Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Race points: Qatari grand prix

Fred and Barney in a Flintstones car, with Fred saying "WE AIN’T NEVER GONNA GET A PUNCTURE IN THIS, NICHOL-- ER, I MEAN, BARNEY!"

Pop. Bang. Whoosh. That's the sound of tyres bursting at the Qatar grand prix, with one of those tyres ensuring Bottas's position as the biggest losing driver of the race. It's also the sound of Giovinazzi's F1 career: his sacking by Alfa Romeo means he joins Bottas as the top loser in Qatar.

Williams beat Haas to the position of top losing constructor at this race, with both Russell and Latifi having their own tyre tantrums. Honestly, you can't trust tyres. This is why the Flintstones cut the bottoms out of their cars so they could scamper along with their feet. Hopefully, this will be introduced in the new car spec for 2022.

Read on for all the points in Qatar.

RACE POINTS IN BRAZIL: QATAR

Race Finish: Mazepin 8 | Russell 7 | Schumacher 6 | Giovinazzi 5 | Raikkonen 4 | Tsunoda 3 | Ricciardo 2 | Gasly  | 

Did Not Finish: Bottas 10 | Latifi 10

Earliest Exit: Bottas 5 (puncture damage)

Backwards Bonus: Gasly 5 (went from 4th to 11th, which he called "shocking")

Race Win: Hamilton –25

Beige Flag: Giovinazzi 10 (for getting dropped^ by Alfa Romeo)
Beige Flag: Tsunoda 10 (for basically saying he's not fit enough^ for F1)

In summary:

Giovinazzi

15

Sainz

0

Bottas

15

Leclerc

0

Tsunoda

13

Ocon

0

Latifi

10

Alonso

0

Mazepin

8

Stroll

0

Russell

7

Vettel

0

Schumacher

6

Norris

0

Gasly

6

Verstappen

0

Raikkonen

4

Perez

0

Ricciardo

2

Hamilton

-25

See how this affected your Losers Team here.


RACE POINTS IN QATARCONSTRUCTORS

Race Finish: Haas 14 | Alfa Romeo 9 | Williams 7 | AlphaTauri 4 | McLaren 2

Did Not Finish: Mercedes 10 | Williams 10

Earliest Exit: Mercedes 5

Backwards Bonus: AlphaTauri 5

Race Win: Mercedes –25

Beige Flag: Mercedes 10 (for losing their right to review^ over the Max and Lewis Brazil battle)
Beige Flag: Red Bull 10 (for Christian Horner getting his wrists slapped^ for criticising stewards)

In summary:

Williams

17

McLaren

2

Haas

14

Ferrari

0

Red Bull

10

Alpine

0

Alfa Romeo

9

Aston Martin

0

AlphaTauri

9

Mercedes

0

See how this affected your Losers Team here.


MORE POINTS

Here are the Losers Team scores for Qatar.

And here's how it's affected the Standings.

Access your personal team page here.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Brace the mainsails! Batten down the hatches! Glue the dog to the sofa! Things are about to descend into chaos. On December 1st, every remaining unpressed Boost Button will be automatically pressed. That means 17 teams running with triple race points at the Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi grands prix in December, with a further 7 teams playing at least one Boost Button at either or both races. The final showdown is here.