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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 9 F1 team power rankings: McLaren up again as Ferrari falter

Just as one team seems likely to mount a challenge at the top, another comes along to challenge them as well. It adds once again to an intriguing F1 team power rankings.

But first, the 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. Kick Sauber (-)

They were in the race. Apparently. Still pointless though after nine races.

9. Williams (-1)

Albon surely would’ve been in the points had he not been taken out by Sainz during the race. It was unfortunate for the Thai driver who had driven beautifully all weekend. Sargeant was on for a good result too before pulling a Sargeant and taking himself out of the race.

8. Haas (+1)

Gets the leap over Williams purely on the basis that both their cars finished. Plus, it was fun to watch them at the beginning start on full wets and carve their way through the field. That alone deserves a boost in the rankings.

(Photo by Haas)

7. Alpine (-1)

Harsh to drop them a place with a double points finish, but the points did come through mainly attrition rather than speed. Still, a great result for the team who continue to improve each round.

6. RB (+1)

Should’ve been a double points finish, but points all the same. Ricciardo scored some much needed points to give that side of the garage a particular boost on a weekend that saw the other side confirmed for 2025.

5. Aston Martin (+2)

That’s better! A few off races turn into a great race with a double points finish. It was a quiet one, but ultimately 14 points is a result they’ll take.

4. Mercedes (-)

Feels harsh not to move them up after a strong weekend, particularly after a Ferrari double DNF. However, one race doesn’t mask previous form. If they can pull off a similar result in a fortnight, things might be different.

(Photo by PlanetF1)

3. Ferrari (-1)

Oy vey. A 1-3 in Monaco. A double DNF in Canada. Ouch. A standard fortnight for a Ferrari fan it seems. Pain I tell you. Pain…

2. McLaren (+1)

The continued nature of F1 right now sees McLaren fall back one weekend behind Ferrari, and then ahead of them in the next one. This weekend it was McLaren’s turn to be ahead, and they did so in style. It could’ve been another win for them, but scoring points in Montreal for the first time in a decade with a podium and fifth place was still a great result.

1. Red Bull (-)

It really is a one-man team right now at Red Bull. Verstappen continues to do all the heavy lifting while Perez continues to struggle. Lucky for them the squabbling for second behind them is keeping them at the top of this list, for now at least.

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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