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F1 Standings after 2021 Turkish Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas took maximum points at Istanbul Park with a dominant drive at the 2021 Turkish GP but how did it affect the Formula 1 Drivers' and Constructors Championship standings?

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A dominant display from Valtteri Bottas saw the Mercedes driver take victory at the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, with Lewis Hamilton eventually finishing fifth. But are the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings affected?

Hamilton made a charge through the field, eventually making it to third place, but was called into for a pit stop on Lap 51 which resulted in a drop to fifth position. 

As a result, Verstappen retakes the lead of the Drivers’ Championship from Hamilton, with the Dutchman opening up a six-point gap on his title rival. 

Interestingly, no driver has had more than an eight point advantage at the top of the standings this season, and after the last six Grand Prix we have had the Drivers’ Championship lead change four times. 

F1 2021 Drivers’ Standings after Turkish GP

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
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 now hold a lead over Red Bull of 36 points after Sergio Perez came in third behind Bottas and Verstappen. ninth. And Ferrari closed the gap with McLaren to just 7.5 points as the pair battle for third position. 

Pos.TeamPoints
1Red Bull475
2Ferrari357
3Mercedes316
4Alpine115
5McLaren95
6Alfa Romeo51
7Haas34
8AlphaTauri29
9Aston Martin24
10Williams4
F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas on the podium after winning the race alongside second place Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and third place Sergio Perez REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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