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Red Bull Racing

Dominant Red Bull claim first title of 2021 season

The race for the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships may not be over yet, but Red Bull have already secured one title in 2021.

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Red Bull and Mercedes have been involved in a closely-fought battle for both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships throughout 2021. However, there is one area where Red Bull have had a consistent advantage.

The team have clinched their first title of the year thanks to their famously quick pit-stops. Having claimed the DHL Fastest Pit Stop prize at 10 races this season, Red Bull now have an unbeatable 452 points in this championship.

Meanwhile nearest rivals Mercedes are in second with 254 points, whilst Williams - who achieved the fastest pit-stop at the Mexican Grand Prix - are currently in third with 187 points.

The award gives 25 points to the team who make the quickest stop at each Grand Prix, whilst the squad in second place receive 18 points. With a further four races to go in the 2021 season, there are more pit-stop points on offer for all teams, but Red Bull's 198-point advantage means they have secured the top spot.

It is still all to play for in the main World Championships, though. Max Verstappen currently leads the Drivers' standings by 19 points from Lewis Hamilton, whilst Mercedes are narrowly ahead of Red Bull in the Constructors' by just one point.

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