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POWER RANKINGS: Austria

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Throughout the season, POPULAR SPEED will rank the top-10 drivers in Formula 1 following each event. Feel free to comment on the story at the POPULAR SPEED Facebook page.

Team Rankings

2017 Constructor’s Championship After Austria

  1. Mercedes (NC)
  2. Ferrari (NC)
  3. Red Bull (NC)
  4. Force India (NC)
  5. Williams (NC)
  6. Toro Rosso (NC)
  7. Haas (NC)
  8. Renault (NC)
  9. Sauber (NC)
  10. McLaren (NC)

The Rankings reflect no movement from the last race in Azerbaijan.

Driver Rankings After Austria

  1. Sebastian Vettel continues to occupy the first spot and now leads Lewis Hamilton by 20 points.
  2. Lewis Hamilton is still in second, but his lead over Valtteri Bottas has been cut to 15 points.
  3. Valtteri Bottas remains third. Another win over Vettel and Hamilton will place him solidly in a three-way contention for the championship.
  4. Daniel Ricciardo’s podium puts him 24 points ahead of fifth place Kimi Raikkonen.
  5. Kimi Raikkonen stays solidly in fifth place.
  6. Sergio Perez climbs to sixth due to Max Verstappen continuing to score no points.
  7. Max Verstappen falls to seventh due to DNFs and no points for several races.
  8. Esteban Ocon remains in the number eight position.
  9. Carlos Sainz experiences no movement this race, still ninth.
  10. Felipe Massa still cannot buy a break so stays tenth.

Our rankings resume in one week, after the British Grand Prix.

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Lisa Davidson

Lisa Davidson is a graduate of the University of Arizona and spent her corporate career as a Controller. She is a lifelong writer who has been covering open wheel racing since 2000 and is the author of historical articles and co-author of one book She and her husband, photographer Jeff Davidson, have two daughters and make their home in Murrieta, CA.