F1 Drivers Standings: Verstappen Widens Lead in Title Race

Max Verstappen leads the Formula 1 championship with 51 points after winning two Grands Prix, while his teammate Sergio Perez is second with 36 points, and Charles Leclerc is third with 28 points, amidst notable performances from other drivers including a promising debut by Oliver Bearman.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen has secured two wins in the first two Grands Prix of the season, establishing a significant lead in the championship standings.

‣ Verstappen leads the driver standings with 51 points, followed by his teammate Sergio Perez with 36 points, and Charles Leclerc in third place with 28 points.

‣ Oliver Bearman, making his debut at just 18 years old, scored six points in his first race, placing him just two points behind seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Carlos Sainz dropped in the standings due to missing the race in Jeddah because of illness, allowing for new talents like Oliver Bearman to shine and Nico Hulkenberg to score the first point of 2024 for Haas.


Oh, what a ride it’s been! Two Grands Prix down and Max Verstappen’s already leaving dust in his wake. The guy’s on fire, clinching wins left and right. This time, his triumph in Saudi Arabia’s got everyone talking. He’s not just leading; he’s dominating the championship.

Verstappen? He’s 15 points clear of his teammate, Sergio Perez. That’s no small feat. And Charles Leclerc? He’s hanging in there, still a bit ahead of the Red Bull duo. But, oh, Carlos Sainz had a bit of a hiccup. Poor guy had to sit out the Jeddah race due to feeling under the weather. Enter Oliver Bearman, the 18-year-old Brit. Talk about seizing the moment!

Bearman didn’t just show up; he made a statement. Snagged six points on his debut, placing him just a whisper behind the legend, Lewis Hamilton. And Nico Hulkenberg? He finally put Haas on the 2024 scoreboard with a single point.

Now, let’s talk numbers, shall we? F1’s leaderboard’s looking spicy after Verstappen’s clear win. He’s sitting pretty at the top with 51 points. Not too far behind is Perez, holding onto 36 points. Leclerc’s in the mix too, with 28 points to his name. And don’t forget about George Russell and Oscar Piastri, rounding out the top five with 18 and 16 points, respectively.

Carlos Sainz, despite his setback, is clinging to 15 points. Right on his heels are Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris, each with 12 points. And Hamilton? He’s got some catching up to do with 8 points. But the surprise of the season? Oliver Bearman, the rookie sensation, is hot on Hamilton’s heels with 6 points.

Bringing up the rear, we’ve got Nico Hulkenberg and Lance Stroll, each with a point to their name. Then there’s a whole bunch of zeros. Alexander Albon, Guanyu Zhou, Kevin Magnussen, Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Yuki Tsunoda, Logan Sargeant, Valtteri Bottas, and Pierre Gasly – all looking for their breakthrough moment.

Phew, that’s a lot to take in, right? But hey, that’s F1 for you. Unpredictable, exhilarating, and always on the edge of your seat. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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