From 2013 to 2014, F1’s standings have featured a significant shakeup

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With the 2014 Formula One season officially in the rear view mirror, we can look back now on a year-by-year breakdown of the standings, and really see how much is changed.

After Hungary in July, right before the summer break, we examined who’d been the movers and shakers to that point. At year’s end, we can see the changes in finality.

MASSIVE POINTS GAINS (100-PLUS POINTS)

  • Daniel Ricciardo, +218 (238 2014, 20 2013)
  • Lewis Hamilton, +195 (384, 189)
  • Valtteri Bottas, +182 (186, 4)
  • Nico Rosberg, +146 (317, 171)

These four were all 50-plus points up on their 2013 totals as of Hungary and sustained their pace for the final eight Grands Prix of the season. What else do these four have in common? They’re the top four finishers in this year’s World Championship. Ricciardo’s 238-point total compares favorably to his predecessor in similar equipment, as Mark Webber scored 199 in that same seat last year.

MASSIVE POINTS DROPS (DOWN 80 OR MORE)

  • Fernando Alonso, -81 (161, 242)
  • Romain Grosjean, -124 (8, 132)
  • Kimi Raikkonen, -128 (55, 183)
  • Sebastian Vettel, -230 (167, 397)

Three of the four listed here are World Champions and race winners, and Grosjean is considered by many as an eventual winner or champion if his car is right, so clearly the collective talent level didn’t contribute to these seismic drop-offs. Instead, Vettel’s sublime 2013 never stood a chance of being repeated, the Ferrari was tough to handle more often than not and the Lotus coupled with a Renault either unreliable, uncompetitive, or both. Even with Alonso’s year-on-year drop off, he still outscored his teammate by more than 100, which showed he still extracted the maximum from his Ferrari.

STAYED RELATIVELY WITHIN RANGE

  • Jenson Button, +53 (126, 73)
  • Nico Hulkenberg, +45 (96, 51)
  • Felipe Massa, +22 (134, 112)
  • Sergio Perez, +10 (59, 49)
  • Jean-Eric Vergne, +9 (22, 13)
  • Jules Bianchi, +2 (2, 0)
  • Pastor Maldonado, +1 (2, 1)
  • Esteban Gutierrez, -6 (0, 6)
  • Adrian Sutil, -29 (0, 29)

Noteworthy here is Button’s year-on-year gains, both Force India drivers helping push that team to its highest ever points total as a Constructor, and the Sauber drivers each failing to score. Not listed here, but Marussia’s Max Chilton is now the only driver to have competed in both 2013 and 2014 and failed to score points in either season.

NO YEAR-ON-YEAR COMPARISON

Rookies Kevin Magnussen (55) and Daniil Kvyat (8) each scored on several occasions during their first seasons. Magnussen’s number is up 6 on Perez’s 2013 totals in the second McLaren; Kvyat’s total of 8 would have been 5 down to Vergne, and 12 down to Ricciardo, of their 2013 numbers. Considering how infrequently the STR scored, and with some great qualifying performances, Kvyat’s season was better on the whole than his final points tally would indicate.

STANDINGS COMPARISON

The sweeping, across-the-board regulation changes produced a big shakeup in the final driver standings, as well.

Vettel’s record-setting 2013 saw him clinch the title in India, well clear of Alonso, Mark Webber, Hamilton and Raikkonen.

Hamilton and Vettel were the only two from that top five to maintain their top-five positions this year. Rosberg, Ricciardo and Bottas end the year sandwiched between F1’s two most recent World Champions. Ricciardo (14th) and Bottas (17th) made significant year-on-year standings jumps.

Alonso fell from second to sixth, Raikkonen from fifth to 12th, and Grosjean from seventh to 14th.

Interestingly, Massa, Button, Hulkenberg and Perez finished in that exact order in the championship for the second straight year. The quartet ended from seventh to 10th this year, while ending eighth to 11th last year.

CONSTRUCTOR’S EVOLUTION

Williams, with its record-setting season, saw a leap from 5 points to 320 this year. Mercedes also gained more than 300 points this year compared to 2013, from 361 to 701, the first Constructor in history to cross that threshold.

Yes, the points system and era is different now, but the level of domination was incredible from the Silver Arrows.

On the opposite end, both Red Bull and Ferrari were down more than 100 points compared to 2013, and Lotus suffered the worst drop-off with a fall of 305 points year-on-year.

FULL BREAKDOWN

         	2013		2014		Change
D. Ricciardo	20 (14)	        238 (3)	        +218, +11
L. Hamilton	189 (4)	        384 (1)	        +195, +3
V. Bottas	4 (17)		186 (4)	        +182, +13
N. Rosberg	171 (6)	        317 (2)	        +146, +4
J. Button	73 (9)		126 (8)	        +53, +1
N. Hulkenberg	51 (10)	        96 (9)		+45, +1
F. Massa	112 (8)	        134 (7)	        +22, +1
S. Perez	49 (11)	        59 (10)	        +10, +1
J. Vergne	13 (15)	        22 (13)	        +9, +2
J. Bianchi	0 (19)		2 (17)		+2, +2
P. Maldonado	1 (18)		2 (16)		+1, +2
E. Gutierrez	6 (16)		0 (20)		-6, -4
A. Sutil	29 (13)	        0 (18)		-29, -5
F. Alonso	242 (2)	        161 (6)	        -81, -4
R. Grosjean	132 (7)	        8 (14)		-124, -7
K. Raikkonen	183 (5)	        55 (12)	        -128, -7
S. Vettel	397 (1)	        167 (5)	        -230, -4
M. Chilton      0 (23)          0 (21)          0, -2
M. Webber	199 (3)	        -
P. Di Resta	48 (12)	        -		
K. Magnussen	-		55 (11)
D. Kvyat	-		8 (15)
M. Ericsson     -               0 (19)
K. Kobayashi    -		0 (22)
W. Stevens      -		0 (23)
A. Lotterer     -		0 (24)

