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Formula 1 2021 season guide: GP calendar, title standings and race winners 

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon won F1’s final race ahead of the summer break 

There was drama at the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix as Esteban Ocon secured a thrilling maiden victory for the Alpine team. Sebastian Vettel had taken second place for Aston Martin before the German driver was disqualified while Lewis Hamilton finished third for Mercedes. 

Vettel was stripped of his P2 after an FIA technical delegate was unable to extract a sufficient fuel sample from his AMR21. Aston Martin will appeal the ruling though and now have until Thursday evening to formalise any challenge to the disqualification, Sky Sports reports. If the disqualification stands then Hamilton is lifted to second and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will claim third.

The race at the Hungaroring had “everything”, said the BBC’s Andrew Benson, including a “shock winner” and a “multi-car pile-up on a chaotic first lap”. Through the chaos came Ocon to take a “most unlikely but well deserved victory” for Alpine.

French driver Ocon said: “What a moment. We’ve had some difficult moments this season but we are back where we belong. Sebastian put me under big pressure but we managed to keep him off, so it’s a great moment.”

Seven-time world champion Hamilton is now leading the F1 drivers’ championship by six points ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

F1’s next race is the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday 29 August. 

2021 championship standings

Drivers’ championship (after 11 rounds)

  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 192 points
  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing): 186  
  • Lando Norris (McLaren): 113
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 108
  • Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing): 104 
  • Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): 80
  • Carlos Sainz (Ferrari): 80
  • Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren): 50
  • Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin): 48
  • Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri): 48
  • Esteban Ocon (Alpine Renault): 39
  • Fernando Alonso (Alpine Renault): 36
  • Lance Stroll (Aston Martin): 18
  • Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri): 16
  • Nicholas Latifi (Williams): 4
  • George Russell (Williams): 2
  • Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing): 1
  • Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing): 1
  • Mick Schumacher (Haas): 0
  • Nikita Mazepin (Haas): 0

Constructors’ championship (after 11 rounds)

  • Mercedes: 300 points
  • Red Bull Racing: 290
  • McLaren: 163
  • Ferrari: 160
  • Alpine Renault: 75
  • Aston Martin: 66
  • AlphaTauri: 64
  • Williams: 6
  • Alfa Romeo Racing: 2
  • Haas: 0
Spa-Francorchamps, home of the Belgian GP, is one of the most popular circuits in Formula 1

Spa-Francorchamps, home of the Belgian GP, is one of the most popular circuits in Formula 1

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2021 calendar and race winners 

Bahrain Grand Prix 

  • When: 26-28 March
  • Where: Sakhir
  • Race winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

  • When: 16-18 April
  • Where: Imola
  • Race winner: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)

Portuguese Grand Prix

  • When: 30 April-2 May
  • Where: Portimão
  • Race winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Spanish Grand Prix

  • When: 7-9 May
  • Where: Barcelona
  • Race winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Monaco Grand Prix

  • When: 20-23 May
  • Where: Monaco
  • Race winner: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

  • When: 4-6 June
  • Where: Baku
  • Race winner: Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing)

France Grand Prix

  • When: 18-20 June
  • Where: Le Castellet
  • Race winner: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)

Styrian Grand Prix

  • When: 25-27 June
  • Where: Spielberg
  • Race winner: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)

Austrian Grand Prix

  • When: 2-4 July
  • Where: Spielberg
  • Race winner: Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing)

British Grand Prix

  • When: 16-18 July
  • Where: Silverstone
  • Race winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Hungarian Grand Prix

  • When: 30 July-1 August
  • Where: Budapest
  • Race winner: Esteban Ocon (Alpine)

Belgian Grand Prix

  • When: 27-29 August
  • Where: Spa

Dutch Grand Prix

  • When: 3-5 September
  • Where: Zandvoort

Italian Grand Prix

  • When: 10-12 September
  • Where: Monza

Russian Grand Prix

  • When: 24-26 September
  • Where: Sochi

Turkish Grand Prix

  • When: 1-3 October
  • Where: Intercity Istanbul Park

Japanese Grand Prix

  • When: 8-10 October
  • Where: Suzuka

United States Grand Prix

  • When: 22-24 October
  • Where: Austin

Mexican Grand Prix

  • When: 29-31 October
  • Where: Mexico City

Brazilian Grand Prix

  • 5-7 November
  • Where: São Paulo

TBC

  • When: 19-21 November
  • Where: TBC
  • Australian GP is cancelled

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

  • When: 3-5 December
  • Where: Jeddah

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  • When: 10-12 December
  • Where: Yas Island
Lewis Hamilton is a seven-time Formula 1 world champion

Lewis Hamilton is a seven-time Formula 1 world champion

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Teams and drivers

  • Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton (No.44) and Valtteri Bottas (No.77)
  • Red Bull: Max Verstappen (No.33) and Sergio Perez (No.11)
  • Ferrari: Charles Leclerc (No.16) and Carlos Sainz (No.55)
  • Aston Martin: Sebastian Vettel (No.5) and Lance Stroll (No.18)
  • McLaren: Lando Norris (No.4) and Daniel Ricciardo (No.3)
  • Alpine: Fernando Alonso (No.14) and Esteban Ocon (No.31)
  • AlphaTauri: Yuki Tsunoda (No.22) and Pierre Gasly (No.10)
  • Alfa Romeo: Kimi Raikkonen (No.7) and Antonio Giovinazzi (No.99)
  • Haas: Mick Schumacher (No.47) and Nikita Mazepin (No.9)
  • Williams: Nicholas Latifi (No.6) and George Russell (No.63)

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