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Formula One World Championship Even Closer at the Top

by F1Fan on September 15, 2010

The 2010 Formula One World Championship for both the drivers and constructors has become an even tighter race after Ferrari’s dominant performance at the Italian Grand Prix last weekend.

Fernando Alonso’s win at Monza has bought him into real contention and is now lying third in the championship just one point ahead of Jenson Button who finished second and 3 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel who finished fourth.

While Mark Webber had one of his poorest finishes of the season finishing 6th, the retirement of Lewis Hamilton, his main competitor, after a collision with Felipe Massa on the first lap meant that Webber reclaimed the lead of the Drivers Championship.

After the Italian Grand Prix Michael Schumacher and Adrian Sutil have been mathematically eliminated from the race for the Drivers Championship, however that means that on paper at least eight Drivers could still mathematically win the Championship, although based upon the performance so far this season in reality only five have a real chance.

2010 Drivers Championship After Italian Grand Prix

PositionRace
Number
DriverTeamDriver
Nationality
Current
Points
16Mark WebberRed Bull RacingAustralia187
22Lewis HamiltonMcLarenGB182
38Fernando AlonsoFerrariSpain166
41Jenson ButtonMcLarenGB165
55Sebastian VettelRed Bull RacingGermany163
67Felipe MassaFerrariBrazil124
74Nico RossbergMercedes GPGermany112
811Robert KubicaRenaultPolandl108
93Michael SchumacherMercedes GPGermany46
1014Adrian SutilForce IndiaGermany45
119Rubens BarrichelloWilliamsBrazil31
1223Kamui KobayashiBMW Sauber F1Japan21
1312Vitaly PetrovRenault19
1410Nico HulkenbergWilliamsGermany16
1515Vitantonio LiuzziForce IndiaItaly13
1616Sebastien BuemiTorro RossoSwitzerland7
1722Pedro De La RosaBMW Sauber F1Spain6
1817Jaime AlguersuariTorro RossoSpain3
1919Heikki KovalainenLotus F1Finland0
2020Karun ChandhokHRT F1 Team0
2125Lucas Di GrassiVirgin RacingBrazil0
2218Jarno TrulliLotus F1Italy0
2321Bruno SennaHRT F1 TeamBrazil0
2424Timo GlockVirgin RacingGermany0
25Sakon YamamotoHRT F1 TeamJapan0
last updated Sept 13, 2010
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Likewise the constructors race has tightened at the top with three teams, Red Bull Racing, McLaren and Ferrari all in the running.

2010 Constructors Championship After Italian Grand Prix

PositionConstructorPoints
1Red Bull Racing350
2Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes347
3Scuderia Ferrari290
4Mercedes GP Petronas158
5Renault F1127
6Force India58
7AT&T William47
8BMW Sauber F127
9Scuderia Torro Rosso10
10Lotus Racing0
11HRT F1 Team0
12Virgin Racing0
Confirmed teams for the 2010 season
Updated Sep 13, 2010
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