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Jake Sammut Crowned Champion of V1 Malta Series

Jake Sammut Crowned Champion of V1 Malta Series

Last week we saw the 17th race of the V1 Malta Series, the Japanese Grand Prix. This race was an absolute nail-biter as some of Malta’s best competitors were very close snatch the win. Ultimately it was HAAS driver Jake Sammut that won the race, getting him enough points to be crowned champion of the V1 Malta Series.

Current Standings (1 race left)

  • Jake Sammut – Haas F1 Team – 263 points
  • Ryan Carabott – BWT Racing Point F1 Team – 229 points
  • Michael Pace – Renault DP World F1 Team – 203 points
  • Adrian Manduca – McLaren F1 Team – 197 points
  • Manuel Schembri – Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda – 193 points
  • Simeon Nechev – Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen – 169 points
  • Brandon Bonello – Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team – 160 points
  • Clinton Falzon – Haas F1 Team – 109 points
  • Kirsten Formosa – BWT Racing Point F1 Team – 40 points
  • Liam Gatt – Renault DP World F1 Team – 34 points
  • Keith Vella – Aston Martin Red Bull Racing – 29 points
  • Mark Grech – Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda – 26 points
  • Chris Portelli – Scuderia Ferrari  – 23 points
  • Kurt Friggieri – Williams Racing – 22 points
  • Daryl Pace – Scuderia Ferrari  – 12 points
  • Wayne Schembri – Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team – 11 points
  • Kerstin Curmi – McLaren F1 Team – 4 points
  • Nigel Farrugia – Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen – 1 points
  • Chris Ciantar – Aston Martin Red Bull Racing – 1 points

Jake Sammut Crowned Champion of V1 Malta Series – How did he do it?

Heading into this season of the V1 Malta Series, Jake was probably one of the top players. With opposing drivers such as Ryan Carabott, Michael pace, Adrian Manduca and others, this goal certainly had its obstacles.

Season throwback

Jake kicked off the season with a very dominant start, achieving 103 points in the first 6 races. By this time, he had achieved one Grand Prix victory and accumulated a huge number of points in each race. He had a couple of ups and downs in the middle of the season, getting really unlucky in some races. This, unfortunately, paved the way for rival driver Ryan Carabott to get some wins of his own and lead the championship. This is where Sammut realised that he had to step up his game and dominate in the last few races of the championship. This was clearly shown in the last 4 races, where he won in Singapore, USA, and Japan.

Despite Ryan Carabott’s extraordinary performances throughout the season, Jake Sammut still came out on top. Here are some of his thoughts on his championship win:

“I am a very realistic person, and after seeing this year’s grid, I knew immediately that it was going to be extremely challenging to win the championship, so I aimed at finishing in the top 5. Midway through the season, I saw that I had climbed the standings at a rapid pace, and I started to believe that if I kept performing well consistently, I could have a shot at the title. It took me many sacrifices and practice to achieve the championship title, but as the saying goes, hard work pays off. Heading into the next season, I know that the chip is on my shoulder, and my main objective is to keep performing well and defend my title.”

Jake Sammut, V1 Malta Series driver for HAAS F1 Team

HAAS awarded with Constructors Championship win

Along with Jake Sammut being crowned champion of the V1 Malta Series, he sealed the deal for HAAS in the constructors championship. Here’s a full list of all participating teams and their points achieved:

  • Haas F1 Team – 372 points
  • BWT Racing Point F1 Team – 269 points
  • Renault DP World F1 Team – 237 points
  • Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda – 219 points
  • McLaren F1 Team – 201 points
  • Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team – 171 points
  • Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen – 170 points
  • Scuderia Ferrari – 35 points
  • Aston Martin Red Bull Racing – 30 points
  • Williams Racing – 22 points

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