Max Verstappen was head and shoulders above the rest at the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, once again finishing ahead of Lewis Hamilton. But how did it affect the F1 Drivers’ Championship standings?

Hamilton, starting second on the grid behind his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, was unable to do anything as Verstappen’s Red Bull took the lead into Turn 1. From there, Hamilton was at a loss and had no answer for the Dutchman as he strolled to victory at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

As a result, Verstappen extends his lead in the Drivers’ Championship to 19 points after Bottas claimed fastest lap in Mexico City, taking the extra point from the Red Bull man. 

F1 2021 Drivers’ Standings after Mexican GP

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull312.5
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes293.5
3Valtteri BottasMercedes185
4Sergio PerezRed Bull165
5Lando NorrisMcLaren150
6Charles LeclercFerrari138
7Carlos SainzFerrari130.5
8Daniel RicciardoMcLaren105
9Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri86
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine60
11Esteban OconAlpine46
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin42
13Lance StrollAston Martin26
14Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri20
15George RussellWilliams16
16Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo10
17Nicholas LatifiWilliams7
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1
19Mick SchumacherHaas0
20Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo0
21Nikita MazapinHaas0

F1 2021 Constructors’ Standings after Mexican GP

Elsewhere in the Constructors Championship, Mercedes‘ lead over over Red Bull has been slashed to just 23 points after Sergio Perez came in third and Valtteri Bottas finished out of the points.  Ferrari increased the gap with McLaren to 13.5 points as the pair battle for third position. 

Pos.TeamPoints
1Mercedes478.5
2Red Bull477.5
3Ferrari268.5
4McLaren255
5Alpine106
6AlphaTauri106
7Aston Martin68
8Williams23
9Alfa Romeo11
10Haas0
F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after winning the race with second placed Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and third placed Red Bull’s Sergio Perez REUTERS/Henry Romero

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