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Xavier Soquet

Cars

September 2nd, 2019

Monday, all the teams and drivers are already focused on the next weekend Grand Prix at Monza, happy to move forward after a difficult Belgian weekend and its terrible news.

Only 4 days before the action goes back on track in Italy, it’s time to make a little focus on the situation in the Formula 1 Championship standings. 

With his first win in Formula 1, Charles Leclerc took a lot of good points at the Belgian GP and is now only 12 points behind his team-mate Sebastian Vettel who is 4th with 169 points. Lewis Hamilton extends his lead in the driver standings with 268 points, impressive number in front of Bottas in second place who has 203 points. With his unfortunate race, bringing 0 points home, Verstappen is still 3rd in the Championship. His team-mate Albon gained 10 points at the Belgian Grand Prix, we will be watching him getting more and more as the races go by, he could get a top 6 at the end of the year. 

On the Constructor standings side, Mercedes is obviously the number one team to beat, 471 points is a long way from Ferrari with its 326 points, the Brackley team crushes more than ever the competition this year. There is a 72 points deficit for Red Bull against Ferrari, but with the last great opportunity for the Scuderia to get first place points again this weekend at Monza and the arriving of Albon at Red Bull, the second place in the constructor standings is not frozen. Despite a really bad weekend for them in Belgium, McLaren Renault keeps the 4th place and can be the “best of the rest” til the end of the year. For the rest of the year, the fight promises to be epic between four teams in the midfield, talking about Toro Rosso, Renault, Racing Point and Alfa Romeo Racing.

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