Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Monaco, 2024

2024 Monaco Grand Prix weekend F1 driver ratings

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At a circuit where racing is extremely difficult enough already, it was near-impossible last weekend in Monaco after the opening lap red flag.

With teams free to change tyres during the stoppage, virtually the entire field swapped to avoid having to make any green flag pit stop over the rest of the race.

That meant the final 77 laps were simply an exercise in tyre saving, where the big, heavy modern F1 cars had little room to pass around the shortest, narrowest circuit on the calendar. As a result, drivers were not pushed anywhere close to their limits over Sunday’s grand prix, with the vast majority staying well within themselves as they looked to tick off the remaining laps.

As RaceFans’ driver ratings system is intended to recognise and reward exhibitions of skilled driving across a grand prix weekend, it does not feel right to hand out particularly high marks for what was achieved on track during the grand prix – even if their conservative driving was hardly through choice.

For that reason, the scores for last weekend are generally lower than they would be for a typical weekend – but that reflects less on the drivers themselves and more on the circumstances they happened to find themselves in. But there were a couple of drivers who definitely stood out and were deserving of decent marks for their weekends’ work.

Here are the RaceFans driver ratings for the Monaco Grand Prix.

A guide to RaceFans’ driver ratings system

RaceFans’ driver ratings system assesses driver performance across all three days of a grand prix weekend. Naturally, performances during competitive sessions – qualifying, sprint races and grands prix – will carry the most weight to their rating.

However, practice performance can affect a driver’s weekend rating in the event of a major mistake, such as a crash, consistent errors throughout practice sessions or if a driver shows a notably impressive speed throughout all free practice sessions relative to their team mate.

The system attempts to take into account the relative performance of each driver’s car and the expected results from that, meaning that a driver who wins a race in a car clearly superior to the rest of the field may not necessarily score as highly as a driver who claims a low points finish in a midfield car.

Ratings also attempt to take into account mitigating factors outside of a driver’s control. If a driver is forced to miss considerable track time due to car problems, is the victim of being blocked in qualifying, finishes far lower than expected because of a heavily botched pit stop or suffers any other misfortune they cannot be reasonably expected to control, their rating should not be penalised.

RaceFans rates each driver’s weekend performance on a scale of 0 to 10, where ‘5’ is considered to be a typically average weekend performance from a typically average Formula 1 driver.

Here is a rough guide to each possible score:

N/ANot applicable – No rating is given as the driver did not sufficiently participate in the competitive sessions

0Disqualified – Only in the most extreme instance where a driver’s conduct disqualifies them from participation

1Appalling – An appalling display that brings a driver’s competency under immediate question

2Awful – A very, very poor performance of repeated errors with almost no redeeming qualities

3Very bad – Far more negatives than positives across the weekend which a driver should be very disappointed with

4Underperformance – Driver failed to achieve the base level expected for a Formula 1 driver

5Acceptable – The standard level of performance that should be expected from an F1 driver

6Good – A decent overall performance across the weekend, but not one of the best

7Very good – A strong performance across the weekend that any driver should be very pleased with

8Brilliant – A truly great weekend where the driver stood out as one of the very best of the field

9Exceptional – An outstanding performance that ranks as one of the best, if not the very best, of the entire season

10Legendary – One of the few all-time greatest performances by a driver in the history of Formula 1

Max Verstappen – 5/10

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Monaco, 2024
Verstappen’s qualifying error was costly
Qualified: 6th (+12 places ahead of team mate, -0.349s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: Two-stop (H-M-H)
Finished: 6th (+12 places ahead of team mate)
Received warning for driving unnecessarily slowly in final practice
Qualified only sixth after hitting barrier on final push lap in Q3
Held sixth across both starts to run behind Hamilton
Pitted for hards to cover Hamilton, then caught up to Russell
Unable to pass Russell for fifth, finishing sixth

The Monte Carlo streets did not suit the RB20 at all and Verstappen was likely never in contention for the victory this weekend. However, he didn’t maximise his qualifying after an error on his final Q3 lap and although he had much fresher tyres than Russell, not even Verstappen could find a way through in Monaco. Although he was limited by his car this weekend, his race result was ultimately determined on Saturday.

