F1 Driver & Constructor Standings After French GP: Verstappen Pulling Away from Hamilton

Published 06/21/2021, 7:22 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 19, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton Pool via REUTERS/Nicolas Tucat


The seventh round of the season in France had a major effect on both championships, both the drivers and the constructors. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen saw an increase in the gap to title-rival, Lewis Hamilton.

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Furthermore,  the Milton-Keynes-based outfit achieved a double podium at Paul Ricard. As, Verstappen took the win and, his Mexican teammate, Sergio Perez, came third. This result saw the Raging Bulls further extend their gap between rivals, Mercedes.

Max Verstappen increases his lead in the fight for the title

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The Dutchman stole the lead from Hamilton in the closing laps of the race. Hence, he earned twenty-six points from the race, earning an extra point as he had the fastest lap, resulting in a twelve-point gap to the Knight.

Max Verstappen (Red Bull)-  131 points

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)- 119

Sergio Perez (Red Bull)- 84

Lando Norris (McLaren)- 74

Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)- 59

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)- 52

Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)-42

Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)- 37

Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)- 34

Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)- 30

 

Fernando Alonso (Alpine)- 17

Esteban Ocon (Alpine)- 12

Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)- 10

Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)- 8

Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)-1

Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)-1

George Russell (Williams)-0

Mick Schumacher (Haas)-0

Nikita Mazepin (Haas)-0

Nicholas Latifi (Williams)-0

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How’s the constructor’s championship doing after the French Grand Prix?

It was Red Bull’s day as they won the French GP courtesy of Max Verstappen, and Perez came third, giving the Milton-Keynes-based outfit a combined total of forty-one points from the weekend, it gave the team a thirty-seven gap between the Silver Arrows.

Red Bull-215

Mercedes- 178

McLaren- 110

Ferrari- 94

AlphaTauri- 45

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Yves Herman

Aston Martin- 40

Alpine- 29

Alfa Romeo- 2

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Williams- 0

Haas- 0

The next round takes us to the Austrian Grand Prix. Teams and drivers will get another chance in the upcoming weekend to score points and shake up the 2021 driver’s and the constructor’s championship. Who you think will score the most points at the Red Bull Ring? Let us know in the comments below?

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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