With only one more round of the 2023 F1 World Championship remaining, things are still heating up in the battle for Constructor power ranking supremacy, at least in the fight for the minor placings.
Another strong race for Ferrari has seen them put one hand on the silver medal heading into Abu Dhabi, but will it last?
Before we see how the rankings have turned out after Vegas, a 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 (-)
Had a nice black livery in Vegas that made them look like a Mercedes. Sadly didn’t bring any extra performance to help them off the bottom of this list.
9. Haas (-)
A great qualifying once again was overshadowed by a poor race. Remain just above Alfa given they finished higher on the track in the race.
8. AlphaTauri (-1)
Bit of an invisible weekend for them sadly. Tsunoda started last and retired with a gearbox issue while Ricciardo started 14th and finished 14th. Sadly for Dan the hype of Vegas didn’t translate on track.
(Photo by AlphaTauri)
7. Williams (+1)
An amazing qualifying by the team that didn’t bring home any points. Still their performance on quali easily bumps them up a spot on this list.
6. Aston Martin (-1)
Feels wrong to drop them a place given how well Stroll did for them during the race but overall it was a tough weekend for the team who now look likely to lose fourth in the Constructors’, which really was inconceivable at the beginning of the season. They’ve got one race to salvage it.
5. Mercedes (-1)
Two races in a row where Mercedes really have been nowhere. A shame given that they have arguably been the most consistent team behind Red Bull all season. Can they hold on to second place in Abu Dhabi, a race they have generally done very well at?
4. Alpine (+2)
An amazing weekend for Alpine with Esteban Ocon storming to a solid fourth from 16th on the grid. Given it was Pierre Gasly who qualified fourth, you would’ve been at very long odds to say it was that finishing order on race day, but a great result for the team overall.
(Photo by Pitpass)
3. McLaren (-1)
A very difficult weekend for McLaren. Their strong form before this race saves them a further drop down the order, but they’ll be hoping for that strong form to give them a strong send off into 2024 this weekend.
2. Ferrari (+1)
Another win that perhaps slipped away, it was still a very strong race by the Scuderia. Robbed off a front-row lockout due to the Sainz situation, Leclerc drove a solid race and a great last lap to net a second place. Sainz meanwhile did what he could to finish in sixth place. Four points away from Constructors’ runner-up. All Ferrari fans are crossing those fingers already.
1. Red Bull (-)
Their 20th win in 2023 secures them the record for most wins in a single F1 season. One more win and their win count will be allowed to drink in the USA, which is appropriate given how much champagne they have drunk this season in America.
What do you think of these rankings? Do you agree with the positions? Let me know what you think in the comments below.