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2014 Point Standings
After China
Championship Standings:
1 Nico Rosberg 79
2 Lewis Hamilton 75
3 Fernando Alonso 41
4 Nico Hulkenberg 36
5 Sebastian Vettel 33
6 Daniel Ricciardo 24
7 Valtteri Bottas 24
8 Jenson Button 23
9 Kevin Magnussen 20
10 Sergio Perez 18
11 Felipe Massa 12
12 Kimi Raikkonen 11
13 Jean-Eric Vergne 4
14 Daniil Kyvat 4

Wins:
1 Lewis Hamilton 3
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Pole Positions:
1 Lewis Hamilton 3
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Podium Finishes
1 Nico Rosberg 4
2 Lewis Hamilton 3
T3 Jenson Button 1
T3 Kevin Magnussen 1
T3 Sebastian Vettel 1
T3 Sergio Perez 1
T3 Fernando Alonso 1

Qualifying Average
1 Lewis Hamilton 1.25
2 Nico Rosberg 2.75
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3.00
4 Fernando Alonso 6.00
5 Sebastian Vettel 7.25
T6 Kimi Raikkonen 8.75
T6 Nico Hulkenberg 8.75
T8 Kevin Magnussen 9.00
T8 Felipe Massa 9.00
T8 Valterri Bottas 9.00
T11 Jenson Button 10.00
T11 Jean-Eric Vergne 10.00
13 Daniil Kyvat 11.75
14 Sergio Perez 12.75
T15 Esteban Gutierrez 15.75
T15 Romain Grosjean 15.75
17 Adrian Sutil 16.00
18 Kamui Kobayashi 18.00
19 Jules Bianchi 19.00
20 Pastor Maldonado 19.50
21 Max Chilton 20.25
22 Marcus Ericsson 20.75

Fastest Laps:
1 Nico Rosberg 3
2 Lewis Hamilton 1

Laps Led:
1 Lewis Hamilton 164
2 Nico Rosberg 60

Retirements
1 Adrian Sutil 3
T2 Marcus Ericsson 2
T2 Pastor Maldonado 2
T2 Esteban Gutierrez 2
T2 Jean-Eric Vergne 2
T2 Romain Grosjean
T7 Jules Bianchi 1
T7 Kamui Kobayashi 1
T7 Felipe Massa 1
T7 Lewis Hamilton 1
T7 Sebastian Vettel 1
T7 Daniel Ricciardo 1

Times Advancing to Q3
T1 Nico Rosberg 4
T1 Lewis Hamilton 4
T1 Daniel Ricciardo 4
T1 Fernando Alonso 4
T5 Kevin Magnussen 3
T5 Valterri Bottas 3
T5 Nico Hulkenberg 3
T5 Felipe Massa 3
T5 Jean-Eric Vergne 2
T10 Jenson Button 2
T10 Kimi Raikkonen 2
T10 Sebastian Vettel 2
T13 Sergio Perez 1
T13 Daniil Kyvat 1
T13 Romain Grosjean 1

Manufacturer Statistics:
Constructors Championship:

1 Mercedes 154
2 Red Bull-Renault 57
3 Force India-Mercedes 54
4 Ferrari 52
5 McLaren-Mercedes 43
6 Williams-Mercedes 36
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 8
8 Lotus-Renault 0
9 Sauber-Ferrari 0
10 Marussia-Ferrari 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

Wins:
1 Mercedes 4

Pole Positions:
1 Mercedes 4

Podium Finishes
1 Mercedes 7
2 McLaren-Mercedes 2
T3 Red Bull-Renault 1
T3 Force-India Mercedes 1
T3 Ferrari 1

Fastest Laps:
1 Mercedes 4

Laps Led:
1 Mercedes 224

Qualifying Average by Team:
Rank Constructor Average

1 Mercedes 2.00
2 Red Bull 5.12
3 Ferrari 7.37
4 Williams-Mercedes 9.00
5 McLaren-Mercedes 9.50
6 Force-India Mercedes 10.75
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 10.87
8 Sauber-Ferrari 15.87
9 Lotus-Renault 17.62
10 Caterham-Renault 19.37
11 Marussia-Ferrari 19.62

Intra-Team Performance
Qualifying
Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 3
Sebastian Vettel 1

Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton 3
Nico Rosberg 1

Ferrari
Fernando Alonso 3
Kimi Raikkonen 1

Lotus-Renault
Romain Grosjean 4
Pastor Maldonado 0

McLaren-Mercedes
Jenson Button 2
Kevin Magnussen 2

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 3
Sergio Perez 1

Sauber-Ferrari
Esteban Gutierrez 2
Adrian Sutil 2

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 1
Jean-Eric Vergne 3

Williams-Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas 1
Felipe Massa 3

