F1 2012 – Consistency is the key

There have been six different winners in as many races from five different teams showing teams are finding it hard to stamp their authority. But, looking back at Monaco Webber’s victory put him as a premier contender by easing past three places to stand alongside with Vettel on 73 points.

Maximum haul of race points (25) separates top six in the points table. It is very interesting to notify that Jenson Button who had an early win slumps down to seventh as he finished just once in podium and secured two points in Spain.

Fernando Alonso, meanwhile leading the race with a victory and two podium finishes but he regularly notches up some points to keep him alive in the title hunt just like Lewis Hamilton after hatrick of podium finishes in the openers.

The defending champion keeps his cool despite having a car which is analogous to others in terms of pace. But he doesn’t like to get beat in Qualifying even though he had been. In the same time last year he had five wins but it disappeared so fast that he had to chase it rather holding it. With a victory and a podium just three points separating him from Nando.

Elsewhere, being the second quickest team, Lotus are failing to register a win yet. With early exits from Romain in Australia, Malaysia and Monaco the constructors’ title looks a bit far from reach. Though Kimi goes to points often, victory can bring them momentum back into the side.

Nico Rosberg captivates his chances to bring home some valuable numbers with a win in China but his team is par with Scuderia at fourth after dismal showing from Michael Schumacher who is unfortunate in recent times. Beset with difficulties, Felipe Massa’s bad run of form has a huge impact in Constructors’ battle for Ferrari.

Just as him, Schumacher lays at 18th with mere couple of points gained in the entirety. But Michael has proven that he is back for good. Only three points separate Williams and Sauber for sixth, being boosted by their historic win in Spain. Likewise, Maldonado and Perez are closely matched with seven points differentiating them for ninth and tenth.

The expected battle of midfield happening without Toro Rosso as they slithered down the order behind Force India with six points – having not finished in points of the last four races.

One win can change the entire landscape in the points screen. What does matter is playing it down sensibly with scoring off from every race possible.

Drivers’ Championship Points Table :

Pos Driver Nationality Team Points
1 Fernando Alonso Spanish Ferrari 76
2 Sebastian Vettel German Red Bull Racing-Renault 73
3 Mark Webber Australian Red Bull Racing-Renault 73
4 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 63
5 Nico Rosberg German Mercedes 59
6 Kimi Räikkönen Finnish Lotus-Renault 51
7 Jenson Button British McLaren-Mercedes 45
8 Romain Grosjean French Lotus-Renault 35
9 Pastor Maldonado Venezuelan Williams-Renault 29
10 Sergio Perez Mexican Sauber-Ferrari 22
11 Paul di Resta British Force India-Mercedes 21
12 Kamui Kobayashi Japanese Sauber-Ferrari 19
13 Bruno Senna Brazilian Williams-Renault 15
14 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 10
15 Nico Hulkenberg German Force India-Mercedes 7
16 Jean-Eric Vergne French STR-Ferrari 4
17 Daniel Ricciardo Australian STR-Ferrari 2
18 Michael Schumacher German Mercedes 2
19 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish Caterham-Renault 0
20 Timo Glock German Marussia-Cosworth 0
21 Charles Pic French Marussia-Cosworth 0
22 Narain Karthikeyan Indian HRT-Cosworth 0
23 Vitaly Petrov Russian Caterham-Renault 0
24 Pedro de la Rosa Spanish HRT-Cosworth 0

Constructors’ Championship Points Table  :

Pos Team Points
1 Red Bull Racing-Renault 146
2 McLaren-Mercedes 108
3 Ferrari 86
4 Lotus-Renault 86
5 Mercedes 61
6 Williams-Renault 44
7 Sauber-Ferrari 41
8 Force India-Mercedes 28
9 STR-Ferrari 6
10 Caterham-Renault 0
11 Marussia-Cosworth 0
12 HRT-Cosworth 0
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One thought on “F1 2012 – Consistency is the key

  1. It is a pleasant surprise to see a different winner each race, but having been part of the NASCAR world for so long where much is manipulated to grow the fan base, I am starting to wonder if Formula One has not started to do the same thing. I hope I am wrong and that we continue to see new faces, it is a nice change, but sometimes I prefer to see the familiar face and team. I guess this is a balancing act for the sport.

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