Carlos Sainz on the Verge of Breaking Lando Norris’ F1 Streak at Mexican GP

Published 10/25/2021, 3:38 PM EDT


With the 2021 season of Formula 1 coming to an end, we can safely say it has been a year of immense improvements for many drivers as well as F1 teams. While McLaren ranked in the bottom 2 in 2017 and came only 6th in 2018, they have provided a huge boost to their performance and are currently putting up a great fight against Scuderia Ferrari for the third place in the Constructors’ Championship rankings.

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And similar improvements have been seen from Red Bull as they have finally come up with a championship-worthy car to fight against Mercedes for the 2021 title. And we must mention the drivers as well. Lando Norris is a big improvement story for this season, and there is Carlos Sainz behind his new Ferrari wheels as well. And Verstappen has shown tremendous willpower as a championship contender and his stability in the races is a thing to admire.

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Carlos Sainz matches up to Norris in terms of stability

While just a few races are left for the 2021 season, fans will remember this year for all the tough championship fights between Verstappen and Hamilton. Not only that, the stability shown by drivers like Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, and others is tremendously commendable, to say the least.

As it stands right now, Sainz has got a great achievement under his belt. He is currently on a streak of 10 races where he has scored points in a Grand Prix. Other than this, British driver and McLaren prodigy, Lando Norris, also showed great racing potential as he scored points in ten races in a row until his unfortunate Hungary crash. Speaking of the drivers’ acumen, we cannot forget Verstappen scoring for 11 races in a row.

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The Drivers’ Championship standings are still uncertain

With only five races left for this year’s Formula One season, the drivers’ standings are still undergoing epic upheavals. Verstappen is currently enjoying a 12-point-lead on Hamilton, but it could very well be in Mexico that Hamilton delivers a stellar performance and catches up with his championship rival again.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race with third-place Red Bull’s Sergio Perez REUTERS/Brian Snyder

When the question comes to the Constructors’ Championship rankings, Mercedes and Red Bull are in neck-to-neck combat against each other. Red Bull solidified their position with a formidable P1 and P3 in the United States GP at the Circuit of the Americas, but Mercedes is not showing any signs of accepting defeat.

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And for the third place in the Constructors’ Standings, McLaren and Ferrari are putting up a great fight as well. What will happen at the end of the next few races? Who will have the last laugh, and which team will get the much-longed-for trophy? Only time will give the fans the answer to these questions.

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Riddhi Mondal

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Riddhi Mondal is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a student reporter at The Statesman, she is an ardent follower of all things F1. A nerd through and through, the complicated physics that goes into the cars is what drew Riddhi to the sport.

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