‘Power Rankings’: Verstappen has to tolerate Alonso despite a clear victory

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The ‘Power Rankings’ of the race weekend in Bahrain are in. Fernando Alonso takes off with the highest score after his 99th podium in Formula 1, but the Spaniard is being chased by Max Verstappen, who won the race. Alexander Albon completes the top three in the ‘Power Rankings’ for the Bahrain Grand Prix, after finishing in tenth place with his Williams car.

After every Grand Prix, Formula 1 presents the ‘Power Rankings’. The most recent performance of the driver is judged by a five-person jury. The jury has also taken stock again after the Grand Prix of Bahrain. Material is not included in this, only form determines your final score. The scores are kept throughout the season, so that at the end of the year we find out which driver has really performed the best.

Alonso rewarded after ‘great overtakes’ in Bahrain

Alonso managed to live up to the expectations surrounding the Aston Martin team at the Bahrain International Circuit. The British racing stable was tipped by many for a place on the podium. Alonso was allowed to start from fifth place, but after a poor start he lost a number of positions. From that moment on, however, the fire seemed to get bigger with the Spaniard and he managed to fight back to third place.

Fernando Alonso’s fantastic third place in Bahrain puts him at the top of the standings. The overtaking actions of the man from Oviedo in particular stood out. Especially because the Aston Martin driver sometimes used his overtaking actions in some unexpected places. “He fixed a bad start with some brilliant overtakes on George Russell, Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz.”

Verstappen and Albon complete the top three

Verstappen also managed to impress during the Bahrain Grand Prix and is therefore not too far behind. The Red Bull Racing driver took pole position and his victory was no longer in danger after the start. Max Verstappen picked up where he left off last season by taking pole position on Saturday and taking victory on Sunday in dominant style. The two-time world champion rarely seemed to get into trouble after shaking off his rivals in the first stint and made no mistakes either.

The podium at the ‘Power Rankings’ is complemented by Albon. The Williams driver managed to get a point for Williams again like a jack out of the box. Albon’s performance of taking the single point after starting 15th went unnoticed after many predicted Williams would finish at the back of the field in Bahrain. The Thai driver held off the challengers in a strong performance that is quickly becoming his trademark at Williams.”

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