F1 Standings after 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton claimed a memorable win at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit to take maximum points at the 2021 Saudi Arabian GP, but how did it affect the Formula 1 Drivers' and Constructors Championship standings?


Chaos was the order of the day at the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton eventually breaking free of Max Verstappen to win in Jeddah, but how has that changed the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings?

Hamilton started on pole position at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit alongside Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, and the pair started well, keeping Max Verstappen behind until Mick Schumacher put his Haas into the wall which resulted in a safety car, then red flag. 

The Mercedes pair pitted during the safety car period, but Red Bull opted to leave Verstappen out, only for the race to be stopped, allowing the Dutchman to change his tyres without consequence as well as keeping track position. 

Nevertheless, Hamilton reeled in Verstappen with the F1 title rivals colliding on Lap 37, before the Mercedes driver pulled away to take all 25 points, plus the extra for fastest lap. That means both Verstappen and Hamilton are level on points going into the final race in Abu Dhabi. 

F1 2021 Drivers’ Standings after Saudi Arabian GP

1Max VerstappenRed Bull369.5
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes369.5
3Valtteri BottasMercedes218
4Sergio PerezRed Bull190
5Charles LeclercFerrari158
6Lando NorrisMcLaren154
7Carlos SainzFerrari149.5
8Daniel RicciardoMcLaren115
9Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri100
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine77
11Esteban OconAlpine72
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin43
13Lance StrollAston Martin34
14Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri20
15George RussellWilliams16
16Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo10
17Nicholas LatifiWilliams7
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo3
19Mick SchumacherHaas0
20Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo0
21Nikita MazepinHaas0

Elsewhere in the Constructors Championship, Mercedes now hold a 28 point lead over Red Bull after Valtteri Bottas stole  third place on the finish line. Ferrari had their gap to McLaren reduced to 38.5 points with third place all but secure. 

F1 2021 Constructors Standings after Saudi Arabian GP

2Red Bull559.5
7Aston Martin77
9Alfa Romeo13
F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race alongside third placed Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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