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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 20 F1 team power rankings: Mercedes stumble as fight for second intensifies

Two rounds remain of the 2023 F1 season and while we have long known who will finish our power rankings segment on top, the fight for second continues to get exciting. And with a race in which one of the top contenders faltered and a former top contender rose from the ashes, where does that leave this list? 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 (-)

Another bad weekend for the team sees them languish in last place once again.


9. Haas (-)

Haas just are seemingly nowhere at the moment. That is extra shocking given that a year ago, they took pole at this same circuit.


8. Williams (-1)

After Alex Albon was taken out at the first corner, it was all down to Logan Sargeant. And the American nearly delivered, finishing in 11th spot, one place outside the points. A solid effort.


(Photo by Williams)


7. AlphaTauri (+1)

Would’ve no doubt been a double points finish had Ricciardo not been hit at the first corner, but a great drive by Tsunoda to get some more points for the team.


6. Alpine (-1)

A bit worrying for Alpine that they have dropped back behind the chasing pack a bit, but unlike the teams in front of them their pace is stagnant. But there were still points, so they will take those.


5. Aston Martin (+1)

That’s more like it Aston! A much needed boost in form for the team and a strong third and fifth in the race for Alonso and Stroll.


4. Mercedes (-2)

Tempted to put them behind Aston due to that woeful performance in the race they won last year, but their consistent form before this race at least brought them some clout to help them avoid that.


3. Ferrari (-1)

They weren’t slow. They weren’t fast. They were just there. Shame to lose Charles Leclerc before the race as they would’ve for sure added to their points tally to help close the gap to second in the Championship, but if Mercedes continue their pace shown in Brazil, they’ll easily grab that in the final two races.


2. McLaren (+1)

Very strong pace again by McLaren and another second position. Let’s hope that Oscar Piastri doesn’t have another unlucky weekend in Vegas to help him fight up there with Lando.


(Photo by McLaren)


1. Red Bull (-)

With their 19th win, they equal the most race wins in a single season by a team. It would take a brave person to bet against them becoming the first team to win 20 races in a single season in the remaining two races.


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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