Sunday, April 03, 2011

Formula 1

Formula One!
Don’t get it either? Well, neither do I. Which is really sad considering I run this website, so I ask you to  join me in a journey of discovery into the world of... (Oops! I was on Nat Geo for a while there, time to switch to SuperSport)

Over the next few months I’m going to chronicle my first attempt to watch an entire F1 season. I'll post all the technical car stuff on my other blog
I’m off to a bad start, I’ve already missed the first race!

Well, F1 is a sport and all serious spectator sports have a table, so here’s the table after the first race.

1
 Sebastian Vettel
25
2
 Lewis Hamilton
18
3
 Vitaly Petrov
15
4
 Fernando Alonso
12
5
 Mark Webber
10
6
 Jenson Button
8
7
 Felipe Massa
6
8
 Sebastien Buemi
4
9
 Adrian Sutil
2
10
 Paul di Resta
1
11
 Jaime Alguersuari
0
12
 Nick Heidfeld
0
13
 Jarno Trulli
0
14
 Jerome d'Ambrosio
0
15
 Timo Glock
0
16
 Sergio Perez
0
17
 Kamui Kobayashi
0
18
 Rubens Barrichello
0
19
 Nico Rosberg
0
20
 Heikki Kovalainen
0
21
 Michael Schumacher
0
22
 Pastor Maldonado
0
23
 Narain Karthikeyan
0
24
 Vitantonio Liuzzi
0

A gentleman who goes by the name “Sebatian Vettel” currently leads the standings after his win in Australia. 

Since this is the first race, that up there is the points structure, i.e Winning a race gets you 25 points, 2 place gets you 18 etc

The constructors also gain points at every race, here’s their standings
1              RBR-Renault                       35
2              McLaren-Mercedes             26
3              Ferrari                                 18
4              Renault                                15  
5              STR-Ferrari                          4
6              Force India-Mercedes          3
7              Lotus-Renault                       0
8              Virgin-Cosworth                   0
9              Sauber-Ferrari                      0
10           Williams-Cosworth                0
11           Mercedes GP                        0
12           HRT-Cosworth                     0

Again, the same applies, these are the points the constructors get after every race.

The next race is in Malaysia on 10th April. I’ll try not to miss that one!

2 comments:

Bankelele said...

Karibu F1. The points system was much simpler until last year - winner gets 10, second 8, third... with the then scoring 1 point. Vettel and the RBR Renault team are the defending champions, and it seems they have carried over the superb pace that they ended 2010 with; still, its a long season of 18 more races in Asia, then Europe, Canada, back to Asia, and finally Brazil (just before December)

In Nairobi you can find F1 fans at places like Buffet Park, GP Karting, and best of all at Soho (Westlands) who will show an F1 race even if Man U are playing Arsenal.

Mwirigi said...

I understand the Malaysia GP will be at 4am local, how does one catch one of those?

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