2024 Formula 1 Season Update: Driver Standings, Constructors Rankings, And Race Winners

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2024 Formula 1 Season Update Driver Standings, Constructors Rankings, And Race Winners
2024 Formula 1 Season Update Driver Standings, Constructors Rankings, And Race Winners

The 2024 Formula 1 World Championship entered its fifth round with the eagerly anticipated return of the Chinese Grand Prix to the calendar after a five-year hiatus due to the pandemic. At the Shanghai International Circuit, drivers encountered new challenges, notably local favorite Zhou Guanyu of Sauber, experiencing his maiden race at the venue.

Guanyu’s performance culminated in a 14th-place finish, overshadowed by the commanding victory of Red Bull Racing’s reigning champion, Max Verstappen. Verstappen’s dominance not only positions him for a potential fourth consecutive title but also hints at record-breaking feats.

Having already secured two records in the previous season, the most wins in a single season, and the most consecutive wins, his trajectory points toward further milestones, especially with a record 24 races slated for 2024.

Formula 1 Lenovo Chinese Grand Prix 2024 (Credits Lenovo)
Formula 1 Lenovo Chinese Grand Prix 2024 (Credits: Lenovo)

However, his teammate Sergio Perez trails significantly in pace. Ferrari’s duo of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc pose as formidable challengers to Red Bull, consistently contending for podium finishes. Sainz’s triumph in the Australian Grand Prix, albeit in Verstappen’s absence due to car issues, underscores Ferrari’s resurgence.

McLaren, closely trailing Ferrari, showcases the competitive edge of drivers Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris, both vying for top positions. Conversely, Mercedes-Benz AMG, led by George Russell and Lewis Hamilton, grapples with performance issues, particularly evident in high-speed corners, hindering their ability to compete at the forefront.

With 19 races remaining in the season, there’s ample opportunity for teams to refine strategies and drivers to narrow the gap to Verstappen, promising an exhilarating battle for supremacy on the track.

In the 2024 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship standings, Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing leads with 110 points, followed by his teammate Sergio Perez with 85 points. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc holds third place with 76 points, closely trailed by his teammate Carlos Sainz with 69 points.

Lando Norris of McLaren occupies fifth place with 58 points, while his teammate Oscar Piastri follows with 38 points. In the Constructors’ Championship standings, Red Bull Racing leads with 195 points, followed by Ferrari with 151 points and McLaren with 96 points. Mercedes-Benz AMG holds fourth place with 52 points, and Aston Martin follows with 40 points.

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