SPA, LIEGE – AUGUST 25: Pascal Wehrlein of Germany driving the (94) Sauber F1 Team Sauber C36 Ferrari (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Following the 13th round of the Formula One World Championship at Monza, the Formula One driver power rankings have changed.
Let’s get started by ranking the full-time Formula One drivers from 20th all the way up to 1st. These rankings are up to date through the most recent Formula One grand prix, which took place at Monza this past Sunday.
That race was won by Lewis Hamilton, who took control of the Formula One championship standings over Sebastian Vettel for the first time this season, while Mercedes, the team he drivers for, extended its lead in the constructor standings over Ferrari, the team Vettel drives for.
#20 through #16
[Last Race: 20th (-)] — Unfortunately, the Swede who came from the same town as the legendary Ronnie Peterson sits on the bottom, mainly because of a slow Sauber car.
[Last Race: 18th (-1)] — Just barely given a lifeline for this season by Renault, the Brit is not making it any easier with no points. Could be by now that he is realizing that his position on the team is slipping away.
[Last Race: 17th (-1)] — The Belgian finally got some points, but he is still coming to reality with a car that had MGU troubles. Still, Vandoorne has signed on for another season with McLaren.
[Last Race: 16th (-1)] — The bad boy of collisions has the award of being the driver with the most hazard points, not the best thing for you when your team could replace you with someone else next year.
[Last Race: 19th (+3)] — Grabbing a few points could be the only thing that the German could get this season. But with an under powered Sauber, he is better than his teammate. An unfortunate chance with Mercedes earlier did not work out. He could be someone to watch.