ASN Power Rankings: Styrian Grand Prix

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JUNE 26: Pole position qualifier Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on June 26, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202106260291 // Usage for editorial use only //

1) Max Verstappen. He dominated on Sunday, giving zero chances to Lewis Hamilton to catch him, so far he is doing everything perfectly to win the championship.

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JUNE 27: Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing stops in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on June 27, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Darko Vojinovic – Pool/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202106270418 // Usage for editorial use only //

2) Sergio Perez. The Mexican did not manage to get the podium by less than a second, but his race was still very good if compared to qualifying. He is surely helping Red Bull in the constructor fight.

Sergio Perez of Mexico seen duringn the Formula 1 BWT Grand Prix of Styria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on June 27, 2021. // SI202106270681 // Usage for editorial use only //

3) Lewis Hamilton. The seven-time world champion did everything he could to try and outperform Max, but it was not enough. He is still behind in the championship fight and urges Mercedes to find a solution to close the gap to the Milton Keynes team.

Lewis Hamilton in Styria. 2021 Styrian Grand Prix, Saturday – LAT Images.

4) Charles Leclerc. After a disappointing first lap, the Monegasque put in a great performance at the Red Bull Ring, going from last to seventh, showing that Ferrari had a great pace in Styria.

Charles Leclerc in Styria. Credits: Ferrari on Twitter.

5) Lando Norris. Another race, another top-five finish for the McLaren driver. He is incredibly fast and consistent this season, leaving one of the best Formula One drivers, Daniel Ricciardo, behind him.

Lando Norris in Styria, Credits: McLaren on Twitter.

6) Carlos Sainz. The Spaniard had a great race, and after a disappointing qualifying, he used a perfect strategy to finish right outside the top-five.

Carlos Sainz in Styria. Credits: Scuderia Ferrari Twitter.

7) George Russell. It was probably the best weekend for him and Williams, it seemed that he could score points on Sunday but an issue with the car forced him to retire.

George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing FW43B. Steiermark Grand Prix, Sunday 27th June 2021. Spielberg, Austria.

8) Valtteri Bottas. This time he managed to stay in front of Perez, but his pace was nowhere compared to the one of his teammate. Anyway, a better weekend than the one in France or Baku, considering that in qualifying he beat Hamilton.

2021 Styrian Grand Prix, Friday – LAT Images

9) Lance Stroll. Another decent performance from the Canadian, who is showing his real talent. He finished the race in P8, scoring important points for Aston Martin.

Lance Stroll in Styria. Credits: Aston Martin on Twitter.

10) Pierre Gasly. After a sensational qualifying, an incident on the first lap completely ruined his race, forcing him to retire, very unlucky.

SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA – JUNE 27: Pierre Gasly of Scuderia AlphaTauri and France during the F1 Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring on June 27, 2021 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202106270567 // Usage for editorial use only //

11) Sebastian Vettel. It was not an easy race for him, he had many fights throughout the Grand Prix but this time he did not manage to score points.

12) Yuki Tsunoda. The Japanese driver scored points once again for AlphaTauri, showing the growth he is having since he went to Italy to stay with the team.

13) Fernando Alonso. The Alpine driver managed to enter the top ten in a difficult weekend for the team, keeping behind Yuki Tsunoda until the end of the race.

14) Esteban Ocon. He struggled to find the rhythm during the weekend, and even in the race, he could not recover enough to score points.

15) Mick Schumacher. The German driver finished the race ahead of Latifi, which can already be considered a good result for him in a Haas. Overall, the weekend was similar to the previous ones for him.

16) Daniel Ricciardo. After France, it seemed that he finally found the speed everybody knows he has, but on Sunday it was not like that. He also admitted that he did not enjoy the race since he struggled a lot.

17) Kimi Raikkonen. It was not an ideal weekend for Alfa Romeo that struggled to find the pace, and Kimi could only finish in P11, just outside the top ten.

18) Antonio Giovinazzi. Just like his teammate, he struggled throughout the whole weekend and did not go further than the fifteenth place.

19) Nikita Mazepin. The Russian driver finished the race in P18, and it was another normal weekend for him, but he is still improving considering he did not crash once again.

20) Nicholas Latifi. Unlike his teammate, the Canadian did not shine in Styria, and it was another disappointing weekend for him.

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