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Verstappen takes his third win of the season at Red Bull's home track. Ricciardo completes a one-two for the Austrian team, followed by Sainz.

2016 (After nine races):

Ricciardo 187 (4 wins, 4 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 141 (3 wins, 2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Pérez 109 (1 win, 2 2nd)
Sainz 105 (1 2nd, 5 3rd)
Magnussen 75 (1 win)
Gutiérrez 62 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 48 (best result: 5th)
Wehrlein 45 (best result: 4th)
Palmer 44 (best result: 4th)
Nasr 44 (best result: 4th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
Haryanto 15 (best result: 6th)
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Verstappen wins again at Silverstone and the other podium spots also go to familiar names: Ricciardo and Pérez.

2016 (After ten races):

Ricciardo 205 (4 wins, 5 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 166 (4 wins, 2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Pérez 124 (1 win, 2 2nd, 1 3rd)
Sainz 117 (1 2nd, 5 3rd)
Magnussen 81 (1 win)
Gutiérrez 70 (best result: 4th)
Nasr 54 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 48 (best result: 5th)
Wehrlein 45 (best result: 4th)
Palmer 44 (best result: 4th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
Haryanto 15 (best result: 6th)
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In Hungary, it's another win for championship leader Ricciardo. Verstappen finishes second and Sainz third.

2016 (After eleven races):

Ricciardo 230 (5 wins, 5 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 184 (4 wins, 3 2nd, 2 3rd)
Pérez 136 (1 win, 2 2nd, 1 3rd)
Sainz 132 (1 2nd, 6 3rd)
Magnussen 87 (1 win)
Gutiérrez 78 (best result: 4th)
Nasr 58 (best result: 4th)
Palmer 54 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 49 (best result: 5th)
Wehrlein 47 (best result: 4th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
Haryanto 15 (best result: 6th)
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Ricciardo wins in Germany ahead of Verstappen and Pérez.

Twelve races into the season, Haryanto has finally managed to score more points than Vandoorne did in just one race. 8-)

2016 (After twelve races):

Ricciardo 255 (6 wins, 5 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 202 (4 wins, 4 2nd, 2 3rd)
Pérez 151 (1 win, 2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Sainz 142 (1 2nd, 6 3rd)
Magnussen 95 (1 win)
Gutiérrez 90 (best result: 2 4th)
Nasr 58 (best result: 4th)
Palmer 56 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 53 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 53 (best result: 5th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
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As F1 returns from its summer break, Ricciardo takes another win in Belgium. Pérez finishes second ahead of Verstappen whose championship hopes seem to be disappearing now.

Esteban Ocon finishes sixth on his debut, immediately equaling the best finish of his predecessor Haryanto.

2016 (After thirteen races):

Ricciardo 280 (7 wins, 5 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 217 (4 wins, 4 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 169 (1 win, 3 2nd, 2 3rd)
Sainz 142 (1 2nd, 6 3rd)
Gutiérrez 102 (best result: 3 4th)
Magnussen 95 (1 win)
Palmer 66 (best result: 4th)
Nasr 64 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 53 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 53 (best result: 5th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
Ocon 8 (best result: 6th)
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Ricciardo takes his eighth win of the season in Italy. Equally unsurprisingly Verstappen finishes second and Pérez third.

2016 (After fourteen races):

Ricciardo 305 (8 wins, 5 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 235 (4 wins, 5 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 184 (1 win, 3 2nd, 3 3rd)
Sainz 152 (1 2nd, 6 3rd)
Gutiérrez 114 (best result: 4 4th)
Magnussen 101 (1 win)
Palmer 66 (best result: 4th)
Nasr 64 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 61 (best result: 5th)
Wehrlein 53 (best result: 4th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
Ocon 12 (best result: 6th)
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Ricciardo takes his ninth win in Singapore, as other drivers are dropping out of contention. The familiar names are on the podium again: Verstappen finishes second and Pérez third. No one retired from the race, Ocon being the unfortunate 11th finisher.

