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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 19 F1 driver power rankings: Hamilton holding off the pack

Team rankings done, now into the drivers. It's once again another tight and tricky scenario behind the number one, making it another interesting edition for this article.

As always, 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!

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 10 drivers.

You can also check out my team power rankings too for a similar analysis.

Right, let’s get to the rankings.

10. Esteban Ocon (new)

Right now there seems to be a battle between Ocon and teammate Pierre Gasly for a spot in the top ten. This week Ocon gets it due to him finishing the same spot in the race.

9. Oscar Piastri (-)

Not a particularly great race for Piastri, but still points. That's important.

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8. Alex Albon (new)

A great drive from Albon once again and some more points bring him back into the top ten.

7. Daniel Ricciardo (new)

Welcome back Daniel! This is what we all wanted when we knew he was coming back to the sport. Let's hope it continues and helps him towards even better things moving forward.

6. George Russell (-1)

Not great when your teammate finishes in a strong second and you nearly get overtaken by an AlphaTauri, but still another consistent points finish for Russell.

5. Carlos Sainz (+1)

Second on Saturday, fourth on Sunday. Doesn't sound great on paper, but did all he could to achieve that.

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4. Charles Leclerc (-)

You have to feel for Leclerc. Once again a pole, once again no win from it. However another podium is a good result for him and the team as they hope to real in Mercedes.

3. Lando Norris (-)

An epic drive from Norris to finish fifth. Would've easily been on the podium had it not been for a poor Saturday.

2. Lewis Hamilton (-)

Hamilton is in some form, and thankfully this weekend he was able to keep his podium as proof of it. A great drive by the seven-time Champion.

1. Max Verstappen (-)

One more win from Verstappen this season and he will match the number of years he was when he made his F1 debut in 2015. There's a fun fact you won't forget.

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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