F1 Table 2013: Updated Standings After US Grand Prix

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 17, 2013

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 17:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 17, 2013 in Austin, United States.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Clive Mason/Getty Images

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
RankDriverCountryTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelGerRed Bull372
2Fernando AlonsoSpaFerrari227
3Lewis HamiltonGBMercedes187
4Kimi RaikkonenFinLotus183
5Mark WebberAusRed Bull181
6Nico RosbergGerMercedes161
7Romain GrosjeanFraLotus132
8Felipe MassaBrzFerrari106
9Jenson ButtonGBMcLaren61
10Paul Di RestaGBForce India48
11Nico HulkenbergGerSauber47
12Sergio PerezMexMcLaren41
13Adrian SutilGerForce India29
14Daniel RicciardoAusToro Rosso19
15Jean-Eric VergneFraToro Rosso13
16Esteban GutierrezMexSauber6
17Valtteri BottasFinWilliams4
18Pastor MaldonadoVenWilliams1
19Jules BianchiFraMarussia0
20Charles PicFraCaterham0
21Giedo van der GardeNedCaterham0
22Max ChiltonGBMarussia0
23Heikki KovalainenFinLotus0
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.

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 17:  Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme after winning the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 17, 2013 in Austin, United States.  (Photo by Paul G
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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.