Alonso becomes highest points scorer
14 October 2013 – Fernando Alonso is now the highest points score in the history of Formula 1, having usurped Michael Schumacher with his fourth place finish at the Japanese Grand Prix.
The Ferrari driver raised his overall total to 1571 points on Sunday, moving five clear of seven-time World Champion Schumacher who previously held the record on 1566.
"I am very proud of having become the driver with the most points in the history of this sport, even if for a few years now, with the change to the points system, you get more," said Alonso, who has claimed 32 race victories and a further 62 podium finishes.
The current system, introduced ahead of the 2010 season, sees the top ten finishers record points, with a victory worth 25. From 1991 to 2009, a race win yielded 10 points.