Consistency is the key
There have been six different winners in as many races from five different teams showing teams are finding it hard to stamp their authority. But, looking back at Monaco Webber’s victory put him as a premier contender by easing past three places to stand alongside with Vettel on 73 points.
Maximum haul of race points (25) separates top six in the points table. It is very interesting to notify that Jenson Button who had an early win slumps down to seventh as he finished just once in podium and secured two points in Spain.
Fernando Alonso, meanwhile leading the race with a victory and two podium finishes but he regularly notches up some points to keep him alive in the title hunt just like Lewis Hamilton after hatrick of podium finishes in the openers.
The defending champion keeps his cool despite having a car which is analogous to others in terms of pace. But he doesn’t like to get beat in Qualifying even though he had been. In the same time last year he had five wins but it disappeared so fast that he had to chase it rather holding it. With a victory and a podium just three points separating him from Nando.
Elsewhere, being the second quickest team, Lotus are failing to register a win yet. With early exits from Romain in Australia, Malaysia and Monaco the constructors’ title looks a bit far from reach. Though Kimi goes to points often, victory can bring them momentum back into the side.
Nico Rosberg captivates his chances to bring home some valuable numbers with a win in China but his team is par with Scuderia at fourth after dismal showing from Michael Schumacher who is unfortunate in recent times. Beset with difficulties, Felipe Massa’s bad run of form has a huge impact in Constructors’ battle for Ferrari.
Just as him, Schumacher lays at 18th with mere couple of points gained in the entirety. But Michael has proven that he is back for good. Only three points separate Williams and Sauber for sixth, being boosted by their historic win in Spain. Likewise, Maldonado and Perez are closely matched with seven points differentiating them for ninth and tenth.
The expected battle of midfield happening without Toro Rosso as they slithered down the order behind Force India with six points – having not finished in points of the last four races.
One win can change the entire landscape in the points screen. What does matter is playing it down sensibly with scoring off from every race possible.
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