Felipe Massa moves to the top in the battle for the 2010 F1 drivers’ championship – but the real mover is Sebastian Vettel, who vaults up from seventh to joint second with Fernando Alonso, thanks to his fantastic win in Malaysia.
Massa will now go to the Chinese Grand Prix in two weeks time with 39 points on the board, just two more than Alonso and Vettel. Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg round out the top five, both with 35 points, with Lewis Hamilton on 31, Robert Kubica on 30 and Mark Webber on 24.
In the Constructors’ championship, Ferrari stays top, with 76 points – although McLaren closes the gap from 16 points to six. Red Bull Racing moves up to third, thanks to a dominant 1-2 result, only five points behind McLaren – 66 points versus 61.