Sergio Perez – 3/10

Qualified: 18th (-12 places behind team mate, +0.349s)
Grid: 16th (-10 places behind team mate)
Strategy: (H)
Finished: Retired (Crashed – L1)
Knocked out of Q1 in 18th
Promoted to 16th after the Haas disqualification
Crashed out in frightening collision with Magnussen at Beau Rivage on opening lap

Back-to-back poor weekends and two successively awful Monaco performances too for Perez. Although he did not put his car in the wall across the first two days of the weekend, he was still eliminated from Q1 which doomed his Sunday before it had even started. Although he blamed traffic and tyre warming issues, that feels like a flimsy excuse at best. Magnussen may have been able to back out of the move that resulted in their race-ending collision, but Perez had no need to squeeze the Haas so aggressively on the opening lap for 17th place. Not good enough.

Lewis Hamilton – 5/10

Qualified: 7th (-2 places behind team mate, +0.078s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: Two-stop (H-M-H)
Finished: 7th (-2 places behind team mate)
Ran all weekend without new front wing provided to team mate
Qualified seventh, just under a tenth slower than team mate
Ran behind Verstappen before being switched onto hards to attempt undercut
Unable to pass the Red Bull and ran seventh until the finish

Hamilton put in a respectable performance in Monaco even if seventh does not particularly stand out. He very unsubtly implied that he did not benefit from the same upgrades as his team mate this weekend, which should be kept in mind when comparing him to his team mate. Although the team tried to give him an opportunity to get by Verstappen, they failed to warn him he needed to push harder on his outlap. After Verstappen emerged ahead of him, he was stuck in seventh to the end of the race.

George Russell – 6/10

Only Russell raced Mercedes’ new wing
Qualified: 5th (+2 places ahead of team mate, -0.078s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: One-stop (H-M)
Finished: 5th (+2 places ahead of team mate)
Benefited from new front wing team mate did not get
Secured first top-five grid position since Bahrain
Started on hard tyres but switched to mediums under red flag
Stretched his mediums 77 laps, holding off Verstappen to finish fifth

Russell could come away pretty happy with his Monaco Grand Prix weekend as he once again delivered a quality performance across the weekend. He likely gained an edge over his team mate by having an upgraded front wing, but he still had to make his mediums last virtually the entire race distance, meaning his afternoon was perhaps the trickiest of the top nine finishers. The fact he achieved that earns him more credit over the two that finished behind him.

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Charles Leclerc – 7/10

Leclerc led the Monte Carlo parade
Qualified: Pole (+2 places ahead of team mate, -0.248s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: One-stop (M-H)
Finished: Winner (+2 places ahead of team mate)
Quickest in two of three practice sessions
Secured pole position by 0.15s
Held the lead through two standing starts
Controlled pace of race and managed tyres to claim first home grand prix win

The dream finally came true for Monaco’s favourite son with no one able to deny he had earned it, even if it was perhaps the most relaxed victory he will ever take in Formula 1. But he did absolutely everything he could and needed to ensure that this time the opportunity would not slip through his fingers. Although he did nothing wrong all weekend, it’s obvious that once he had survived the opening lap of the restart in the lead, this was an easy victory for Leclerc. As such, it limits the credit he is entitled to receive.

Carlos Sainz Jnr – 5/10

Qualified: 3rd (-2 places behind team mate, +0.248s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: One-stop (M-H)
Finished: 3rd (-2 places behind team mate)
Couldn’t match team mate in qualifying but still secured third on grid
Avoided a penalty for impeding Gasly
Suffered puncture clashing with Piastri at first start but given reprieve with red flag
Ran behind Piastri in third for entire race, finishing less than a second behind

In a weekend that belonged to his team mate, Sainz played his part – but perhaps not in the way that he or his team intended. Qualifying third was a perfectly decent result given how close McLaren were to Ferrari in Monaco, but Sainz was very lucky to get away with the puncture he acquired aggressively squeezing Piastri at Sainte Devote at the start. With his second chance, he held onto his position throughout the race to claim the final podium position as he couldn’t offer a challenge to Piastri ahead.

