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2019 Formula 1 Driver Standings

April 1, 2019

Fans of Williams F1 might want to look away now because here’s the latest Formula 1 championship table after ten rounds of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes223
2Valtteri BottasMercedes184
3Sebastian VettelFerrari136
4Max VerstappenRed Bull123
5Charles LeclercRed Bull120
6Pierre GaslyRed Bull55
7Carlos SainzMcLaren38
8Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo25
9Lando NorrisMcLaren22
10Daniel RicciardoRenault22
11Nico HulkenbergRenault17
12Kevin MagnussenHaas14
13Sergio PerezRacing Point13
14Daniil KvyatToro Rosso12
15Alexander AlbonToro Rosso7
16Lance StrollRacing Point6
17Romain GrosjeanHaas2
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1
19George RussellWilliams0
20Robert KubicaWilliams0


As you can see, and as you’re no doubt aware, Williams are languishing towards the foot of the table, a place the team has become accustomed to, having occupied bottom place in both drivers and constructors championships since the outset of the 2018 F1 season.

Working hard to change that behind the scenes are Claire Williams and now Sir Patrick Head who recently returned to the Grove team after postponing his retirement from the sport, having remained a shareholder since he handed over his role as technical director to Sam Michael in 2004.

Responsibility for on-track performance falls to Williams’ two drivers, veteran of five season in F1 Robert Kubica who returns to the sport after a forced hiatus of around eight years as a result of injuries sustained in a rally crash in Andorra in 2011, and rookie George Russell, part of Mercedes F1’s young driver programme.

Having missed the first couple of days of pre-season testing in Barcelona in February 2019, Williams hit the track in Melbourne knowing that their preparation was far from complete and so were forced into turning that, and the following Grand Prix in Bahrain as test sessions in an effort to progress the car as quickly as possible.



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