2018 F1 Championship Standings

2018 F1 Standings: See all driver & constructor season results

Lewis Hamilton scores his 7th pole in Melbourne

2018 F1 Championship Overview

The 2018 Formula 1 season is because of the amount of 21 grand prix, the longest season ever in F1 history.

The schedules below show the 2018 F1 standings according all F1 race classifications of each grand prix event.

F1 has a drivers and constructors championship. Both can be found on this page.

The drivers standings overview shows the amount of wins, poles and podiums.

In the sidebar on the right you can navigate to other Formula 1 seasons. You can go all the way back to 1950 F1 results. The year that Formula 1 started.

Here you can find the 2018 F1 team overview.

 

Overview & Report

 

2018 F1 Championship Overview

2018 F1 World Championship
RaceDateWinning DriverTeamLapsTime
Australian Grand Prix resultMarch 25Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari5801:29:33.283
Bahrain Grand Prix resultApril 8Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari5701:32:01.940
Chinese Grand Prix resultApril 15Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull5601:35:36.380
Azerbijan Grand Prix resultApril 29United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes5101:43:44.391
Spanish Grand Prix resultMay 13United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes6601:35:29.972
Monaco Grand Prix resultMay 27Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Austria Red Bull7801:42:54.807
Canadian Grand Prix resultJune 10Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari6801:28:31.377
French Grand Prix resultJune 24United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes5301:30:11.385
Austrian Grand Prix resultJuly 1Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull7101:21:56.024
British Grand Prix resultJuly 8Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari5201:27:29.784
German Grand Prix resultJuly 22United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes6701:32:29.845
Hungarian Grand Prix resultJuly 29United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes7001:37:16.427
Belgian Grand Prix resultAugust 26Germany Sebastian Vettel
Italy Ferrari4401:23:34.476
Italian Grand Prix resultSeptember 2United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes5301:16:54.484
Singapore Grand Prix resultSeptember 16United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes6101:51:11.611
Russian Grand Prix resultSeptember 30United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes5301:27:25.181
Japanese Grand Prix resultOctober 7United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes5301:27:17.062
USA Grand Prix resultOctober 21Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Italy Ferrari5601:34:18.643
Mexican Grand Prix resultOctober 28Netherlands Max Verstappen
Austria Red Bull7101:38:28.851
Brazilian Grand Prix resultNovember 11United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes7101:27:09.066
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix resultNovember 25United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Germany Mercedes5501:39:40.382

 

2018 F1 Championship Report


Hamilton equals Fangio with a glorious season

Everyone expected another Mercedes vs Ferrari fight for 2018, and to a point, that is what we got until Lewis Hamilton’s dominance showed up in the second half of an exciting and thrilling season.

To start, some new technical regulations were introduced to enhance drivers’ safety, which brought upon us the Halo device. The system consisted of a crown created to further increase cockpit protection and to deflect debris or tyres from the driver’s head.

Though the aesthetics of the halo were not especially the biggest, we saw in certain lower Formula crashes that it worked. In fact, in a heavy crash which involved two-time champion Fernando Alonso and Sauber rookie Charles Leclerc, the halo ended up saving the Monegasque talent after preventing a front-wing endplate of Alonso’s McLaren from hitting the visor of his helmet.

The halo was not developed by each team, as the FIA dictated which were the approved suppliers from which the team would purchase the models.

Racing begins with commanding wins for Ferrari

Despite an amazing Pole Position from Hamilton at Australia in his Mercedes W09, it was Sebastian Vettel who landed the first punch of the year after taking advantage of a Virtual Safety Car provoked by the Haas cars to take the lead and win for the second straight year at Melbourne.

A 1-3 in the first race for Ferrari, with Kimi Raikkonen third, was followed by what seemed to be an easy 1-2 at Bahrain, with Vettel leading. However, it all changed with a horrible pitstop for the Finnish champion, in which a Ferrari mechanic —Francesco Cigarini— had his leg broken by a rear tyre.

Vettel managed to win at Bahrain ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton, who started behind the order with a grid penalty. In the third race, at China, Vettel was again leading, before Mercedes pulled off an undercut with Bottas. A late Safety Car gave the Red Bull drivers a chance to pit and Daniel Ricciardo emerged as the winner after a series of great overtaking. Vettel finished a lowly eighth after being almost taken out by a desperate attempt to overtake by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Mercedes strikes back

For the first time since 2013, Mercedes did not win any of the first three races of the year. At Azerbaijan, Vettel was again on Pole, but a late Safety Car took his lead off and favored Bottas. Vettel attempted to overtake Bottas after the restart and ran wide, allowing Hamilton and Raikkonen through. Bottas then suffered a puncture due to debris and Hamilton went on to take his and Mercedes’ first triumph of the year, but Ferrari still had the better package. Sergio Pérez was third for Force India after taking advantage of Vettel’s struggling tyres in the end.

Hamilton then found his stride and led a Mercedes 1-2 in Spain, with Vettel fourth. Monaco was all about Red Bull. Verstappen crashed out of FP3 and missed qualifying, which was a big blow for him at a track where the RB14 was the dominant car. Ricciardo displayed the car’s capabilities on Saturday with Pole and on Sunday, beating his rivals and an engine issue on his car to take his first victory at Monaco, ahead of Vettel and Hamilton.

