How does F1 point scoring work? How many points for a Grand Prix win in Hamilton vs Verstappen title race

LEWIS HAMILTON and Max Verstappen are playing out one of the most spectacular Formula One seasons in living memory.

The two drivers are separated by 19 points going into the last four races of the season with the Brazilian Grand Prix taking place next.

The season has seen casual fans finally switch back on to motorsport after dominant spells from the likes of Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel before him.

But it can be confusing how the scoring works for each F1 race.

How does F1 point scoring work?

Points are awarded on a sliding scale for a Grand Prix victory, with first place taking 25 points and the rest of the field to 10th place scoring.

  • 1st place – 25 points
  • 2nd – 18 points
  • 3rd – 15 points
  • 4th – 12 points
  • 5th – 10 points
  • 6th – 8 points
  • 7th – 6 points
  • 8th – 4 points
  • 9th – 2 points
  • 10th – 1 point
  • 11-last – 0 points

What happens if a race is abandoned?

If a race is abandoned before 75 per cent of the distance has been completed all points are halved.

This happened in the 2021 season at the Belgian Grand Prix.

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