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  • Writer's pictureBen Waterworth

Round 9 F1 team power rankings: More records for Red Bull

Get your ranking mind back into gear as it’s time to look at each of the F1 teams and rank them how they are currently fairing in the greatest motorsport spectacle on the planet!

How? By bringing you the latest edition of power rankings of course!

As always a slight disclaimer 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. AlphaTauri (-)

AlphaTauri were nowhere in Austria. And it is a worrying sign that things seem to be dropping off so rapidly. That’s now five races in a row without points scored, as they languish on the bottom of the standings with only two solitary points.

(Photo by Scuderia AlphaTauri)

9. Alfa Romeo (-3)

A pretty nothing race for Alfa Romeo. They showed up and did some laps and then went to Silverstone. That’s about it.

8. Williams (+1)

Alex Albon continues to shine for Williams and was unlucky not to come away from points in both of the races on the weekend. Logan Sargeant also had a strong weekend and secured his highest race finish since the opening round. A sign of things to hopefully come for the American.

7. Haas (+1)

Haas in qualifying is an absolute beast, if only they can translate that one lap pace into race pace. The drop off is so dramatic between the two that it is slightly worrying, but given how they’re able to get so much out of their car in quali, they put themselves in a decent position to be there and thereabouts when it comes to race day.

6. Alpine (-1)

A quiet weekend for the French team. A couple of points is better than none, but didn’t look overly competitive in Austria.

(Photo by Pitpass)

5. McLaren (+2)

Gets this high mainly due to Lando, but a good showing by the Woking squad. With a sexy new livery for Silverstone this weekend, McLaren fans will be hoping it will continue at their home race.

4. Aston Martin (-1)

Probably the worst weekend for Aston all year, they didn’t really look that competitive in Austria and were easily behind Ferrari and also mainly Mercedes all weekend. A strong drive from Lance Stroll in the sprint race to hold of Fernando Alonso was important, while both had recovery drives in the main race to come away with points.

3. Mercedes (-1)

They had pace for the most part but some bad luck and other issues prevented them from ever really challenging. Still, they get points, which is all they can keep asking for when these weekends happen.

2. Ferrari (+2)

Two podiums across two different races and some pace in the car will leave most of the team with smiles. Sure there are still issues around strategy and were they right to keep Leclerc ahead of Sainz in those early parts? Ultimately it doesn’t matter, as the result gets them closer to the teams ahead of them in the Championship.

1. Red Bull (-)

That’s now ten race wins in a row for Red Bull, who are now one race away from equalling the most consecutive wins by a team in the history of F1. That record of course is 11 set by McLaren in 1988 in the opening 11 rounds of the season. That means that if Red Bull win in Silverstone to equal the consecutive streak, they would then break the streak the following round while equalling the most consecutive wins to start a season. The 100% season is still on.

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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