Round 5 F1 team power rankings: Red Bull continue to cruise
It’s time to once again go over where all the teams rate in my post-race F1 Team Power Rankings, where we try to see which teams are really where in the pecking order and where the true form guide lies.
A quick disclaimer before we get into these. 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.
Fun, right? Always!
You can also check out my driver power rankings too for a similar analysis.
Let’s get to it.
10. McLaren (-5)
Just when you thought it was all coming together for them, Miami happens and they’re right back to the bottom. An absolutely nowhere weekend for the Papaya team. They’ll be hoping Imola can bring them back some luck and it has the potential to do so, as the last two races there they have finished on the podium.
9. AlphaTauri (-2)
The car still continues to struggle while big sister dominates. The shining light thought is still Tsunoda who nearly got another point in Miami. De Vries though? Yeah. He needs to find some form and find it fast.
(Photo by Scuderia AlphaTauri)
8. Alfa Romeo (+2)
Strong qualifying and a decent race result see them jump up a few spots, but they’re still a fair way off where they would want to be.
7. Williams (-)
Kind of a nothing race for Williams. They weren’t terrible but they also weren’t great. Therefore no movement for them this week.
6. Haas (+3)
An amazing performance by Kevin Magnussen on Saturday and then a strong drive on the Sunday see the team get a point and most importantly, jump three spots on the Power Rankings. On home soil too! Gene would be happy…
5. Alpine (+1)
A vast improvement from Azerbaijan, Alpine went into this race under all kinds of pressure and left with six points. It’s ultimately not the end goal to only finish eighth and ninth, but they’ll take it.
(Photo by Pitpass)
4. Ferrari (-2)
A standard Ferrari race really. Show some brief moments of speed and promise and then have it all disappear on the Sunday and go backwards. It’s something sadly every Ferrari fan just expects and is used to by now.
3. Mercedes (+1)
Mercedes continue to just plod along, score points and be there don’t they? While they don’t look like winning a race anytime soon, both George Russell and Lewis Hamilton just need to keep being consistent at this rate and they’ll easily remain in the hunt for second in the Constructors Championship.
2. Aston Martin (+1)
Fernando Alonso returned the green team back to the podium with another great drive in Miami to make it four podiums from five races. Truly incredible stuff. The best part about it too was he genuinely looked fast in the race, and easily looked like the best of the rest behind the Red Bulls.
Lance Stroll unfortunately took two risks over the weekend that didn’t pay off, the first of which saw a tyre gamble in qualifying get him eliminated in Q1 and then a long stint in the race with the hope of a safety also not paying off and he finished the race out of the points in 12th.
He still drove strongly from the back though and had solid pace throughout the race. A team that continues to shine.
1. Red Bull (-)
What else can be said that hasn’t already been said? They’re so far in front I feel they should be ranked higher than number one. But given we can’t do that, number one will have to do.
What do you think of these rankings? Do you agree with the positions? Let me know what you think in the comments below.