F1 by the numbers: It’s all Ferrari, McLaren

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We all know just about everything we talk about right now falls under the “It’s too early” banner.

It’s too early to write of the Formula 1 season as boring. (Although I don’t think Australia should make us feel all is well in the world.) It’s too early to judge Red Bull. It’s too early to judge Michael Schumacher.

But I did scoot on over to the official Formula 1 site to check on the standings after Melbourne, in part because with the new scoring system in place I don’t immediately has as good a sense where all the drivers and teams are. Eighteen points here, 15 points there, what’s it all mean?

Well, at this point, it all means that Ferrari and McLaren are starting to pull away from the pack, although one one-two finish by any team (we’re looking at you, Red Bull!) and the standings would be shuffled a lot.

Still, I’m not sure I would have guessed Fernando Alonso was still No. 1 or that Jenson Button hadn’t caught Felipe Massa. Or how about Robert Kubica being ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Renault tied with Red Bull?

I know we are only two races in, but still… anything jump out at the F1B community?

First the drivers:

Pos Driver Nationality Team Points
1 Fernando Alonso Spanish Ferrari 37
2 Felipe Massa Brazilian Ferrari 33
3 Jenson Button British McLaren-Mercedes 31
4 Lewis Hamilton British McLaren-Mercedes 23
5 Nico Rosberg German Mercedes GP 20
6 Robert Kubica Polish Renault 18
7 Sebastian Vettel German RBR-Renault 12
8 Michael Schumacher German Mercedes GP 9
9 Vitantonio Liuzzi Italian Force India-Mercedes 8
10 Mark Webber Australian RBR-Renault 6
11 Rubens Barrichello Brazilian Williams-Cosworth 5
12 Jaime Alguersuari Spanish STR-Ferrari 0
13 Pedro de la Rosa Spanish BMW Sauber-Ferrari 0
14 Adrian Sutil German Force India-Mercedes 0
15 Heikki Kovalainen Finnish Lotus-Cosworth 0
16 Nico Hulkenberg German Williams-Cosworth 0
17 Karun Chandhok Indian HRT-Cosworth 0
18 Sebastien Buemi Swiss STR-Ferrari 0
19 Jarno Trulli Italian Lotus-Cosworth 0
20 Timo Glock German Virgin-Cosworth 0
21 Lucas di Grassi Brazilian Virgin-Cosworth 0
22 Bruno Senna Brazilian HRT-Cosworth 0
23 Vitaly Petrov Russian Renault 0
24 Kamui Kobayashi Japanese BMW Sauber-Ferrari 0

Then the teams:

Pos Team Points
1 Ferrari 70
2 McLaren-Mercedes 54
3 Mercedes GP 29
4 Renault 18
5 RBR-Renault 18
6 Force India-Mercedes 8
7 Williams-Cosworth 5
8 STR-Ferrari 0
9 BMW Sauber-Ferrari 0
10 Lotus-Cosworth 0
11 HRT-Cosworth 0
12 Virgin-Cosworth 0


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