With a 3rd of the season already gone since Verstappen clinched his sixth win of the season on the Canadian Grand Prix – and Crimson Bull’s a hundredth within the sport as a constructor – it appears the title is more likely to return to Milton Keynes for a 3rd consecutive season.
Verstappen is now 70 factors forward of his teammate Sergio Perez on the high of the drivers’ standings, carefully adopted by Alonso after the Spaniard completed second in Montreal, leaving Hamilton final on the rostrum to maintain up with the chasing group.
Which means Crimson Bull has now gained 18 of the final 19 races and given its dominance this season, one F1 fan, YouTuber ‘tommo‘ determined to maintain monitor of the rankings in a barely extra unconventional approach – by eliminating Verstappen from the race.
Apparently, it could be Aston Martin driver Alonso – and never the Dutchman – who would at present be on the right track to assert his third world title.
The 41-year-old would have moved up from third to second in 4 of the primary 5 races, whereas his fourth place in Azerbaijan would have been upgraded to a podium end and 4 factors as an alternative of three within the F1 dash.
What’s extra, his decade-long anticipate a race win would have ended at Monaco and final day trip he would have clinched victory in Canada as effectively, marking a thirty fourth profession win for the two-time world champion.
That might give Alonso 150 factors and provides him a slender one-point lead over Perez, who would grow to be a five-time race winner this season with out teammate Verstappen.
His tally of 149 factors will surely be higher than his present tally of 130 after one other disappointing race weekend.
And at Mercedes, Hamilton will surely be in talks to battle for the eighth file title. The 38-year-old went from his precise rating of 102 to 131, beating teammate Russell on 81 factors.
In that situation, Hamilton would have lastly ended his lengthy anticipate a race win, at present stretching again to Saudi Arabia in 2021, by crossing the checkered flag in Australia.
Carlos Sainz would sit between the Silver Arrows with 84 factors, whereas fellow Ferrari participant Charles Leclerc would nonetheless be removed from the leaderboard with 67.