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HOW CAN MERCEDES WIN THE CONSTRUCTORS’ TITLE IN PORTIMAO?

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HOW CAN MERCEDES WIN THE CONSTRUCTORS TITLE IN PORTIMAO

Mercedes has its first opportunity to secure the constructors’ championship with five races to spare. 

(Mercedes win the constructors’ title) – Currently 180 points clear of nearest rivals Red Bull, Mercedes would clinch a record seventh consecutive teams’ title if it ends the weekend 220 points clear.

The magic number can be achieved should Mercedes score a 1-2 finish and Red Bull fails to score more than three points, or if Mercedes gets a perfect score of 44 points with the fastest lap bonus point and Red Bull scores less than five points.

Alternately, a 1-3 finish would be enough for the reigning world champions to successfully retain its crown in Portugal providing Red Bull fails to score altogether. 

A more likely prospect is that Mercedes seals the championship at the following race at Imola. 

Lewis Hamilton also has the chance to set a new benchmark for most grand prix victories, after he equalled Michael Schumacher’s previous record haul of 91 wins last time out in Germany. 

CONSTRUCTORS STANDINGS

POSCONSTRUCTORPOINTS
1Mercedes391
2Red Bull/Honda211
3Racing Point/Mercedes120
4McLaren/Renault116
5Renault114
6Ferrari80
7AlphaTauri/Honda67
8Alfa Romeo/Ferrari5
9Haas/Ferrari3
10Williams/Mercedes0

MERCEDES ONE-TWO WITH FASTEST LAP

If Mercedes secure a one-two finish and hold the fastest lap bonus point to reap the full 44-point allocation, Red Bull must score at least four points to continue the ‘title battle’ onto Imola.

MERCEDES ONE-TWO WITHOUT FASTEST LAP

If Mercedes fail to set the fastest lap between either two drivers, then Red Bull only need to score a minimum of three points to extend the wait for the Silver Arrows.

MERCEDES ONE-THREE WITH FASTEST LAP

If Mercedes obtain a double-podium with a car in between, Red Bull has to score a single point in order to deny Mercedes an early celebration. A Red Bull no score leaves Mercedes just needing a one-three finish.

MERCEDES WIN THE CONSTRUCTORS’ TITLE MERCEDES WIN THE CONSTRUCTORS’ TITLE

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