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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 19 F1 team power rankings: The McLaren momentum stalls, then rises

With only a few rounds to go, the lower tiers of the F1 team power rankings podium continue to get heated. Mercedes had a strong race, as did Ferrari, and McLaren recovered to have one too, making this week a particularly hard one to digest. But we're going to give it a crack as we always do in our post-race power rankings segment.


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 (-)

Another invisible weekend for the team. The only real time they got any form of action was when Valtteri Bottas decided he wanted to take Lance Stroll out of the race. Other than that, another poor showing by the team.


9. Haas (-)

Things were looking decent in the race for Haas before a nasty accident by Kevin Magnussen and a drop in pace by Nico Hulkenberg in his 200th race. Some clear frustrations post-race by Hulkenberg too didn't help matters either.


(Photo by Haas)


8. Williams (-1)

Feel bad dropping them a spot given some more points for them but mainly drops down due to the improvement of one team above them. Another solid race by Alex Albon helps them out at least.


7. AlphaTauri (+1)

Should've been a double points finish had it not been for a bit of brain lapse by Yuki Tsunoda, who was on a charge in the middle of the race. Still, Daniel Ricciardo finally found form and got some much needed points for the team.


6. Aston Martin (-)

Didn't really show up in Mexico. Poor pace from the car is a continued worrying sign for a team that was challenging for race wins earlier in the season.


5. Alpine (-)

Points for the team, but worrying that they seem to be dropping back further from the three teams battling for second each race.


4. McLaren (-1)

Harsh to maybe drop them a place given the form of Lando Norris in the race, but overall they were behind both Ferrari and Mercedes all weekend. Still, points are what they need to extend their gap ahead of Aston Martin.


3. Ferrari (+1)

Another pole position and a great front-row lockout wasn't able to be turned into anything more, but third and fourth is still a pretty solid result which they'll gladly take.


2. Mercedes (-)

Lewis Hamilton drove another stellar race for another second place, and this time he got to keep it! George Russell nearly was overtaken by a AlphaTauri which was slightly worrying but more consistant points for the team to keep them in second place in the Championship.


1. Red Bull (-)

Red Bull have won more races in 2023 than BRM or Cooper did in their entire time in Formula 1. Incredible.


(Photo by Red Bull)


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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