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F1 Standings after 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Max Verstappen wins the 2021 Formula 1 Drivers' Championship with Mercedes taking the 2021 Constructors Championship

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Max Verstappen took a sensational win at the 2021 Abu Dhabi GP with victory on the last lap after a late safety car, overtaking Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who had led the majority of the race and looked odds on for the win, thus meaning the Dutchman is the Formula 1 World Champion.

Hamilton jumped Verstappen off the start and took the lead of the Grand Prix, though Verstappen did attempt an early lunge forcing the Mercedes off track, though he regained the lead the drove off into the distance. Following the first set of pit stops, Hamilton came out behind Sergio Perez who held the seven-time champion up, much to his teammate’s delight.

Then a late safety car was deployed after Nicholas Latifi crashed into the wall, Verstappen dipped into the pits to get a new set of soft tyres and after just five lapped cars were let through, and the Red Bull was behind the Mercedes of Hamilton who had old hard tyres on his car.

That meant Verstappen took the win and eventually the 2021 World Drivers’ Championship, though Mercedes won the Constructors title.

F1 2021 Saudi Arabian GP Full Race Results

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull110
2Charles LeclercFerrari104
3Sergio PerezRed Bull84
4George RussellMercedes74
5Carlos SainzFerrari65
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes46
7Lando NorrisMcLaren39
8Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo38
9Esteban OconAlpine30
10Kevin MagnussenHaas15
11Daniel RicciardoMcLaren11
12Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri11
13Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri6
14Sebastian VettelAston Martin4
15Fernando AlonsoAlpine4
16Alex AlbonWilliams3
17Lance StrollAston Martin2
18Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo1
19Mick SchumacherHaas0
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
21Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0

In the Constructors Championship, Mercedes took the crown ahead of Red Bull after Sergio Perez was retired from the race. Ferrari also won their battle with McLaren to take third place. 

Pos.TeamPoints
1Red Bull195
2Ferrari169
3Mercedes120
4McLaren50
5Alfa Romeo39
6Alpine34
7AlphaTauri17
8Haas15
9Aston Martin6
10Williams3
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates winning the race and the world championship REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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