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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 13 F1 driver power rankings: Gasly finds the gas

You’ve read the team power rankings, now let’s get into the driver power rankings!

The disclaimer here of course is the same. With any power rankings, these are subjective and based purely on opinion mixed with results.

To make it extra interesting on the drivers front, rather than rank all 20 drivers on the grid, I have made it more streamlined and easier by simply bringing the top 5 drivers.

As always this means that some drivers drop out, and a couple have jumped in after my last rankings.

Alright, with that out of the way, let’s get to it.

10. George Russell (-2)

Feel a bit mean dropping him back, but the result reflects this slightly, as does the performance of others around him. Solid qualifying but unlucky in the race. Still consistent for the most part.

9. Carlos Sainz (-)

He’s consistent, but just invisible still. Hasn’t scored a podium all season either. Surely one is due.

8. Alex Albon (new)

An amazing drive from Albon who stonked it to fourth on the grid. Was always going to drop back in the race but did enough to showcase his skills and bag some points. Having an amazing season.

(Photo by WTF1)

7. Oscar Piastri (-4)

Another driver I feel bad dropping but wasn’t really anywhere all weekend high enough to warrant being higher. Still solid though.

6. Pierre Gasly (new)

Great to see Gasly back on the podium after a great race. Not only important for him, but very important for the team as well.

5. Lando Norris (+1)

A front-row start for Norris looked likely to contribute to another strong finish but ultimately it wasn’t to be for the popular Brit. Still, seventh was a solid result for him given the race circumstances.

4. Lewis Hamilton (-)

Just always there isn’t he? A poor qualifying was quickly rectified by a solid race result. Being consistent is just what he needs to keep doing to help Mercedes towards keeping second in the Constructors Championship.

3. Fernando Alonso (+4)

Never ever count Alonso out. Just when you think he’s falling back into the midfield, BOOM! Second place. Could’ve very much won the race too, but second for him is a massive win considering his recent form.

2. Sergio Perez (-)

Very much could’ve won the race had strategy been on his side by his team, but the fact he went from so far down on the grid to nearly a podium has to be applauded. Despite the criticism that follows him every race, he definitely has improved significantly over the last few rounds.

1. Max Verstappen (-)

You would think with his ninth win in a row it’s just becoming all too easy for Verstappen right? Well given the conditions and challenges that came with his home race this year, this might be his most impressive win to date. And he just keeps finding ways to do it doesn’t he? Incredible.

(Photo by The Sun Daily)

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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