POWER RANKINGS: Who made it into the highest 10 after the Canadian Grand Prix?

Our judges have given their verdict after Max Verstappen’s Canadian Grand Prix victory. He made the highest 10 – however who else impressed? Listed below are the scores from Montreal.

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Verstappen placed on a fantastic – properly, greater than fantastic – show from pole place to victory within the Canadian Grand Prix. The Dutchman mastered moist situations on Saturday, qualifying greater than six-tenths forward of next-best driver Alonso, and led greater than 50 laps on his strategy to a maiden Montreal win. No marvel our judges had been so impressed, as was his Purple Bull Crew Principal…

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Hamilton took second place within the Energy Rankings having completed third within the race. The seven-time champion certified a powerful fourth behind Sainz and completed third after Perez’s retirement. The judges additionally gave Mercedes’ podium-finisher a barely greater rating than Ferrari’s runner-up. Crew Principal Wolff, nonetheless, swore to not get carried away by Hamilton’s P3 end…

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Sainz was spectacular on Sunday. Sure, he was out-qualified by Alonso and nine-tenths behind Verstappen on Saturday, however the Ferrari driver did not put a foot unsuitable on race day and gave it every little thing to pry the lead off Verstappen. These efforts had been in useless however Sainz nonetheless impressed our judges and took third on this week’s standings.

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One other terrific efficiency from rookie Zhou this weekend. The Alfa Romeo driver made it to Q3 with P10 in qualifying – forward of workforce mate Bottas – and made up two locations within the race. Zhou completed behind Bottas on Sunday, the Finn benefitting from the Security Automotive, however took a better rating on this week’s Energy Rankings.

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Prime-five once more for Russell, the Mercedes driver having maintained his streak with P4 on the end line in Canada. Russell was nonetheless a lowly P8 in qualifying, spinning off as a big gamble to take slick tyres did not repay within the rain. A late pit cease prevented Russell from difficult for the ultimate podium spot however the judges scored him extremely.

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Alonso’s P2 in qualifying received Alpine dreaming however the two-time champion could not fairly stick with it on Sunday, falling behind quicker vehicles after which shedding out as he was out of sync with the Digital Security Automobiles. A five-second penalty dropped Alonso from seventh to ninth on the timesheets however he retained fifth on this week’s rankings.


Bottas could not fairly make it to Q3 on Saturday however from eleventh on the grid he began on exhausting compounds, a protracted first stint serving to him cease behind the Security Automotive and leap workforce mate Zhou fpr P7. He additionally took seventh on this week’s rankings, Sunday’s tempo making up for a barely disappointing Saturday.

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The looming spectre of grid penalties meant that Leclerc sat out Q2 on Saturday and we could not see what the Ferrari driver was able to for the remainder of qualifying. On Sunday, he misplaced time within the pits and behind Alpine’s Ocon however managed to get better to fifth – taking Driver of the Day honours and eighth in our Energy Rankings.

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Not fairly on the extent of P2 qualifier Alonso, Ocon nonetheless claimed P7 on the grid and completed one place higher on Sunday. The Frenchman completed behind Leclerc, having held him up for quite a few laps, however beat Alonso to P6 because of a cease below the Security Automotive. He stored Bottas at bay by a few seconds for extra helpful factors for Alpine, Alonso having copped a post-race penalty.

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Final of the finishers on Sunday, Magnussen pulled off a surprising P5 qualification within the moist on Saturday. The Haas driver duelled with Hamilton on Lap 1 and broken his entrance wing, was ordered again into the pits for a sluggish nostril change, and could not make it up from the again of the pack. The judges maybe deemed the Dane unlucky, and had been undoubtedly impressed by his qualifying efficiency, as they positioned him within the prime 10 this week.

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Lacking out

Magnussen’s workforce mate Mick Schumacher took precisely the identical rating in Canada. The German certified sixth on Saturday however his Sunday ended early because of a mechanical problem. Lando Norris was the subsequent driver in our Energy Rankings, ending simply adrift of Schumacher.


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