Max Verstappen put on a show at Zandvoort as he claimed victory in the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, and with Lewis Hamilton finishing second, the Red Bull driver is back on top the Driver’ Championship standings. 

Verstappen, Hamilton and to an extent Valtteri Bottas were in a league of their own on Sunday, with every driver up to, and including, fourth place being lapped by the leaders. 

As a result, Verstappen now leads the F1 Drivers’ Championship by three points to Hamilton, with Bottas leapfrogged and opened up a nine point gap to McLaren’s Lando Norris.

F1 2021 Drivers’ Standings

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull351.5
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes343.5
3Valtteri BottasMercedes203
4Sergio PerezRed Bull190
5Lando NorrisMcLaren153
6Charles LeclercFerrari152
7Carlos SainzFerrari145.5
8Daniel RicciardoMcLaren105
9Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri92
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine77
11Esteban OconAlpine60
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin43
13Lance StrollAston Martin34
14Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri20
15George RussellWilliams16
16Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo10
17Nicholas LatifiWilliams7
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1
19Mick SchumacherHaas0
20Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo0
21Nikita MazapinHaas0

Elsewhere, in the Constructors Championship Mercedes now have a 12 point lead over Red Bull, with Ferrari a massive 151 points behind the Red Bull team, though the Scuderia leapfrogged McLaren and now sit in third position. 

F1 Constructors Championship after 2021 Dutch GP

Pos.TeamPoints
1Mercedes344.5
2Red Bull332.5
3Ferrari181.5
4McLaren170
5Alpine90
6AlphaTauri84
7Aston Martin53
8Williams 20
9Alfa Romeo3
10Haas0
Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton finishing second and Valtteri Bottas third REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

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