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British Grand Prix 2021

F1 World Championship standings after 2021 British GP

A 10-second penalty didn't stop Lewis Hamilton from taking the chequered flag at the British GP. The Briton's win, along with Max Verstappen's early retirement, has reopened the fight for the championship.

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The fight for the 2021 Drivers' Championship is well and truly back on after Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag at the British GP, taking a sizeable chunk out of Max Verstappen's lead following the Dutchman's DNF.

No doubt the big talking point coming out of Sunday's race was the first lap incident between the two rivals. Hamilton clipped the back of Verstappen's car, sending the Red Bull driver into the wall with a 51G impact.

His retirement was made all the worse by the fact that Hamilton battled back from a 10-second penalty to score 25 points compared to the Dutchman's zero, meaning the Red Bull driver sits just eight points up after 10 races.

Sunday's results also means that Mercedes, aided by Valtteri Bottas' third-place finish, now sit just four points back of Red Bull in the Constructors' Standings. Sergio Perez came home down in 16th, meaning the Austrian team's only points this weekend came courtesy of Verstappen in Sprint Qualifying.

Elsewhere Lando Norris now finds himself third in the standings, while McLaren hold a 15-point advantage over Ferrari for third.

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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