Round 6 F1 team power rankings: French flair on the rise again
Another round in the books and that means it’s time to once again go over where all the teams rate in my post-race F1 Team Power Rankings.
You know the drill by now. 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. Haas (-4)
It was their 150th Grand Prix but it was a race to forget for the American team. Bad qualifying, bad strategy decisions, it was just bad. Hopefully Spain won’t be the same.
9. Williams (-2)
Feels a bit harsh to drop them a couple of spots but despite a brief glimpse of speed from Albon during Q1, there wasn’t a whole lot to sing home about for Williams. The cars did nothing but hold others up during the race and ultimately it was 14th and 18th for Albon and Sargeant on race day.
(Photo by Williams)
8. Alfa Romeo (-)
Nothing spectacular by the team across the weekend but they did finish higher than both Williams drivers and Bottas nearly scored a point. So that keeps them here.
7. AlphaTauri (+2)
Monaco clearly suited their car better than other circuits and Tsunoda was very unlucky not to keep his top 11 streak alive. Props to de Vries too who had his best weekend and finished just outside the points.
6. McLaren (+4)
The rollercoaster season continues. Terrible in Miami, double points in Monaco. Could’ve been even better for Norris had he not crashed in Q2 and qualified higher, but they’ll take the points where they can get them. No doubt expect them to drop again in Spain this weekend.
(Photo by Metro UK)
5. Ferrari (-1)
What can you say about Ferrari in this race? They weren’t terrible but weren’t great. They were just there. Should’ve been higher and probably on the podium but once again bad luck and bad strategy cost them. Nothing is there to show it’ll improve much more either. The long season continues.
4. Mercedes (-1)
See Ferrari above, although at least Hamilton and Russell kept it on the track and benefited more from misfortunes around them. Be interesting to see how the upgrades work in Spain this weekend where we will really get to see where they are at moving forward.
3. Alpine (+2)
Yeah it’s only one race but what a race. Ocon beat Ferrari and Mercedes on pace and driving alone, and don’t also overlook Gasly for his strong seventh place. A great weekend by the French team that definitely showed Laurent Rossi where to shove it.
2. Aston Martin (-)
Nearly a pole position for Alonso and a second place is still a great weekend as the team continues to shine in the hands of the Spaniard. Stroll was looking good until damage on the Saturday cost him on the Sunday, as did the rain and a certain Haas driver who didn’t know where the brakes were.
1. Red Bull (-)
Simply perfect still. Verstappen drove the wheels of his car and produced the goods once again. A rare off weekend for Perez makes it a bit easier for the team to focus on one driver for the Championship, but there is still time for him to catch up.
What do you think of these rankings? Do you agree with the positions? Let me know what you think in the comments below.