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2014 Point Standings
After Bahrain
Championship Standings:
1 Nico Rosberg 61
2 Lewis Hamilton 50
3 Nico Hulkenberg 28
4 Fernando Alonso 26
5 Jenson Button 23
6 Sebastian Vettel 23
7 Kevin Magnussen 20
8 Valtteri Bottas 18
9 Sergio Perez 16
10 Daniel Ricciardo 12
11 Felipe Massa 12
12 Kimi Raikkonen 7
13 Jean-Eric Vergne 4
14 Daniil Kyvat 3

Wins:
1 Lewis Hamilton 2
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Pole Positions:
1 Lewis Hamilton 2
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Podium Finishes
1 Nico Rosberg 3
2 Lewis Hamilton 2
T3 Jenson Button 1
T3 Kevin Magnussen 1
T3 Sebastian Vettel 1
T3 Sergio Perez 1

Qualifying Average
1 Lewis Hamilton 1.33
2 Nico Rosberg 2.33
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3.33
4 Fernando Alonso 6.33
5 Kevin Magnussen 7.00
6 Kimi Raikkonen 8.00
T7 Nico Hulkenberg 8.67
T7 Sebastian Vettel 8.67
9 Jenson Button 9.33
10 Valterri Bottas 9.67
11 Felipe Massa 10.00
12 Jean-Eric Vergne 10.33
13 Daniil Kyvat 11.33
14 Sergio Perez 11.67
15 Esteban Gutierrez 15.67
16 Adrian Sutil 16.67
17 Romain Grosjean 17.67
18 Kamui Kobayashi 18.00
19 Pastor Maldonado 18.67
20 Jules Bianchi 19.00
21 Max Chilton 20.00
22 Marcus Ericsson 21.00

Fastest Laps:
1 Nico Rosberg 2
2 Lewis Hamilton 1

Laps Led:
1 Lewis Hamilton 110
2 Nico Rosberg 60

Retirements
T1 Pastor Maldonado 2
T1 Marcus Ericsson 2
T1 Adrian Sutil 2
T1 Esteban Gutierrez 2
T1 Jean-Eric Vergne 2
T6 Lewis Hamilton 1
T6 Jules Bianchi 1
T6 Kamui Kobayashi 1
T6 Felipe Massa 1
T6 Romain Grosjean 1
T6 Sebastian Vettel 1
T6 Daniel Ricciardo 1

Times Advancing to Q3
T1 Nico Rosberg 3
T1 Lewis Hamilton 3
T1 Daniel Ricciardo 3
T1 Fernando Alonso 3
T1 Kevin Magnussen 3
T6 Valterri Bottas 2
T6 Kimi Raikkonen 2
T6 Felipe Massa 2
T6 Jenson Button 2
T6 Nico Hulkenberg 2
T11 Sergio Perez 1
T11 Daniil Kyvat 1
T11 Jean-Eric Vergne 1
T11 Sebastian Vettel 1

Manufacturer Statistics:
Constructors Championship:

1 Mercedes 111
2 Force-India Mercedes 44
3 McLaren-Mercedes 43
4 Red Bull-Renault 35
5 Ferrari 33
6 Williams-Mercedes 30
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 7

Wins:
1 Mercedes 3

Pole Positions:
1 Mercedes 3

Podium Finishes
1 Mercedes 5
2 McLaren-Mercedes 2
T3 Red Bull-Renault 1
T3 Force-India Mercedes 1

Fastest Laps:
1 Mercedes 3

Laps Led:
1 Mercedes 170


Qualifying Average by Team:
Rank Constructor Average

1 Mercedes 1.83
2 Red Bull 6.00
3 Ferrari 7.17
4 McLaren-Mercedes 8.17
5 Williams-Mercedes 9.83
6 Force-India Mercedes 10.17
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 10.67
8 Sauber-Ferrari 16.17
9 Lotus-Renault 18.17
T10 Marussia-Ferrari 19.5
T10 Caterham-Renault 19.5

Intra-Team Performance
Qualifying

Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 2
Sebastian Vettel 1

Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton 2
Nico Rosberg 1

Ferrari
Fernando Alonso 2
Kimi Raikkonen 1

Lotus-Renault
Romain Grosjean 3
Pastor Maldonado 0

McLaren-Mercedes
Jenson Button 1
Kevin Magnussen 2

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 2
Sergio Perez 1

Sauber-Ferrari
Esteban Gutierrez 2
Adrian Sutil 1

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 1
Jean-Eric Vergne 2

Williams-Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas 1
Felipe Massa 2

Marussia-Ferrari
Jules Bianchi 2
Max Chilton 1

Caterham-Renault
Marcus Ericcson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 3

Race Performance
Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 1
Sebastian Vettel 2

Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton 2
Nico Rosberg 1

Ferrari
Fernando Alonso 3
Kimi Raikkonen 0

Lotus-Renault
Romain Grosjean 3
Pastor Maldanado 0

McLaren-Mercedes
Jenson Button 2
Kevin Magnussen 1

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 2
Sergio Perez 1

Sauber-Ferrari
Esteban Gutierrez 0
Adrian Sutil 1

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 2
Jean-Eric Vergne 1

Williams-Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas 1
Felipe Massa 2

Marussia-Ferrari
Jules Bianchi 0
Max Chilton 3

Caterham-Renault
Marcus Ericsson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 2
Monza: Vettel wins pole in heavy rain

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Saturday, September 13, 2008

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Toro Rosso teammates Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Vettel celebrate their 4th and 1st on the grid

Even though the Ferrari team failed miserably, Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel gave the Italian fans (tifosi) something to cheer about when he won the pole position in a wet qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.  Vettel became the youngest driver in Formula One history to secure a pole position.  Heikki Kovalainen was 2nd and Mark Webber 3rd.  Sebastien Bourdais gave Toro Rosso two cars in the top-4 when he just missed out on 3rd in the waning minutes.