2016 (After fifteen races):

Ricciardo 330 (9 wins, 5 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 253 (4 wins, 6 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 199 (1 win, 3 2nd, 4 3rd)
Sainz 158 (1 2nd, 6 3rd)
Gutiérrez 124 (best result: 4 4th)
Magnussen 113 (1 win)
Nasr 72 (best result: 4th)
Palmer 70 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 62 (best result: 5th)
Wehrlein 55 (best result: 4th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
Ocon 12 (best result: 6th)
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Ricciardo takes his fifth win in a row in Malaysia. Once again, the other podium spots go to Verstappen and Pérez.

2016 (After sixteen races):

Ricciardo 355 (10 wins, 5 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 271 (4 wins, 7 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 214 (1 win, 3 2nd, 5 3rd)
Sainz 168 (1 2nd, 6 3rd)
Gutiérrez 124 (best result: 4 4th)
Magnussen 113 (1 win)
Palmer 82 (best result: 2 4th)
Nasr 72 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 70 (best result: 5th)
Wehrlein 61 (best result: 4th)
Ocon 16 (best result: 6th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
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Verstappen wins in Japan, sharing the podium with Ricciardo and Pérez for the eighth time this season and the sixth in a row. Everyone finishes, Wehrlein being the only driver to miss out on points.

2016 (After seventeen races):

Ricciardo 373 (10 wins, 6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 296 (5 wins, 7 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 229 (1 win, 3 2nd, 6 3rd)
Sainz 174 (1 2nd, 6 3rd)
Gutiérrez 126 (best result: 4 4th)
Magnussen 123 (1 win)
Palmer 94 (best result: 3 4th)
Ericsson 78 (best result: 5th)
Nasr 76 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 61 (best result: 4th)
Ocon 17 (best result: 6th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
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Verstappen retires in the United States Grand Prix, meaning that Ricciardo clinches the title with yet another win. Sainz finishes second and Pérez third.

2016 (After eighteen races):

Ricciardo 398 (11 wins, 6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 296 (5 wins, 7 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 244 (1 win, 3 2nd, 7 3rd)
Sainz 192 (2 2nd, 6 3rd)
Magnussen 135 (1 win)
Gutiérrez 126 (best result: 4 4th)
Palmer 104 (best result: 3 4th)
Ericsson 86 (best result: 5th)
Nasr 82 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 65 (best result: 4th)
Ocon 19 (best result: 6th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
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Verstappen crosses the finish line first in Mexico, but a post-race penalty drops him behind champion Ricciardo. Home hero Pérez finishes third.

2016 (After nineteen races):

Ricciardo 423 (12 wins, 6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 314 (5 wins, 8 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 259 (1 win, 3 2nd, 8 3rd)
Sainz 198 (2 2nd, 6 3rd)
Magnussen 139 (1 win)
Gutiérrez 128 (best result: 4 4th)
Palmer 114 (best result: 3 4th)
Ericsson 98 (best result: 4th)
Nasr 90 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 65 (best result: 4th)
Ocon 20 (best result: 6th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
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A chaotic race in Brazil sees Verstappen take his sixth win of the season. For a while, it looked like Pérez would win but he had to settle for second ahead of Sainz. World champion Ricciardo finishes fourth – the first time this year that he has failed to finish on the podium.

2016 (After twenty races):

Ricciardo 435 (12 wins, 6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 339 (6 wins, 8 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 277 (1 win, 4 2nd, 8 3rd)
Sainz 213 (2 2nd, 7 3rd)
Magnussen 145 (1 win)
Gutiérrez 128 (best result: 4 4th)
Palmer 114 (best result: 3 4th)
Nasr 100 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 98 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 69 (best result: 4th)
Ocon 28 (best result: 2 6th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
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Verstappen ends the season with a win in Abu Dhabi and enters 2017 as title favorite. Ricciardo and Pérez each get another podium.