Marussia-Ferrari
Jules Bianchi 3
Max Chilton 1

Caterham-Renault
Marcus Ericcson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 4

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

Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton 3
Nico Rosberg 1

Ferrari
Fernando Alonso 4
Kimi Raikkonen 0

Lotus-Renault
Romain Grosjean 3
Pastor Maldonado 1

McLaren-Mercedes
Jenson Button 3
Kevin Magnussen 1

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 3
Sergio Perez 1

Sauber-Ferrari
Esteban Gutierrez 1
Adrian Sutil 1

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 3
Jean-Eric Vergne 1

Williams-Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas 2
Felipe Massa 2

Marussia-Ferrari
Jules Bianchi 1
Max Chilton 3

Caterham-Renault
Marcus Ericsson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 3
F1 Driver Is Remembered in Outstanding 'Senna'

A documentary
Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Senna leads teammate Berger at Monza in 1990
(World Documentary) The precocious, handsome, religious and thoughtful Brazilian Ayrton Senna was one of boldest and most exciting race car champions of all time. He was also the last Formula One driver to be killed on the track, in 1994 at age 34, and his dramatic life story merits the attention it receives in this unexpected and very good documentary. Comprised entirely of archival news, TV and home movie footage, without talking heads, the Universal release from Working Title feels lavish by normal documentary standards and will have great appeal in such F1 hotbeds as Europe and South America, with domestic prospects less certain.

An upper class boy with adoring parents, Senna raced go-carts as a youth and there is even footage of him competing in the tiny vehicles in Europe as early as 1978. To the end, he regarded this entry-level tier of the sport as the purest; “It was real racing,” he said, without the politics, teams, sponsorship, money and technological issues of the professional realm that often plagued him. zzzz

Outstanding racing footage, often from the point of view of the driver himself, courtesy of in-car mini-cams, provides dynamic, even thrilling perspectives rivaling anything possible in feature films. It also puts the viewer exactly where one needs to be to witness the key moments of his meteoric rise in the competitive ranks, from his startling 1984 second-place finish in his first race at Monaco to his incredible victory, coming back from 16th position, to win the 1988 Japanese Grand Prix and, with it, the first of his three world championships. “He would take the car beyond its designed capabilities,” one admirer explains, while numerous clips reveal Senna’s audacious talent for slipping through the narrowest of openings to overtake other cars.

The natural core of the story lies in his developing rivalry with, and eventual hatred of, the French champion Alain Prost. Initially fellow members of the McLaren team in the mid-‘80s, the world’s numbers one and two drivers inescapably generated a competitive tension that developed into a “war,” as Prost puts it, especially after a 1989 incident in Japan that controversially cost Senna the championship and a six-month suspension. The enmity continued into the ‘90s as they jumped from team to team, although they eventually patched things up to the extent that the Frenchman can be seen serving as a pallbearer at Senna’s funeral.

The day Senna died at Imola - May 1, 1994
In numerous vintage interviews, the lean, pensive  young man analyzes his career as it unfolds, while also expressing love for his family and country (a feeling always wildly reciprocated by his fellow Brazilians) and his certainty that God’s presence was with him. A bit frustratingly, the film skirts any exploration of Senna’s private life, although footage of him with the Brazilian star Xuxa and other beautiful young women suggests he had no shortage of companionship.

For the benefit of non-racing fans, Asif Kapadia, a dramatic fiction director making his first documentary, might usefully have included some discussion of what of what separates the truly great drivers from the legions of the merely excellent. What is tragically clear, however, is that Senna’s fatal accident, at San Marino on May 1, 1994, was no fault of his own but due rather to questionable equipment in a car he was very uncomfortable with at a time when F1 engineering was in great flux.

Technical and musical aspects are first-rate. Although much of Senna’s commentary is in perfectly decent English, there is a fair amount of subtitled French and Portuguese in the film, including quite a bit from the subject’s parents and sister.

Venue: Sundance Film Festival, World Documentary
A Universal release
Production: Working Title in association with Midfield Films
Director: Asif Kapadia
Screenwriter: Manish Pandey
Producers: James Gay-Rees, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Executive producers: Kevin Macdonald, Manish Pandey, Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin
Music: Antonio Pinto
Editors: Gregers Sall, Chris King
No rating, 105 minutes

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