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Detailed breakdown of the championship standings so far: 2011 F1 statistics: Championship points
2011 Belgian Grand Prix
- Rate the race result: 2011 Belgian Grand Prix
- In the Paddock Club and in the stands at Spa
- Leimer’s crash and in the pits at McLaren – fans’ videos from Spa
- 2011 Belgian Grand Prix: complete race review
- Vote for your Belgian GP driver of the weekend
- Red Bull: Newey relieved after “scariest race ever”
- McLaren: Button hit by debris in first-lap scare
- Ferrari: Harder tyres still the car’s weakness
- Mercedes: Schumacher climbs 19 places to fifth
- Renault: Petrov buoyed by R31 upgrades
41 comments on “2011 Belgian Grand Prix championship points”
28th August 2011, 14:37
Sebastian Vettel, 2011 championship practically assured now
28th August 2011, 14:38
Leiws Hamilton gets taken out by Kobayashi, and there is no surprise what the FIA old boys do, as I said earlier this is the net result of the FIA clearly racist treatment of Lewis Hamilton, which had sent the signal to the other drivers; its ‘open season’ on Lewis; you can do what ever when he tries to pass you, knowing full well that the FIA will either look the other way, or punish Lewis…disgarceful
28th August 2011, 14:39
Cool story bro. LOL!
28th August 2011, 14:42
I don’t think it has anything to do with racism really. But it is a bit odd, with all the things they do punish for (especially HAM), and I don’t think it is a coincidence it involved HAM.
I have to say, I do see other drivers getting more aggressive with HAM, something they didn’t do with either ALO, or VET, or BUT, and it is partly due to HAM always getting in danger of being punished if he has a contact. The FIA is partly to blame for that, and it is helping ruining races.
30th August 2011, 9:22
Senna used to intimidate his opponents by crashing into them at least once. The next time they meet on the track, the opposing driver would give more room, or defend less, thinking another accident might happen.
Lewis, being a Senna-wannabe, is _trying_ to do the same thing, but failing horribly.
Unfortunately for Lewis, he is not accurate enough to get out of trouble. For instance, if you think about when Webber overtook Alonso, both drivers gave zero room, but made it through without a problem. If it was Lewis and Webber, there would most definitely had been contact and a loss of points.
If I think of the recent Lewis overtakes in non-drs zones, a number of rubbing and bashing has gone on. Massa vs Lewis in the GB race comes to mind, as well has his disgusting show in Monaco.
3rd September 2011, 21:28
Wow how someone could change the story…flat out twisting the facts! First of all Hamilton was not taken out by Kobayashi, he took himself out and he even admitted it was his fault.
So what racism? Black vs. Yellow? Gimme a break!
28th August 2011, 14:38
He’s already got more points than at the end of last year.
28th August 2011, 14:38
Seb already has more points this yeaer than he had last year. How early can he wrap this up?
28th August 2011, 20:11
I think he can wrap it up in about 2 races, if he is 125 points or latest in 3 races, being over 100 points ahead of Webber then.
28th August 2011, 14:41
It’s over. There’s no way to stop Vettel and Redbull unless there’s absence.
Ben Needham (@ben-n)
28th August 2011, 14:44
I’m sure there is no losing it for Sebastian Vettel from here. He is too far ahead. If we assume that there is no way Webber will beat him, then he has a 102 point lead to Alonso – who has a far slower car it would appear.
28th August 2011, 14:45
Given how bad Ferrari have been for most of the year with tyres (saving them and using them) I’m amazed Alonso is third.
28th August 2011, 14:50
If it had been a ‘proper’ summer with reasonably high temperatures in the high-20s – not even in the low-30s as most summers are nowadays – Ferrari would have owned the field in Canada and from Great Britain on where the major upgrade was introduced, I believe…
Utter bad lack this weather was. Every race was wet or low temp race bar Valencia.
28th August 2011, 15:42
@ Atticus’s firt comment: Couldn’t agree more. Also dont you guys think that in this particuler season we have seen many more wet races compared to other seasons.
28th August 2011, 14:53
That shows why he needs better car…
28th August 2011, 15:05
…And again why did the team not call him in during the SC period? Why on Earth?
Alonso gave it his all in all sense, catapulted himself from 8th to 1st on his own and then Ferrari screws up the strategy again.
I’m fed up with this situation. I believe he drives alot better than he did in his championship winning years. Yet he gets nowhere since 2008.
28th August 2011, 15:13
They didn’t call him in because he had just gotten his new tyres and felt their car used those better than RB. Still, afterwards it looks like picking up new ones had been the better decision.
28th August 2011, 14:53
Guys, I follow how the championship would unfold if it was still the old 10-6-4-3-2-1 point system.
Vettel would have 97 points from Hamilton, Alonso and Webber all on 45 (!) and Button on 44 (!!)…
28th August 2011, 17:37
Interesting, but an even more crushing lead.
28th August 2011, 15:01
If Red Bull have both cars as non-finishes in Italy, Singapore, and Japan and McLaren have three 1-2 finishes, Red Bull will still be first in the Constructor’s Championship by 2 points.