Lando Norris – 5/10

Qualified: 4th (-2 places behind team mate, +0.118s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: One-stop (M-H)
Finished: 4th (-2 places behind team mate)
Reprimanded for swerving at Russell in practice
Took fourth on the grid, less than a tenth slower than team mate in Q3
Held fourth after restart to run behind Sainz
Ran fourth throughout the race, pulling away from Russell to finish fourth

Norris would not have been thrilled with the result from the weekend, but it was still a perfectly decent result. Due to the nature of the strategy following the red flag, there was little he could do

Oscar Piastri – 6/10

Second was a fine reward for Piastri
Qualified: 2nd (+2 places ahead of team mate, -0.118s)
Start: Held position
Finished: 2nd (+2 places ahead of team mate)
Just missed out on pole by 0.15s after running in top three in each qualifying phase
Fought Leclerc on opening lap but had to settle for second
Suffered minor loss of downforce following contact from Sainz
Kept within reach of leader until closing laps, finishing seven seconds behind

Piastri secured his first podium of the season and equalled his best finish in Formula 1 with a performance that he should be proud of over the weekend. He did what he could to try and challenge Leclerc for the lead, including a half-hearted look to the inside into Portier on lap 19, but other than that it was a simple case of making his tyres last to the flag. He was the higher-placed McLaren, however, and earns a higher grade for it.

Fernando Alonso – 5/10

Qualified: 16th (-2 places behind team mate, +0.291s)
Grid: 14th (+1 place behind team mate)
Start: +1 place
Strategy: One-stop (H-M)
Finished: 11th (+3 places ahead of team mate)
Failed to follow team mate through into Q2, eliminated 16th
Deliberately slowed to build up gap for team mate ahead to pit
Described managing his mediums over 77-laps as “torturous”
Finished just outside the points in 11th, two laps down

Alonso did not have a lot of fun over the Monaco weekend as Aston Martin struggled around the principality. Being out-qualified by his team mate and missing Q2 was not a good start to the weekend, but he faired better on Sunday where he gained three positions to finish just outside the points after 76 laps on mediums. That allows him to earn an average grade.

Lance Stroll – 4/10

Stroll wasted Alonso’s help by hitting barrier
Qualified: 14th (+2 places ahead of team mate, -0.291s)
Grid: 13th (+1 place ahead of team mate)
Start: +2 places
Strategy: Three-stop (H-M-H-S)
Finished: 14th (-3 places behind team mate)
Reached Q2, unlike team mate, but eliminated in 14th
Pitted for hards and retained 11th place
Suffered self-inflicted puncture after clipping barrier at chicane
Fitted with soft tyres and overtook Zhou and Sargeant to finish 14th

Stroll should have been the highest-placed Aston Martin in Monaco after a decent performance in qualifying and gaining two places on the opening lap thanks to Ocon’s dive on his team mate. Running just outside the points for the majority of the race, Stroll ruined his afternoon with a careless mistake just after his second half distance which forced him to pit. Although he was able to pull off two overtakes, he never should have lost the 11th place to begin with.

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Pierre Gasly – 6/10

Qualified: 10th (+1 place ahead of team mate, -0.389s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: One-stop (H-M)
Finished: 10th
Completed just six laps in first practice after PU wastegate problem
Reached Q3 for first time in 2024 to line up tenth
Suffered damage after divebombed by team mate on opening lap
Held onto tenth at restart and made mediums last 77 laps to secure first point

Gasly’s weekend was almost ruined by his team mate’s unnecessary lunge on the opening lap, but the red flag allowed his team to fix up the damage and give him a fighting chance of battling for his first point of the season. Despite having to make his mediums last almost the entire race, he did so without a mistake and managed to reward his team with a tenth place, which he deserved after his qualifying performance.

