Raikkonen on Pole as Hamilton struggles

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen secures pole position for the first time since France 2008 with teammate Sebastian Vettel alongside him on the front row. Valterri Bottas lines up in 3rd with Lewis Hamilton struggling and getting knocked out in Q2.

27/05/17

Vandoorne handed three-place grid drop

Stewards in Spain have handed McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne a three-place grid penalty for the Monaco GP for colliding with Felipe Massa’s Williams during the race. Vandoorne was running 16th when he turned in on a fast-approaching Massa at Turn 1 on lap 34. Massa was able to continue, but Vandoorne ended up in the gravel with broken suspension.

Jenson Button handed 15-place grid penalty

On his one-off return to F1 to replace Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button has been given a 15 place grid penalty thanks to a new turbocharger and a MGU-H element. Button is driving Alonso’s MCL32 as the Spaniard competes in Indy 500.

Qualifying

Q1

Q1 starts with Kimi Raikkonen emerging from the pits as the first driver out on track. Many drivers want to get their laps in early as there is 11 drivers out on track. Raikkonen goes quickest on a 1:14:296 with Sebastian Vettel on a 1:14:361. Valterri Bottas comes round and produces a slow first lap on a 1:22:282 while Raikkonen goes even quicker on a 1:13:496. Vettel is able to beat him on his next lap with a 1:13:289 with Bottas on a 1:13:821. Lewis Hamilton is next with a 1:13:900 with Jenson Button on a 1:14:220. it looks like both Mercedes and Red Bull drivers are taking two warm up laps before they go for their lap. Raikkonen and Vettel improve again on a 1:13:117 and a 1:13:219.

With 3 minutes to go, Romain Grosjean, Lance Stroll, Jolyon Palmer, Pascal Wehrlein and Marcus Ericsson are in the drop-zone. In the final minute, Ericsson stops and a replay shows that he hit the barrier at turn 10 damaging his left-rear tyre. Palmer cannot get through to Q2 but Grosjean can, pushing Esteban Ocon out. Q1 ends with Max Verstappen quickest ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

Out: Ericsson – 20th, Wehrlein – 19th, Stroll – 18th, Palmer – 17th and Ocon – 16th

Q2

Q2 Starts with Valterri Bottas emerging from the pits as the first driver out on track. Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are once again quite close on a 1:12:780 and a 1:12:885. Lewis Hamilton has a scary moment going round turn 3. He manages to save the rear of the car and survives for another lap. Max Verstappen seems to have the edge over Daniel Ricciardo so far on a 1:12:896 and a 1:13:011. Hamilton’s next runs is only a 1:14:106. The lap is only good enough for 13th. Raikkonen once again improves on a 1:12:231.

With 3 minutes to go, Nico Hulkenberg, Carlos Sainz, Kevin Magnussen, Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa are currently in the drop-zone. Hamilton is on his final lap and he is on course to get through to the final qualifying session. The yellow flags are out as Hamilton exits the 2nd Sector and its Stoffel Vandoorne in the barrier at turn 16. Hamilton’s qualifying is over, he is out. Q2 ends with Kimi Raikkonen quickest ahead of Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel.

Out: Massa – 15th, Hamilton – 14th, Magnussen – 13th, Hulkenberg – 12th and Kvyat – 11th

Q3

Due to his crash at the end of Q2, Stoffel Vandoorne will not compete in the final session. Carlos Sainz is the first driver out on track. Kimi Raikkonen sets the benchmark time of a 1:12:296 with Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo on a 1:13:136 and a 1:12:998. Vettel improves on his next lap to a 1:13:002.

With 3minutes and 30 seconds to go, the cars head out for their final laps. Valterri Bottas improves to a 1:12:559 but he continues for another lap. Raikkonen improves to a 1:12:178. That’s his final lap and now he has to wait and see what Vettel and Bottas can do. Vettel is quick through sector 1 with Bottas as well. Vettel has a poor middle sector and has lost a couple of tenths. Vettel comes across the line and goes 2nd on a 1:12:491. What can Bottas do? He goes 3rd. Kimi Raikkonen is on Pole Position for the Monaco GP! Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo end up 4tht and 5th.

