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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 2 F1 team power rankings: It’s the top two versus the rest

Another round of F1 is in the books, which means it’s time for another edition of F1 team power 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. Alpine (-)

Well Ocon didn’t finish last and did some overtaking. Good signs right? Yeah, nah. The team is still nowhere near where it should be.


(Photo by Alpine)


9. Kick Sauber (-)

After some brief signs in Bahrain that there could be some pace there, Kick Sauber did their usual ‘hey we exist but you’re not really going to notice’ routine in Saudi Arabia.


8. Williams (-1)

Albon was only 12 seconds off a point and drove another solid Albon weekend. However, Sargeant continues to struggle and there isn’t as much pace there as they would’ve hoped on a fast circuit that usually suits their car.


7. RB (-1)

Where has the pre-season pace gone? All the worries that RB could spring a surprise with podium fights have long disappeared. Right now they would be happy with a point.


6. Haas (+2)

For a team expected to be firmly planted at the back in 2024, they now sit higher in the Championship and with more points than Williams, Kick Sauber, RB and Alpine. A great drive from Hulkenberg was backed up by a great team drive by Magnussen. Encouraging signs for the American team.


(Photo by Haas)


5. Aston Martin (-)

Alonso drove a great race and Stroll was on for a great race too had he not binned it in the wall early on. Still, Alonso salvaged ten important points for the team as they continue to sit just on the outside of the big four ahead of them.


4. Mercedes (-1)

A few worrying signs for the team with the drivers beginning to speak out about the car after only two races. Still, solid points came from Saudi Arabia as they look to improve in Australia, a race they generally do well in.


3. McLaren (+1)

Piastri was the man to get the most out of the car in Saudi Arabia as the team vaulted ahead of Mercedes in the pecking order. Still a bit off Ferrari but there’s plenty of time for improvement.


2. Ferrari (-)

Considering the last minute replacement of Sainz looked likely to put a stall on their form, it was a solid result for the Scuderia all the same in Saudi Arabia. Another podium for the team and a great drive from super-sub Bearman firmly plants them as ‘best of the rest’ two races into 2024.


1. Red Bull (-)

Another race, another 1-2. Domination personified.


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

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