Power rankings time again! Always an exciting moment to be able to attempt to bring a true reflection of just where we are for the 2023 F1 Championship, starting off with the teams.
As per usual, a slight disclaimer is needed. 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 for a similar analysis.
With all that in mind, let’s get into where the top 5 teams sit after 13 rounds in 2023.
10. AlphaTauri (-1)
A new driver in the car once again was always going to make it hard to really gauge where they’re at, but nothing really shone for the team in Zandvoort. Of the back three teams, they are still struggling the most.
9. Alfa Romeo (-2)
Nothing on show in the Netherlands for them, outside of Zhou running high up in the order due to the rain. Gets a slight bump ahead of AlphaTauri due to this.
8. Haas (+2)
Made some great strategy calls that looked likely to bag them so points but fell away at the end. Some glimpses of hope for the team at least.
(Photo by Haas F1 Team)
7. Williams (+1)
Both cars into Q3! Amazing! And Albon once again shining. If Sargeant can get some luck, this team will challenge more and more for the rest of the season. Look out for them this weekend in Italy,
6. Ferrari (-4)
Oh boy. Just as they look likely to climb back up, they fall back once again. Can we please get some pit stop practice happening? Not good at all a week out from their biggest race of the season.
5. Alpine (+1)
Double points for the French team and a second podium of the season. They now only have one less podium than Ferrari in 2023. Incredible. If they can bottle that into some more consistent success, maybe some people might keep their job at the team longer than a few months.
(Photo by Pitpass)
4. McLaren (-1)
Feel a bit mean dropping them a spot considering the team scored a front row but their race pace ultimately wasn’t there and they fell back slightly in the pecking order. It does continue to be very tight for the “best of the rest” title behind Red Bull, and this was a round that McLaren fell back ever so slightly in that group. Expect them to jump right back up in Italy.
3. Mercedes (+1)
Mercedes are just consistent. That’s what keeps them so high up here. Of all the “best of the rest” teams, they are the only one who seemingly are always just there. Never up too high, never down too low. And the only reason they have a drop off in a result is generally a bit of bad luck. For being so consistently consistent, they get third this round.
2. Aston Martin (+3)
Fernando Alonso was back to doing Alonso things this round and very much could’ve won this race had Red Bull’s strategists chosen Perez instead of Verstappen for pit stop preferences. But alas, it wasn’t to be, and what looked like a long shot at a podium soon became a second place for the Spaniard. A much needed boost in pace and result for the team after having dropped off for a few rounds.
1. Red Bull (-)
Only nine rounds to go till 100%. That’s as many races as Max Verstappen has won in a row. It’s getting ever more likely.
What do you think of these rankings? Do you agree with the positions? Let me know what you think in the comments below.