Figures for the teams after Portuguese GP: Mercedes supreme, Ferrari returns

26-10-2020 16:14 | Updated: 26-10-2020 17:13
by GPblog.com
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Figures for the teams after Portuguese GP: Mercedes supreme, Ferrari returns

It was another exciting race weekend in Portugal. Portimao provided some nice battles and Lewis Hamilton achieved his 92nd victory. Read here how the teams were judged after the GP of Portugal

Mercedes: 10.

It was, as so often this season, the weekend of Mercedes. The team finished with the maximum number of points through the 1-2 of Hamilton and Bottas and the fastest lap of the Brit. They showed again why they are so powerful in the sport.

Ferrari: 8.

The Italian team has been working hard lately on upgrades and that resulted in a new diffuser this weekend. Charles Leclerc immediately reaped the benefits with a fourth place, Sebastian Vettel was less good but still managed to take home a point in tenth place.

Red Bull: 8.

Also this weekend one driver of the team performed excellent and the other underperformed. Max Verstappen achieved third place and the maximum possible, because he couldn't keep up with the Mercedesses. After this race the decision about Alex Albon's future with the Milton Keynes team will be clear: the Thai finished in a disappointing twelfth place.

McLaren: 7.

The whole weekend McLaren showed to be fast. At the start of the race Carlos Sainz even took the lead for a while, but in the end he finished in a good sixth place. The race of Norris was less happy. He finished outside the points through no fault of his own due to a collision with Lance Stroll.

Renault: 7.

Both cars finished in the points in Portugal, but they will have remembered the previous race with sadness when Daniel Ricciardo was on the podium. This weekend they simply did not manage to join the top five, but despite that, the French team scored good points for the constructors' title.

AlphaTauri: 7.

Pierre Gasly showed once again during the race that he is perhaps the best driver in midfield by finishing in fifth place. Daniil Kvyat, however, was disappointed. He finished last of the remaining cars. His days with the team seem to be numbered.

Racing Point: 7.

The same goes for the pink Mercedes as for AlphaTauri: one of the drivers is doing well, the other seems to have lost his way. Perez finished seventh after his collision with Verstappen, but Stroll has lost a lot of the credit he has built up over the season after this weekend.

Alfa Romeo: 7.

Kimi Raikkonen had a lightning start and rose from sixteenth to sixth place in the opening lap. Unfortunately for him he finished just outside the points, but completely hopeless is not the situation with the team. His teammate Giovinazzi finished an invisible race in fourteenth position.

Haas: 5.

Now that it has become known that Grosjean and Magnussen will be leaving at the end of this season, it looks as if they will be developing especially for 2021. The Dane finished sixteenth and the Frenchman seventeenth. A colourless race in a colourless season.

Williams: 6.

You would give it to George Russell so much if he gets a point for once. During qualifying, he managed to keep Sebastian Vettel behind him, and in the race he finished 14th. A creditable achievement. His teammate Latifi didn't finish last once, he crossed the line in eighteenth place.

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