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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 5 F1 team power rankings: The battle for second heats up

Welcome back to another edition of F1 team power rankings where we try to figure out the true pecking order in the world of the F1 teams.

Before we get to those, the usual disclaimer. 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 in mind, let’s get to the rankings!

10. Williams (-2)

Feels cruel to drop them to the bottom of this list but of all the teams across the weekend they looked the furthest back. There were some flashes of pace at moments, but when you’re beaten by Alpine, you know there is an issue.

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9. Alpine (+1)

They’re not on the bottom anymore! That is a win! And they actually looked very close to scoring points too on the Sunday. These are the wins that the team will be taking when they happen.

8. Kick Sauber (-)

Probably would’ve scored points in the race on Sunday had Bottas not retired, so there are some good signs for the team moving forward.

7. RB (-)

Didn’t really look that competitive when it came to potential points this weekend but some fleeting moments keep them above those below them.

6. Haas (-)

Tempted to move them up a spot higher given how well Hulkenberg did across the weekend but sixth will still do them nicely right about now. Five race in and they have three points finishes to their name. Who would’ve predicted that at the start of the season?

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5. Mercedes (-)

A sprint podium was a rare highlight for the team which went backwards on race day. A strong recovery drive by Hamilton in the main race helped secure some more points for the team to give them a slight edge in the Championship over Aston Martin.

4. Aston Martin (-)

Had great pace across the weekend that ultimately couldn’t turn into a much better result than the one that came. Still slightly above Mercedes though overall, despite what the points say in the Championship.

3. McLaren (-)

Inch their way closer to second spot on this list with a great podium in the main race and a sprint pole on the Saturday. Still a bit of work to be done if they are to really challenge Ferrari for that second spot, but the progress is there.

2. Ferrari (-)

Not the greatest weekend for the team given they failed to secure a podium, but still did enough to secure a solid haul of points in the Championship.

1. Red Bull (-)

Another double victory weekend for the team easily solidifies their place at the top of this list.

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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