The Qualifying Championship post Monaco 12

31 May

Like last year qualifying wasn’t Sergio Perez’s strong point at Monaco. Yet again he crashed out. The JKEA Qualifying Championship takes place at every race in Q3, the driver who goes fastest gets 10 points 2nd 9 points down to 10th that gets 1 point. As well as this 3 bonus points are available for the driver who sets the fastest lap come the race. Here are the driver standings:

  1. Lewis Hamilton                    McLaren            45       (previously standing: 1st)
  2. Nico Rosberg                         Mercedes            36      (3rd)
  3. Michael Schumacher          Mercedes            36      (6th)
  4. Jenson Button                       McLaren            34       (2nd)
  5. Romain Grosjean                 Lotus                   34       (4th)
  6. Mark Webber                         Red Bull             34       (7th)
  7. Sebastian Vettel                    Red Bull             28       (5th)
  8. Kimi Raikkonen                   Lotus                   25       (8th)
  9. Fernando Alonso                 Ferrari                20       (9th)
  10. Sergio Perez                           Sauber                 16       (10th)
  11. Pastor Maldonado               Williams            15       (11th)
  12. Kamui Kobayashi                 Sauber                12       (12th)
  13. Daniel Ricciardo                  Toro Rosso        6         (13th)
  14. Felipe Massa                         Ferrari                 4         (-)
  15. Nico Hulkenburg                 Force India        2          (14th)
  16. Paul Di Resta                        Force India         1         (15th)

Force India’s Nico Hulkenburg went close to picking up more points last weekend, he was 0.1 seconds off making it to Q3 and went fastest in Q2. But Ferrari’s performance was the biggest surprise, Massa picked up his first points and Alonso started to reign in the drivers in front of him. At the top Lewis Hamilton has been top since China and it looks like he’ll still be leading when we leave Montreal.

Constructors standings:

  1. McLaren                  79           (1st)
  2. Mercedes                 72           (2nd)
  3. Lotus                        50           (3rd)
  4. Red Bull                   49           (4th)
  5. Sauber                      28          (5th)
  6. Ferrari                     24           (6th)
  7. Williams                15            (7th)
  8. Toro Rosso             6             (8th)
  9. Force India             3             (9th)

There was no shuffling of places at all in the constructors standings! Mercedes were the most impressive team though, they picked up 18 to really take the fight back to McLaren. Sauber are still leading Ferrari whilst Lotus and Red Bull are tying on points for 3rd.



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