Esteban Ocon – 3/10

Esteban Ocon, Alpine, Monaco, 2024
Reckless first-lap lunge earned Ocon a penalty
Qualified: 11th (-1 place behind team mate, +0.389s)
Strategy: (H)
Finished: Retired (Damage – L1)
Just missed out on following team mate through into Q3, eliminated 11th
Clashed with team mate at Portier at start, suffering race ending damage
Hit with five-place grid drop by stewards for being responsible for collision

Ocon’s desire to get one over his team mate after being out-qualified by him on Saturday almost cost his team their second point of the season. His lunge into Portier would have been risky enough for a final lap pass for tenth place, but to try and force it on the opening lap was careless. Now, Ocon has compromised his Canadian Grand Prix weekend by earning a five-place grid penalty. That deserves more than just simple one-mark deduction.

Alexander Albon – 7/10

Qualified: 9th (+8 places ahead of team mate, -0.397s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: One-stop (M-H)
Finished: 9th (+6 places ahead of team mate)
Benefited from new upgrades not given to team mate
Reached Q3 to secure Williams’ best Monaco grid position in 13 years
Switched to hard tyres under red flag and retained ninth place
Ran behind Tsunoda for entire race to claim first points in ninth

Finally, Williams secured their first point of the championship at a circuit that hasn’t suited their cars for many years. Albon was open about his struggles with his tyres across practice but it did not seem to be a factor in the grand prix itself as he put his tyre whispering talents to work once again. He probably had one of the better qualifying performances of anyone on Saturday and that ultimately secured him his first top ten finish of the season.

Logan Sargeant – 5/10

Williams’ strategy for Sargeant made no sense
Qualified: 17th (-8 places behind team mate, +0.397s)
Grid: 15th (-6 places behind team mate)
Start: +1 place
Strategy: One-stop (H-M)
Finished: 15th (-6 places behind team mate)
Raced without upgrades given to team mate over the weekend
Knocked out of Q1 but out-qualified a Red Bull
Restarted on same hard tyres he had made original start on, losing place to Bottas
Pitted for mediums late in the race, falling last
Pulled off good pass on Zhou to move into 15th where he would finish

It was easy to look at Sargeant’s results in Monaco and dismiss him as having had another fruitless, ineffective performance, but that was not the case. He did not have the same specification of car as his team mate and although he could have possibly done better in qualifying, he didn’t do badly. His race was compromised by his team’s peculiar strategy call at the restart which meant he was always going to lose out to those around him, but he did not make any major mistake over the weekend and even pulled off an opportunistic pass on Zhou late one with fresher tyres and deserves a decent mark for it.

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Yuki Tsunoda – 6/10

Yuki Tsunoda, RB, Monaco, 2024
Tsunoda added to his points collection
Qualified: 8th (+5 places ahead of team mate, -0.376s)
Start: Held position
Strategy: One-stop (M-H)
Finished: 8th (+4 places ahead of team mate)
Reached Q3, unlike team mate, to line up eighth on the grid
Fitted hard tyres for restart and maintained position
Could not keep pace with Hamilton but ensured Albon behind could not challenge
Secured another top ten finish with eighth

Another weekend where Tsunoda added a handful of points to his growing tally in 2024. Like most drivers in the top ten, his result was mainly won on Saturday. But he deserves credit for being the fastest driver not in one of the top four teams. He had a boring race, but was hardly alone in that. Again, he was the stand out at RB over his multiple race-winning team mate.

Daniel Ricciardo – 4/10

Qualified: 13th (-5 places behind team mate, +0.376s)
Grid: 12th (-4 places behind team mate)
Start: Held position
Strategy: One-stop (M-H)
Finished: 12th (-4 places behind team mate)
Knocked out of Q2 three tenths slower than team mate
Lost place to Stroll at start, then second to Alonso at restart
Stuck behind slow-going Alonso for bulk of the race
Finished within a second of Alonso in 12th

For a former Monaco Grand Prix winner, Ricciardo did not look like that same driver who probably should have been on the top step of the Monte Carlo podium twice in his F1 career this past weekend. Once more, he was out-performed by his younger team mate when it mattered most, in qualifying, then lost a place over both standing starts. His afternoon was then spent frustratingly staring at Alonso’s rear wing, but if he had performed better up to that point – like his team mate had – he could have avoided that scenario.

