – nice tight and fractious battle
– Sauber proves that the money saved on year-old engines doesn’t compensate enough; so its probably a decent decision by the new owners & the new team principal to get current engines for 2018.
12th November 2017, 18:28
They shoud creat 2 categories for F1 like LMP1 and LMP2, it’s a big gap.
Force India car was the 4th fastest in almost all the races. But Williams should be very close (or a bit ahead) if they still had Bottas/Massa as drivers, as Massa had is usual misfortune in his better days. Stroll money will not pay out and they will be a good example for the others teams.
12th November 2017, 18:33
This is a very interesting point, and got me wondering. If Williams still had the Bottas/Massa driver pairing, would they have beaten Force India? I think not, I’d think that Ocon has turned out to be an incredibly talented replacement for the Hulk, not to mention the Force India is a well rounded-out car.
In hindsight, Williams might have made the right (monetary choice) – fifth + whatever millions Stroll brought in is better than fifth + Bottas’ salary.
2018 will be a different tale – they’ll need all of Paddy Lowe’s talent to keep the car ahead of Renault and McLaren.
12th November 2017, 18:20
So if Vettel outscores Bottas at the final race (which he should and I would not be surprised if Vettel wins again to close out the year strongly). That would be the first time that a driver would beat a Mercedes driver in the standings since 2013.
12th November 2017, 18:58
@arobbo Vettel doesn’t need to outscore Bottas. An 8th place is enough for him to secure P2 in WDC, irrespective of what Bottas does.
12th November 2017, 19:39
That points gap to Ferrari… ! Also, McLaren’s number of points… unreal!
Mort Canard (@motoduc250)
12th November 2017, 23:07
I look for McLaren to get in the fight with Red Bull next year. Would be interesting if Team Renault finished next year as a the back marker for the three Renault powered teams.
Wild card next year will be Toro Rosso with the Honda. Honda could be more of the same or a massive improvement.
Ian Bond (@ianbond001)
13th November 2017, 16:20
Watching the point gaps, all i can think of is:
The month of September!”
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