28th August 2011, 15:16
Give Vettel and Red Bull the WDC and WCC, because the only way they aren’t going to win this is if Milton Keynes is destroyed by a meteorite.
28th August 2011, 15:18
Even that won’t work. Newey could whip up a couple of cars and updates from the debris.
28th August 2011, 15:23
28th August 2011, 15:37
I had underestimated the genius of Newey!
28th August 2011, 16:03
28th August 2011, 16:20
Nice one Steph! :)
28th August 2011, 16:49
Thank you everyone :)
28th August 2011, 15:45
Back after the amazing Spa Grand Prix with another points summary.
There’s 175 to play for; and again, still open. Here are the gaps:
It’s not possible for Vettel to wrap it up by Monza. Singapore, however… is possible.
In Singapore, there will be 125 points to play for. So. By the Singaporean checkered flag, he has to, over the next TWO races now, outscore:
Webber by 34 points (17 points average)
Alonso by 24 points (12 points average)
Button by 16 points (8 points average)
Hamilton by 13 points (6.5 points average) – a win is 7 points; so winning the next two would knock Hamilton out of the race, even if Hamilton scores 2nd in both races.
For him to do so by the Suzuka checkered, he has to outscore (over the next 3 races):
Webber by 9 points (3 points average).
Webber is the only one “above the curve” in this regard. The others, however, have to catch up a set amount of points. Vettel can let the following happen, and still win:
Alonso has to outscore him by 1 point (.33 average)
Button has to outscore him by 9 points (3 average)
Hamilton has to outscore him by 12 points (4 average)
By Korea, with only 75 points left on the table, EVERYONE is below the curve. Note that for all the stats below, if the guys outscore him by that number of points, Vettel will be champ by 1 point
Webber has to outscore him by 16 points (4 average)
Alonso has to outscore him by 26 points (6.5 average)
Button has to outscore him by 34 points (8.5 average)
Hamilton has to outscore him by 37 points (9.25 average)
Webber has to outscore him by 41 points (8.2 average)
Alonso has to outscore him by 51 points (10.2 average)
Button has to outscore him by 59 points (11.8 average)
Hamilton has to outscore him by 62 points (12.4 average)
By Abu Dhabi:
Webber has to outscore him by 66 points (11 average)
Alonso has to outscore him by 76 points (12.67 average)
Button has to outscore him by 84 points (14 average)
Hamilton has to outscore him by 87 points (14.5 average)
Webber has to outscore him by 91 points (13 average)
Alonso has to outscore him by 101 points (14.43 average)
Button has to outscore him by 109 points (15.57 average)
Hamilton has to outscore him by 112 points (16 average)
So. Singapore looks unlikely, but if he can gain 9 points (over the next 3 races) over Webber, and not lose any gap towards his other contenders, he WILL be champion, by Suzuka. With FOUR RACES remaining.
Scary isn’t it?
Will be back for another scary update in 3 weeks time, after Monza. Ciao!
28th August 2011, 16:06
Great, great summary Raymond! I’ll be really surprised if Vettel doesn’t wrap it all up before Korea.
28th August 2011, 16:31
Cheers mate. It’s all running in a massive mega spreadsheet I’ve been running for a while. Maybe Keith would like to read this too as I know Keith is also quite an anorak :P
Speaking of anoraks, is the race stats up yet?
28th August 2011, 17:44
So who do we nominate to take him out for the next 3 races?
28th August 2011, 19:52
Kobayashi, Maldonado and Hamilton have quite a talent for that kind of a mission. If they fail Massa, DiResta or a backmarker will do. Keep believing until its mathematicly impossible!
28th August 2011, 17:50
Great stats! Thanks : )
Can you share that spredsheat somehow? I would like to have a copy to play with my self : )
28th August 2011, 20:15
Thanks for the summary Raymond. Above I answered Dan Thorn on the same line from memory, but this really perfectly shows what an uphill battle the others are facing here.
28th August 2011, 18:39
Bravo Pastor, finally in the points on an occasion that seemed less likely than other.
28th August 2011, 19:08
It hardly needs saying both Championships are over. Before this race there was an outside chance of the constructors for someone other than RBR but I can’t see it now.
Roll on 2012, but until then just enjoy each race as it comes along.
28th August 2011, 21:02
I find it hard to get bitter about 2011 being wrapped up so dominantly by Vettel given that we had a fantastic 2010. We know this sport can produce fantastic entertainment irrespective of the end result, todays fantastic race displayed that.
Personally I can take pleasure in a 92 point lead. Give it ten years and people will be heaping praise all over Vettel. Fangio, Senna and Schumacher all got that treatment and so will he. He deserves it.
29th August 2011, 6:55
It’s interesting isn’t it? 2010 gave us boring races (save for a few rain affected ones, or Canada) and a great championship battle, while 2011 is giving us a hell-boring championship but great on-track battles
29th August 2011, 2:58
The only drama left involving Vettel is whether his individual point total can overtake McLaren in the constructor’s championship. He’s only 36 points behind them.
29th August 2011, 6:32
LOL!! someones gotta tell the bookies..
29th August 2011, 9:46
He’d need to get 5 more points than McLaren in five of the remaining seven races and 6 more points in the other two races.
I’ll give you 50/1 on that!
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