Top 10: Vandoorne – 10th, Button – 9th, Grosjean 8th, Perez – 7th, Sainz – 6th, Ricciardo – 5th, Verstappen – 4th, Bottas – 3rd, Vettel – 2nd and Raikkonen – 1st

Qualifying Result

1.Raikkonen  2.Vettel  3.Bottas  4.Verstappen  5.Ricciardo  6.Sainz  7.Perez  8.Grosjean  9.Kvyat  10.Hulkenberg  11.Magnussen  12.Vandoorne*  13.Hamilton  14.Massa  15.Ocon  16.Palmer  17.Stroll  18.Wehrlein  19.Ericsson*  20.Button*

* Penalties applied

Ericsson* has been given a five-place penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.

  • Kimi Raikkonen secures Pole Position and his first Pole since France 2008. It is also the first time that he has out-qualified teammate Sebastian Vettel this year. Raikkonen’s best qualifying result before this was 2nd.
  • Carlos Sainz’s best qualifying of the year in 6th, previous 8th.
  • Sergio Perez’s best qualifying of the year in 7th, previous 8th.
  • It was the first time that Lewis Hamilton failed to make it through to Q3 since the Italian GP 2013.

 

Hamilton beats Vettel in Spain thriller

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton beats Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in thrilling race as Pascal Wehrlein scores his and Sauber’s first points of the season.

14/05/17

Vandoorne given 10 place grid penalty

McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne has been handed a 10-place grid penalty for the Spanish GP as Honda was forced to change two engine components. After detecting a sensor issue on Sunday morning, the Japanese manufacturer changed the energy store and control electronics on Vandoorne’s car ahead of the race.

Tyre Choice

Jolyon Palmer, Daniil Kvyat and Stoffel Vandoorne will start on the Medium compound tyre with the rest of the grid starting on the Soft tyre.

Race

The lights go out and Sebastian get a better start than Lewis Hamilton and leads going down into turn 1. Valterri Bottas goes to the inside of turn 1 with Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen making three wide. Contact is made with Raikkonen breaking his left-front suspension. Exiting turn 2, Fernando Alonso goes across the gravel. He recovers but drops to 11th place. Going onto lap 2, Vettel has a 2 second gap to Hamilton who is ahead of Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon. By lap 3, Verstappen officially retires with Raikkonen also out. Lap 7, Vettel’s gap has extended to 2.4 seconds with Hamilton telling his team that it’s “not easy to keep up with Vettel.” A replay from the start shows Felipe Massa hitting Alonso between turn 2 and 3 forcing Alonso wide and also resulting in a puncture for Massa.

Lap 8, Sebastian Vettel sets the new fastest lap of a 1:25:806. Lap 11, the stewards confirm that there will be no action taken between Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. Lap 13, Lewis Hamilton is told to push by his Mercedes team as Alonso pits. Lap 14, Kevin Magnussen and Carlos Sainz pit. Both go onto the Soft tyre like Alonso but both are near enough side-by-side as they head down the pi-lane. Magnussen edges ahead with Sainz taking to the grass. Lap 15, Vettel pits from the lead, he goes onto the Soft tyre and emerges back out in 4th. Lap 16, Vettel overtakes Daniel Ricciardo into turn 1 and is now up into 3rd place. Lap 21, Hamilton and Ricciardo pit with both switching to the Medium tyre.

Lap 25, Sebastian Vettel overtakes Valterri Bottas who is yet to pit into turn 1 and up into 1st place. Lewis Hamilton now breezes past Bottas and up into 2nd place. Lap 27, Bottas pits goes onto the Medium tyre and rejoining back in 3rd. Lap 33, Vettel now has 7.7 second gap to Hamilton. Lap 36, Felipe Massa is behind Stoffel Vandoorne and moves towards the inside for turn 1. Vandoorne moves closer to Massa and there’s contact. Vandoorne has broken his left-front suspension. He pulls over and stops at turn 2. The VSC is deployed and Hamilton pits going onto the Soft tyre. Lap 38, Vettel pits going onto the Medium tyre but where will he come out on track? Hamilton is coming down the start/finish straight and Vettel and himself go side-by-side into turn 1! Vettel edges out Hamilton and remains in the lead for now.

