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How the drivers rank after 21 races

Driver averages based on individual race ratings and position change from previous race.

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Autosport average ratings

Driver Rating Change
1 Lewis Hamilton 8.76 -
2 Max Verstappen 8.00 -
3 Charles Leclerc 7.86 -
4 Sebastian Vettel 7.76 Up 1
5 Fernando Alonso 7.71 Down 1
6 Pierre Gasly 7.67 -
7 Esteban Ocon 7.62 Up 2
8 Carlos Sainz 7.62 Up 1
9 Daniel Ricciardo 7.52 Up 1
10 Nico Hülkenberg 7.52 Down 2
11 Valtteri Bottas 7.52 Down 2
12 Sergio Pérez 7.48 Up 1
13 Kimi Räikkönen 7.38 Down 1
14 Kevin Magnussen 7.33 -
15 Romain Grosjean 7.10 -
16 Marcus Ericsson 6.67 -
17 Lance Stroll 6.57 -
18 Sergey Sirotkin 6.48 -
19 Stoffel Vandoorne 6.43 -
20 Brendon Hartley 6.35 -

Reader average ratings

Driver Rating Change
1 Lewis Hamilton 8.23 -
2 Charles Leclerc 7.65 -
3 Daniel Ricciardo 7.57 Up 1
4 Kimi Räikkönen 7.52 Down 1
5 Sebastian Vettel 7.43 -
6 Max Verstappen 7.34 Up 1
7 Valtteri Bottas 7.23 Down 1
8 Carlos Sainz 7.15 Up 4
9 Fernando Alonso 7.15 -
10 Kevin Magnussen 7.15 Down 2
11 Esteban Ocon 7.11 -
12 Nico Hülkenberg 7.07 Down 2
13 Pierre Gasly 7.03 -
14 Sergio Pérez 6.79 -
15 Marcus Ericsson 6.37 -
16 Romain Grosjean 6.30 -
17 Brendon Hartley 6.13 -
18 Stoffel Vandoorne 5.97 -
19 Sergey Sirotkin 5.78 -
20 Lance Stroll 5.33 -
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Race-by-race analysis

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

For 60% of the Formula 1 field, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a farewell - either to their current employer or to F1 itself, at least for now. Some exited with their heads held high, others showed with their performance why it's time to move on

Brazilian Grand Prix

Several highly-rated drivers let themselves down in Brazil, in ways ranging from headline-grabbing shock clashes to some "pointless belligerence" in the midfield

Mexican Grand Prix

No one earned full marks for a Mexican GP weekend skewed by tyre performance, but the highest scorers included a resurgence for a driver on their way out of F1

US Grand Prix

Two drivers - at the head of the Class A and B order - earned perfect scores for their performances at Austin, while a charging drive and quietly impressive midfield performances were also rewarded with high marks

Japanese Grand Prix

Very different scores for the world championship contenders in our Japanese Grand Prix ratings, and plenty of praise for drivers who made something out of not very promising circumstances

Russian Grand Prix

Just one driver did a perfect job during the Russian Grand Prix weekend, and they went unrewarded for it

Singapore Grand Prix

Three drivers earned perfect scores for their performances in Singapore, while several lose out due to poor pace compared to their team-mates

Italian Grand Prix

Very different marks for the two title contenders headline our assessment of a Monza weekend in which some drivers who have often disappointed in 2018 raised their games

Belgian Grand Prix

No one quite pulled off a perfect weekend at Spa, but there were still some heroic performances as well as some extremely anonymous or baffling ones

Hungarian Grand Prix

Just one full-marks score on a weekend of missed opportunities, unanswered questions and - in one driver's case - marks thrown away with some late-race madness

German Grand Prix

A wild weekend ends with just one full-marks performance in our driver ratings, and low scores for one of the stars of the season so far and a man who looked set for perfection until it rained

British Grand Prix

The battle at the front at Silverstone was spectacular, but the true stars of the race were at the top of the 'Class B' pile behind them

Austrian Grand Prix

Top marks in Austria for two drivers who were under huge pressure not so long ago, while one of the year's multiple race-winners let himself down with a below-par weekend and some baffling antics

French Grand Prix

Just one driver earned an absolutely perfect rating for their French Grand Prix weekend - and they didn't get the result they deserved

Canadian Grand Prix

A race of little on-track action meant some of the best performances were hard to see, and while one driver earns high marks for showing restraint others let themselves down with their reluctance to push harder

Monaco Grand Prix

The 'Class A' and 'Class B' winners score full marks for a second race weekend in a row, while a middling rating is one driver's award for a big opportunity missed

Spanish Grand Prix

Top scores for the winners of the 'Class A' and 'Class B' races in Spain, and some very low scores for those who threw their weekends away with big errors

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

A wild race in Baku led to a wide range of ratings across the F1 field, but two drivers stood out above the rest.

Chinese Grand Prix

It's not just the heroic winner who earns a maximum score in our Chinese Grand Prix driver ratings - three drivers did enough to earn a perfect 10, while others let themselves down

Bahrain Grand Prix

There were two deserving perfect 10s near the front of the field, while other drivers perhaps left a little bit too much on the table to warrant higher scores this time

Australian Grand Prix

Several leading drivers started 2018 on the back foot after disappointing performances in the Australian Grand Prix, while the best drive of all went cruelly unrewarded

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