How many points does Max Verstappen have? The standings after the Japanese GP

That's how things stand for Verstappen

In the first year that Max Verstappen climbed into an F1 car, he collected almost twice as many World Championship points as all Dutch F1 drivers combined. This was in 2015. In total, the fourteen Dutch drivers who preceded Verstappen scored 27 points, 17 of which were scored by father Jos. But how many points will Max Verstappen have collected in 2023?

During the last race weekend, Max Verstappen scored 26 points. This means his points total for the 2023 season now stands at 400 points. That puts him in first place. Behind him is Sergio PĂ©rez with a total of 223 points. If Verstappen finishes sixth during the sprint race in Qatar, he will be world champion for the third time in a row. View the entire stand here .

Red Bull Racing has a fast car, but gets less time in the wind tunnel than the competition because the team became champion last year. The wind tunnel time has been reduced even further by exceeding the budget cap. Other teams therefore have more time to develop and catch up with Red Bull. But there is no limit to Max Verstappen who takes everything he can get.

Verstappen in the history books

If Max Verstappen becomes world champion this season, he will be the fifth driver in history to win the championship for three consecutive seasons. Only Fangio, Schumacher, Vettel and Hamilton managed that before. In addition, the Netherlands can be on par with Italy when it comes to the number of driver titles.

How many points did Verstappen have in 2022?

At the end of the 2022 F1 season, Max Verstappen had 454 points. With four races to go, Verstappen secured the drivers' championship in Japan. One race later, during the United States GP, Red Bull also won the constructors' title. Leclerc finished second in 2022, 146 points behind.

How many points did Verstappen have in 2021?

In 2021, the drivers' title battle continued until the final round of the last race of the season, the famous Abu Dhabi GP. Max Verstappen won from Lewis Hamilton after some controversy. Verstappen finished with 395.5 points, Hamilton with eight points less. Mercedes won the constructors' race with 28 points more than Red Bull Racing.

How many points does the winner get in F1?

The winner gets 25 points, you know that by now. We forgive you if you no longer know exactly how the distribution is. Let's list them:

25 points 18 points 15 points 12 points 10 points 8 points 6 points 4 points 2 points 1 point In 2019, the FIA added an extra point for the fastest race lap. You can only earn this point if you finish in the top ten. If the person who sets the fastest lap does not finish within the first ten, this point will be forfeited. You can find the current standings among the manufacturers here .

How many points do you get for a sprint race in 2023?

Sprint races have also been added to the F1 calendar in 2021. During the first season, only the top three received extra points; the number 1 received three points, the number 2 received two points and P3 received one point. In 2023, the number of sprint races will have doubled compared to last year, from three to six. The points count for sprint races now looks like this:

8 points 7 points 6 points 5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point