It’s another power rankings article to get you excited about!
This time it’s the drivers turn. As always with any power rankings, you know the drill. These are subjective and based purely on opinion mixed with results.
Are these 100 per cent accurate? Inside my mind, yes! Outside of it, no. But it’s a nice way to spark some discussion, showcase some form and allow a conversation that brings F1 fans closer together – and maybe also further apart at the same time.
Fun, right? Always!
Rather than rank all 20 drivers on the grid, I have made it more streamlined and easier by simply bringing the top 10 drivers.
As always this means that some drivers drop out, and a couple have jumped in after my last rankings.
You can also check out my team power rankings too for a similar analysis.
Let’s get to it.
10. Lance Stroll (-5)
You know I hate doing this, but Stroll didn’t have an amazing weekend. The car wasn’t the best it had been, and Stroll did once again suffer at the hands of a safety car, but given some of his suspect defensive driving reared its head again during the race, a drop down the order was warranted.
9. Carlos Sainz Jr (-1)
He showed up, did the best he could, fought with his team over strategy and got a point. That’s about the best he could hope for in Silverstone.
8. Charles Leclerc (-1)
He showed up, did the best he could, fought with his team over strategy and got two points. That’s about the best he could hope for in Silverstone.
7. Sergio Perez (-1)
Yikes. The fall from grace continues for Perez. That’s now five races in a row without a Q3 appearance and he has only managed one podium in those five races. Considering the opening five rounds he had only been off the podium once, there are worrying trends continuing with him moving forward.
6. Alex Albon (+3)
Albon shone in Silverstone and always looked like he would score a bag of points. It may have only been four at the end of the day, but it’s still showcasing just how good he is in that car.
(Photo by Autoweek)
5. Fernando Alonso (-3)
Feel a bit harsh dropping Fernando down three spots given he has been so good across the season, but that’s three out of the last four races he hasn’t had a good race. Should bounce back in Hungary, a circuit he has always done well at.
4. George Russell (-)
Didn’t set the world on fire in Silverstone but is remaining consistent. That’s the main thing.
3. Lando Norris (new)
An incredible weekend for Norris, with nearly one of the most famous pole positions in F1 history backed up with an amazing drive to second. That roar from the crowd once he took the lead off the line gave every F1 fan goosebumps. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come for the extremely popular Brit.
2. Lewis Hamilton (+1)
Similar to Russell, he has just been consistent. And bagging a podium at his home race was a great achievement.
(Photo by The Sun)
1. Max Verstappen (-)
Even after being overtaken off the line for the lead, we all knew it wouldn’t be long until he took it back. Joins a very exclusive club of drivers to have won six consecutive races, sitting alongside Michael Schumacher (who did it twice), Nico Rosberg, Alberto Ascari and Sebastian Vettel to have achieved this feat.
What do you think of these rankings? Do you agree with the positions? Let me know what you think in the comments below.