Hamilton retains lead in World Championship standings thanks to half points with current result

29-08-2021 17:39
by GPblog.com
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Hamilton retains lead in World Championship standings thanks to half points with current result

The race is currently still under red flag, but given the heavy rain more action on the Spa track seems almost impossible. The lack of laps means that half points will be awarded at Spa. With the half points the gap between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in the championship has been reduced, but the seven time World Champion will head for Zandvoort as leader in the World Championship. The difference is reduced to three points.

George Russell will score nine important points for Williams, which almost assures them of eighth position in the championship. In the midfield things are getting more exciting as well, as Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc have slowly linked up in the battle for third place in the championship. In Zandvoort, there will be more important battles than just the lead in the championship.

Ranking in the driver's championship at the current result in Spa:

1. Lewis Hamilton: 202.5 points
. Max Verstappen: 199.5 points
. Lando Norris: 113 points
. Valtteri Bottas: 108 points
. Sergio Perez: 104 points
. Carlos Sainz: 83.5 points
. Charles Leclerc: 82 points
. Daniel Ricciardo: 56 points
. Pierre Gasly: 54 points
. Esteban Ocon: 42 points
. Fernando Alonso: 38 points
. Sebastian Vettel: 35 points
. Yuki Tsunoda: 18 points
. Lance Stroll: 18 points
. George Russell: 13 points
. Nicholas Latifi: 7 points
. Kimi Raikkonen: 2 points
. Antonio Giovinazzi: 1 point 
. Mick Schumacher: 0 points
. Nikita Mazepin: 0 points

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