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F1 World Championship – McLaren Still Ahead After Spain

by F1Fan on May 10, 2010

Jenson Button’s fifth place finish in his McLaren gave him just enough points to stay in the lead of the F1 World Championship ahead of Fernando Alonso, whose second place finish moved him up one slot into second place.

Webber jumps to fourth place after his win, but is still behind his teammate Sebastian Vettel who moved from fifth to third after managing to claim the last step on the podium in his crippled RB6.

The big losers in the standings this weekend were Lewis Hamilton who crashed out of certain second place race finish with only two laps to go that would have moved him into second place in the championship behind his teammate and Nico Rosberg who fell from second to fifth place in the championship after also finishing out of the points.

2010 Drivers Championship After Spanish Grand Prix

PositionRace
Number
DriverTeamDriver
Nationality
Current
Points
11Jenson ButtonMcLarenGB70
28Fernando AlonsoFerrariSpain67
35Sebastian VettelRed Bull RacingGermany60
46Mark WebberRed Bull RacingAustralia53
54Nico RossbergMercedes GPGermany50
62Lewis HamiltonMcLarenGB49
77Felipe MassaFerrariBrazil49
811Robert KubicaRenaultPolandl44
93Michael SchumacherMercedes GPGermany22
1014Adrian SutilForce IndiaGermany16
1115Vitantonio LiuzziForce IndiaItaly8
129Rubens BarrichelloWilliamsBrazil7
1312Vitaly PetrovRenault6
1417Jaime AlguersuariTorro RossoSpain3
1510Nico HulkenbergWilliamsGermany1
1616Sebastien BuemiTorro RossoSwitzerland0
1722Pedro De La RosaBMW Sauber F1Spain0
1823Kamui KobayashiBMW Sauber F1Japan0
1919Heikki KovalainenLotus F1Finland0
2020Karun ChandhokHRT F1 Team0
2125Lucas Di GrassiVirgin RacingBrazil0
2221Bruno SennaHRT F1 TeamBrazil0
2318Jarno TrulliLotus F1Italy0
2424Timo GlockVirgin RacingGermany0
last updated May 9, 2010
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It could have been a different story if Lewis Hamilton hadn’t crashed due to mechanical failure with just two laps to go, Running Second at the time with no real threat from Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari Hamilton was all set to claim 18 points which would have maintained a good lead in the Constructors Championship for McLaren. But that wasn’t to be, resulting in it getting really tight up at the top, with only 6 points separating the top three Teams. McLaren is still leading but Red Bull and Ferrari have really closed the gap after locking up the podium this weekend in Barcelona.

2010 Constructors Championship After Spanish Grand Prix

PositionConstructorPoints
2Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes119
1Scuderia Ferrari116
3Red Bull Racing113
4Mercedes GP Petronas72
5Renault F150
6Force India24
7AT&T William8
8Scuderia Torro Rosso3
9BMW Sauber F10
10Lotus Racing0
11HRT F1 Team0
12Virgin Racing0
Confirmed teams for the 2010 season
Updated May 09, 2010

With Red Bulls current qualifying and race pace, next weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix could well see them at the top of the Championships.

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