F1 Constructors’ & Drivers’ Standings After 2021 US GP

Published 10/25/2021, 9:41 AM EDT
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 REUTERS/Mike Blake


Every point matters! Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton once again showed that they are a class apart in the field in 2021. They finished 1-2 ahead of Perez with a margin of 42 seconds. But it was Max Verstappen who took the win from Lewis at the US GP in Austin, Texas.

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Verstappen lost the lead to his rival at the first corner but went ahead of him by undercutting him twice in the race. He held onto his tires at the end to finish ahead of Hamilton by the tiniest of the margins.

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Max Verstappen comes out on top of Lewis Hamilton in Austin

Verstappen, by winning the race, extended his championship lead to 12 points from Hamilton. This win could prove critical as the next two races are predominately Red Bull tracks.

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 REUTERS/Mike Blake

Checo Perez finished in P3 ahead of Charles Leclerc. Daniel Ricciardo put in an amazing performance to hold on to P5 from Bottas and Sainz. Whilst Tsunoda and Vettel rounded off the Top-10.

Here are the updated drivers’ standings after Austin:

  1. Max Verstappen – 287.5
  2. Lewis Hamilton – 275.5
  3. Valtteri Bottas – 185
  4. Sergio Perez- 150
  5. Lando Norris – 149
  6. Charles Leclerc – 128
  7. Carlos Sainz– 122.5
  8. Daniel Ricciardo – 105
  9. Pierre Gasly – 74
  10. Fernando Alonso – 58
  11. Esteban Ocon – 46
  12. Sebastian Vettel – 36
  13. Lance Stroll – 26
  14. Yuki Tsunoda – 20
  15. George Russell – 16
  16. Nicholas Latifi – 7
  17. Kimi Raikkonen – 6
  18. Antonio Giovinazzi – 1
  19. Mick Schumacher – 0
  20. Robert Kubica – 0
  21. Nikita Mazepin – 0
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Red Bull close in on Mercedes after the US GP

The Austrian team again ate up into Mercedes‘ lead in the constructors’ battle. With a back-to-back double podium finish, they are now 33 points behind in the championship with five races to go.

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Ferrari, too, had a good race and closed up to McLaren in P3. They are now just separated by 3.5 points and have no room for mistakes from either team.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 24, 2021, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action at the start of the race REUTERS/Mike Blake

Here are the updated constructors’ standings after the US Grand Prix:

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  1. Mercedes – 460.5
  2. Red Bull  – 437.5
  3. McLaren – 254
  4. Ferrari- 250.5
  5. Alpine  – 104
  6. AlphaTauri  – 94
  7. Aston Martin–62
  8. Williams -23
  9. Alfa Romeo Racing–7
  10. Haas – 0

Both championships are up for grabs and hanging in the balance. With just 5 races to go, there is no margin for slip-ups from any team. The 2021 season keeps on getting more and more intense.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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