Final standings for 2016:

Ricciardo 453 (12 wins, 7 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 364 (7 wins, 8 2nd, 3 3rd)
Pérez 292 (1 win, 4 2nd, 9 3rd)
Sainz 213 (2 2nd, 7 3rd)
Magnussen 145 (1 win)
Gutiérrez 140 (best result: 5 4th)
Palmer 116 (best result: 3 4th)
Nasr 104 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 104 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 77 (best result: 4th)
Ocon 38 (best result: 5th)
Haryanto 16 (best result: 6th)
Vandoorne 15 (1 3rd)
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As expected, Verstappen starts 2017 with a win in Melbourne. Pérez and Sainz take the other podium spots. Only six drivers manage to finish the race, with Wehrlein's replacement Giovinazzi taking an impressive fifth place.

2017 (After one race):

Verstappen 25 (1 win)
Pérez 18 (1 2nd)
Sainz 15 (1 3rd)
Ocon 12 (best result: 4th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 8 (best result: 6th)
Magnussen 0 (best result: Ret)
Stroll 0 (best result: Ret)
Ericsson 0 (best result: Ret)
Palmer 0 (best result: Ret)
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Verstappen wins again in Shanghai. Sainz finishes second and Magnussen third.

2017 (After two races):

Verstappen 50 (2 wins)
Sainz 33 (1 2nd, 1 3rd)
Pérez 30 (1 2nd)
Ocon 22 (best result: 4th)
Magnussen 15 (1 3rd)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 8 (best result: 6th)
Palmer 8 (best result: 6th)
Ericsson 6 (best result: 7th)
Stroll 0 (best result: 2 Ret)
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Only four drivers finish the Bahrain Grand Prix. Verstappen and Sainz are both among the retirements, giving today's winner Pérez the championship lead. Ocon, completing a Force India 1-2, and Wehrlein, returning to F1 after his injury, get their first podiums ever.

2017 (After three races):

Pérez 55 (1 win, 1 2nd)
Verstappen 50 (2 wins)
Ocon 40 (1 2nd)
Sainz 33 (1 2nd, 1 3rd)
Palmer 20 (best result: 4th)
Magnussen 15 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 15 (1 3rd)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 8 (best result: 6th)
Ericsson 6 (best result: 7th)
Stroll 0 (best result: 3 Ret)
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Verstappen wins for the third time this season in Sochi, taking the championship lead. The Force India duo get the other podium spots, Pérez finishing ahead of Ocon.

2017 (After four races):

Verstappen 75 (3 wins)
Pérez 73 (1 win, 2 2nd)
Ocon 55 (1 2nd, 1 3rd)
Sainz 45 (1 2nd, 1 3rd)
Magnussen 23 (1 3rd)
Palmer 20 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 17 (1 3rd)
Vandoorne 14 (best result: 6th)
Stroll 10 (best result: 5th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Ericsson 10 (best result: 7th)
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After a first-lap crash for Verstappen in Spain, Pérez takes the championship lead again. He won ahead of Ocon and home hero Sainz.

2017 (After five races):

Pérez 98 (2 wins, 2 2nd)
Verstappen 75 (3 wins)
Ocon 73 (2 2nd, 1 3rd)
Sainz 60 (1 2nd, 2 3rd)
Magnussen 31 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 29 (1 3rd)
Palmer 26 (best result: 4th)
Ericsson 20 (best result: 5th)
Stroll 14 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 14 (best result: 6th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
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Verstappen wins in Monaco, with Sainz and Magnussen taking the other two podium spots. Just six drivers finished the race (championship leader Pérez in last place) but seven were classified.

2017 (After six races):

Pérez 106 (2 wins, 2 2nd)
Verstappen 100 (4 wins)
Ocon 83 (2 2nd, 1 3rd)
Sainz 78 (2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Magnussen 46 (2 3rd)
Palmer 38 (best result: 2 4th)
Wehrlein 29 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 20 (best result: 5th)
Stroll 20 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 14 (best result: 6th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
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Pérez is becoming the favorite for the 2017 title, as Verstappen's car failed again in Canada while he was leading the race. The Mexican took the race win ahead of team mate Ocon (who climbs to 2nd in the championship), while Lance Stroll got his first career podium in his home race.

