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Formula 1 2021

How many points are still up for grabs in the 2021 F1 season?

There are just six events remaining in the 2021 Formula 1 season, which is the same number of points that separate Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Let's take a look at how many points can still be won in the final races...

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Just six points separate Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in this year's thrilling Formula 1 title fight, which could go down to the wire in Abu Dhabi.

Verstappen is targeting his first title whilst Hamilton is looking to make more history by winning an unprecedented eighth World Championship.

F1's points regulations have undergone some small changes in recent years, meaning a possible 159 points can be scored in the final six rounds.

In addition to the 25 points for a win, drivers can also score an extra point if they post the fastest lap and finish inside the top 10 in the race.

This year's event in Brazil will see the third and final Sprint format, so three points will be awarded to the pole-sitter at the end of the 100km Sprint Qualifying race at Interlagos.

Hamilton is yet to cross the finish line first in the two Sprint Qualifying races so far, after Verstappen came out on top at Silverstone and Valtteri Bottas became the 'Sprint King' at Monza.

Points still to play for in 2021

Event Victory points Fastest lap points Sprint points
United States GP 25 1 X
Mexican GP 25 1 X
Sao Paulo GP 25 1 3
Qatar GP 25 1 X
Saudi Arabian GP 25 1 X
Abu Dhabi GP 25 1 X

As the season approaches its climax, every point will feel more important and the championship could be decided by less than a handful of points.

Should Hamilton and Verstappen tie on points at the end of the season, the title will be decided on who has the most wins.

At the moment, that would be Verstappen, who has been victorious seven times compared to Hamilton on five occasions. If they are level on wins, it will come down to the number of second places.

If the championship protagonists have the same number of second places, it will come down to the most number of third places and so on until there is a difference.

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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