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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 2 F1 driver power rankings: Can Perez maintain his form?

Updated: Mar 30

The team power rankings are done, so let’s get to the driver rankings.


Just like the team rankings, you know the drill. These are all subjective and based mainly on my (incredibly smart) opinion mixed with form and on-track results, meaning it is a generally subjective list that holds no real weight except for the large basis of fact I like to think I can generate.


So with that all in mind, let's get to it!


10. Oliver Bearman (new)

Hard not to put him in the top ten after his great debut weekend. Of course it’ll be a one and done type deal, but I’m sure he’ll take it.


(Photo by Marca.com)


9. Lewis Hamilton (-1)

A bit of a nothing weekend from Lewis, with the highlight being his praise of fellow Brit Bearman in the post-race celebrations. Will be looking forward to Albert Park, a race which he loves.


8. Nico Hulkenberg (new)

Hulkenberg has been putting in some great drives so far in 2024, and was rewarded with a well-earned point in Saudi Arabia. If there is one driver not in danger of losing his seat to Oliver Bearman in 2024 at Haas, right now it’s Nico Hulkenberg.


7. Lando Norris (-1)

Thoroughly outpaced by his teammate all weekend, Norris did what he could to salvage some important points for the team. Don’t expect that form to happen every weekend in 2024.


6. George Russell (+1)

Similar to his teammate, Russell at least managed to get higher up in the order and hold off Bearman, while sticking close to Alonso ahead of him. Will be somewhat impressed with his start to the season in comparison to Hamilton in the same car.


5. Fernando Alonso (+4)

A great drive from Alonso gave us some flickers of 2023 as he secured ten very important points for Aston Martin.


4. Oscar Piastri (+3)

Piastri is in great form right now and finishing fourth was a solid result for the Aussie. Will take this form and confidence with high hopes for a strong performance in his home race.


(Photo by F1i.com)


3. Charles Leclerc (-)

No technical issues for Leclerc this weekend meant that he was always on for a podium and that he delivered. There is pace in that car moving forward to see him challenge Perez for second in more races, potentially in Albert Park next weekend. Watch this space.


2. Sergio Perez (-)

The man under the most pressure in 2024 has done everything asked from him so far. Another solid race from the Mexican.


1. Max Verstappen (-)

For the first time in his career, Max Verstappen has won the opening two races of a Formula 1 season. And for the second time in his career he has won nine races in a row, meaning 19 out of the last 20 races have been won by him. Pure domination.


What do you think of this list? Which order would you currently rank the drivers in? Let me know your thoughts below!

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