Pierre Gasly’s performances during 2021 gave many reasons why the AlphaTauri driver deserves another chance to join a front-running team.
George Russell won a promotion to Mercedes thanks in part to some astonishing performances for Williams during 2021.
Esteban Ocon built his strong end to 2020 and took a shock win in Hungary, but his team mate narrowly beat him in the points.
Valtteri Bottas raised his game in the second half of 2021, despite a string of engine penalties, and after Mercedes decided to replace him.
Sergio Perez played a valuable role in helping Max Verstappen win the world championship on occasions, but other times he lagged well behind his team mate.
After a tough final season at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel put in a much more impressive campaign at Aston Martin in 2021.
The most difficult driver to position in this year’s rankings has to be the one who won the Italian Grand Prix less than four months after being lapped by his team mate in Monaco.
Although Kimi Raikkonen’s qualifying performances were a weakness, he tended to make up for it on race day.
Antonio Giovinazzi usually started ahead of his team mate but scored fewer points than him, and not only because of the times luck wasn’t on his side.
Lance Stroll was a fairly regularly points finisher in 2021 but there were no notable highs of the kind he has become known for.
Mick Schumacher easily had the beating of Haas team mate Nikita Mazepin, but seldom had the opportunity to race against drivers in quicker cars.
Nicholas Latifi managed two points finishes for Williams but remained some way off the pace of team mate George Russell.
Yuki Tsunoda was well off the pace of his team mate, but showed flashes of promise which justified AlphaTauri’s decision to keep him on.
Haas fielded two rookie drivers in 2021, but Nikita Mazepin was emphatically out-driven by his similarly inexperienced team mate.
Which of the four remaining drivers has taken the top spot in RaceFans’ mid-season F1 rankings? Read on to find out.
While some have struggled with team moves in 2021, two of the next drivers in our top 20 ranking have shown how it’s done.
How well are the championship contenders’ team mates performing in 2021? Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez appear in part three of RaceFans’ mid-season Formula 1 driver rankings.
Part two of RaceFans’ rankings of all 20 Formula 1 drivers so far this season includes a struggling McLaren driver and the Alfa Romeo pair.
In one of the toughest years ever to be a rookie in F1, all three newcomers appear in the bottom places in our mid-season driver rankings.
Lewis Hamilton’s seventh world championship victory was his most emphatic to date, and he might have won even more races if he hadn’t caught Covid-19.