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Formula 1

F1 driver standings: Hamilton retakes the lead from Verstappen

There's a new leader in the Drivers' Championship thanks to Lewis Hamilton's historic victory at the Sochi Autodrom.

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Lewis Hamilton's 100th career F1 victory means he once again sits atop the Drivers' Standings following the Russian Grand Prix.

A late rain shower denied long-time leader Lando Norris his maiden F1 win, with Hamilton coming out on top after timing his switch to Intermediate tyres just right.

The result means Hamilton is the first F1 driver to hit the century mark in terms of wins, and also sees him leapfrog Max Verstappen in the standings, with the gap now two points in the Briton's favour.

Nonetheless, the Dutchman and Red Bull will be pleased with how the race at the Sochi Autodrom played out, as they went from P20 to P2 after taking a grid penalty for an engine change.

Meanwhile, Mercedes have extended their lead in the Constructors' Standings to 33 points, aided by Valtteri Bottas' fifth-place finish.

McLaren maintain their hold on P3 over Ferrari, despite Carlos Sainz's third-place finish.

Check out the full standings in the table below.

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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