Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

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Charles Leclerc has picked up 71 factors from a potential 78 to this point this season and will quickly maintain a record-breaking tally.

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

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Charles Leclerc might go away Imola having damaged two F1 information, if his Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend proves to be faultless.

The Ferrari driver has already constructed up a 34-point lead within the World Championship, with two wins to his identify after three races.

His near-perfect begin to the season has seen him pocket 71 factors from a potential 78 – and with the primary F1 Dash of the season set to be held this weekend, there’s potential for him so as to add greater than ever to his tally.

If occasions go his means, Leclerc might maintain probably the most factors ever after 4 rounds of an F1 season (105), together with probably the most commanding lead (43+ factors).

Rosberg's file there for the taking

The present file is held by Nico Rosberg who, after profitable the primary 4 rounds of the 2016 season, was 43 factors away from title rival Lewis Hamilton with 105 factors to his identify.

His exceptionally-high factors tally – and file – was helped by 2010’s change to the points-scoring system that noticed the reward for victory lifted to 25 factors.

From 2019 onwards, an additional level has been awarded for the motive force who has accomplished the quickest lap of the race (as long as they place inside the highest 10 come the chequered flag).

And because of the F1 Dash, Leclerc has extra factors than ever earlier than out there to him through the first 4 race weekends of 2022.

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Drivers' World Championship lead after 4 races (since 2010)

Season Chief after R4 Factors whole Factors lead Eventual WDC
2022 Leclerc 105* 43+* TBC
2016 Rosberg 100 43 Rosberg
2011 Vettel 93 34 Vettel
2020 Hamilton 88 30 Hamilton
2015 Hamilton 93 27 Hamilton
2021 Hamilton 94 14 Verstappen
2017 Vettel 86 13 Hamilton
2010 Button 60 10 Vettel
2013 Vettel 77 10 Vettel
2012 Vettel 53 4 Vettel
2018 Hamilton 70 4 Hamilton
2014 Rosberg 79 3 Hamilton
2019 Bottas 87 1 Hamilton

*If Leclerc wins the F1 Dash, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and completes the quickest lap of the race.

Omens wanting constructive for Leclerc

For the reason that present points-scoring system was launched, solely 5 instances has a driver boasted a factors lead larger than 15 following the opening 4 races of a brand new season. On all 5 events, that driver has gone on the be topped World Champion.

Nevertheless, solely on 4 of these events has the motive force proved uncatchable, with Rosberg having been reeled in and handed by Hamilton in 2016 earlier than the German returned to the highest by the tip of the season.

Leclerc has the potential to interrupt Rosberg’s file this weekend, ought to he romp to finish glory on Ferrari’s dwelling soil.

However, with the 34 factors up for grabs matching that of his present World Championship lead, a failure to attain at Imola might see his total benefit worn out.

System 1 standings 2022

Drivers
Groups

Season 2019
Season 2020
Season 2021
Season 2022

Pos. Driver Group Factors
1

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Charles
Leclerc

Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari 71
2

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

George
Russell

Mercedes

Mercedes AMG F1 37
3

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Carlos
Sainz

Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari 33
4

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Sergio
Pérez

Purple Bull

Purple Bull Racing 30
5

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

Mercedes AMG F1 28
6

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Max
Verstappen

Purple Bull

Purple Bull Racing 25
7

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Esteban
Ocon

Alpine

Alpine F1 20
8

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Lando
Norris

McLaren

McLaren Racing 16
9

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas

Haas F1 12
10

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Valtteri
Bottas

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Racing 12
11

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Daniel
Ricciardo

McLaren

McLaren Racing 8
12

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Pierre
Gasly

Alpha Tauri

Scuderia Alpha Tauri 6
13

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Yuki
Tsunoda

Alpha Tauri

Scuderia Alpha Tauri 4
14

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Fernando
Alonso

Alpine

Alpine F1 2
15

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Guanyu
Zhou

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Racing 1
16

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Alexander
Albon

Williams

Williams Racing 1
17

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Mick
Schumacher

Haas

Haas F1 0
18

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Lance
Stroll

Aston Martin

Aston Martin F1 Group 0
19

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Nico
Hulkenberg

Aston Martin

Aston Martin F1 Group 0
20

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Nicholas
Latifi

Williams

Williams Racing 0
21

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Sebastian
Vettel

Aston Martin

Aston Martin F1 Group 0

Season 2019
Season 2020
Season 2021
Season 2022

Pos. Group Drivers Factors
1

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Ferrari

Sainz
&
Leclerc

Sainz
&
Leclerc

104
2

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Mercedes

Hamilton
&
Russell

Hamilton
&
Russell

65
3

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Purple Bull

Verstappen
&
Pérez

Verstappen
&
Pérez

55
4

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

McLaren

Norris
&
Ricciardo

Norris
&
Ricciardo

24
5

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Alpine

Alonso
&
Ocon

Alonso
&
Ocon

22
6

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Alfa Romeo

Bottas
&
Zhou

Bottas
&
Zhou

13
7

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Haas

Schumacher
&
Magnussen

Schumacher
&
Magnussen

12
8

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Alpha Tauri

Gasly
&
Tsunoda

Gasly
&
Tsunoda

10
9

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Williams

Albon
&
Latifi

Albon
&
Latifi

1
10

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

					Leclerc on the brink of smashing two F1 records

Aston Martin

Stroll
&
Hulkenberg

Stroll
&
Hulkenberg

0

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