Power Rankings after Japanese GP: How is Max Verstappen still number 1?

16-10-2019 15:49
by Louis Shaw
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Power Rankings after Japanese GP: How is Max Verstappen still number 1?

Race after race Max Verstappen continues to top the Formula 1 Power Rankings despite not winning a race since the German Grand Prix. However, the Dutch driver is doing enough to stay ahead and will hope to hold onto his lead for the rest of the season. 

The F1 jury believe that Verstappen is still doing enough to stay ahead of Lewis Hamilton. 

"Fingertips. That’s what Max Verstappen’s holding onto his Power Rankings lead with, after yet another weekend in which he failed to shine as brightly as he had done in the first part of the season.

"True, getting wiped out by Charles Leclerc wasn’t his fault, but up till then, it hadn’t been the most convincing performance by either the Dutchman or Red Bull, with our judges handing Verstappen his third sub-40 score since Belgium.

"He’ll now hope to thrive in Mexico and go for his third win in succession there to increase his buffer at the top of the Power Rankings."

Verstappen stays ahead of Lewis Hamilton for the time being but will have to keep impressing if he is to keep his place. 

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