The fight is on for third and sixth places

October 21, 2009

Renault will be fighting it out for sixth place in the constructors championship in Abu Dhabi along with Williams and BMW Sauber

Renault will be fighting it out for sixth place in the constructors championship in Abu Dhabi along with Williams and BMW Sauber

So with Brawn having now secured the 2009 Constructors Championship, is there anything left for Abu Dhabi? Certainly there is. If we look at the current positions in the championship we can see that there are still a number of places left to play for. Nobody can now beat Brawn and Red Bull for first and second places, but everything else is pretty much still to be decided.

McLaren and Ferrari are almost dead level for third place on 71 and 70 points apiece. Given that Ferrari have announced that they are focusing all their development efforts on 2010, does this mean McLaren have everything to gain if they find a few tenths of a second between now and the 1st November? If McLaren have one team they will focus on beating it has to be Ferrari and so the interesting question is whether or not the boys from Maranello really have now moved on from 2009. Also Toyota can still mathematically achieve third place, but this seems unlikely. The other battle is for sixth place, it doesn’t sound much, but given the way in which the Formula One Group revenues are distributed – this could make a significant difference (ie millions of dollars) in team revenues for 2010. Currently this battle is between Williams, BMW Sauber and Renault and you can be assured that each one of these teams will be wholly focused on grabbing sixth place. So the headline titles may have been won, but the race is still very much on until the end of the season.

Constructors Championship Positions after Brazilian Grand Prix

1

Brawn/Mercedes

161

2

Red Bull/Renault

135.5

3

McLaren/Mercedes

71

4

Ferrari

70

5

Toyota

54.5

6

Williams/Toyota

34.5

7

BMW Sauber/BMW

32

8

Renault

26

9

Force India/Mercedes

13

10

Toro Rosso/Ferrari

7

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