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F1 drivers with the most points per fastest lap in 2021

Since the rule of distributing an extra point to whoever set the fastest lap of a grand prix was introduced in 2019 – as long as the driver finished in the top ten – the interest in doing it gained great value, although perhaps never so much. as in the 2021 season.

The battle for the drivers’ title between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton , and the constructors’ title between Red Bull and Mercedes , was so tight this year that any point was vital in the aspirations of each.

Taking this into account, the “mini championship” for the fastest laps was left to Hamilton , who took six points to Verstappen’s five.

Although each managed to set the fastest lap in six races, Verstappen did so on one of the occasions at the Azerbaijan GP , where he retired with a tire blowout while leading and then missed the extra point.

Behind the two main protagonists of the championship, Valtteri Bottas scored the fastest time in the race on four occasions, but in one of them (Mexico) he did it at the end when he was out of the points zone after stopping in the pits to fit soft tires and snatch the lap record – and the extra point – from Verstappen, thus helping Hamilton.

Sergio Pérez , meanwhile, set the race lap record at the British GP and at the Sao Paulo GP . However, at Silverstone he did it in the same way as Bottas in Mexico: to subtract a point from Hamilton and help Verstappen in the championship. Unlike the Finn at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Checo was in the top 10 when he was called to the pits to change tires and go for the record late in the race, which saw him finish 16th.

The other three drivers who scored the fastest race lap this year – and all scored the respective bonus point – were Pierre Gasly (Hungary), Daniel Ricciardo (Italy) and Lando Norris (Russia).

Best race laps of the 2021 F1 season

(In bold, in the fourth column, the records broken or set in 2021)

gp Pilot Equipment 2021 time Lap tires previous record Won
Bahrain boots Mercedes 1’32″090 56/56 (55) 1’30”252 (2004) Nope
Emilia Romagna Hamilton Mercedes 1’16″702 60/63 (32) 1’15”484 (2020) No
Portugal boots Mercedes 1’19″865 65/66 (64) 1’18”750 (2020) Nope
Spain Verstappen Red Bull 1’18″149 62/66 (61) Nope
Monaco hamilton Mercedes 1’12″909 69/78 (68) 1’14”260 (2018) Nope


Verstappen Red Bull 1’44″481 44/51


1’43”009 (2019) Nope
France Verstappen Red Bull 1’36″404 35/53 (33) 1’32”740 (2019) Yes
Styria Hamilton Mercedes 1’07 “058 71/71 (70) 1’05”619 (2020) No
Austria Verstappen Red Bull 1’06″200 62/71 (33) 1’05”619 (2020) Yes
Britain Perez Red Bull 1’28″617 50/52 (49) 1’27”097 (2020) Nope
Hungary Gasly AlphaTauri 1’18″394 70/7 (69) 1’16”627 (2020) No
Belgium There was no fast lap
Netherlands hamilton Mercedes 1’11″097 72/72 (71) Nope
Italy Ricciardo McLaren 1’24″812 53/53 (23) 1’21”046 (2004) Yes
Russia Norris McLaren 1’37″423 39/53 (29) 1’35”761 (2019) Nope
Turkey boots Mercedes 1’30″432 58/58 (38) 1’24”770 (2005) Yes
EE Hamilton Mercedes 1’38″485 41/56 (38) 1’36”169 (2019) No
Mexico boots Mercedes 1’17″774 69/71 (68) 1’18”741 (2018) Nope
Sao Paulo Perez red bull 1’11″010 71/71 (70) 1’10”540 (2018) At the
Qatar Verstappen Red Bull 1’23″196 57/57 (56) No
Saudi Arabia hamilton Mercedes 1’30″734 47/50 (eleven) Yes
Abu Dhabi Verstappen Red Bull 1’26″103 39/58 (37) Yes

Points achieved by fastest lap in the 2021 F1 season

Pilot Equipment lap records Points
L. Hamilton Mercedes 6 6
M.Verstappen Red Bull 6 5
V. Bottas Mercedes 4 3
S. Perez Red Bull two 1
P.Gasly AlphaTauri 1 1
D Ricciardo McLaren 1 1
L Norris McLaren 1 1

Average speed rating of the VR in the race in the 2021 F1 season

This ranking shows that the new Jeddah and Losail circuits, as well as the revised Yas Marina , are among the fastest of the season. It is also interesting to note that, despite the wet conditions, the average speed of the best lap of the Turkish GP is faster than that of seven circuits where it was run in the dry, something no doubt due in part to the treatment of the asphalt for improve grip.

Circuit Pilot Equipment Average speed
Monza D. Ricciardo

Yida L. Hamilton

Silverstone S. Pérez

Spielberg (Austria) M. Verstappen

Losail Mr Verstappen

Spielberg (Styria) L. Hamilton

Imola L. Hamilton

Yas Marina M. Verstappen

interlagos S. Perez

Paul Ricard M. Verstappen

Sochi L. Norris

Zandvoort L. Hamilton

Barcelona M. Verstappen

Istanbul V. Bottas

212,500 (rain)
Sakhir V. Bottas

portimao V. Bottas

Baku Mr Verstappen

Austin L. Hamilton

Hungaroring P. Gasly

Mexico V. Bottas

Monaco L. Hamilton


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