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 Italy

  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 following the last race at Spa.

Driver Rankings After Italy

  1. Lewis Hamilton takes the number one spot in the Driver’s Championship for the first time in 2017 thanks to his sixth win of the season at Monza.
  2. Sebastian Vettel appears in second place for the first time this year, but he’s only three points out to Hamilton, for now.
  3. Valtteri Bottas remains third, looking less like a title contender and more like Best Supporting Driver. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
  4. Daniel Ricciardo still fourth but is only six points over fifthplace Kimi Raikkonen.
  5. Kimi Raikkonen stays in fifthplace, again.
  6. Max Verstappen – very popular for a sixth-place driver with the fewest laps run.
  7. Sergio Perez leads his teammate Ocon by only three points.
  8. Esteban Ocon looks poised to step up to seventh. Woo hoo!
  9. Carlos Sainz, still ninth, but may be tenth if Hulkenberg keeps finishing so well.
  10. Nico Hulkenberg holds onto tenth only two points from Sainz.

Our rankings resume in two weeks, after Singapore.

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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.