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Formula 1 2021

F1 driver standings: Hamilton cuts the gap to Verstappen

Another intense F1 weekend saw Lewis Hamilton close the gap in the Drivers' Championship to Max Verstappen. Both title races closed up as Red Bull also made inroads into Mercedes' lead in the Constructors' standings.

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Lewis Hamilton's victory at the Qatar Grand Prix has cut Max Verstappen's lead in the Drivers' Championship to eight points with two events to go.

Hamilton dominated the race, leading every lap at the Losail International Circuit on his way to his 102nd win in Formula 1.

Verstappen recovered from a five-grid place penalty to finish in second, making up three positions by Turn 2 before overtaking Pierre Gasly and Fernando Alonso.

Sergio Perez's fourth place, coupled with Valtteri Bottas' retirement, has seen Mercedes' advantage over Red Bull in the Constructors' standings trimmed to five points.

Ferrari outscored McLaren again to move one step closer to securing third place in the Constructors' Championship.

Fernando Alonso's third place and Esteban Ocon's fifth place have given Alpine a big advantage in their battle against AlphaTauri. The two teams were level on points prior to Qatar, but Alpine now have a lead of 25 points.

Formula 1 standings 2021

Pos. Driver Team Points
1
Max Verstappen
Red Bull Racing 395.5
2
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes AMG Motorsport 387.5
3
Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes AMG Motorsport 226
4
Sergio Perez
Red Bull Racing 190
5
Carlos Sainz
Scuderia Ferrari 164.5
6
Lando Norris
McLaren Racing 160
7
Charles Leclerc
Scuderia Ferrari 159
8
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren Racing 115
9
Pierre Gasly
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 110
10
Fernando Alonso
Alpine F1 81
11
Esteban Ocon
Alpine F1 74
12
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin F1 Team 43
13
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin F1 Team 34
14
Yuki Tsunoda
Scuderia Alpha Tauri 32
15
George Russell
Williams Racing 16
16
Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo Racing 10
17
Nicholas Latifi
Williams Racing 7
18
Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo Racing 3
19
Mick Schumacher
Haas F1 0
21
Nikita Mazepin
Haas F1 0
Pos. Team Drivers Points
1
Mercedes
Hamilton & Bottas 613.5
2
Red Bull
Verstappen & Pérez 585.5
3
Ferrari
Leclerc & Sainz 323.5
4
McLaren
Ricciardo & Norris 275
5
Alpine
Ocon & Alonso 155
6
AlphaTauri
Gasly & Tsunoda 142
7
Aston Martin
Vettel & Stroll 77
8
Williams
Latifi & Russell 23
9
Alfa Romeo
Räikkönen & Giovinazzi 13
10
Haas
Mazepin & Schumacher 0

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