What’s The Points
What’s The Points – China Update
What’s The Points – Spain Update
What’s The Points – Monaco Update
What’s The Points – Turkey Update
What’s The Points – Canada Update
What’s The Points – Valencia Update
Below is a comparison of the World Championship positions for this year’s points (left), last year’s points-system (middle) and the older 10-6-4-3-2-1 approach (right). Ties are decided by countback.
A painful race for Ferrari with 14th and 15th. Alonso keeps fifth in points but is not far shy of falling two race-wins behind the points leader. Kubica’s DNF saw him lose position to Rosberg in all three schemes. Nico seemed very positive about improvements to the Mercedes but his podium surely had much to do with both Ferrari drivers, Vettel, Kubica and Button having difficult weekends. However, he did stay ahead of Button without obvious difficulty after the safety-car period so let us see how he does in future races.
Webber has overtaken his team-mate in all three systems, but also squeezed ahead of Jenson under 10-6-4-3-2-1. That regime gives more favour to outright results. Button has seven top-six finishes to the Australian’s six, but Mark has three wins plus two other podiums, whilst Button has two wins with three other podiums.
These are the points if given to engines:
With Barrichello fifth and Hülkenberg tenth, Cosworth achieved their first double-points finish, outscoring Ferrari by 11 to 8.
The top six scores by nationality of drivers are:
Britain gained two points on Germany with 30 to 28 despite Rosberg, Vettel, Sutil, Schumacher and Hülkenberg all finishing in the points for the first time.
See also RG’s Silverstone update for his championship for new teams.