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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 12 F1 team power rankings: will the real second-best team please stand up?

The summer break is here and it’s time to make sure the true reflection of team order in the F1 field is scrutinised.

How? With another edition of F1 team power rankings of course!

The usual disclaimer first: 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. Haas (-2)

Apparently they were in Belgium? Cool.

9. Alpha Tauri (+1)

A point is never a bad result and there was definitely some pace in the car over the weekend. Yuki Tsunoda was brilliant on Sunday, while Daniel Ricciardo was unlucky having his quali lap time deleted which compromised him to second last on the grid and then in the race. Signs things are improving for them.

8. Williams (+1)

Looked very fast with Alex Albon at times but just couldn’t get the ultimate pace to get into the points.

(Photo by Williams Racing)

7. Alfa Romeo (-)

Apparently they were in Belgium? Cool

6. Alpine (-)

A podium of sorts on the Saturday was followed up by a pretty nothing Sunday. So much drama happening right now with Alpine that on-track results at the moment are the least of their concerns.

5. Aston Martin (-)

Improved slightly with a few good points, but will be hoping that early season form returns soon.

4. Mercedes (-1)

Down a notch due to others going up and the fact George Russell seemingly took a break this weekend, but still solid points.

3. McLaren (-1)

A bit of a drop for them given their main race misfortunes but still technically another podium this weekend, even if it was only a sprint one.

2. Ferrari (+1)

You know I’m happy with a bit of pace in the red beasts, but will it last? Probably not. That’s what’s making this season so interesting if you take Red Bull out of the equation. No clear number two team. So this week, it’s Ferrari. Just.

(Photo by Sporting News)

1. Red Bull (-)

Let’s be honest, Red Bull could crash out of all the remaining races of the year on lap 1 and they’d still end this list at number one.

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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