Valtteri Bottas – 6/10

Qualified: 19th (+1 place ahead of team mate, -0.516s)
Grid: 17th (+1 place ahead of team mate)
Start: +2 places
Strategy: Two-stop (H-M-H)
Finished: 13th (+3 places ahead of team mate)
Crashed out of final practice at Swimming Pool
Eliminated from Q1 but ahead of team mate
Got ahead of Sargeant at the restart, then pitted for hard tyres
Passed Zhou and Sargeant to claim 13th, finishing just behind Ricciardo

Bottas was looking like he was in trouble on Saturday morning when he crashed his car in the final practice session, but he made up for it with his performance over the rest of the weekend. Although Sauber were likely the slowest team in Monaco, he did a good job of moving forward in the race and working with what his team gave him. Claiming 13th in a Sauber is a respectable result.

Zhou Guanyu – 4/10

Zhou Guanyu, Sauber, Monaco, 2024
Zhou was mugged for position by rivals
Qualified: 20th (-1 place behind team mate, +0.516s)
Grid: 18th (+1 place behind team mate)
Start: +2 places
Strategy: Two-stop (M-H-S)
Finished: 16th (-3 places behind team mate)
Clipped the Sainte Devote barrier in first practice
Eliminated slowest in Q1, half a second behind team mate
Avoided chaos ahead of him at start, then restarted on hards
Caught and passed by team mate, then mugged by Sargeant at Mirabeau
Pitted for softs and finished last on track

Not Zhou’s best weekend, even if he managed to avoid seriously damaging his car across the three days. He just never seemed to have the same pace as his team mate even if the Sauber did not look quick around the street circuit. He allowed himself to get sniped by Sargeant under blue flags, which was slightly embarrassing, and finishing nearly 30 seconds behind his team mate was not the sign of a great afternoon.

Nico Hulkenberg – 5/10

Qualified: 12th (+3 places ahead of team mate, -0.285s)
Grid: 19th (+1 place ahead of team mate)
Strategy: (M)
Finished: Retired (Crashed – L1)
Reached Q2 but eliminated in 12th ahead of team mate
Disqualified from qualifying due to illegal rear wing
Retired on opening lap caught up in Magnussen/Perez collision

Hulkenberg was unlikely to add another top ten finish to his season in Monaco, but he looked like he had given himself a decent outside chance by qualifying 12th before he was sent to the back of the grid. Sadly for him, his race never got started as he was caught up in the accident ahead while trying to squeeze through at the last second. Although his car was deemed illegal on Saturday, his rating will not be punished for something he was unaware of and had no control over.

Kevin Magnussen – 4/10

Kevin Magnussen, Haas, Monaco, 2024
Magnussen was lucky to avoid penalty – and ban
Qualified: 15th (-3 places behind team mate, +0.285s)
Grid: 20th (1 place behind team mate)
Strategy: (H)
Finished: Retired (Crash – L1)
Followed team mate into Q2 but knocked out in 15th
Disqualified from qualifying due to illegal rear wing
Crashed out at start after colliding with Perez on run out of Sainte Devote

Given that Magnussen is treading so close to a potential race ban, the fact he decided he was going to risk trying to force the issue with Perez on the run up Beau Rivage on the opening lap while near the back of the field seemed a little unwise in hindsight. However, Perez also appeared to unnecessarily squeeze him and probably shared similar responsibility. It was a bad way to end a weekend where he was, again, not quite at the same tempo of his team mate, despite doing well to reach Q2.

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32 comments on “2024 Monaco Grand Prix weekend F1 driver ratings”

  1. Worst. Race. Ever.

    1. Not really. USA 2005 wears that crown.

      1. Asd I agree & I also found, for example, the 2009 Abu Dhabi GP more processional as a whole or at least no better in comparison.

