POWER RANKINGS: Who earned the very best rating after the Dash and Austrian Grand Prix?

Not solely do that week’s Energy Rankings mirror the Austrian Grand Prix, however the judges consider how the drivers carried out within the Dash too. Listed below are the scores from an action-packed few days on the Purple Bull Ring.

The way it works


Leclerc could not cope with the tempo of Verstappen on Friday, the Ferrari driver qualifying second to the Purple Bull, nor on Saturday when the Monegasque needed to fend off the problem of his crew mate Sainz at first of the Dash. Leclerc did catch as much as inside two seconds of Verstappen for P2 within the Dash after which made three passes for the lead on Sunday to make sure an Austrian Grand Prix win – his first win since Spherical 3. And a hard-fought one at that, given his caught throttle…

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You look forward to an F1 level after which 12 come directly. Schumacher opened his account in Silverstone and is now on one thing of a roll, having picked up a stellar P6 end within the Austrian Grand Prix. He put in a shift on Sunday, pitting from P5 and falling to P14, passing 4 automobiles on the way in which again to P6, after which pitting once more to cement Haas’s largest factors haul because the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix. Schumacher additionally certified seventh for the Dash, by which he completed a strong ninth.

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Verstappen appeared to have the run of the Purple Bull Ring, taking pole place on Friday, ending the Dash in P1 forward of each Ferraris – although his tyres did start to fall off in direction of the top to permit Leclerc to shut up – however Sunday wasn’t as straightforward, the championship chief shedding out to Leclerc. He fought honest and agency however could not maintain off the Ferraris, ending second within the Grand Prix as Sainz retired.

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Ocon impressed the judges and was clearly at one along with his Alpine from the get-go, qualifying fifth for the Dash, ending sixth for factors on Saturday, after which ending fifth because the final driver on the lead lap on Sunday. Maybe a efficiency that might simply be missed, given Schumacher took P6 and Hamilton snatched the final podium place – however the judges actually took discover of Ocon’s weekend.

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Sainz managed third on the grid for the Dash after which challenged his crew mate Leclerc for P2 at first of Saturday’s 100km sprint, the Spaniard finally shedding out and falling again for P3. Beginning there on Sunday, Sainz appeared prone to overhaul Verstappen for P2 afterward within the race – after which his hopes went up in smoke as Sainz was pressured to retire, simply as he was lining up a go on the reigning champion. A DNF, however the judges acknowledged Sainz’s exhausting work.

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What a rollercoaster weekend for Alonso. He certified eighth for the Dash however {an electrical} situation noticed him begin final for the Grand Prix. Staying out lengthy in his first stint, he was combating for P7 in direction of the top of the race. However a botched pit cease that noticed the two-time champion must cease twice throughout the late Security Automobile meant Alonso was dropped out of the factors with 10 laps to go. He made 4 passes on the finish to seize the final level in model.

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With so many nice performances on Sunday, Hamilton ended up seventh within the Energy Rankings regardless of taking a podium in Austria. A Q3 crash on Friday in all probability did not assist the Mercedes driver’s rating, nor did a laboured and scrappy P8 within the Dash, however Hamilton turned the wick up within the Grand Prix and managed to complete forward of crew mate Russell too.

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Magnussen hit the bottom operating with P6 in qualifying, forward of his crew mate, and completed forward of Schumacher with P7 (and factors) within the Dash. However on Sunday he was simply off the German driver and completed eighth behind the McLaren of Lando Norris. Nonetheless a strong weekend for the Danish driver, particularly contemplating he was combating an engine situation in Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix…


Norris cut up the Haas drivers with eighth and was forward of Daniel Ricciardo all through the Austrian Grand Prix. The Briton might solely qualify fifteenth on Friday, nonetheless, enhancing to P11 within the Dash. From there, Norris made it as excessive as seventh with a productive ultimate stint, regardless of a five-second penalty for breaching observe limits.

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Fourth-place finisher Russell rounds out the highest 10 on this week’s Energy Rankings reflecting the Austrian weekend. The Mercedes driver fell to nineteenth on Sunday after making contact with Perez, and disputed the following five-second pit lane penalty. Nevertheless, he made quite a few on-track passes and recovered to P4 behind Hamilton. Together with Hamilton, Russell additionally crashed in qualifying, which might be another excuse his rating dipped this week.

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Lacking out

Alex Albon was the driving force to overlook out on the highest 10 this week, the Williams driver ending a strong twelfth – and garnering a rating only a fraction beneath Russell’s on this week’s Energy Rankings.



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