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton looked terrible in the rain all weekend and will start 15th on the grid.  So much for those who think Hamilton is a great driver in the rain, but his team claims he is running low downforce in anticipation of a dry race on Sunday.

Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen didn't fare much better as he too didn't make it out of Q2 qualifying but at least he was 1.5 seconds faster than Hamilton who certainly does not look like World Champion material this weekend.

Team-by-team summary

TORO ROSSO-FERRARI
It is no surprise when Toro Rosso, whooping up the paddock after a stunningly competitive Saturday, was very tardy with its post-qualifying media statement, after Sebastian Vettel netted the former Minardi team's first ever top grid spot, and the 21-year-old booked a page in history by becoming the sport's youngest ever pole sitter.  "It's obvious we haven't got the heaviest fuel load in the world," said Giorgio Ascanelli.  Behind the fellow Red Bull-branded Mark Webber in a near identical car, Vettel's teammate Sebastien Bourdais qualified fourth, albeit most of a full second behind pole. 

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MCLAREN-MERCEDES
Championship leader Lewis Hamilton did not take part in the Q3 proceedings, and he was actually the slowest runner of the Q2 segment, after unwisely deciding to try intermediate tires just as it started to rain harder.  Once on full wets, he could not find enough pace and will line up just 15th on the grid.  "We were caught out by a less than fully accurate weather forecast," team boss Ron Dennis complained.  Heikki Kovalainen was fast throughout qualifying and shares the front row of the grid with Vettel.

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RED BULL-RENAULT
The fizzy Red Bull and other beverages will be flowing freely in the Energy Station on Saturday night, after Webber joined his junior stablemate Vettel in the post-session press conference.  David Coulthard was nearly a second slower in Q2 and lines up 13th, but team boss Christian Horner was pleased with the overall result: "Three Red Bull chassis in the first four is a fantastic result."

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WILLIAMS-TOYOTA
Nico Rosberg's good weekend continued on Saturday: third in the sodden morning and similarly competitive in qualifying, bagging fifth on the grid.  "We didn't compromise too much for qualifying and we have a good strategy plan for the race," the German said.  Although quite quick in the morning, Kazuki Nakajima dropped out in Q1.

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FERRARI
P6 doesn't seem impressive, but given fellow title pretender Hamilton's struggles, Felipe Massa is quite happy after he managed to scrape through in the difficult Q2 session and then qualify sixth.  "It could have been better, but it could also have been much worse," he said.  The Brazilian also fared better than his teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who will start one place higher than Hamilton.  "In the wet we are not competitive at the highest level," team boss Stefano Domenicali admits.

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TOYOTA
The Toyota drivers must be praising the heavens, with the TF108 proving slow in the dry but never lower than P9 on soaking Saturday -- with Timo Glock even topping morning practice.  In qualifying he dropped back to ninth, with Jarno Trulli qualifying 7th.  "It was a difficult last ten minutes but we are still in good shape for tomorrow," said Glock.

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RENAULT
Nelson Piquet has struggled in the wet at Monza, including in qualifying, when he dropped out in Q1.  Fernando Alonso participated in all three segments, however, and is eighth on the grid.

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BMW-SAUBER
Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld both did a 1.36.6 lap time in Q2, but the German driver just managed to scrape through to the final ten run out, while Kubica is 11th.  "The last laps were disappointing," said Heidfeld.  "Instead of more grip I got less.  We now have to figure out why this happened."

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FORCE INDIA-FERRARI
The usually back marking Force Indias were in the midfield in the wet morning, but Adrian Sutil - usually always strong on a slippery track - will start the race from dead last.  "I changed tires and suddenly we lost all the grip," he said.  Giancarlo Fisichella on the other hand raced through Q1 and came within a whisker of joining the grandee top-ten action.  "With the predicted rain I think the race will be very exciting," said the Roman.

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HONDA
With a slow car in the dry, Honda is always hoping for rain these days, but Jenson Button - faster only than Force India's Sutil - on Saturday described his RA108 as the worst car he has ever driven on a wet track.  Rubens Barrichello was half a second faster but even that wasn't enough for a berth in Q2.

Pos

Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1. Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:35.464 1:35.837 1:37.555
2. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.214 1:35.843 1:37.631
3. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:36.001 1:36.306 1:38.117
4. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:35.543 1:36.175 1:38.445
5. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:35.485 1:35.898 1:38.767
6. Massa Ferrari 1:35.536 1:36.676 1:38.894
7. Trulli Toyota 1:35.906 1:36.008 1:39.152
8. Alonso Renault 1:36.297 1:36.518 1:39.751
9. Glock Toyota 1:35.737 1:36.525 1:39.787
10. Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:35.709 1:36.626 1:39.906
11. Kubica BMW Sauber 1:35.553 1:36.697
12. Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 1:36.280 1:36.698
13. Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:36.485 1:37.284
14. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:35.965 1:37.522
15. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.394 1:39.265
16. Barrichello Honda 1:36.510
17. Piquet Renault 1:36.630
18. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:36.653
19. Button Honda 1:37.006
20. Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1:37.417

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