Max Verstappen took his sixth consecutive victory of the season at this weekend’s British Grand Prix, however the place does he come out on this week’s Energy Rankings? Scroll down under to see the judges scores from Silverstone…
The way it works
• Our five-judge panel assess every driver after each Grand Prix and rating them out of 10 in line with their efficiency throughout the weekend – taking equipment out of the equation
• Our specialists’ scores are then averaged out to supply a race rating – with these scores then tallied up throughout the season on our total Energy Rankings Leaderboard (on the backside of the web page)
Few can say they’ve led Verstappen in a race this season, and but after a tough begin to the yr, Norris can. It was an incredible weekend from Norris at his dwelling race, placing the upgraded MCL60 tempo to efficient use, qualifying second.
An excellent begin noticed him lead Verstappen for the primary few laps, however he might do little to maintain the Pink Bull driver behind when he got here previous. Nevertheless, he showcased his defensive prowess as he saved Hamilton at bay within the closing phases, sealing a surprising second place.
Additionally impressing at Silverstone was Piastri, who continued to showcase why he’s so extremely rated by many, with a mature drive to fourth. He was lightening fast all weekend as he pushed his McLaren to a career-high third place.
He practically received previous Verstappen firstly and drove brilliantly as he settled into third. Nevertheless, he will likely be ruing the unlucky timing of the Security Automotive that noticed him miss out on a podium. But nonetheless, it was an exceptional outing from Piastri, and if Silverstone is something to go by, that first podium is simply not far away.
It was one other beautiful drive into the factors for Albon in what’s quick changing into his trademark efficiency in Williams colors. The weekend began promisingly with the Thai driver ending within the high three in all of the apply periods.
Nevertheless, a reported mistake within the second sector on his remaining lap in Q3, noticed him qualify eighth. He was operating on the periphery of the top-10 for a lot of the race on Sunday, however got here alive on the Security Automotive restart pulling off an opportunistic transfer on Carlos Sainz to take eighth.
It was a sixth consecutive victory for the Dutch driver, however he has definitely had simpler wins this season. He left it late to pip Norris to pole on Saturday earlier than dropping out on the run right down to Flip 1 to the McLaren driver.
He ultimately went again previous Norris, and steadily constructed up a spot earlier than having to handle the Security Automotive restart to remain forward. In the long run, it was one other first place trophy added to Verstappen’s assortment as he continues his march to a 3rd world title.
It was one other admirable three days of driving from the Williams driver, and regardless of lacking out on the top-10 it was nonetheless a powerful efficiency from Sargeant. It began with him ending fifth in FP2, though the American sadly couldn’t make it into Q3.
And after a gradual begin that noticed him drop right down to sixteenth, he quietly made progress by way of the day, and was difficult for the factors within the latter phases. Nevertheless, he would cross the road in twelfth earlier than gaining a spot attributable to Lance Stroll’s penalty.
After a tough begin to his dwelling Grand Prix weekend, ending third will really feel like an important end result for Hamilton. After ending FP2 in fifteenth, Hamilton certified seventh, earlier than dropping out firstly, the place he ran large at Flip 3, dropping him to eighth.
Nevertheless, he regularly made progress by way of the race earlier than benefiting from a Security Automotive to seek out himself up in third. On the restart, he seemed to make his well past Norris however simply didn’t have the legs on his compatriot, leaving him to accept a well-earned P3.
One other driver that felt arduous carried out by with the Security Automotive was the ultimate Briton on the grid, Russell, who wound up fifth. Like Hamilton, it was not the best begin to the weekend for the Briton, however a daring choice to begin from sixth on the gentle tyre labored out nicely.
He received as much as fifth, splitting the Ferraris, however struggled to make his well past Charles Leclerc for fourth. After pitting for the mediums, he made his well past the Monegasque, however was pressured to accept fifth after being unable to overhaul Piastri within the closing phases.
It was one other robust weekend for Aston Martin that left Alonso unable to make a lot of an impression on his rivals forward. He certified ninth, and whereas he was in a position to leap Albon and Hamilton firstly, he couldn’t get additional forward.
After dropping the place to Hamilton, he discovered himself operating in eighth, earlier than benefiting from pitting beneath the Security Automotive. After dropping a spot to Sergio Perez, Alonso crossed the road in seventh, placing a cap on a weekend the place he and Aston Martin would have been left scratching their heads.
After a podium outing in Austria, ending ninth at Silverstone will likely be a tricky tablet to swallow for Leclerc and Ferrari. That tablet would have been made more durable to swallow when at one stage on Sunday he would have been seeking to end on the rostrum.
Nevertheless, he additionally misplaced out beneath the Security Automotive, after pitting sooner than the opposite medium tyre runners and located himself in tenth place. He was in a position to make his manner as much as P9 after overtaking his workforce mate, Carlos Sainz, late on, however it isn’t the end result that he would have had in thoughts when he awakened on Sunday morning.
In the event that they had been handing out awards for the unluckiest drivers on the grid, Gasly could be excessive on the listing of candidates. After a robust weekend, the place he certified tenth, he made a strong begin going as much as ninth, as he challenged Alonso for P8.
Nevertheless, he pitted proper earlier than the Security Automotive got here out leaving him down in eleventh, and as he seemed to make his manner up into the top-10, he tangled with Stroll. This left the French driver with a damaged suspension, dumping him out of the race. A tricky finish after a promising begin.
Carlos Sainz narrowly misses out on a spot on this week’s high 10 after the Spaniard took the ultimate factors paying place at Silverstone. It was a tough outing for Sainz, during which he was left lamenting his and Ferrari’s dangerous luck.