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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 18 F1 team power rankings: The closeness continues

The team power rankings in the F1 world continue to get interesting. Not for top spot, but for every other spot below it. How will this be shown this week after the US Grand Prix? We're about to find out.


Quick disclaimer as always. 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.


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’s over with, let’s get to the rankings.


10. Alfa Romeo (-3)

Pretty difficult and invisible weekend for the team. Both Bottas and Zhou weren’t really anywhere and were way back in the pack.


(Photo by Stellantis)


9. Haas (-)

A home race to forget for the team. Hulkenberg nearly scraped a point after the disqualifications were handed out, but 11th will have to do for now.


8. AlphaTauri (+2)

Great to see Ricciardo back, although a one-stop strategy for him on race day just simply didn’t work and him finish last on track. For Tsunoda though it was a good points finish, with his 10th becoming eighth as well as bagging an extra point for fastest lap.


7. Williams (+1)

From no points to double points! Great result for the team, with Sargeant finally breaking through for points.


6. Aston Martin (-)

Looked like a difficult weekend but some solid points after a great drive by Stroll on Sunday will give them some confidence, even if they continue to slip back in the championship after their great start to the season.


5. Alpine (-)

Solid points for the team from Gasly in both the sprint and the main race help maintain their position in fifth place.


4. Ferrari (-1)

Feels harsh to drop them a spot given they got a pole position and two third places over the weekend but it’s also hard not to when both McLaren and Mercedes seemingly had the measure of them all weekend. Continues to show just how close the three teams behind Red Bull are right now.


(Photo by Ferrari)


3. McLaren (-1)

Lando was on fire all weekend while Oscar had so many things go against him that it was just never going to work out for him. Still, another podium for the team makes it four races in a row they’ve tasted champagne.


2. Mercedes (+1)

Had there been a couple more laps of the race, Mercedes would’ve won the United States Grand Prix. Sure, it would’ve been a win that would’ve been ultimately taken from them, but it was still a strong showing by the team which can only give them hope that there is more to come.


1. Red Bull (-)

Even when they start back in the pack and have technical issues, they win. Lock them in for this spot for the remainder of the year.


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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