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

Lewis Hamilton cuts Max Verstappen’s championship lead to eight points with controversial victory at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton is now just eight points behind Max Verstappen in the 2021 Formula 1 drivers’ championship following his controversial victory at the British Grand Prix on 18 July. 

Red Bull’s Verstappen crashed out on the first lap following a collision with title rival Hamilton. The incident saw the Mercedes driver get a ten-second penalty but he recovered for an eighth career win at Silverstone. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was second and Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was third. 

Speaking after his British GP win Hamilton said: “It’s overwhelming. It was such a physically difficult race, great weather. It is tough but I have been giving it my all this week. Just trying to discover performance in this car with the guys. I’m just proud of everyone, even though we’ve had a deficit [to Red Bull].”

After ten rounds Hamilton is second in the 2021 drivers’ standings with 177 points while Verstappen leads with 185. McLaren’s Lando Norris is third with 113 points. 

In the constructors’ championship Red Bull have 289 points from ten races, just four more than Mercedes. McLaren (163), Ferrari (148) and AlphaTauri (49) make up the top five. 

The next race on the 2021 calendar is the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring on Sunday 1 August. 

Max Verstappen celebrates his win at the F1 Austrian Grand Prix

Max Verstappen celebrates his win at the F1 Austrian Grand Prix

Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

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)

2021 championship standings

Drivers’ championship (after ten rounds)

  • Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing): 183 points 
  • Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 177
  • Lando Norris (McLaren): 113
  • Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 108
  • Sergio Perez (Red Bull Racing): 104 
  • Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): 80
  • Carlos Sainz (Ferrari): 68
  • Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren): 50
  • Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri): 39
  • Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin): 30 
  • Fernando Alonso (Alpine Renault): 26
  • Lance Stroll (Aston Martin): 18
  • Esteban Ocon (Alpine Renault): 14
  • Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri): 10
  • Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing): 1
  • Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing): 1
  • George Russell (Williams): 0
  • Mick Schumacher (Haas): 0
  • Nicholas Latifi (Williams): 0
  • Nikita Mazepin (Haas): 0

Constructors’ championship (after ten rounds)

  • Red Bull Racing: 289 points
  • Mercedes: 285
  • McLaren: 163
  • Ferrari: 148
  • AlphaTauri: 49
  • Aston Martin: 48
  • Alpine Renault: 40
  • Alfa Romeo Racing: 2
  • Williams: 0
  • Haas: 0
The F1 Hungarian GP takes place at the Hungaroring in Budapest

The F1 Hungarian GP takes place at the Hungaroring in Budapest

Mark Thompson/Getty Images

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

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

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