2021 FIA Formula One World Championship

The 2021 F1 calendar featured a record 22 Grands Prix and an epic title contest between Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. In a class of their own all year, they went into the final round level on points – even then it was only decided on the very last lap, when Verstappen overtook race leader Hamilton to become the first Dutch world champion. Mercedes secured their eighth consecutive constructors’ title, while Daniel Ricciardo returned to winning ways with McLaren, and Esteban Ocon took his and the Alpine name’s first F1 victory.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 12: Race winner and 2021 F1 World Drivers Champion Max