The VSC wiped out Sebastian Vettel’s lead allowing Lewis Hamilton to pit and close up. Lap 39, Daniel Ricciardo pits going onto the Medium tyre as Valterri Bottas pulls over and is out. Lap 40, Vettel leads ahead of Hamilton, Ricciardo, Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon. Lap 44, Hamilton has now closed up to Vettel and now has DRS to help him. Vettel covers off the inside to turn 1 but Hamilton goes round the out-side and takes the lead. Lap 47, Pascal Wehrlein has received a 5 second time penalty for failing to stay right of the pit entry bollard.

Lap 59, Lance Stroll has his team-mate Felipe Massa behind now after being overtaken by Marcus Ericsson on the previous lap. Lap 66, Kevin Magnussen has got a puncture after contact with Daniil Kvyat. This ends his good race as he was running well into the points. Lewis Hamilton comes round to win ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.

Race Results

1.Hamilton  2.Vettel  3.Ricciardo  4.Perez  5.Ocon  6.Hulkenberg  7.Sainz  8.Wehrlein*  9.Kvyat  10.Grosjean  11.Ericsson  12.Alonso  13.Massa  14.Stroll  15.Magnussen  16.Palmer  17.Stroll  DNF Bottas, Vandoorne, Verstappen and Raikkonen

Wehrlein* took his 5 second time penalty at the end of the race for failing to stay right of the pit lane bollard.

Race stats

  • Lewis Hamilton now joins Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso as the only current drivers to have won twice in Spain, has now won two races this season, and 55 overall in his career.
  • Nico Hulkenberg extended his – and Renault’s – points streak to three races as he came home in a season’s best sixth place.
  • Pascal Wehrlein finished in the top ten for just the second time in his career as he scored his and Sauber’s first points of 2017.
  • Fernando Alonso reached the chequered flag for the first time this season as he came home in 12th, which also represents McLaren’s best finish of 2017.

Drivers Championship

  1. Sebastian Vettel 104pts
  2. Lewis Hamilton 98pts
  3. Valterri Bottas 63pts
  4. Kimi Raikkonen 49pts
  5. Daniel Ricciardo 37pts
  6. Max Verstappen 35pts
  7. Sergio Perez 34pts
  8. Esteban Ocon 19pts
  9. Felipe Massa 18pts
  10. Carlos Sainz 17pts

Constructors Championship

  1. Mercedes 161pts
  2. Ferrari 153pts
  3. Red Bull 72pts
  4. Force India 53pts
  5. Torro Rosso 21pts
  6. Williams 18pts
  7. Renault 14pts
  8. Haas 9pts
  9. Sauber 4pts
  10. McLaren 0pts

 

 

 

Hamilton on Pole as Alonso takes P7

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and teammate Valterri Bottas as McLaren’s Fernando Alonso makes it into Q3 for the first time this season.

13/05/17

Qualifying

Q1

Q1 starts with Stoffel Vandoorne emerging as the first driver on the track. His first lap is a 1:23:219. Sebastian Vettel is also out on track. He’s slowing. It’s bad news for the championship leader. Ferrari tell him to stop but Vettel keeps going. He is next told to box but he keeps on going. Romain Grosjean spins at turn 13 with the rear of the car stepping out which sent him into the spin. He switches a couple of dials on his steering wheel and goes quickest on a 1:20:939. Valterri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton are next on a 1:20:991 and a 1:20:511. Both Red Bulls are off the pace of Ferrari and Mercedes but Max Verstappen wins the intra team battle with Daniel Ricciardo to 4th. Kimi Raikkonen takes 4th on a 1:21:120.