Teams	        2013		2014		Change
Mercedes	360 (2)	        701 (1)	        +341, +1
Williams	5 (9)		320 (3) 	+315, +6
Force India	77 (6)		155 (6)	        +78
McLaren 	122 (5)	        181 (5)	        +5
Marussia	0 (10)		2 (9)		+2, +1
Toro Rosso	33 (8)		30 (7)		-3, +1
Sauber		57 (7)		0 (10)		-57, -3
Ferrari		354 (3)	        216 (4)	        -138, -1
Red Bull	596 (1)	        405 (2)	        -191, -1
Lotus		315 (4)	        10 (8)		-305, -4
Caterham	0 (11)		0 (11)

IMSA Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta: How to watch, start times, schedule, entry list

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Start times, TV schedule: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will conclude the 2022 season this weekend with the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Road Atlanta, which also will mark the end of the line for the DPi class.

The premier Daytona Prototype international category, which started in 2017, will be replaced by the new Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class with its LMDh cars that will establish a bridge to Le Mans.

For the third time in four years, an Acura will be crowned the champion in DPi as the No. 10 of Wayne Taylor Racing holds a 19-point edge over the No. 60 of Meyer Shank Racing.

Last year, WTR’s No. 10 entered the season finale with a 19-point lead but lost the title to the No. 31 Cadillac of Action Express.

Full-time WTR drivers Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor (who will be joined by Brendon Hartley in the No. 10 this weekend) have a series-leading four victories this season. The MSR duo of Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis (who will be joined by Helio Castroneves this weekend) won the Rolex 24 at Daytona and have five runner-up finishes this year.

Championship scenarios in the other four categories:

GTD Pro: Points leaders Matt Campbell and Mathieu Jaminet will clinch the title by starting in their No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

–GTD: There are 140 points separating the top four teams with Roman De Angelis and the No. 27 Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 leading by 45 points.

–LMP2: John Farano is first in the driver standings by 33 points over Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel. In the team standings, the No. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports leads by 19 points over the No. 8 Tower Motorsport (Farano’s team).

–LMP3: No. 54 CORE autosport drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun lead by 83 points over the No. 74 Riley Motorsports of Gar Robinson.

With the 10-hour race requiring an extra driver, several stars from other racing series have been added. In addition to Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay will serve as third drivers in Chip Ganassi Racing’s pair of Cadillacs.

Jimmie Johnson also will be making his last DPi start in the No. 48 Ally Cadillac with Mike Rockenfeller and Kamui Kobayashi. Petit Le Mans could mark the last start in an IMSA prototype for Johnson, who has said limited inventory likely will keep him out of the GTP category in the Rolex 24 next year.

Here are the start times, starting lineup, schedule and TV info for the IMSA Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (all times are ET):


Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta start times, schedule, TV info

When: Saturday, 12:10 p.m. ET

Race distance: Ten hours on the 12-turn, 2.54-mile road course

TV: Noon-3 p.m., NBC; 3-10:30 p.m., USA Network. Peacock, the NBC Sports App,and NBCSports.com will have streaming coverage of the event from flag to flag beginning at noon. Leigh Diffey and Dave Burns are the play by play announcers with analysts Calvin Fish, Townsend Bell, James Hinchcliffe and Brian Till. The pit reporters are Kevin Lee, Hannah Newhouse, Dillon Welch and Matt Yocum.

IMSA.com live TV qualifying stream: Friday, 3:35 p.m. ET.

IMSA Radio: All sessions are live on IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com; SiriusXM live race coverage will begin Saturday at noon (XM 207, Internet/App 992).

Forecast: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 63 degrees with an 85% chance of rain at the green flag.

Entry list: Click here to see the 48-car field for the IMSA Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta


Daily schedule IMSA Petit Le Mans

Here’s a rundown of the Petit Le Mans at Michelin Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia:

Wednesday, Sept. 28

9:30 a.m.: Mazda MX-5 practice

10:25 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup

12:30 p.m.: Prototype Challenge practice

1:15 p.m.: Mazda MX-5 practcice

2 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup practice

3:30 p.m.: Michelin Challenge practice

Thursday, Sept. 29

8 a.m.: Prototype Challenge practice

9 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup qualifying

9:50 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

11:40 a.m.: Prototype Challenge qualifying

12:10 p.m.: Michelin Challenge practice

1:50 p.m.: Mazda MX-5, Race 1

2:55 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

5 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Race 1

6 p.m.: Michelin Challenge qualifying

7:30 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

Friday, Sept. 30

8 a.m.: Prototype Challenge race

9:50 a.m.: Mazda MX-5, Race 2

10:55 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Race 2

1:10 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race

3:40 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

Saturday, Oct. 1

9:15 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

12:10 p.m.: Petit Le Mans