2017 (After seven races):

Pérez 131 (3 wins, 2 2nd)
Ocon 101 (3 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 100 (4 wins)
Sainz 78 (2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Magnussen 56 (2 3rd)
Palmer 50 (best result: 3 4th)
Stroll 35 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 33 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 28 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 20 (best result: 6th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
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Lance Stroll takes the first win of his career in Baku as Pérez and Verstappen both fail to finish. Ocon finishes second, ahead of Magnussen.

2017 (After eight races):

Pérez 131 (3 wins, 2 2nd)
Ocon 119 (4 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 100 (4 wins)
Sainz 90 (2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Magnussen 71 (3 3rd)
Stroll 60 (1 win, 1 3rd)
Palmer 50 (best result: 3 4th)
Wehrlein 43 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 36 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 26 (best result: 6th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
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Verstappen's championship hopes are vanishing after another retirement in Austria. Pérez and Ocon take another 1-2 for Force India while Stroll gets a third podium in a row.

2017 (After nine races):

Pérez 156 (4 wins, 2 2nd)
Ocon 137 (5 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 100 (4 wins)
Sainz 90 (2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Stroll 75 (1 win, 2 3rd)
Magnussen 71 (3 3rd)
Palmer 62 (best result: 4 4th)
Wehrlein 51 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 42 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 36 (best result: 5th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
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After three consecutive retirements, Verstappen wins at Silverstone. The drivers ahead of him in the championship, Ocon and Pérez, finish second and third respectively.

2017 (After ten races):

Pérez 171 (4 wins, 2 2nd, 1 3rd)
Ocon 155 (6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 125 (5 wins)
Sainz 90 (2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Stroll 81 (1 win, 2 3rd)
Magnussen 81 (3 3rd)
Palmer 62 (best result: 4 4th)
Wehrlein 55 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 50 (best result: 5th)
Vandoorne 48 (best result: 4th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
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Verstappen takes his sixth win of the season in Hungary, with Sainz and Pérez also finishing on the podium. Di Resta, making a one-off comeback, is the only retirement of the race.

2017 (After eleven races):

Pérez 186 (4 wins, 2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Ocon 167 (6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 150 (6 wins)
Sainz 108 (3 2nd, 2 3rd)
Magnussen 87 (3 3rd)
Stroll 85 (1 win, 2 3rd)
Palmer 70 (best result: 4 4th)
Vandoorne 58 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 57 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 51 (best result: 5th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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Ocon wins at Spa (the first win of his career!) and takes the championship lead ahead of Pérez, who again had a crash with him and eventually retired. Sainz finishes second and Stroll third, while Verstappen's championship hopes look increasingly unlikely after yet another car failure.

2017 (After twelve races):

Ocon 192 (1 win, 6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Pérez 190 (4 wins, 2 2nd, 2 3rd)
Verstappen 150 (6 wins)
Sainz 126 (4 2nd, 2 3rd)
Stroll 100 (1 win, 3 3rd)
Magnussen 95 (3 3rd)
Palmer 82 (best result: 5 4th)
Vandoorne 68 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 57 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 57 (best result: 5th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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Championship leader Ocon wins for the second time in a row at Monza, while Stroll and Pérez join him on the podium.

2017 (After thirteen races):

Ocon 217 (2 wins, 6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Pérez 205 (4 wins, 2 2nd, 3 3rd)
Verstappen 162 (6 wins)
Sainz 134 (4 2nd, 2 3rd)
Stroll 118 (1 win, 1 2nd, 3 3rd)
Magnussen 105 (3 3rd)
Palmer 82 (best result: 5 4th)
Vandoorne 68 (best result: 4th)
Wehrlein 63 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 61 (best result: 5th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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That was Verstappen's first non-win finish of the season, right?
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If this was a real championship, I bet Force India would have imposed team orders long before now. :)
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Bleu wrote:That was Verstappen's first non-win finish of the season, right?

