Formula 1 F1 2020: Half-term driver rankings, part one – GPfans

F1 2020: Half-term driver rankings, part one – GPfans

The halfway point of a very different Formula 1 season is now upon us, with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes appearing to have one hand on retaining their titles.

But who have been the stars? GPFans has taken a look at the performance of all the drivers, and in old-school fashion, we have awarded them a grade.

We are starting here with the teams currently positioned 10 to six in the constructors’ championship, with the top five following on Friday.

George Russell – C+

In qualifying, Russell is seemingly unbeatable, possessing a perfect record of 30-0 against his team-mates in Robert Kubica last year, and this season Nicholas Latifi, which speaks for itself. He has also admirably dragged the car into Q2 on a handful of occasions.

But it is Sunday’s results that ultimately count, and he has regrettably yet to score a point, primarily due to the FW43 lacking race pace compared to over one lap.

There have still been opportunities in the Styrian, Italian, Hungarian and Tuscan Grands Prix, but Russell, through poor luck or otherwise, is yet to register and sits second-last in the standings by virtue of his 11th place at Mugello.

Nicholas Latifi – C-

Entering his rookie campaign alongside the highly-rated Russell, Latifi was expected by many to be considerably out of his depth in F1, but this has not been the case.

Although yet to out-qualify Russell, Latifi has shown comparable pace on Sundays and has