F1 Table 2013: Updated Standings After US Grand Prix

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F1 Table 2013: Updated Standings After US Grand Prix
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The United States Grand Prix was certainly an entertaining event, and while the Formula One standings weren't shaken up too much, some drivers have gained some ground on the front of the pack.

And by the front of the pack, I mean people not named Sebastian Vettel.

Below is the updated table for the 2013 Formula One standings, followed by a recap of the United States Grand Prix and how it impacted everyone's position:

Updated Formula 1 Standings
Rank Driver Country Team Points
1 Sebastian Vettel Ger Red Bull 372
2 Fernando Alonso Spa Ferrari 227
3 Lewis Hamilton GB Mercedes 187
4 Kimi Raikkonen Fin Lotus 183
5 Mark Webber Aus Red Bull 181
6 Nico Rosberg Ger Mercedes 161
7 Romain Grosjean Fra Lotus 132
8 Felipe Massa Brz Ferrari 106
9 Jenson Button GB McLaren 61
10 Paul Di Resta GB Force India 48
11 Nico Hulkenberg Ger Sauber 47
12 Sergio Perez Mex McLaren 41
13 Adrian Sutil Ger Force India 29
14 Daniel Ricciardo Aus Toro Rosso 19
15 Jean-Eric Vergne Fra Toro Rosso 13
16 Esteban Gutierrez Mex Sauber 6
17 Valtteri Bottas Fin Williams 4
18 Pastor Maldonado Ven Williams 1
19 Jules Bianchi Fra Marussia 0
20 Charles Pic Fra Caterham 0
21 Giedo van der Garde Ned Caterham 0
22 Max Chilton GB Marussia 0
23 Heikki Kovalainen Fin Lotus 0

Standings Updated Through Nov. 17

Vettel was able to win yet another race, staying almost 150 points ahead of second place.  In fact, the four-time champion set a single-season record with his eight consecutive victory.

But what else would we expect from Vettel?  He started from the pole position and never gave anyone else a chance with an incredibly quick start.  If he can win next week in Brazil, Vettel will tie Michael Schumacher's record for 13 wins in one season.

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Romain Grosjean was able to get his best finish of the year, coming in second.  While he remains in seventh place in the standings, he pulls within 29 points of Nico Rosberg.

Mark Webber, who is Vettel's teammate with Red Bull, finished in third.  He narrowly missed getting the pole position from Vettel on Saturday, but it was still a big podium finish for the Australian driver.

However, he will have one more race to try to end his career on a high note, as he will be racing in his last Formula One race next week. Webber is now just two points away from Kimi Raikkonen and only six points away from Lewis Hamilton.

Speaking of Hamilton, he finished just in a relatively distant fourth.  He finished around 27 seconds behind Vettel, while Webber was just eight seconds behind in third place.  His big finish still helped him move up over Raikkonen, who did not race in this event.

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