Yes. :D That really shows how awful his luck has been this year, he would have won almost every race if he had actually finished. I expected him to completely dominate this season, but it's now looking increasingly unlikely.

James1978 wrote:If this was a real championship, I bet Force India would have imposed team orders long before now. :)

Probably, I doubt they'd let something like Spa happen. Especially considering that Pérez and Ocon both failing to finish races is pretty much the only way Verstappen has a realistic chance of taking the title this year.

I guess Pérez winning the title would be the most interesting, as Verstappen and Ocon will probably have many more opportunities in the future.
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Sainz takes the first win of his career in Singapore and is close to third place in the championship after another retirement for Verstappen. Incredibly, Sainz had finished on the podium 18 times before winning a race. Pérez finishes second and Palmer third (the first podium of his career, after eight 4th places), while Ocon has to settle for sixth, cutting his championship lead down to two points.

2017 (After fourteen races):

Ocon 225 (2 wins, 6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Pérez 223 (4 wins, 3 2nd, 3 3rd)
Verstappen 162 (6 wins)
Sainz 159 (1 win, 4 2nd, 2 3rd)
Stroll 128 (1 win, 1 2nd, 3 3rd)
Magnussen 105 (3 3rd)
Palmer 97 (1 3rd)
Vandoorne 80 (best result: 2 4th)
Wehrlein 69 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 61 (best result: 5th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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Verstappen ends a streak of bad luck by taking a dominant win in Malaysia. Pérez takes the championship lead with a second place, while Vandoorne takes his first podium of the season. Pierre Gasly finishes seventh on his F1 debut.

2017 (After fifteen races):

Pérez 241 (4 wins, 4 2nd, 3 3rd)
Ocon 235 (2 wins, 6 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 187 (7 wins)
Sainz 159 (1 win, 4 2nd, 2 3rd)
Stroll 140 (1 win, 1 2nd, 3 3rd)
Magnussen 113 (3 3rd)
Palmer 101 (1 3rd)
Vandoorne 95 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 71 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 62 (best result: 5th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Gasly 6 (best result: 7th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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Verstappen takes another win in Suzuka, but is still far behind the championship leaders. Ocon finishes second, cutting Pérez's lead down to three points as the latter finishes third. Palmer finishes fifth in his last race for Renault, as Sainz has been announced as his replacement.

2017 (After sixteen races):

Pérez 256 (4 wins, 4 2nd, 4 3rd)
Ocon 253 (2 wins, 7 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 212 (8 wins)
Sainz 159 (1 win, 4 2nd, 2 3rd)
Stroll 140 (1 win, 1 2nd, 3 3rd)
Magnussen 125 (3 3rd)
Palmer 111 (1 3rd)
Vandoorne 101 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 75 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 62 (best result: 5th)
Gasly 14 (best result: 6th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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Verstappen takes his third win in a row in Austin. Ocon finishes second (taking the championship lead), and Sainz places third in his first race for Renault. Hartley finishes seventh on his debut.

2017 (After seventeen races):

Ocon 271 (2 wins, 8 2nd, 1 3rd)
Pérez 268 (4 wins, 4 2nd, 4 3rd)
Verstappen 237 (9 wins)
Sainz 174 (1 win, 4 2nd, 3 3rd)
Stroll 150 (1 win, 1 2nd, 3 3rd)
Magnussen 127 (3 3rd)
Palmer 111 (1 3rd)
Vandoorne 109 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 75 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 66 (best result: 5th)
Gasly 14 (best result: 6th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Hartley 6 (best result: 7th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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Re: Champion elimination alternative championship

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Verstappen takes his fourth win in a row in Mexico and remains in contention for the title, though the two Force India drivers are clearly ahead, Ocon having finished second and Pérez fourth today. Stroll takes another third place.

