Verstappen and Norris top rated drivers by fans
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Max Verstappen and Lando Norris took the title of best drivers in the first part of the 2021 season. The official Formula One website rates drivers after each race according to their performance during the race weekend, with Max Verstappen currently the best, Lando Norris second, and Lewis Hamilton third.
This time the fans voted and gave their opinion on who is the best driver in the first part of the current season: Max Verstappen and Lando Norris received the highest marks, both drivers have an 8.8 rating. Behind them, in 3rd place is Williams - George Russell with a score of 7.7, while Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is 4th with 7.5.
Another driver of the Italian team found himself on this list. The Spaniard received a 7.4 rating. Sainz is thus fifth. Pierre Gasly also got a 7.4 for his performance, so he is in 6th place. "A little behind Leclerc is his teammate Carlos Sainz, who has successfully adapted to life in the Scuderia," they note on the official F1 website.
"No wonder team boss Mattia Binotto called him part of the 'best driving lineup' in F1," they added. As for Fernando Alonso, the two-time world champion appears just behind Gasly, in 7th place - a score of 7.3. "Next is Fernando Alonso, who made a heroic venture in Hungary to keep Lewis Hamilton 10 laps and help teammate Esteban Ocon to his first victory," commented the Spaniard.
Position number 8 went to championship leader Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver received a 7.2 rating.
Hamilton, Vettel and Ocon
"The Silverstone incident has long been remembered," they note. "Hamilton managed to recover solidly to third place in Hungary after the strategic cube of Mercedes went wrong after a new restart." "Given that Red Bull and Verstappen look very fast, it is clear that Hamilton is facing its toughest championship challenge in recent years, ”they added.
Sebastian Vettel took 9th place. The four-time world champion received a 7.1 rating for his performance in the first part of the season. "The Hungarian GP was the highlight of the season that there was no disqualification that cost him second place, but that did not affect the opinion of the fans about the four-time champion," they said.
Esteban Ocon took 10th place. The Alpine driver received a 6.7 rating. "In 10th place in the Fan Power Ranking is the winner of the Hungarian Grand Prix - Esteban Ocon - who kept his place in Alpine against the toughest teammate Alonso." "Seventh place in Portugal was his peak in the early part of the season, and as he failed to score points from Baku to Austria, Ocon returned in some style at the Hungaroring, ”they said on the official F1 website.