Formula One Driver Power Rankings After The Monaco GP

Formula One Driver Power Rankings After The Monaco GP
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Frank Weber
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Frank Weber
Updated: May 19th 2023

It’s already been one of the most exciting and spread-out F1 seasons in recent history, so the field's top driver seems set to change every week. For now, however, we have a long wait until our next race, which is Sunday, June 12th in Azerbaijan. You can be sure to bet on the Azerbaijan GP on any of the New Jersey online casino sites.

Here are the complete power rankings of F1 drivers after the Monaco GP.

1. Max Verstappen, Red Bull: What’s left to say about Verstappen that hasn’t already been said? He had a tough Monaco race week, but at the end of the day still finished in third–so if a podium is your bad day, then you’re alright in my book. Verstappen remains in the Championship Lead going into Azerbaijan.

2. Charles Leclerc, Ferrari: Now it was ACTUALLY a tough race for Leclerc. After dominating qualifying, Leclerc failed to podium due to a botched pitstop. It was Leclerc’s first-ever finish at his home race Monaco, but I’m sure he would’ve loved to be atop the podium. Maybe next year.

3. Sergio Perez, Red Bull: Perez drove a flawless race this weekend, overcoming both Ferrari’s on his way to his third-ever GP victory.

4. George Russel, Mercedes: George Russel continued his fantastic form this weekend, finishing in the top five for the seventh time this season (which is every race so far).

5. Carlos Sainz, Ferrari:  Sainz was able to stick around for Ferrari this weekend, making sure that not all the significant points went Red Bull’s way. He had a real chance to win Monaco, but he had been compromised at the end behind a backmarker during an out-lap from the pits.

6. Lando Norris, McLaren: While Norris did finish a spot below his pole position, he managed to grab some extra points for the fastest lap. What’s even more impressive is he did so in a car that only managed to get Daniel Ricciardo to P13.

7. Valterri Bottas, Alfa Romeo: Bottas struggled with reliability issues all weekend, but was able to hold it together on race day for a P10 finish, which actually turned P9 due to Ocon’s penalty.

8. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes: It was a frustrating race for Lewis Hamilton who was stuck behind Fernando Alonso for what seemed like an eternity. Alonso played fantastic defense, causing Hamilton to finish P8.

9. Esteban Ocon, Alpine: It was an unfortunate day for Ocon, who’s 5-second penalty forced him out of the points. He would’ve been looking at a P9 finish had he not received the penalty.

10. Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri: Gasly drove like a maniac in the first half of this GP, jumping up five positions in a matter of laps. He had qualified an abysmal P17, but managed to finish P11 (with a little help from Ocon’s penalty).

Here’s how the rest of the field looks:

11. Fernando Alonso, Apline

12. Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren

13. Lance Stroll, Aston Martin

14. Kevin Magnussen, Haas

15. Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin

16. Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri

17. Alex Albon, Williams

18. Mick Schumacher, Haas

19. Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo

20. Nicholas Latifi, Williams

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