F1 Constructor & Driver Standings 2021 Mexican GP: Who is Ahead – Mercedes or Red Bull?

Published 11/07/2021, 6:23 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race with third placed Red Bull’s Sergio Perez Pool via REUTERS/Francisco Guasco


It was indeed an exhilarating closure to the Mexican Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen securing a dominant F1 victory while Lewis Hamilton had to spend every ounce of his energy to keep the fan-driven Mexican, Sergio Perez, at bay and clinch P2 for Mercedes.

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And down the order in P15 stood a broken Valtteri Bottas; Pretty much nothing went his way right from the getaway. It all started with Daniel Ricciardo’s crash around turn 1 followed by an unusually poor Mercedes pit stop and ended with the task of stealing Verstappen’s fastest lap point.

Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads the Mexico City Gran Prix in the first lap REUTERS/Henry Romero

Hence, Hamilton was almost Mercedes’ lone warrior on Sunday. And he stands tall as the reason why Mercedes are still leading the constructor’s championship; the difference between Mercedes and Red Bull being a mere point.

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But, the 7-time world champion ended up losing further grip on Verstappen in the driver’s standings, and it looks like the Dutchman is running away with the title. As of the Mexican GP, 19 points separate the duo in the driver’s standings.

Changes in the driver’s and constructor’s standings

The Mexican GP triggered a couple of swaps in driver’s and constructor’s standings. Let’s start with the one in the driver’s championship. Kimi Raikkonen managed to leap ahead of Nicholas Latifi into P16 after collecting strong 4 points out of the weekend.

Formula One F1 – Mexico Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 6, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during qualifying REUTERS/Andres Stapff

In the constructor’s championship, Ferrari managed to gain a position on McLaren after trailing the British outfit over most parts of the season. Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz delivered a solid 18 points to Ferrari’s tally. Contrastingly, McLaren endured an awful weekend, as they could only garner 1 point from Lando Norris’ P10 finish.

Hence, Ferrari now steer 10.5 points clear of McLaren and are likely to sustain this gap until the very end of the season.

Updated F1 drivers’ standings

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  1. Max Verstappen – 312.5
  2. Lewis Hamilton – 293.5
  3. Valtteri Bottas – 185
  4. Sergio Perez – 165
  5. Lando Norris – 150
  6. Charles Leclerc – 138
  7. Carlos Sainz – 130.5
  8. Daniel Ricciardo – 105
  9. Pierre Gasly – 86
  10. Fernando Alonso – 60
  11. Esteban Ocon – 46
  12. Sebastian Vettel – 42
  13. Lance Stroll – 26
  14. Yuki Tsunoda – 20
  15. George Russell – 16
  16. Kimi Raikkonen – 10
  17. Nicholas Latifi – 7
  18. Antonio Giovinazzi – 1
  19. Mick Schumacher – 0
  20. Nikita Mazepin – 0

Updated F1 constructors’ standings

  1. Mercedes AMG (Mercedes) – 478.5
  2. Red Bull Racing (Honda) – 477.5
  3. Scuderia Ferrari (Ferrari) – 265.5
  4. McLaren (Mercedes) – 255
  5. Alpine (Renault) – 104
  6. Scuderia AlphaTauri (Honda) – 106
  7. Aston Martin Racing (Mercedes) – 68
  8. Williams (Mercedes) – 23
  9. Alfa Romeo Racing (Ferrari) – 11

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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