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 Belgium

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

The Rankings reflect no movement in Ranks from the last race in Hungary and the Summer Recess.

Driver Rankings After Belgium

  1. Sebastian Vettel’s lead over Lewis Hamilton is cut in half to seven points. In spite of the season long see-saw, Vettel has been first place all season. So far.
  2. Lewis Hamilton is still in second with his advantage ahead of  Valtteri Bottas  now at 14 points.
  3. Valtteri Bottas appears to have a lock on third-place, maintaining his position as the number two Mercedes driver.
  4. Daniel Ricciardo remains in fourth but is only four over fifth-place Kimi Raikkonen.
  5. Kimi Raikkonen stays in fifth-place.
  6. Max Verstappen – still in sixth.
  7. Sergio Perez leads his teammate Ocon by nine points.
  8. Esteban Ocon remains solidly in the number eight position.
  9. Carlos Sainz, still ninth.
  10. Nico Hulkenberg holds onto tenth only two points from Sainz.

Our rankings resume in one week, after the Italian 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.