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2015 Point Standings

After Abu Dhabi
Championship Standings:
Drivers
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 381
2 Nico Rosberg 322
3 Sebastian Vettel 278
4 Kimi Raikkonen 150
5 Valtteri Bottas 136
6 Felipe Massa 121
7 Daniil Kvyat 95
8 Daniel Ricciardo 92
9 Sergio Perez 78
10 Nico Hulkenberg 58
11 Romain Grosjean 51
12 Max Verstappen 49
13 Felipe Nasr 27
14 Pastor Maldonado 27
15 Carlos Sainz 18
16 Jenson Button 16
17 Fernando Alonso 11
18 Marcus Ericsson 9
19 Roberto Merhi 0
20 Alexander Rossi 0
21 Will Stevens 0 

CONSTRUCTORS' CHAMPIONSHIP:

Pos Constructor Points
1 Mercedes 703
2 Ferrari 428
3 Williams/Mercedes 257
4 Red Bull/Renault 187
5 Force India/Mercedes 136
6 Lotus/Mercedes 78
7 Toro Rosso/Renault 67
8 Sauber/Ferrari 36
9 McLaren/Honda 27
10 Marussia/Ferrari 0
 

Brazilian GP: Barrichello on pole in wet qualifying

Vettel's title chances evaporate
Saturday, October 17, 2009

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Adrian Sutil (3rd), Rubens Barrichello (1st) and Mark Webber (2nd)
Heavy rain and treacherous track conditions caused hefty delays during qualifying at Interlagos on Saturday afternoon.

Vitantonio Liuzzi had a big accident after aquaplaning on the pit straight, but by far the biggest scalp of the session is Sebastian Vettel, whose slim title hopes are in tatters after failing to graduate through Q1.

"Obviously it's extremely disappointing.  That's life," said the German, but he was far less calm when he climbed out of his Red Bull having qualified 16th for a crucial race.

There were lengthy red-flag periods during the prolonged session, with the safety car regularly deployed to assess the slippery conditions.

Rubens Barrichello (1st)
At approaching 4pm, two hours after qualifying began, the medical car was still circulating to assess the track in hard driving rain.

Mark Webber appealed to the FIA's Charlie Whiting to "put his glasses on" and definitively end the session, and Jenson Button's father John said on British television BBC that pushing ahead is "ridiculous".

"I'm sorry for Vettel because I'm a racer too, but I'm happy for Jenson because it makes the job easier," said Button Snr, whose son now is on the cusp of securing the world championship on Sunday.

Results

Pos

Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:24.100 1:21.659 1:19.576
2. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:24.722 1:20.803 1:19.668
3. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:24.447 1:20.753 1:19.912
4. Trulli Toyota 1:24.621 1:20.635 1:20.097
5. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:23.047 1:21.378 1:20.168
6. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:24.591 1:20.701 1:20.250
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:22.828 1:20.368 1:20.326
8. Kubica BMW-Sauber 1:23.072 1:21.147 1:20.631
9. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:23.161 1:20.427 1:20.674
10. Alonso Renault 1:24.842 1:21.657 1:21.422
11. Kobayashi Toyota 1:24.335 1:21.960 -
12. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:24.773 1:22.231 -
13. Grosjean Renault 1:24.394 1:22.477 -
14. Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:24.297 1:22.504 -
15. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:24.645 - -
16. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:25.009 - -
17. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.052 - -
18. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.192 - -
19. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 1:25.515 - -
20. Fisichella Ferrari 1:40.703 - -

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