With 1 minute to go, Marcus Ericsson, Stoffel Vandoorne, Lance Stroll, Jolyon Palmer and Daniil Kvyat are in the drop-zone. The chequered flag falls with Fernando Alonso and Nico Hulkenberg are safe. The same cannot be said for Vandoorne or Stroll. Carlos Sainz gets through but Kvyat and Palmer are out. Lewis Hamilton ends the session quickest ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.

Out: Kvyat – 20th, Vandoorne – 19th, Stroll – 18th, Palmer – 17th and Ericsson – 16th

Q2

Q2 starts with Valterri Bottas emerging as the first driver out on track. He locks-up into turn 1 on his flying lap and back off. Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen set their lap times of a 1:20:210 and a 1:20:621. Bottas makes it round for another lap and goes 2nd on a 1:20:300. Both Red Bulls are next with Daniel Ricciardo on a 1:20:855 and Max Verstappen on a 1:20:722. Sebastian Vettel goes 2nd on a 1:20:295.

With 2 minutes to go, Romain Grosjean, Felipe Massa, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Pascal Wehrlein are in the drop-zone. The flag falls with Fernando putting in a great lap to make it into the top 10. Will he be able to make it through to Q3. Nico Hulkenberg, Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz and Felipe Massa put in good laps. Wehrlein improves but fails to get into the top 10. Kevin Magnussen goes 10th but Perez pushes him out. Lewis Hamilton ends the session quickest ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Valterri Bottas.

Out: Wehrlein – 15th, Grosjean – 14th, Hulkenberg – 13th, Sainz – 12th and Magnussen – 11th.

Q3

Q3 starts with Valterri Bottas emerging as the first driver out on track once again. His first lap is a 1:19:390 with Lewis Hamilton on a 1:19:149. Sebastian Vettel’s first lap is quite off the pace on a 1:19:661 with Kimi Raikkonen beating Vettel on a 1:19:439.

With 3 minutes and 20 seconds to go, Fernando Alonso pulls out of the pits and goes onto his flying lap. Valterri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton start their laps with both equally matched in Sector 1. Sebastian Vettel is purple in Sector 1 with Bottas and Hamilton still matched as they exit Sector 2. Bottas comes across the line and can’t get pole with a 1:19:373. Hamilton is next and he doesn’t improve on a 1:19:174. Vettel goes 2nd on a 1:19:200, splitting the Mercedes cars. Kimi Raikkonen goes 4th with the star of the day, Fernando Alonso going 7th.

Top 10: Ocon – 10th, Massa – 9th, Perez – 8th, Alonso – 7th, Ricciardo – 6th, Verstappen – 5th, Raikkonen – 4th, Bottas – 3rd, Vettel – 2nd and Hamilton – 1st.

Qualifying Result

1.Hamilton  2.Vettel  3.Bottas  4.Raikkonen  5.Verstappen  6.Ricciardo  7.Alonso  8.Perez  9.Massa  10.Ocon  11.Magnussen  12.Sainz  13.Hulkenberg  14.Grosjean  15.Wehrlein  16.Ericsson  17.Palmer  18.Stroll  19.Vandoorne  20.Kvyat

  • Kevin Magnussen’s best qualifying of the year in 11th, previous 12th.
  • Nico Hulkenberg’s worst qualifying of the year in 13th.
  • Fernando Alonso’s best qualifying of the year in 7th, previous 13th.

 

 

Spanish GP Preview

The Formula One 2017 Season rolls into Spain for the start of the European league of the season. Mercedes Valterri Bottas was victorious last time out in Russia. Will he be able to repeat that here on Sunday?

12/05/17

Track facts

  • Lap record: 1:21:670, Kimi Raikkonen, 2008
  • Laps: 66
  • Circuit length: 4.655km
  • Race distance: 307.104
  • Corners: 16

History of the Spanish GP

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya played host to the Spanish grand prix for the first time in 1991. Spain has hosted some memorable races in the past like: In 1996, the last wet race in Spain was Michael Schumacher’s brilliant first Ferrari victory. The race in 2012 was also historic as Williams Pastor Maldonado won ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Lotuses Kimi Raikkonen. Last year’s race has to go down as one of the all-time classics as the Mercedes drivers of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed spectacularly handing the race win to Red Bulls Max Verstappen on his debut for the Red Bull team. Verstappen became the youngest ever GP winner.