Then, Ferrari returned to form in Canada and Vettel added to his two victories with a dominant performance in Montreal, in front of Bottas and Verstappen. After taking only fifth at Montreal, Hamilton struck back at France, in a race in which Vettel crashed into Bottas at the start of the race.

Verstappen triumphs at the Red Bull Ring

The second race of Formula 1’s first-ever triple header was in Austria, home of Red Bull. Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull had taken two wins apiece in the first six rounds, and that was followed for one win for each, as Verstappen delivered another win for the Austrian team in the year and their first at home.

In the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix, the two Mercedes cars retired with mechanical issues after starting 1-2 on the grid. It was the first double-DNF for the Mercs since the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix and the first retirement for Hamilton since the 2016 race at Malaysia, snapping his run of 33 consecutive races in the points, a record at the time.

Vettel and Ferrari celebrate at Hamilton’s home

Hamilton’s Pole at Silverstone was one for the ages, but a tangle with Raikkonen at the start of the race meant he could only recover to P2. Mercedes even made a strategic mistake with a mid-race Safety Car that could have allowed Hamilton to even fight for the win if he pitted, but the team preferred to preserve track position with both cars. In the end, it was Vettel who took his second win at Silverstone and extended his championship lead to eight points ahead of the Englishman.

Hamilton (and love) conquers the win at Hockenheim from P14

It was now Vettel who would be racing at home, with the 2018 German Grand Prix taking place at Hockenheim. Hydraulics problem on Saturday was a blow for Hamilton, and Vettel qualifying on Pole with a brilliant lap only added to the momentum of the German and Ferrari and extended Mercedes’ run of struggles.

On race day, a small shower towards the end of the GP, a reverse strategy and an ill-advised pit stop for Verstappen helped Hamilton escalate up to P4. Vettel, who was leading comfortably, crashed at the Sachs curve and retired. Hamilton stayed out controversially during the Safety Car and gained a lead he would not let go, even when Bottas attempted to overtake with fresher tyres before being logically instructed to hold station. After his great recovery, Hamilton told his team on the radio that “Love conquers all”.

Hamilton recovered the championship lead and went to Hungary looking to limit damages, as it was a track where Ferrari had the best package in 2017 and the 2018 car, the SF71H, was well-suited for tracks with the characteristics of the Hungaroring.

Ferrari dominated Friday and looked favorites, but rain on Saturday meant Hamilton took Pole while Vettel was fourth. Hamilton pulled away in the race, but Vettel had a chance if he could make his reverse strategy work. However, a bad pitstop had the four-time champion battling with Bottas for P2 for most of the race. Hamilton won and extended his lead, in front of Vettel, who had to settle with P2.

Vettel then won with a dominant performance at Spa-Francorchamps ahead of Hamilton and Verstappen. At Italy, Raikkonen achieved his first Pole Position since the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix and even performed the fastest lap ever in terms of average speed —263.587 km/h—.

Hamilton started third and beat both Ferraris on one of his greatest displays of ability. Raikkonen finished second after a good fight and Bottas third. Vettel finished fourth after he spun while battling with Hamilton in the first lap. Both cars touched and Vettel came out worst.

A 30-point lead was great for Hamilton to face a challenging Singapore Grand Prix in which Mercedes was tipped to struggle against Ferrari and even Red Bull. However, one of the greatest Pole laps ever gave Hamilton P1 and a dominant display on Sunday was enough to overcome any deficit he had on the car’s aspect.

Another victory at Russia, this time through team orders, gave Hamilton a commanding 50-point gap over Vettel. The British racer's dominance at Suzuka combined with Vettel’s tangle with Verstappen meant Hamilton could be crowned a five-time champion at Austin.

Finally for Kimi

After Ferrari announced he would be replaced by Leclerc in 2019, Raikkonen performed even better than he had during the year. The Finnish driver won at Austin after a record 113 races without a victory (he had last won the 2013 Australian Grand Prix with Lotus F1).

Fifth Formula 1 title for Number 44

Hamilton’s third place in the USA was not enough to seal the title, but fourth in Mexico did the trick for him. Hamilton became the first driver to seal his title win at the same track since Alonso did it at Brazil in 2005 and 2006. Also, and most importantly, the Englishman equalled Juan Manuel Fangio’s historical tally of five World Drivers’ Championships won.

The British legend became only the third driver to win at least five World Championships, alongside Fangio and Michael Schumacher (who won seven titles).

The last two races were won by Hamilton to tie his career-high of wins in a single year with 11. At Brazil, Hamilton won after Verstappen clashed with Esteban Ocon’s Force India, who was trying to unlap himself. The win at Brazil sealed Mercedes’ fifth straight World Constructors’ Championship, which was their hardest yet, with Ferrari having arguably the best package in most races.

At Abu Dhabi, the Englishman did dominate from Pole to seal a year full of glory.

