F1 Standings after 2021 Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton was victorious at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix as he took his 100th F1 win, but how did it affect the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship standings?


A rain soaked end to the 2021 Russian Grand Prix meant Lewis Hamilton took victory ahead of Lando Norris, while Max Verstappen stormed through the field to finish second. But are the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings affected?

Hamilton had an excellent chance to score heavy points over Verstappen as the Dutchman started from the back of the grid at Sochi after changing the engine on his Red Bull car. It looked like that was going to happen, but a late rain shower mixed up the field and allowed Verstappen into second, this minimising the potential damage caused by fitting a new power unit. 

That said Hamilton did overtake Verstappen at the top of the F1 Drivers’ Standings, turning a five point deficit into a two point lead over the Red Bull driver as the F1 circus heads to Turkey on October 8.

F1 2021 Drivers’ Standings after Russian GP

1Max VerstappenRed Bull284
2Sergio PerezRed Bull191
3Charles LeclercFerrari186
4Carlos SainzFerrari171
5George RussellMercedes170
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes146
7Lando NorrisMcLaren76
8Esteban OconAlpine64
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine51
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo46
11Kevin MagnussenHaas22
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin20
13Daniel RicciardoMcLaren19
14Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri18
15Mick SchumacherHaas12
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri11
17Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo5
18Alex AlbonWilliams4
19Lance StrollAston Martin4
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams0
21Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0

Elsewhere in the Constructors Championship, Mercedes extended their lead over Red Bull by 15 points after Valtteri Bottas grabbed fifth ahead of Sergio Perez in ninth. And McLaren slightly increased their advantage over Ferrari in the battle for third place.

F1 Constructors Championship after 2021 Russian GP

1Red Bull475
6Alfa Romeo51
9Aston Martin24
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on after winning the 2021 Russian GP alongside second place Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and third place Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


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