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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 7 F1 team power rankings: Mercedes back as the best of the rest

As the F1 season continues I’m back once again to bring you my latest round of team power rankings after the Spanish Grand Prix.

As always though, a brief note to say that 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. Williams (-1)

A tight bottom half really is the reason why Williams drop to last. They didn’t exactly have a terrible weekend, but they also didn’t have a great weekend. Both drivers out in Q1, and neither looked likely to score a point in the race. Gotta drop them for that.

9. Haas (+1)

Haas just seem so content to qualify well and then hope they can stay in the points. It just never happens that way. Nico Hulkenberg getting seventh on the grid was fantastic to see. But everything else from them on the weekend, not so much.

8. McLaren (-2)

McLaren just keep on being a rollercoaster or yo-yo team. One weekend, great. The next. Not. It looked like they would buck that trend when Lando Norris stormed to an incredible third on the grid. But colliding with Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap meant he was sent to the back of the pack, and was never in the hunt from then on in. Oh, and Oscar Piastri was in the race I guess? Sure.

7. AlphaTauri (-)

Another unlucky Yuki Tsunoda race in which he should’ve gotten points but didn’t. This time around it was a penalty after an incident with Zhouh Guanyu, meaning he finished in 12th instead of 9th. Nyck de Vries meanwhile qualified 14th, and finished in 14th. So yeah, that’s about it from them.

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6. Alfa Romeo (+2)

A great race from Zhouh to get 2 points, while Valtteri Bottas just existed at the back of the pack. Still, some points for the team can’t be overlooked.

5. Ferrari (-)

Yeah. No-man’s land. Can’t really add more to it than that. They’re just there at the moment.

4. Alpine (-1)

It wasn’t the highs of Monaco but it was another double points finish for a team that only two rounds ago was being screamed at by their CEO. Great to see the improvement still happening.

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3. Aston Martin (-1)

Their slowest weekend of the year, hopefully for them it is a one off and they’ll be able to bounce back in their ‘home’ race in Canada.

2. Mercedes (+1)

This was a similar weekend to Melbourne for Mercedes when things just seemed to work. The upgrades brought in a week earlier in Monaco finally got a chance to be put to their paces and there are positive signs for the team moving forward.

1. Red Bull (-)

Pole. Win. Fastest Lap. Led every lap. Another standard weekend for Red Bull.

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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