Behind Red Bull Racing’s two-time champion, both of Ferrari’s drivers lost positions in the points table after a lacklustre race for the Scuderia.
Who is leading the 2022 F1 World Championship Drivers’ points?
Verstappen scored 25 points in Mexico, as his teammate Sergio Perez rose to second in points with two races remaining, albeit 136 points behind.
Perez’s third place propelled him ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who could only finish sixth in Mexico, by five points.
Mercedes’ George Russell kept his fourth place in points, aided by an extra mark for fastest lap, as teammate Lewis Hamilton’s runner-up spot moved him ahead of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz into fifth by four points. Russell is now 15 points ahead of his seven-time champion stablemate.
Lando Norris (McLaren) scored a brace of points to keep him ahead of Alpine’s Esteban Ocon in seventh in points, albeit by a reduced margin of 29 points.
Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas scored his first point in 10 races, while Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) moves to within a point of former teammate Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) for 11th in the standings, after his late-race heroics netted him seventh position in Mexico.
2022 F1 World Championship standings for Drivers
Who is leading the 2022 F1 World Championship Constructors’ points?
In the constructors’ championship, Red Bull’s 40-point haul extended its lead over Ferrari to 209. Mercedes gained 13 points on Ferrari in the duel for second, and so reduced its deficit to 40.
After a promising race, Alpine dropped four points to McLaren in Mexico City and the French marque is now only seven ahead in the battle for fourth.
Alfa Romeo gained a point on Aston Martin Racing with four points between them with two races remaining in their fight for sixth.
2022 F1 World Championship standings for Constructors
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