Alonso leaps four places in Autosport readers' F1 driver ratings

Fernando Alonso has climbed four places in Autosport readers' Formula 1 driver ratings following the Singapore Grand Prix to get into the top three

Alonso leaps four places in Autosport readers' F1 driver ratings

The McLaren driver claimed his second 'Class B' victory of the season with seventh place in Singapore, earning an average rating from Autosport Plus readers of 9.3/10 for the weekend.

That vaults him up the order in the season-long averages from seventh to third, sitting him behind championship contenders Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.


Have your say

Who delivered and who flopped? Submit your driver ratings after every grand prix


Alonso wasn't the only driver in the field to register a score of nine or higher, with Hamilton's victory from an unexpected pole position earning him the top score for the weekend of 9.8/10.

Only 11% of the people to rate Hamilton for the weekend gave him a score other than 10/10.

Max Verstappen, who also starred to join Hamilton on the front row and finish second to the world championship leader, picked up a rating of 9.6/10, moving him up a place in the season-long rankings to 13th as his recovery from an incident-filled start to the year continues.

Behind the top three, Ferrari's 2019 signing Charles Leclerc moves up two places to fourth, putting him ahead of the team's outgoing driver Kimi Raikkonen when their average scores are taken to three decimal places.

Kevin Magnussen, who was third overall before the Singapore GP, drops three places to sixth after a tough weekend where he struggled for pace until he set the fastest lap late in the race, and only earned a score of 4.8 - his lowest of the season.

The majority of changes in the order feature between third and seventh place, with Valtteri Bottas dropping to the bottom of that group after a weekend where he was no match for team-mate Hamilton and only picked up a rating of 6.3/10.

Sergio Perez's incident-filled race, which included a collision with Force India team-mate Esteban Ocon at the start and a drivethrough penalty for driving into Sergey Sirotkin later on, earned him a rating of 2.4/10 from our readers.

Perez is only the third driver this season to pick up a rating lower than 3/10, joining Romain Grosjean (Azerbaijan) and Lance Stroll (Monaco) on that list.

Autosport readers' averages so far

Driver Rating Change
1 Lewis Hamilton 8.11 -
2 Sebastian Vettel 7.68 -
3 Fernando Alonso 7.56 Up 4
4 Charles Leclerc 7.52 Up 2
5 Kimi Raikkonen 7.52 Down 1
6 Kevin Magnussen 7.44 Down 3
7 Valtteri Bottas 7.43 Down 2
8 Esteban Ocon 7.28 -
9 Daniel Ricciardo 7.22 -
10 Pierre Gasly 7.16 -
11 Carlos Sainz Jr 7.08 -
12 Nico Hulkenberg 7.02 -
13 Max Verstappen 6.82 Up 1
14 Sergio Perez 6.64 Down 1
15 Marcus Ericsson 6.36 -
16 Romain Grosjean 6.13 -
17 Brendon Hartley 5.98 -
18 Stoffel Vandoorne 5.83 -
19 Sergey Sirotkin 5.68 -
20 Lance Stroll 5.36 -
shares
comments
Kimi Raikkonen F1 2019 deal already having impact on Sauber team

Previous article

Kimi Raikkonen F1 2019 deal already having impact on Sauber team

Next article

Leclerc completes two GP distances for Ferrari in Pirelli Ricard test

Leclerc completes two GP distances for Ferrari in Pirelli Ricard test
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Author Glenn Freeman
Why Tsunoda can become Japan’s greatest F1 talent Plus

Why Tsunoda can become Japan’s greatest F1 talent

While Japan's fever for motor racing is well-documented, the country has yet to produce a Formula 1 superstar – but that could be about to change, says BEN EDWARDS

Why the demise of F1's hypocritical spending habit is cause for celebration Plus

Why the demise of F1's hypocritical spending habit is cause for celebration

For too long, F1's richest teams have justified being able to spend as much as they want because that's the way they've always conducted their business. STUART CODLING says that's no reason not to kick a bad habit

Formula 1
Apr 14, 2021
The double whammy that is defining Vettel’s F1 fate Plus

The double whammy that is defining Vettel’s F1 fate

It's been a tough start to Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin F1 career, with a lack of pre-season testing mileage followed by an incident-packed Bahrain GP. But two key underlying factors mean a turnaround is not guaranteed

Formula 1
Apr 14, 2021
The diva that stole a march on F1’s wide-bodied opposition Plus

The diva that stole a march on F1’s wide-bodied opposition

In 2017 new F1 technical regulations were supposed to add drama - and peg Mercedes back. STUART CODLING looks at the car which, while troubled, set the stage for the wide-bodied Formula 1 era

Formula 1
Apr 13, 2021
The themes to watch in F1’s Imola return Plus

The themes to watch in F1’s Imola return

Three weeks is a long time in Formula 1, but in the reshaped start to the 2021 season the teams head to Imola to pick things up after the frenetic Bahrain opener. Here's what to look out for and the developments to follow at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Formula 1
Apr 13, 2021
The 'new' F1 drivers who need to improve at Imola Plus

The 'new' F1 drivers who need to improve at Imola

After a pandemic-hit winter of seat-swapping, F1 kicked off its season with several new faces in town, other drivers adapting to new environments, and one making a much-anticipated comeback. BEN ANDERSON looks at who made the most of their opportunity and who needs to try harder…

Formula 1
Apr 12, 2021
The delay that quashed Aston Martin’s last F1 venture Plus

The delay that quashed Aston Martin’s last F1 venture

Aston Martin’s only previous foray into Formula 1 in the late 1950s was a short-lived and unsuccessful affair. But it could have been so different, says NIGEL ROEBUCK

Formula 1
Apr 10, 2021
Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace Plus

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace

Max Verstappen’s star quality in Formula 1 is clear. Now equipped with a Red Bull car that is, right now, the world title favourite and the experience to support his talent, could 2021 be the Dutchman’s year to topple the dominant force of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?

Formula 1
Apr 9, 2021