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Japan 2009 - Driver standings // Vettel remains in contention for the championship, as Button leads

Published by Christine

Sebastian Vettel's win was important to keep him in contention for the championship, whilst Rubens Barrichello took one point away from Jenson Button, who still retains a giant lead. Lewis Hamilton has closed the gap to Kimi Räikkönen, with just two points sitting between the two and only two events left to run.

PositionDriverPoints
1Jenson Button85
2Rubens Barrichello71
3Sebastian Vettel69
4Mark Webber51.5
5Kimi Räikkönen45
6Lewis Hamilton43
7Nico Rosberg34.5
8Jarno Trulli30.5
9Fernando Alonso26
10Timo Glock24
11Heikki Kovalainen22
12Felipe Massa22
13Nick Heidfeld15
14Robert Kubica9
15Giancarlo Fisichella8
16Adrian Sutil5
17Sébastien Buemi3
18Sébastien Bourdais2