      2. Not really fair to include USA 2005 or Spa 2021 on the list. But without those it is for sure THE worst. Race. Ever. (Of the ones I have watched)

      3. But that was no race but politics (and some teams wanted to fly in much beter tyres)

  2. Roy Beedrill
    28th May 2024, 7:51

    Yet another absolutely non-biased rating with 7/10 for a non-british driver who did a perfect job all weekend. ;-)

    Reminds me 2022 British GP when Sainz has beaten Max in a Red Bull for pole and win and also got 7/10 (ugh, them non-brits…)

    1. Señor Sjon
      28th May 2024, 8:25

      You forgot that Sainz only won because Verstappens car caught debris from the AT’s under the floor, making it horrible to handle.

      1. And that lecterc with a damaged car was still quicker and ahead of Sainz, but Ferrari messed up the strategy, which put Sainz ahead

    2. To be fair, given how the race turned out with the red flag, “all” Leclerc had to do was get pole position and avoid hitting the walls during the race.

      I’m not a fan of the rating system on this site, but I think Leclerc’s rating is consistent with those of the other drivers. In this race, a score of 7 was the highest, and only one other driver achieved it.

    3. Beside all the blunder this must be the joke of the day.
      Alonso 5/10 Sainz 5/10

      One qualified 16th even worse than his belowpar teammate on the other hand Sainz qualified 3rd and finished 3rd but somehow they were deemed worthy of the same score by the rating master.
      Lets go.

  3. There is not a lot to discuss after this fairly uneventful race, but I do think Hamilton got off lightly in this section:

    He very unsubtly implied that he did not benefit from the same upgrades as his team mate this weekend, which should be kept in mind when comparing him to his team mate. Although the team tried to give him an opportunity to get by Verstappen, they failed to warn him he needed to push harder on his outlap.

    He chose not to run the new front wing, probably because he feared a (grid) penalty if the wing needed to be replaced. Russell was willing to take that risk and it worked out for him. If the new front wing was the difference between 5th and 7th on the grid, Hamilton was just being too cautious.

    Teams are nowadays criticized a lot for not properly coaching their drivers, but I don’t think it is justified in this case. A driver with almost 20 years of F1 experience shouldn’t be told to push after a pit stop. Mercedes were in an ideal position to put some pressure on Verstappen, but because Hamilton was still in slow mode, it was Russell instead who came under pressure from Verstappen. Russell’s tire management was quite impressive and that was the reason Verstappen couldn’t get anywhere near him. He was quite fast at the end of the race on very old mediums. A very strong performance by Russell.

    Did Sargeant really not change tires during the break? The tire strategy chart says otherwise.

    1. Teams are nowadays criticized a lot for not properly coaching their drivers, but I don’t think it is justified in this case. A driver with almost 20 years of F1 experience shouldn’t be told to push after a pit stop.

      There are many scenarios in which a driver shouldn’t or doesn’t need to push after a pit stop. Given the information available to the viewers, pushing seemed like a no-brainer, but the situation might not have been as clear from Hamilton’s perspective.

      I think it’s valid to criticize Hamilton for not asking whether the out lap was critical. However, it was also amateurish of Mercedes not to provide that information unprompted, especially since a good out lap would have benefitted Russell as well.

      1. @hotbottoms In Monaco, there is NO scenario where you don’t push on a set of hard tyres straight from the off with 20 laps to go. What’s the worse that could happen, degradation? Who’s gonna overtake you?

        1. @f1infigures @wsrgo
          I just watched Hamilton’s out lap, and it actually isn’t true that they didn’t tell Lewis to push on the out lap.

          He was told to push twice – however, there are some mixed signals as he was also told at the beginning of the lap (if I heard correctly), “so it is an out lap normal, but the lap time should just come to you.”

          I’m not sure whether Hamilton was referring to this confusion or if he was just frustrated. It could also be that he was referring to his in-lap as he received no instructions on that lap, and arguably, he could have been a lot closer to Verstappen before pitting.

    2. @f1infigures I believe SAR changed tires but they put on the same type as he started with so he still needed a change. No idea why. Completely agree with comment on HAM. He has too much experience in F1 and Monaco not to know to push on fresh tires.