Stats

  • The Spanish crowd have had two drivers to cheer on since 2015 with 2 time champion Fernando Alonso and Torro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jr.
  • In the last 10 years, 10 different drivers have won the Spanish GP. Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel, Pastor Maldonado, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Max Verstappen have tasted the winner’s champagne dating back to 2007.
  • Michael Schumacher has the most wins round with 6. Out of the current grid, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso have won round here twice with Raikkonen in 2005 and 2008 and Alonso in 2006 and 2013.
  • Ferrari are the most successful constructor round here with 12 wins. McLaren have 8 with Red Bull taking last year’s win are now on 3 wins. Mercedes have 2 wins back in 2014 and 2015.

Grosjean replaces Button as director of the GPDA

Haas’s Romain Grosjean has replaced Jenson Button as a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association. He joins Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and chairman Alexander Wurz in the leading roles after Button stepped down following his decision not to race in 2017.

Mercedes first team to reveal new larger numbers and names

Mercedes has become the first Formula 1 team to reveal the new mandatory large numbers and driver names on its car ahead of the Spanish GP. The rule comes into effect from this weekend’s race at Barcelona. Mercedes unveiled its solution on social media on Wednesday morning. Other teams such as Red Bull, Torro Rosso and Force India have unveiled their designs.

My Predictions – Qualifying

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
  2. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari
  3. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari

Race

  1. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes
  3. Max Verstappen – Red Bull

Bottas beats Vettel in tense race climax

Mercedes Valterri Bottas beats Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to score his maiden F1 win. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the podium places in 3rd with Lewis Hamilton a distant 4th place.

30/04/17

Alonso fails to start

McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will not start the race after an ERS problem made him come to a halt at the pit-lane entry on the formation lap. Alonso, complained on the starting grid before the formation lap that something wasn’t right. This meant that the drivers had to take and extra formation lap for the marshals to remove the McLaren car.

Tyre Choice

Everyone will start on the Ultrasoft tyre except from Pascal Wehrlein, Marcus Ericsson and Jolyon Palmer who will start on the Supersoft tyre.

Race

The lights go out and its a good start by Sebastian Vettel, the same can’t be said for his teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who has lost a place to Valterri Bottas. Bottas gets into Vettel’s slipstream and overtakes Vettel before turn 2. Vettel follows behind with Raikkonen keeping 3rd ahead of Lewis Hamilton. There’s contact at the back. Its Jolyon Palmer and Romain Grosjean. Grosjean went to the inside of turn 2 with Palmer caught up in the middle with a Sauber car to his right. Grosjean tapped Palmer’s car with Palmer losing control of the car and hitting Grosjean. Grosjean gets airtime before crashing into the barrier. Both are out and the Safety car is deployed.

At the end of lap 1, Marcus Ericsson and Stoffel Vandoorne pit swapping to the Ultrasoft tyre. Behind Lewis Hamilton comes Felipe Massa, Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, Sergio Perez, Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg. The Safety Car comes in at the end of lap 3 with Valterri Bottas making a great restart. Lap 5, Ricciardo has slowed on the main straight. There is smoke coming from right-rear brake. He crawls back to the pits and into retirement. The incident at the start of the race between Palmer and Grosjean will be investigated after the race. Kevin Magnussen and Vandoorne are given 5 second time penalties for running wide at turn 1 and not rejoining the track at the right point.

