Round 15 F1 team power rankings: The streak is over
It’s time to once again bring you the F1 team power rankings and in a first, we can do this without a certain Austrian team having won the race.
But will that change their standing at the top of this list? Time will soon tell.
As always, the disclaimer. 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.
So, with all that out of the way, let’s get to it.
10. Alfa Romeo (-2)
Pretty invisible across the weekend. Zhou managed to finish two spots out of the points, while Bottas retired from the race. Disappointing for them all the same.
9. Williams (-3)
Not a circuit seemingly suited to the team, Albon did well to finish in 11th place just outside the points. They’ll be hoping for much better this weekend at the much faster Suzuka, which should suit their car much better.
8. AlphaTauri (+1)
Points! And not from Tsunoda! A great drive from Lawson helped them score their first points since Belgium, with more hopefully to come as they chase down Alfa Romeo for 9th.
(Photo by Pitpass)
7. Haas (+3)
A great weekend for Haas with Magnussen bringing them their first points since Miami. Two cars in the top 10 for qualifying too was a big boost for the American team.
6. Aston Martin (-1)
A weekend to forget for Aston Martin. Stroll’s massive crash in qualifying put him out of the race, and Alonso’s race was botched with penalties and slow pace and no points were scored for the first time all season. They’ll be hoping for a much improved performance in Japan.
5. Alpine (+2)
A solid drive from Gasly helped them to a solid points haul, while Ocon was robbed of points too with a gearbox issue. Overall a great weekend for them.
4. McLaren (-)
A podium and a couple of extra points due to a stellar drive from Piastri from 17th on the grid. They just won’t go away will they? Which of course is great news for McLaren fans.
3. Mercedes (-)
Their massive gamble almost worked and it was another podium for the team. Ferrari are beginning to breath down their necks for second in the Championship, but their consistent form will help them if it can continue.
(Photo by Motorsport.com)
2. Ferrari (-)
Is there anything better than seeing Ferrari finally win again? Probably a lot of other things if you’re not a Ferrari fan like me, but it was great to see the drought broken, particularly from such an incredible drive by Carlos Sainz. Let’s hope there might be a few more to come in 2023.
1. Red Bull (-)
Let’s be honest, that was a rubbish weekend for a team who didn’t even remotely look close to losing a race this season. But as I’ve mentioned in this segment previously, they could not finish the next five races in a row and they’ve earned enough this season to remain on top of this list. It would take a brave person to bet against them come Japan this weekend.
What do you think of these rankings? Do you agree with the positions? Let me know what you think in the comments below.