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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 16 F1 team power rankings: Shades of the late 1990s

Power rankings time again, starting off with the team rankings. Are long term F1 fans feeling nostalgic for the late 1990s with a certain battle shaping up for the remaining races? And how will that affect these rankings?

Before we get to that, it’s disclaimer time. 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.

Now that part is done, let’s get to the rankings.

10. Alfa Romeo (-)

Another somewhat absent race for the team. Valtteri Bottas retired early due to car damage while Zhou Guanyu trundled at the rear of the field to finish 13th.

9. Williams (-)

Two off weeks in a row for Williams. Logan Sargeant will no doubt never want to talk about the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix again, while Alex Albon retired from the race after starting 13th. Better things are surely set to come in the final races.

8. Haas (-1)

An incredible invisible weekend for the American team drops them down a spot.

(Photo by RacingNews365)

7. AlphaTauri (+1)

Narrowly missed out on points but a solid weekend for the team. Liam Lawson just pipped Yuki Tsunoda for 11th in what could be his last race for the squad.

6. Aston Martin (-)

Safe to say Aston Martin are in a lot of danger of holding on to a top four spot in the Constructor’s Championship based on their recent form. Lance Stroll had a poor weekend, while Fernando Alonso struggled with the car and continued to show signs of frustration with the team after a botched race strategy.

5. Alpine (-)

Nothing super spectacular from the team but a double points finish is nothing to cry foul about, although I’m sure Pierre Gasly will say otherwise after his frustration on team orders to keep him behind Esteban Ocon.

(Photo by Motorsport Week)

4. Mercedes (-1)

Outpaced by both Ferrari and McLaren, but more consistent points for the team keeps them holding on to second in the Constructor’s Championship.

3. McLaren (+1)

While second place would be the obvious spot for them here given their performance, they still narrowly miss out given Ferrari were still consistent enough to hold on to the spot above them. Still, an epic weekend for the team to secure a double podium. Watch out teams above them.

2. Ferrari (-)

No podium but fourth and sixth was still a solid and consistent result to back up the pace they’ve found since their disastrous outing in the Netherlands.

1. Red Bull (-)

You didn’t ever think they wouldn’t just come right back to the top next round and win right? Well of course they would. Order restored.

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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