In the Japanese Grand Prix at the weekend, the Spaniard Fernando Alonso narrowly missed out on a podium place, finishing fourth. Yet on the bright side, that position put Fernando Alonso in the record books as he is now the highest point scoring Formula 1 driver of all time after over taking the previous holder, Michael Schumacher, by 2 points. Albeit, it has been slightly easier for Fernando Alonso due to the point system changing in 2010, when the points doubled and were extended to 10th place too, so the Spaniard has gained points faster.
Even though Fernando Alonso broke a record which he can be very proud of, he did admit that his rival Sebastian Vettel, who won the Japanese Grand Prix at the weekend, will win the Drivers’ Championship. Looking at the rest of the season mathematically, it would take a miracle for Fernando Alonso to win the Drivers’ Championship as he has to win 90 points from the 100 points that remain. That means the Spaniard would have to win 3 races and come second in the other with Vettel retiring from each of the 4 remaining races.
When Fernando Alonso was asked if he thinks Vettel will win the Drivers’ Championship, the Spaniard commented, “Even if Vettel doesn’t finish all of the races I need to win nearly all, so it’s a matter of time. We (Alonso and Ferrari) have different goals now, and they told me I have the record for the most amount of point’s in F1 history, so it’s a happy day. Leading point’s scorer in F1 is something great.” After the Japanese Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso has 1,571 points in his 12-year career, with Schumacher behind him on 1,569 and Vettel in third on 1,351 points.
Furthermore, Red Bull, who have 445 points, have practically won the Constructors’ Championship as they are 148 points ahead of second place Ferrari, who are on 297 point’s. The only four Grand Prix’s left until the end of the season are the Indian Grand Prix, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the United States Grand Prix and the finale Brazilian Grand Prix.
Author Daniel Foster.
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