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F1 Standings after 2021 US Grand Prix

Max Verstappen took maximum points at the Circuit of the Americas with a sensational drive at the 2021 United States GP but how did it affect the Formula 1 Drivers' and Constructors Championship standings?

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Max Verstappen put in a brilliant drive at the 2021 United States Grand Prix to deny Lewis Hamilton a vital win. But how did it affect the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings?

Hamilton, starting second on the grid, took the lead into Turn 1, but an early stop by Red Bull saw Verstappen claim track position which the Mercedes driver almost clawed back but was beaten by just over one second on the final lap. 

As a result, Verstappen extends his lead in the Drivers’ Championship to 12 points after Hamilton claimed fastest lap at the Circuit of the Americas.

F1 2021 Drivers’ Standings after United States 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 just 23 points after Sergio Perez came in third and Valtteri Bottas could only manage sixth place.  Ferrari closed the gap with McLaren to just 3.5 points as the pair battle for third position. 

Pos.TeamPoints
1Red Bull475
2Ferrari357
3Mercedes316
4Alpine115
5McLaren95
6Alfa Romeo51
7Haas34
8AlphaTauri29
9Aston Martin24
10Williams4
F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race alongside second place Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and third place Red Bull’s Sergio Perez and constructors trophy winner Honda’s F1 Managing Director Masashi Yamamoto REUTERS/Mike Blake

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