The ‘big three’ teams of F1 have reduced down to ‘big two’ now. Ferrari have had a frustrating season and as a result, the P3 position on the constructors’ championship is wide open.
Racing Point, McLaren, and Renault have been consistently fighting for the P3 position on the standing. A double podium finish for Racing Point at the Sakhir Grand Prix surely helped their cause.
Meanwhile, Esteban Ocon’s first podium finish helped Renault significantly as well. However, the P3 position is still wide open for all the teams to grab on to. A total of 44 points are left on the table for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The current favorite – Racing Point
Racing Point had the worst possible outing at the Bahrain GP. Both their drivers failed to finish the race as they failed to score even a single point that weekend. However, the drives helped the team bounce back pleasantly.
They managed a double podium last weekend at the Sakhir Grand Prix. Sergio Perez won his first Formula 1 race as Lance Stroll drove his Racing Point to the P3 position. The pair scored 40 points for their team and they jumped to the P3 position with 194 points and one race to go.
The primary contender – McLaren
McLaren is currently at P4 on the standing with just 10 points separating them from Racing Point. Carlos Sainz has really picked up the baton after a dual DNF result in Tuscany and Russia.
Sergio Perez has been one of the greatest assets to Racing Point and their previous…
Since then, the Spaniard has clocked four top-five finishes in the last six races, accumulating a total of 56 points. Meanwhile, Lando Norris has added 22 points in the last four races with a P4 finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The wild card – Renault
Renault is currently at P5 on the standing. They are 12 points away from McLaren and 24 points off the current P3 holders. Daniel Ricciardo had a great run since the Belgium Grand Prix as he managed five top-five finishes in the last seven races.
He also led the team to the P3 position till Racing Point took it away last weekend. However, Esteban Ocon stepped up with a podium finish and scored 18 points. Renault scored 28 points last weekend to keep themselves in the race.
Formula 1 is a very costly sport. The constructors’ finishing position on the table also affects their championship prize money. This is one reason why teams are fighting tooth and nail to finish P3. With 44 points remaining on the table, anything can happen, tune in this weekend with a bag of popcorn to find out who claims that P3 position on the standings.