Only six points separate Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) at the top of the Formula 1 World Championship, after the Turkish Grand Prix won this Sunday by Finnish Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).
Before the last six Grands Prix of the year, two of which are new, it is impossible to say who is best equipped for the title.
The battle in F1 had not been so close since 2016.
Here are the strong images of the current season.
Finland's Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) won the Turkish F1 Grand Prix on Sunday 10 October 2021 in Istanbul.
He is ahead of Max Verstappen (Red Bull) who takes the lead of the championship from Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who started 11th and finished 5th.
Only six points separate Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) at the top of the Formula 1 world championship. Before the last six Grands Prix of the year, two of which are new, it is impossible to say who is better armed. for the title.
Already record holder for victories in Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) wins thanks to the rain a 100th historic success at the Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
He takes the lead in the championship by two points ahead of Max Verstappen.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo wins his 8th Formula 1 Grand Prix in Italy, the first with the McLaren team he joined at the start of the year, beating his teammate Lando Norris at Monza.
Well worth a shot of champagne in a shoe!
No matter the bottle, as they say ...
Starting 2nd on the starting grid behind Verstappen, Ricciardo took over the Dutchman from the first straight.
He then benefits from the clash between the two favorites for the world title, which neutralize each other.
The Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) wins before Lewis Hamilton “his” Dutch Grand Prix and takes the lead of the Formula 1 world championship with three points ahead of the Briton, on September 5, 2021, in Zandvoort.
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) wins the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, started more than three hours late and limited to just two laps behind the safety car, due to the incessant rain on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
George Russell (Williams), unusual 2nd, and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 3rd and still leader of the championship, complete the podium of this simulacrum.
Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Alpine) won the first Grand Prix of his career, at 24, on Sunday August 1 in Hungary, after an incredible race and many retirements following a start in the rain.
For almost the entire race, he withstood the assaults of the experienced Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) to achieve a prestigious victory and become the 14th French winner in F1.
Lewis Hamilton wins his 8th British Grand Prix after a crazy race and a violent collision in the first lap with the championship leader, Max Verstappen, who had to retire on July 18, 2021, at Silverstone.
After electricity, tenderness.
Max Verstappen does not linger in the pits in Austria and wins the Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton finished fourth on July 4, 2021.
At the French Grand Prix, on the Castellet circuit, the Dutchman won in extremis against Lewis Hamilton, on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
Mexican Sergio Perez wins a crazy Azerbaijani Grand Prix with the two world championship leaders on the mat!
This Sunday, June 6, 2021, a Frenchman even makes his appearance on the podium!
On the right, Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) smiles broadly as he takes third place in the race!
Max Verstappen won the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time in his career and took the lead in the overall drivers' classification on May 23, 2021.
In Barcelona, Spain, Lewis Hamilton has his little habits on the top of the podium.
By equaling Michael Schumacher's record, he won the Spanish Grand Prix for the sixth time, on May 9, 2021.
In Portugal, British driver Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-AMG Petronas) returns to success on the Algarve circuit on May 2, 2021.
Obviously, the Dutch driver Max Verstappen (Red Bull) is not far and finishes second.
Three weeks after failing to win in Sakhir, Dutch driver Max Verstappen (Red Bull) speeds up in front of the Italian police and masterfully wins the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna, the second round of the world championship 2021, at the Imola circuit, April 18, 2021.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) wins the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race of the Formula 1 season.