Round 8 F1 team power rankings: Ferrari on the rise
It’s that exciting time to rank the F1 teams as we conclude another race and leave Canada with plenty on our mind.
Of course that means the simple disclaimer I put before each of these has to come. 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. AlphaTauri (-3)
A pretty nothing weekend for AlphaTauri. Poor qualifying mixed with poor pace and a poor result. Easily the lowest team of the weekend.
9. Williams (+1)
Yes they got points. Yes they got great points. But that was down to Alex Albon mainly. There is pace in the car, but only one driver is showing it. Still, a great result for the team that sees them leapfrog AlphaTauri in the championship.
(Photo by Sports Illustrated)
8. Haas (+1)
Haas has the same problem each weekend. Strong in qualifying, nowhere in the race. If they can fix the latter, they could be in for a solid points haul this season.
7. McLaren (+1)
Feels odd to give McLaren a slight rise given they didn’t score points, but some bad luck and interesting stewarding calls cost them on Sunday. Oscar Piastri had a strong race early on and Lando Norris should’ve scored points, so there is enough there to give them a slight bump.
6. Alfa Romeo (-)
A point for Valtteri was a good result for the team, with Alfa just being solid but not spectacular. That’s the best they can hope for really.
5. Alpine (-1)
Drop a spot mainly due to Ferrari rising one, more points for the French team as they keep up their consistency.
4. Ferrari (+1)
You mean to tell me Ferrari made a good strategy call?! Wow! Decent result for Ferrari with fourth and fifth, something that looked highly unlikely after qualifying. They’ll take that into Austria with some confidence.
3. Aston Martin (-)
Another second for the team at the hands of Fernando Alonso and a strong drive from the back for Lance Stroll sees them narrowly miss out on second place on this list. They are closing in on second place in the Championship too, so perhaps a change will be coming.
(Photo by Motorsport.com)
2. Mercedes (-)
Should’ve been double points again had it not been for George Russell’s retirement. Solid pace again and remaining consistent. Still a fair way off a win though it seems.
1. Red Bull (-)
Another race. Another win. Only three more to go to tie the record for most consecutive wins from the beginning of a season. It’s getting more and more likely each race.
What do you think of these rankings? Do you agree with the positions? Let me know what you think in the comments below.