2017 (After eighteen races):

Ocon 289 (2 wins, 9 2nd, 1 3rd)
Pérez 280 (4 wins, 4 2nd, 4 3rd)
Verstappen 262 (10 wins)
Sainz 174 (1 win, 4 2nd, 3 3rd)
Stroll 165 (1 win, 1 2nd, 4 3rd)
Magnussen 137 (3 3rd)
Vandoorne 117 (1 3rd)
Palmer 111 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 79 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 66 (best result: 5th)
Gasly 20 (best result: 6th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Hartley 6 (best result: 7th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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Ocon has the first retirement of his career in Brazil. As a result, Pérez (second today) takes the championship lead. Verstappen's fifth win in a row keeps him in contention for the title, though he needs Pérez to finish off the podium in Abu Dhabi. Sainz was third in today's race.

2017 (After nineteen races):

Pérez 298 (4 wins, 5 2nd, 4 3rd)
Ocon 289 (2 wins, 9 2nd, 1 3rd)
Verstappen 287 (11 wins)
Sainz 189 (1 win, 4 2nd, 4 3rd)
Stroll 171 (1 win, 1 2nd, 4 3rd)
Magnussen 137 (3 3rd)
Vandoorne 117 (1 3rd)
Palmer 111 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 87 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 76 (best result: 2 5th)
Gasly 32 (best result: 4th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Hartley 6 (best result: 7th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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That could prove a VERY expensive retirement for Ocon - looks like 3rd would have sealed him it even if he'd finished behind his teammate!

(oops no it wouldn't but it would have guaranteed it for Force India and eliminated Verstappen!)
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James1978 wrote:That could prove a VERY expensive retirement for Ocon - looks like 3rd would have sealed him it even if he'd finished behind his teammate!

(oops no it wouldn't but it would have guaranteed it for Force India and eliminated Verstappen!)

Not quite as costly as Verstappen's DNFs, though – we might see him take 12 wins to Pérez's 4 and still lose the title! That would be really harsh, as he would have won almost every race with better reliability!

I'm not sure who I would like to win the title. Ocon winning as a rookie would be very impressive. Pérez probably has his best chance this year, as there might be too much competition in the next few seasons. Verstappen would be the moral champion, as he has been so dominant on pace, but I'm sure he'll win it in the future if not this year. But if he doesn't do it now, next season could be pretty boring – if Red Bull remains competitive and has fewer reliability problems, I could see him destroying the record for most wins in a season, which he would already have done this year if not for his awful luck.
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I'm counting on McLaren and Vandoorne being up there in the mix. No one can argue that the chassis this season hasn't been a pretty good one and with the same engines as Red Bull next season I expect them to do well.
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Verstappen takes his twelfth win of the season in Abu Dhabi, but it's not enough: due to the Red Bull driver's disastrous luck over the season, Pérez's second place is enough for him to win by four points. Ocon takes third in both the race and the championship – a good result for him in his first full season.

Final championship standings for 2017:

Pérez 316 (4 wins, 6 2nd, 4 3rd)
Verstappen 312 (12 wins)
Ocon 304 (2 wins, 9 2nd, 2 3rd)
Sainz 189 (1 win, 4 2nd, 4 3rd)
Stroll 172 (1 win, 1 2nd, 4 3rd)
Magnussen 147 (3 3rd)
Vandoorne 129 (1 3rd)
Palmer 111 (1 3rd)
Wehrlein 95 (1 3rd)
Ericsson 78 (best result: 2 5th)
Gasly 36 (best result: 4th)
Hartley 12 (best result: 2 7th)
Giovinazzi 10 (best result: 5th)
Di Resta 0 (best result: Ret)
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There's no way anyone would have predicted that result at the start of the season! :) (Though Ocon would have won it if he'd just managed to finish in Brazil!)
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