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F1 Standings after 2024 Chinese Grand Prix

How do the 2024 Formula 1 Driver and Constructor Championship Standings look after Max Verstappen of Red Bull took victory at the Chinese GP in Shanghai

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Max Verstappen expertly converted pole position into a commanding victory at the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix, leading McLaren‘s Lando Norris and his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez. Verstappen‘s fourth win in five races of 2024 further extended his lead in the F1 Driver Standings.

The race was packed with incidents, featuring a virtual safety car and two full safety car periods, but Verstappen maintained control throughout. Norris, alongside the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, opted for a single pit stop strategy that paid off under the safety car conditions. Leclerc and Sainz managed to secure fourth and fifth places respectively.

Fernando Alonso adopted an alternative strategy, switching to soft tyres under a mid-race safety car, which required a late stop for mediums and a series of aggressive overtakes to climb from 12th to seventh. His final overtake was on McLaren‘s Oscar Piastri, finishing just ahead in a thrilling recovery.

The race also saw its share of penalties and retirements: Lance Stroll received a 10-second penalty for colliding with Daniel Ricciardo, causing Ricciardo‘s retirement. Meanwhile, Kevin Magnussen and Logan Sargeant each faced their own challenges and penalties, with Valtteri Bottas retiring due to engine issues, sparking the first safety car deployment.

F1 2024 Driver Standings after Chinese GP

Following the Chinese Grand Prix, Max Verstappen‘s lead in the 2024 F1 Driver Standings has increased from 13 points to 25. Red Bull driver Sergio Perez moved further from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in the standings. While Carlos Sainz of Ferrari holds the fourth position with 69 points, just seven behind his teammate.

PosDriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull110
2Sergio PerezRed Bull85
3Charles LeclercFerrari76
4Carlos SainzFerrari69
5Lando NorrisMcLaren58
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren38
7George RussellMercedes33
8Fernando AlonsoAston Martin31
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes19
10Lance StrollAston Martin9
11Yuki TsunodaRB7
12Oliver BearmanFerrari6
13Nico HulkenbergHaas4
14Kevin MagnussenHaas1
15Alex AlbonWilliams0
16Daniel RicciardoRB0
17Zhou GuanyuSauber0
18Esteban OconAlpine0
19Pierre GaslyAlpine0
20Valtteri BottasSauber0
21Logan SargeantWilliams0

F1 2024 Constructor Standings after Chinese GP

Meanwhile in the 2024 F1 Constructor Standings, Red Bull‘s lead over Ferrari has increased to 44 points after their double podium in Shanghai. McLaren trails in third by 55 points, and have opened up a 44-point gap to Mercedes, with the Silver Arrows in fifth, 12 points ahead of Aston Martin.

Pos.TeamPoints
1Red Bull195
2Ferrari151
3McLaren96
4Mercedes52
5Aston Martin40
6RB7
7Haas5
8Williams0
9Sauber0
10Alpine0
John Smith
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