F1 is one of the most competitive sports in the world, with drivers risking their lives every week to get as many points as possible.
Last year saw a thrilling season finish with both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen tied at the top of the standings with just a single race to go.
Verstappen ended up winning by the lowest margin, but the race was tight until the last minute.
But it can be confusing how points are calculated for each F1 race.
How does F1 scoring work?
Points are awarded on a scale for a Grand Prix win, with first place taking 25 points and the rest of the field giving 10th place for points.
- First place – 25 points
- 2nd – 18 points
- 3rd – 15 points
- 4 – 12 points
- 5 – 10 points
- Friday – 8 points
- 7 – 6 points
- 8th – 4 points
- 9th – 2 points
- 10th – 1 point
- 11-final – 0 points
Are F1 points awarded for fastest lap?
It’s correct. One championship point is awarded to the driver with the fastest lap of any Formula One Grand Prix.
But only if they finish in the top 10 places of the Grand Prix race.
This is to avoid a rider at the bottom of the field giving up on winning the race and stepping back to make the fastest lap.
How are points awarded if the F1 race is cancelled?
If the race is abandoned before 75% of the distance is completed, all points will be halved.
This happened in 2021 season at Belgian Grand Prix.
Are championship points awarded in the F1 Sprint?
It’s correct. The F1 Sprint is a new format first introduced in 2021 that aims to break the sometimes dull cycle of practice-major qualifying.
The top three places in the Sprint Race are rewarded as follows:
- 1 – 3 points
- 2nd – two points
- 3rd – one point
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