Formula One Open Wheel Power Rankings


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Throughout the season, POPULAR SPEED will rank the top-10 drivers in Formula 1 following each event. Feel free to comment on the story at the POPULAR SPEED Facebook page.

Team Rankings

2017 Constructor’s Championship After Azerbaijan

  1. Mercedes (NC)
  2. Ferrari (NC)
  3. Red Bull (NC)
  4. Force India (NC)
  5. Williams (+1)
  6. Toro Rosso (-1)
  7. Haas (+1)
  8. Renault (-1)
  9. Sauber (NC)
  10. McLaren (NC)

The Rankings reflect no movement in the top four. Lance Stoll’s first podium moves Williams up one spot to number five, while Daniil Kvyat’s failure to score points leaves Toro Rosso one space down in sixth. Haas’ Kevin Magnussen had a spectacular drive earning seventh, so his team is now also in seventh. Renault lost seventh place due to Nico Hulkenberg’s unexpected DNF.

Driver Rankings After Azerbaijan

  1. Sebastian Vettel continues to occupy the first spot, and his lead over Lewis Hamilton has increased by two points.
  2. Lewis Hamilton is still in second and remains behind Vettel as he’s been all season.
  3. Valtteri Bottas remains third.
  4. Daniel Ricciardo’s win in Baku pushes him up one position to fourth in the championship.
  5. Kimi Raikkonen’s DNF drops him one place to fifth
  6. Max Verstappen remains sixth.
  7. Sergio Perez is still seventh.
  8. Esteban Ocon remains in the number eight position.
  9. Carlos Sainz no movement this race, still ninth.
  10. Felipe Massa cannot buy a break so stays tenth.

Our rankings resume in two weeks, after the Austrian Grand Prix.

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By Lisa Davidson

Lisa Davidson is a graduate of the University of Arizona and spent her corporate career as a Controller. She is a lifelong writer who has been covering open wheel racing since 2000 and is the author of historical articles and co-author of one book She and her husband, photographer Jeff Davidson, have two daughters and make their home in Murrieta, CA.