Drivers' standings: Hamilton clear as Bottas and Verstappen battle for 2nd!

30-08-2020 17:29
by Adam Newton
Drivers' standings: Hamilton clear as Bottas and Verstappen battle for 2nd!

The Belgian Grand Prix did not cause many changes in the drivers' world championship. Lewis Hamilton is still the lonely leader in the 2020 classification, followed by Max Verstappen at a distance. The Red Bull Racing driver managed to keep Valtteri Bottas behind thanks to third place at Spa-Francorchamps.

The difference between Hamilton and Verstappen amounts to 47 World Championship points. The Dutch driver was still lucky that Daniel Ricciardo managed to snatch the World Championship point for the fastest lap of Sunday in the closing stages of the race from Hamilton. Verstappen defends a lead of just under three points on Bottas as the Formula 1 circus strikes Monza next week.

Albon rises to fourth place
Alexander Albon rose two places, jumping Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris. The British Thai now finds himself back in fourth place in the rankings. That is the place Albon should be able to easily secure this season.

Despite a zero-score, Leclerc remains fifth, just ahead of Lando Norris. However, it is very exciting, because thanks to his twelve points in Belgium, Ricciardo is once again competing for fourth place in the World Championship. Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll should not be forgotten in the strong Racing Point either.

Formula 1 World Championship standings after Belgian GP
1. Lewis Hamilton | 157 points
2. Max Steps | 110 points
3. Valtteri Bottas | 107 points
4. Alexander Albon | 48 points
5. Charles Leclerc | 45 points
6. Lando Norris | 45 points
7. Lance Stroll | 42 points
8. Daniel Ricciardo | 33 points
9. Sergio Perez | 33 points
10. Esteban Ocon | 26 points
11. Carlos Sainz | 23 points
12. Pierre Gasly | 18 points
13. Sebastian Vettel | 16 points
14. Nico Hulkenberg | 6 points
15. Antonio Giovinazzi | 2 points
16. Daniil Kvyat | 2 points
17. Kevin Magnussen | 1 point

Kimi Raikkonen, Nicholas Latifi, George Russell and Romain Grosjean | all 0 points

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