And we are back to where we began as Lewis Hamilton won an eventful Saudi Arabian Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen to leave the pair equal on points atop the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship. 

Hamilton led from pole position, but after two red flags and eventual restarts it was Verstappen who eventually took first place ahead of his Mercedes rival. 

Hamilton though reeled him in before they collided on Lap 37 as Verstappen was instructed to let the Mercedes past. The damage wasn’t enough to affect Hamilton’s pace and he stormed off into the distance. 

There was further good news for Mercedes as Valtteri Bottas overtook the Alpine of Esteban Ocon on the finish line, to claim third place. 

F1 2021 Saudi Arabian GP Full Race Results

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes2:06:15.118
2Max VerstappenRed Bull+11.825
3Valtteri BottasMercedes+27.531
4Esteban OconAlpine+27.633
5Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+40.121
6Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+41.613
7Charles LeclercFerrari+44.475
8Carlos SainzFerrari+46.606
9Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo+58.505
10Lando NorrisMcLaren+1:01.358
11Lance StrollAston Martin+1:17.212
12Nicholas LatifiWilliams+1:23.249
13Fernando AlonsoAlpine+1 Lap
14Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+1 Lap
15Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo+1 Lap
16Sebastian VettelAston MartinDNF
17George RussellWilliamsDNF
18Sergio PerezRed BullDNF
19Nikita MazepinHaasDNF
20Mick SchumacherHaasDNF