5 most impressive drivers in first half of Formula One 2021 season

There have been some scintillating performances in the first seven races of F1 2021 season so far.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 23 June 2021 12:47 pm

The Formula One 2021 season has kicked off with some major surprises this year. After 7 absolutely mouth-watering races, 7-times constructors' champions Mercedes find themselves 37 points behind Red Bull, who are sitting comfortably at top of the standings with 215 points. Meanwhile, McLaren have also come out all guns blazing this season and are currently placed at third spot with 110 points ahead of their competitors - Ferrari, Alpine and Aston Martin.

While there are so many people involved behind the success of F1 teams with engineers, technical supervisors, pit-crew and so many others, the person who has the responsibility to finally deliver on the track is always the driver. Looking at how things have panned over the first seven races of the new season, let us have a look at the list of five most impressive drivers in F1 2021 so far.

1. Sebastian Vettel

The 33-year-old veteran driver joined Aston Martin from Ferrari and was one of the drivers to watch out for this season. After having a slow start to his season, Sebastian Vettel produced a masterclass of driving in Baku as he went on from P11 to finish at P2, getting his first podium finish in a dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Priz. He had another fantastic drive in France to finish at P9 earning two more crucial points for his team. With 30 points already in the bag in 7 races, the fans have started to see the best of prime Vettel this season and he could be in for another few fantastic performances this year.

Vettel's season so far:

Bahrain GP - P15

Emilia Romagna GP - DNF

Portuguese GP - P13

Spanish GP - P13

Monaco GP - P5

Azerbaijan GP - P2

French GP - P9

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