Following a German Grand Prix that was a Formula 1 race for the ages, how do the 20 drivers stack up against one another in the Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings?
In a series with six competitive cars, only two of these cars finished in the top 10 in this dramatic, although one was later promoted to ninth place as a result of two post-race 30-second time penalties to two of the top eight finishers that dropped them both outside of the top 11.
At the end of this race, however, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen was the class of the field in both the wet and the dry conditions, winning the race by a comfortable margin even after safety cars stripped him of several massive leads and even after he spun out just before the halfway point of the race.
Verstappen’s victory in this rain-shortened 64-lap race around the 16-turn, 2.842-mile (4.574-kilometer) Hockenheimring road course in Am Motodrom, Hockenheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany was his and Red Bull Racing’s second victory of the season. He also won the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring at the end of June.
Verstappen is still the only non-Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver to win a race this season, and Red Bull Racing are still the only team other than Mercedes to win a race this season. Lewis Hamilton has won seven races for Mercedes so far this year while Valtteri Bottas has won two.
How did the craziness of the German Grand Prix shake up the Formula 1 Power Rankings? Here are the formulated Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings, the non-formulated Formula 1 Driver Power Rankings, the formulated Formula 1 Team Power Rankings and the non-formulated Formula 1 Team Power Rankings following a race for the ages.
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