    3. Disastrously botched an undercut attempt on Max by going way too slow on the outlap and peppered it with the daftest comment ever on tem radio “why didn’t you tell me the outlap was crucial” or something like that. There are no negative points in this rankings but there should be.

      1. If merc would have tried to undercut, then they would have used Russell to slow down Max by like 3 seconds. But closing the pitstop window would have only resulted in RBR not pitting Max, with the very same result.

        BTW you mean the same max, who first messed up qualy and then disastrously botched to set the fastest lap in his superior car, cause nobody watched his battery? yep, negative points would sometimes make sense.

  4. Señor Sjon
    28th May 2024, 8:26

    Very lenient to give Perez 3 points. For what? Only 2 points gap with Verstappen, while Perez created another massive bill.

    1. You mean Magnussen created that massive bill.

      1. Señor Sjon
        28th May 2024, 13:18

        He should have never been close to Magnussen on the grid and I do blame Perez a bit for closing the gap on the right.

  5. Most impressed: LEC, PIA, TSU, ALB, & GAS
    Most disappointing: MAG, PER, OCO, & ALO

  6. Is this the lowest ever cumulative driver rating per weekend?

  7. Why do you even rate Hülkenberg? Disqualified in the qualification, taken out in the first lap of the race through no fault of his own. And when you rate him, why only 5? He didn’t really do anything wrong all weekend – albeit it was a short weekend for him.

    1. someone or something
      28th May 2024, 11:48

      Why not? He did take part in qualifying after all. The fact that he was disqualified doesn’t mean his performance cannot be taken into consideration. We’re talking about a disqualification that was probably the result of an honest mistake by the team, not cheating.
      So, then: Why a 5 when he didn’t really do anything wrong? Because I would argue that’s the definition of a 5 – not doing anything wrong, but nothing outstanding, either. His qualifying effort may have been a little better than expected, but on the other hand, he still ended up behind his team mate despite starting ahead of him, so that’s slightly worse than expected – so a 5 sounds like a very fair assessment of his performance, all things considered.

  8. HAM: 5/10, ALO: 5/10, ALB: 7/10, SAR: 5/10, TSU: 6/10, BOT: 6/10 ????

    Mr. Will Wood, didn’t the ceiling fall on your head…???

  9. Giving Leclerc a 7/10 is bizarre. Yes, all he “had” to do during the race was keep it out of the barriers, but he was on it all weekend, nailing quali to put himself in that position, and then drove a very smart race to not give anyone else the chance to utilise strategy against him. I’d give him a solid 8/9 at least.

  10. Hard to argue with everyone saying it was a dreadful race! A small change that would have improved things slightly would be not to count the red flag change of tyres as your mandatory stop. At least that way we’d see drivers being forced to make bold strategy calls, or indeed drivers at the front would be motivated to try and pass to avoid possibly ending up 6th with no way to improve.

    1. I definitely agree with you about the tyre change under a Red Flag – each car gets to reset strategy and gain an advantage in performance already without the added benefit of not having to stop again.
      A similar approach would be to force the teams to change to the same tyre under a red flag, and not a different rubber compound.
      Under an ordinary SC they can change tyre grade.

  11. What makes you think Tsunoda “couldn’t keep up” with Hamilton?

    He was told by his team repeatedly on the radio to go slow so that Albon couldn’t create a free stop window against Gasly.

    Pls do your research before making such statements.

  12. I think nobody getting a better grade than a 7 is correct. It clearly shows no driver had the chance or need to do anything worth noting. While Leclerc had a great quali, this is the reason for a 7, had he had a great race it could have been 8/9/10. With all cars lapping seconds slower than they are able to this was hardly a race at all.

  13. How come Norris got 5/10 for 4th place when Alonso got the same for qualifying 16th and finishing 11th – Nil Pwah ?????


  14. As usual Albon bias again. Yuki and Gasly beat their team mate on same spec car who are more competitive drivers but Albon driving upgraded car is considered better to beat Logan for some reason.

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