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#F1 : Webber Creeping Up Alonso’s Butt

by on July 11, 2012

After nine rounds, we’ve had our second repeat winner.  Alonso and Webber have been the first to break the streak of new winners per race stopping the trend at 7 different winners in 7 races.  As such, the two have collected points steadily over the course of the season thus far and now sit at the top of the WDC standings.   Ferrari’s Alonso had a 20 point lead going into the British GP and looked set to extend his lead until the inevidable happened.  A few laps from the end, his soft compound Pirelli tyres were beginning to lose grip and the Spaniard fell into the clutches of Webber.  With the victory, Webber has creeped up on Alonso and sits just 13 points back.  Not far behind is Vettel at 100 points and Hamilton on his doorstep with 97.  Any combination of wins vs DNF can quickly change the landscape of the race for the drivers title.

Formula One World Drivers Championship Standings

1 Alonso 129
2 Webber 116
3 Vettel 100
4 Hamilton 92
5 Raikkonen 83
6 Rosberg 75
7 Grosjean 61
8 Button 50
9 Perez 39
10 Maldonado 29
11 di Resta 27
12 Schumacher 23
13 Massa 23
14 Kobayashi 21
15 Senna 18
16 Hulkenberg 17
17 Vergne 4
18 Ricciardo 2
19 Kovalainen 0
20 Petrov 0
21 Glock 0
22 Pic 0
23 Karthikeyan 0
24 de la Rosa 0

From → Formula One

  1. Can you have a re-think of that headline there 🙂

    • I am open to suggestions, but this title gets readers interested…sometimes, there is method to my madness

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