Which driver is leading the ‘B’ World Championship?

Date published: July 9 2018

Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull are in a league of their own in Formula 1, so who would be leading the World Championship if the top three weren’t involved?

After qualifying P7 at the British Grand Prix, Haas driver Kevin Magnussen declared he had “pole position in the ‘B’ Championship” – such is the gap between the midfield and the big dogs at the top.

With Formula 1 also considering an extension to the current points system so potentially all 20 drivers scored points, we thought we would take a look at how the alternative World Championship is shaping up after 10 races of the 2018 season.

The points-scoring criteria for this little experiment is quite simple. We will use the current 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 scale, but only allocate the points to the drivers who don’t drive for Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull.

So, for example, whoever finished best of the rest in each grand prix so far would be given 25 points and we work our way down each race classification from there.

Here is how the ‘B’ World Championship looks:

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