Lap 13, Valterri Bottas has a 3.9 second gap to Sebastian Vettel in 2nd. Vettel has a 3.8 second gap to Kimi Raikkonen who has a 2.1 second gap to Lewis Hamilton in 4th. Lap 17, Bottas sets the fastest lap of the race with a 1:38:404. Hamilton is struggling so far this race with his tyre temperatures with a radio call to his team saying that the “temperatures are going back up.” Lap 22, Felipe Massa, Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat pit swapping to the Supersoft tyre. Magnussen takes his penalty and has ended up behind Kvyat. Lap 26, Bottas is now navigating his way through traffic with the gap to Vettel is now 2.6 seconds.

Lap 27, Valterri Bottas pits from the lead. He goes onto the Supersoft tyre and emerges out in 4th place. Lap 28, Sergio Perez pits and goes onto the Supersoft tyre as Ferrari tell Vettel to “push now.”  Lap 30, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen pit with both going onto the Supersoft tyre. Sebastian Vettel still leads ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Bottas, Raikkonen and Verstappen. Lap 31, Hamilton pits from 2nd and goes onto the Supersoft tyre. He emerges back out in 4th. Lap 34, Vettel finally pits from the lead. He goes onto the Supersoft tyre and emerges back out in 2nd. Lap 38, Bottas locks-up going into turn 13, he runs wide and the gap to Vettel is now only 2.2 seconds.

Lap 41, Nico Hulkenberg pits from 6th place. He is the last driver to make his pit-stop. He goes onto the Supersoft tyre and emerges back out in 9th place. Lap 42, Felipe Massa makes a emergency pit-stop after Williams detected a slow puncture. He back out in 9th place boosting Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon for Force India up into 6th and 7th. Lap 46, Bottas now leads by only 1.6 seconds to Vettel in 2nd. Lap 48, Hulkenberg is now catching Ocon with Massa behind catching both. Lap 49, Bottas leads by 1.2 seconds as Vettel sets the fastest lap of the race. Tense times for Bottas and Mercedes.

Lap 52, Valterri Bottas has comes up to lap Felipe Massa. He overtakes Massa before turn 2. Sebastian Vettel has to overtakes Massa soon if he wants any chance of winning his race. Vettel has to stay behind Massa throughout the long swooping turn 4. Vettel dives up the inside of Massa into turn 5 with Vettel making a “rude” gesture as he goes past. Bottas comes the final corner to win his FIRST EVER GP WIN IN F1. He becomes the 5th Finnish driver to win a race and he also becomes the 107th Formula One driver to win a race. Vettel finished a close second with Kimi Raikkonen in 3rd.

Race Results

1.Bottas  2.Vettel  3.Raikkonen  4.Hamilton  5.Verstappen  6.Perez  7.Ocon  8.Hulkenberg  9.Massa  10.Sainz  11.Stroll  12.Kvyat  13.Magnussen  14.Vandoorne  15.Ericsson  16.Wehrlein  DNF Ricciardo, Grosjean, Palmer  DNS Alonso

Race stats

  • Valtteri Bottas took his maiden F1 win in Russia. The Finn is the 107th different winner in world championship history. Bottas follows in the footsteps of Keke Rosberg, Mika Hakkinen, Kimi Raikkonen and Heikki Kovalainen.
  • Kimi Raikkonen meanwhile picked up his 85th career podium finish, ending a 15-race podium drought dating back to last year’s race in Austria. Raikkonen also picked up the fastest lap of the race for the 45th time in his career.
  • Lance Stroll reached the chequered flag for the first time in his career.

Drivers Championship

  1. Sebastian Vettel 86pts
  2. Lewis Hamilton 73pts
  3. Valterri Bottas 63pts
  4. Kimi Raikkonen 49pts
  5. Max Verstappen 35pts
  6. Daniel Ricciardo 22pts
  7. Sergio Perez 22pts
  8. Felipe Massa 18pts
  9. Carlos Sainz 11pts
  10. Esteban Ocon 9ptrs

Constructors Championship

  1. Mercedes 136pts
  2. Ferrari 135pts
  3. Red Bull 57pts
  4. Force India 31pts
  5. Williams 18pts
  6. Torro Rosso 13pts
  7. Haas 8pts
  8. Renault 6pts
  9. Sauber 0pts
  10. McLaren 0pts