Max Verstappen put on a show at Zandvoort as he claimed victory in the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, and with Lewis Hamilton finishing second, the Red Bull driver is back on top the Driver’ Championship standings. 

Verstappen, Hamilton and to an extent Valtteri Bottas were in a league of their own on Sunday, with every driver up to, and including, fourth place being lapped by the leaders. 

As a result, Verstappen now leads the F1 Drivers’ Championship by three points to Hamilton, with Bottas leapfrogged and opened up a nine point gap to McLaren’s Lando Norris.

F1 2021 Drivers’ Standings

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull454
2Charles LeclercFerrari308
3Sergio PerezRed Bull305
4George RussellMercedes275
5Carlos SainzFerrari246
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes240
7Lando NorrisMcLaren122
8Esteban OconAlpine92
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine81
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo49
11Sebastian VettelAston Martin37
12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren37
13Kevin MagnussenHaas25
14Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri23
15Lance StrollAston Martin18
16Mick SchumacherHaas12
17Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri12
18Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo6
19Alex AlbonWilliams4
20Nyck De VriesWilliams2
21Nicholas LatifiWilliams2
22Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0

Elsewhere, in the Constructors Championship Mercedes now have a 12 point lead over Red Bull, with Ferrari a massive 151 points behind the Red Bull team, though the Scuderia leapfrogged McLaren and now sit in third position. 

F1 Constructors Championship after 2021 Dutch GP

Pos.TeamPoints
1Mercedes344.5
2Red Bull332.5
3Ferrari181.5
4McLaren170
5Alpine90
6AlphaTauri84
7Aston Martin53
8Williams 20
9Alfa Romeo3
10Haas0
Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finishing second and Valtteri Bottas third REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw