Hamilton stays first in Power Rankings, Ricciardo gets perfect score

02-09-2020 13:24
by GPblog.com
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Hamilton stays first in Power Rankings, Ricciardo gets perfect score

After the Spanish Grand Prix Max Verstappen lost the lead to Lewis Hamilton in the Power Rankings standings. After the Belgian Grand Prix it is again a battle between the two drivers, but there are also two notable - but justified - names between them. Daniel Ricciardo and Pierre Gasly. Nothing changes at the head of the general classification, but further on there will be. Partly thanks to the performance of the Renault and AlphaTauri drivers.

Perfect score for Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo managed to get the best out of his Renault last weekend and at the last minute he also managed to set the fastest lap of the race. This of course gave him an extra point, which increased his total number as he scored well by finishing fourth. His performance makes the panel at Formula1.com decide to give him the perfect 10.0.

This was followed by Lewis Hamilton who did almost nothing wrong last weekend. The Brit, who always scores high, gets a score of 9.6, which he shares with Pierre Gasly. The Frenchman drove a very strong race in the Belgian Ardennes, resulting in this nice score. Verstappen certainly doesn't do bad business, the Dutchman gets a 9.0 for his performance and afterwards Ocon follows with a very solid 8.4.

Shifts after the top two

As already mentioned, little will change at the head of the classification this week. Lewis Hamilton now has a total score of 64.4 over all races, closely followed by Max Verstappen with 63.6. The gap afterwards is quite large and in third place we see Pierre Gasly again with a score of 56.8.

Lando Norris drops to fourth place, he got an 8.2 this time. In fifth place is Daniel Ricciardo with a score of 55.2. George Russell was awarded a score of 7.4 despite his failure and therefore he climbs slightly in the standings. He is on a shared eighth place with 52.0 points, equal to Valtteri Bottas.

Missing drivers

Carlos Sainz and Alexander Albon are also in the top ten, but this week they are out of the picture when it comes to scoring. After all, Sainz did not ride well and Albon did not really stand out. We also see Charles Leclerc in the top ten in seventh place with 53.8 points. He closes the series of assigned scores with a 7.0.

Finally, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas were awarded another score. Thus 'The Iceman' got a very neat 8.0 and Bottas has to make do with a 7.4. For Bottas this means no change in position in the ranking and for Raikkonen it is not enough to end up in the ranking of ten highest scores.

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