An extraordinary season saw an entertaining fight between the pair of four-time champions, with the victor joining a select group of legendary Formula 1 drivers and further establishing himself as one of the greatest in the history of the Pinnacle of Motorsport.

Drivers Standings

2018 F1 Championship Driver Standings

PosDriverAUSBAHCHIAZESPAMONCANFREOSTBRIGERHUNBELITASINRUSJAPUSMEXBRAABUPts
1United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton23411351DNF21*121*1113*411408
2Germany Sebastian Vettel1184421531*DNF214336*4262*320
3Finland Kimi Räikkönen3DNF32DNF4632*333DNF2545133DNF251
4Netherlands Max Verstappen6DNF5DNF39*3*21154DNF352532123249
5Finland Valtteri Bottas82*214*2527*DNF4254*342*255*5*5247
6Australia Daniel Ricciardo4*DNF1*DNF5*144DNF5DNF4*DNFDNF664DNFDNF44170
7Germany Nico Hülkenberg766DNFDNF879DNF6512DNF131012DNF66DNFDNF69
8Mexico Sergio Pérez111612391214DNF71071457161078DNF10862
9Denmark Kevin MagnussenDNF510136131365911781618*8DNFDSQ1591056
10Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.1011957108812DNF129118817107DNF12653
11Spain Fernando Alonso57778DNFDNF1688168DNFDNF71414DNFDNF171150
12France Esteban Ocon121011DNFDNF69DNF6781366DNF99DSQ1114DNF49
13Monaco Charles Leclerc1312196101810109DNF15DNFDNF1197DNFDNF77739
14France Romain GrosjeanDNF1317DNFDNF1512114DNF6107DSQ15118DNF168937
15France Pierre GaslyDNF41812DNF711DNF111314691413DNF11121013DNF29
16Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne98139DNF141612151113DNF1512121615118151412
17Sweden Marcus EricssonDNF916111311151310DNF9151015111312109DNFDNF9
18Canada Lance Stroll14141481117DNF171412DNF17139141517141218136
19New Zealand Brendon Hartley1517DNF101219DNF14DNFDNF101114DNF17DNF1391411124
20Russian Federation Sergey SirotkinDNF1515DNF141617151314DNF161210191816131316151
2018 F1 results distribution of points: 1st =:25, 2nd = 18, 3rd =15, 4th = 12, 5th = 10, 6th = 8, 7th = 6, 8th = 4, 9th = 2, 10th = 1 point
* = this driver has driven the fastest lap of the race.

DNQ = Did Not Qualify, DNS = Did Not Start, Ret = Retired, DSQ = Disqualified, NC = Not Classified

Drivers Stats

2018 F1 Drivers Statistics Table

DriverRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestLeadPoints
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton2111331711125530408
Germany Sebastian Vettel21543125124830320
Netherlands Max Verstappen21245110112720249
Australia Daniel Ricciardo2120022103440170
Finland Kimi Räikkönen21138121111710251
Finland Valtteri Bottas2107182120270247
Germany Nico Hülkenberg21000009470069
Mexico Sergio Pérez210011011980062
Denmark Kevin Magnussen210000011731056
Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.210000011970053
Spain Fernando Alonso21000009780050
France Esteban Ocon210000010550049
Monaco Charles Leclerc210000010590039
France Romain Grosjean210000010760037
France Pierre Gasly210000010340029
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne210000012010012
Sweden Marcus Ericsson21000001094009
Canada Lance Stroll21000001157006
New Zealand Brendon Hartley21000001000004
Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin21000001119001

Teams Standings

2018 F1 Championship Constructor Standings

PosTeamCar NoAUSBAHCHIAZESPAMONCANFREOSTBRIGERHUNBELITASINRUSJAPUSMEXBRAABUPts
1Germany Mercedes4423411351DNF211211113411655
77822142527DNF425434225555
2Italy Ferrari51184421531DNF2143364262571
73DNF32DNF4632333DNF2545133DNF
3Austria Red Bull34DNF1DNF5144DNF5DNF4DNFDNF664DNFDNF44419
336DNF5DNF39321154DNF352532123
4France Renault27766DNFDNF879DNF6512DNF131012DNF66DNFDNF122
551011957108812DNF129118817107DNF126
5United States Haas8DNF1317DNFDNF1512114DNF6107DSQ15118DNF168993
20DNF5101361313659117816188DNFDSQ15910
6United Kingdom McLaren298139DNF141612151113DNF1512121615118151462
1457778DNFDNF1688168DNFDNF71414DNFDNF1711
7India Force India11111612391214DNF710714         59
31121011DNFDNF69DNF67813         
8United Kingdom Racing Point11            57161078DNF10852
31            66DNF99DSQ1114DNF
9Switzerland Sauber9DNF916111311151310DNF9151015111312109DNFDNF48
161312196101810109DNF15DNFDNF1197DNFDNF777
10Italy Toro Rosso10DNF41812DNF711DNF111314691413DNF11121013DNF33
281517DNF101219DNF14DNFDNF101114DNF17DNF139141112
11United Kingdom Williams1814141481117DNF171412DNF17139141517141218137
35DNF1515DNF141617151314DNF16121019181613131615


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