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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 11 F1 team power rankings: McLaren are the real deal

As we reach the halfway point of the 2023 F1 season, it’s time to bring you another edition of my F1 team power rankings.

And while one team continues to smash everyone, it remains incredibly interesting throughout the rest of the field.

A disclaimer as always. With any power rankings, 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! You can also check out my driver power rankings too below these for a similar analysis.

Let’s get to it.

10. AlphaTauri (-)

Daniel Ricciardo pulled the most out of the car and probably could’ve snagged a point had he not been rear-ended by an Alfa Romeo on lap 1. Otherwise a standard weekend for the team in 2023.

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9. Williams (-2)

A high downforce circuit clearly not suited to the Williams in 2023. Look for them to move up the field this weekend in Belgium.

8. Haas (-)

They were there. They raced. That’s about it really from Haas in Hungary.

7. Alfa Romeo (+2)

Some amazing pace by the team on Saturday couldn’t be translated into points on Sunday. Still, some encouraging signs to boost them up when other teams around them remained stable.

6. Alpine (-)

Got taken out of the race on lap 1 through no fault of their own. It was Melbourne all over again.

5. Aston Martin (-1)

After being the best of the rest for most of the first half of the season, Aston Martin are now the fifth best team. That summer break can’t come soon enough.

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4. Ferrari (+1)

Mainly gains a spot due to Aston dropping one, it was another “so-so” race for Ferrari. Wasn’t anything special to call home about, but nothing terrible to cry home about either.

3. Mercedes (-1)

The team that gets pole on Saturday dropping a spot may seem a bit harsh, but you also have to remember there was another Mercedes that didn’t even make it out of Q1. Solid race pace but have been overtaken by another team starting with M.

2. McLaren (+1)

It wasn’t a one off. McLaren are back and back with a vengeance. Two consecutive second places for the team with one more round to go until the summer break. Are they the team to challenge Red Bull to break their winning streak?

1. Red Bull (-)

12 consecutive wins. Incredible. The perfect season is getting closer and closer.

What do you think of these rankings? Do you agree with the positions? Let me know what you think in the comments below.


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