F1: Top 10 in points could finish in perfect team pairings

BY Samuel Reiman • November 17, 2015

As noted by oh84s on reddit, the top 10 drivers in the Formula One World Championship point standings could easily finish in perfect team pairings.

All that would need to happen is Kimi Raikkonen to outscore Valtteri Bottas without any of the other top 10 drivers switching positions in the points.

Currently, with one round left, the top 10 in points are:

1. Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes - 363 points
2. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes - 297 points
3. Sebastian Vettel - Ferrari - 266 points
4. Valtteri Bottas - Williams - 136 points
5. Kimi Raikkonen - Ferrari - 135 points
6. Felipe Massa - Williams - 117 points
7. Daniil Kvyat - Red Bull - 94 points
8. Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull - 84 points
9. Sergio Perez - Force India - 68 points
10. Nico Hulkenberg - Force India - 52 points

Perhaps the biggest catalysts to stop this from occurring are Romain Grosjean and Max Verstappen, who sit just three points behind Hulkenberg in 11th and 12th in the standings.

Raikkonen has finished ahead of Bottas in five out of the past eight races, with the pair having collided in two of those events.

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