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2019 Chinese Grand Prix Power Rankings

17 April at 11:51

Lewis Hamilton stole the show at the 1000th Grand Prix last weekend as he stormed to victory in China. After overtaking his teammate Bottas on the first lap it was a dominant performance from the Brit, but who else impressed? The Formula 1 power rankings are in.

Max Verstappen tops this week's power rankings with a race rating of 45, above his season average of 44.3. The Dutchman almost had Sebastian Vettel on lap 19, but where last year he failed and spun this time he avoided contact and still finished ahead of Charles Leclerc.

Race winner Hamilton scored his highest rating of the season as he comfortably beat the rest of the field to the top of the podium. A score of 47 sees his average up to 43.3 and moves him up four places. Also up four places was the ‘Driver of the Day’, Alexander Albon who secured tenth from a pit lane start. A massive score of 48 moves him up four places.

The biggest loser of the week was Lando Norris, he scored 34 dropping him down four places with a season average of 39.7 to sixth, tied with Nico Hulkenberg. Norris was involved in the first lap collision with Daniil Kvyat and retired later in the race.

Sergio Perez entered the standings for the first time this season as his eighth-place finish secured his a race score of 45, boosting him up to an average of 38.7. And despite dropping one place to tenth, George Russell keeps his place with a race rating of 37.

Week three power rankings:

1: Max Verstappen - 44.3

2: Lewis Hamilton - 43.3

3: Alexander Albon - 43

4: Valtteri Bottas - 42.7

5: Charles Leclerc - 41.3

6: Nico Hulkenberg - 39.7

6: Lando Norris - 39.7

8: Kimi Raikkonen - 39.3

9: Sergio Perez - 38.7

10: George Russell - 37.7