F1 Power Rankings: Monaco Grand Prix

(Photo: The Associated Press)
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We present our F1 Power Rankings as the grid heads to the Principality of Monaco, site of the Monaco Grand Prix. Who is at the top of our list following the fifth round from Spain?

After another weekend off, the stars and cars of F1 are ready for the biggest race of the year, the Monaco Grand Prix. 

Plenty of drama unfolded during the race in Spain as Max Verstappen scored his first ever ride with Red Bull Racing as the teammates from Mercedes crashed with each other on lap one. Only a week after Red Bull Racing demoted Daniil Kvyat to Scuderia Toro Rosso and promoted Max Verstappen in his place, Verstappen proved the doubters wrong. Will Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg rebound from a devastaing result in Spain? Can Verstappen pull off his second career win in Formula 1’s most  prestigious event?

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Monaco Grand Prix Power Rankings

10. (Last Week: 10) – Bottas is one of only two drivers who have scored points in every race this year. Guess who the other driver is?. No. 77. Williams Racing. VALLTERI BOTTAS

9. (Last Week: 7) – Not this guy. Grosjean has been outperformed by his teammate, Esteban Gutiérrez, in 2 of the last 3 races. Gutiérrez best finish in those races was 11th. No. 8. Haas. ROMAIN GROSJEAN

8. (Last Week: 8) – So after all that, Kvyat had to watch the car he was just in win the race. Well, at least he scored a point and had the fastest lap.. No. 26. Toro Rosso. DANIIL KVYAT

7. (Last Week: 5) – Massa is the other driver who has scored points in every race this season, joining his teammate Bottas.. No. 19. Williams. FELIPE MASSA

6. (Last Week: 6) – Verstappen is 1-1 with Red Bull Racing. As a side note, the DNF at Russia for Verstappen was the first one since Silverstone last year.. No. 33. Red Bull. MAX VERSTAPPEN

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(Last Week: 4) – It only took one race for Verstappen to outperform his Red Bull teammate. Ricciardo has held steady this season with his best finish all year being fourth.. No. 3. Red Bull. DANIEL RICCIARDO. 5

4. (Last Week: 6) – Vettel has only finished three races this year but all three have been on the podium. The gap is just 13 points to his teammate Kimi Raikkonen but it feels wider than that.. No. 5. Ferrari. SEBASTIAN VETTEL

(Last Week: 2) – Mercedes may say that it was just a racing deal, but both drivers put themselves in a treacherous situation and paid for it. Hamilton drops a spot because he lost the most out of the situation not being able to score any points and dropping a spot to Raikkonen.. No. 44. Mercedes. LEWIS HAMILTON. 3

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(Last Week: 3) – Raikkonen only finished third or better three times last season. He has already tied that mark five races into this season.. No. 7. Ferrari. KIMI RAIKKONEN. 2

No. 6. Mercedes. NICO ROSBERG. 1. (Last Week: 1) – Who would have predicted that Rosberg’s dominance would come to an end at the hands of his teammate on the first lap of a race where they both started on the front row?