Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings after 2019 Austrian Grand Prix

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SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JUNE 30: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium as second placed Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Following an exciting Austrian Grand Prix that featured a controversial finish, how do Formula 1’s 20 drivers rank against one another in the Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings?

For the first time in the 2019 Formula 1 season, a non-Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver was victorious. It was Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen who earned the victory in the 21-race season’s ninth race, the Austrian Grand Prix, at the Red Bull Ring.

Verstappen’s victory in this 71-lap race around the 10-turn, 2.683-mile (4.318-kilometer) Red Bull Ring road course in Spielberg, Styria, Austria was the first victory by a non-Mercedes driver since he won the Mexican Grand Prix late last October.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas combined to win the next 10 races after this, with Hamilton winning eight, including six of the first eight this season, and Bottas winning two of the first four this season.

How did Verstappen’s first victory of the 2019 season affect the Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings? Here are the non-formulated Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings following the action from the Red Bull Ring.

Non-formulated Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings

Rank – Driver – Car, Team, Manufacturer – [Last Rank (Trend)]
1st – Lewis Hamilton – #44, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Mercedes – [1st (0)]
2nd – Valtteri Bottas – #77, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Mercedes – [2nd (0)]
3rd – Max Verstappen – #33, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Honda – [4th (+1)]
4th – Charles Leclerc – #16, Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari – [3rd (-1)]
5th – Sebastian Vettel – #5, Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari – [5th (0)]
6th – Pierre Gasly – #10, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, Honda – [7th (+1)]
7th – Carlos Sainz Jr. – #55, McLaren, Renault – [6th (-1)]
8th – Lando Norris – #4, McLaren, Renault – [10th (+2)]
9th – Kimi Raikkonen – #7, Alfa Romeo Racing, Ferrari – [8th (-1)]
10th – Sergio Perez – #11, SportPesa Racing Point, Mercedes – [12th (+2)]
11th – Daniel Ricciardo – #3, Renault, Renault – [11th (0)]
12th – Nico Hulkenberg – #27, Renault, Renault – [9th (-3)]
13th – Lance Stroll – #18, SportPesa Racing Point, Mercedes – [13th (0)]
14th – Alexander Albon – #23, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Honda – [15th (+1)]
15th – Daniil Kvyat – #26, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Honda – [14th (-1)]
16th – Kevin Magnussen – #20, Rich Energy Haas, Ferrari – [16th (0)]
17th – Antonio Giovinazzi – #99, Alfa Romeo Racing, Ferrari – [18th (+1)]
18th – Romain Grosjean – #8, Rich Energy Haas, Ferrari – [17th (-1)]
19th – George Russell – #63, ROKiT Williams Racing, Mercedes – [19th (0)]
20th – Robert Kubica – #88, ROKiT Williams Racing, Mercedes – [20th (0)]

Biggest Movers
Up: Lando Norris, Sergio Perez (+2)
Down: Nico Hulkenberg (-3)

Here are the formulated Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings following the ninth race of the 2019 season. To see how the formulated Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings are calculated, click here.

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