FANTASY LEAGUE: Vettel slips, Bottas leads, Ricciardo and Renault gain from big win

Fantasy League Leaderboard

1. Forza Fernando — 442
2. Sage RT — 426
=3. Racing Dragons — 424.5
=3. Phillips Motorsport — 424.5
5. Tiger Racing — 403.5
6. Champions for Victory — 401
7. Everything Auto — 395.5
8. Flash F1 — 391.5
9. DylanAvery — 328
10. Sol1dMercenary — 322

Drivers

An incredible victory for Daniel Ricciardo at the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix sees the Australian jump up the Fantasy League standings. Ricciardo is now level on points with Sebastian Vettel as the Shanghai polesitter fell to eighth at the finish after contact with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen,

Another solid podium for Valtteri Bottas puts him at the very top of the Fantasy League standings after the opening three races. His Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton moves into second after finishing fourth.

Fernando Alonso, Marcus Ericsson and Lance Stroll all scored highly after moving through the field, while Haas’ Romain Grosjean scored -5 for the weekend for doing the opposite.

Valtteri Bottas — 106 (Points for the round: 39)
Lewis Hamilton — 103 (28)
Sebastian Vettel — 101 (10)
Daniel Ricciardo — 101 (53)
Fernando Alonso — 89 (29)
Kimi Räikkönen — 73 (30)
Nico Hülkenberg — 71 (25)
Kevin Magnussen — 48 (11)
Marcus Ericsson — 48 (16)
Max Verstappen — 46 (24)
Charles Leclerc — 45 (8)
Lance Stroll — 45 (16)
Stoffel Vandoorne — 39 (7)
Pierre Gasly — 37 (6)
Esteban Ocon — 30 (10)
Sergey Sirotkin — 24 (10)
Carlos Sainz Jr. — 19 (9)
Romain Grosjean — 14 (-5)
Sergio Pérez — 13 (3)
Brendon Hartley — 9 (3)

Team Principals

Second and fourth for Mercedes team-mates Bottas and Hamilton means Toto Wolff becomes the first team principal to reach 100 points. Maurizio Arrivabene holds on to second place after Kimi Räikkönen’s podium as Christian Horner jumped back ahead of Éric Boullier.

Sauber’s Frédéric Vasseur holds on to fifth as Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul benefitted from a double-points finish for Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr. Romain Grosjean’s poor race result undid all of Haas’ efforts in the previous day’s qualifying session causing Guenther Steiner to score no points this weekend. This allowed Claire Williams to move ahead in the Fantasy League standings.

Toto Wolff — 102 (32.5)
Maurizio Arrivabene — 82 (18)
Christian Horner — 70.5 (38)
Éric Boullier — 55 (15)
Frédéric Vasseur — 37.5 (9)
Cyril Abiteboul — 36 (14)
Claire Williams — 25.5 (10)
Guenther Steiner — 22 (0)
Franz Tost — 14 (1.5)
Vijay Mallya — 12.5 (3.5)

Engine Suppliers

Daniel Ricciardo’s incredible victory along with points finishes for every Renault-powered car apart from Stoffel Vandoorne sees the French mark jump to the top of the Fantasy League standings.

Mercedes-Benz hold second as Ferrari slip to third after Vettel finished eighth and Grosjean’s 17th place. The two Honda-powered Toro Rossos collided during the Grand Prix, leaving the Japanese mark way behind.

 

Renault — 54.5 (25.67)
Mercedes-Benz — 47 (18)
Ferrari — 42 (10.33)
Honda — 14 (1.5)

Race Engineers

As Bottas’ race engineer, Tony Ross now holds the lead in the Fantasy League standings with fellow Mercedes employee Peter Bonnington in second. Riccardo Adami slips to third, tied with Daniel Ricciardo’s race engineer Simon Rennie.

Gianpiero Lambiase moves up the order courtesy of Max Verstappen’s fifth place finish as well as Luca Baldisserri after Lance Stroll moved up from 18th to 14th during the race.

Tony Ross — 106 (39)
Peter Bonnington — 103 (28)
Riccardo Adami — 101 (10)
Simon Rennie — 101 (53)
Will Joseph — 89 (29)
Carlo Santi — 73 (30)
Mark Slade — 71 (25)
Giuliano Salvi — 48 (11)
Julien Simon-Chautemps — 48 (16)
Gianpiero Lambiase — 46 (24)
Jörn Becker — 45 (8)
Luca Baldisserri — 45 (16)
Tom Stallard — 39 (7)
Mattia Spini — 37 (6)
Bradley Joyce — 30 (10)
Paul Williams — 24 (10)
Karel Loos — 19 (9)
Gary Gannon — 14 (-5)
Tim Wright — 13 (3)
Pierre Hamelin — 9 (3)

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