Formula 1 Racing

F1 Driver Ratings: 2024 British Grand Prix

Start, Silverstone, 2024

The weather at Silverstone over the British Grand Prix weekend made life particularly challenging for drivers with both qualifying and the race itself affected by rain.

But despite the changeable conditions seeing several drivers staying out on a damp track with slick tyres, there was not a single yellow flag incident or Safety Car intervention throughout the grand prix – showing just how skilled these drivers are.

At the end of the weekend, there were some very strong performances to look back on and one driver in particular who earned themselves a result they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

These are the RaceFans driver ratings for the British Grand Prix weekend.

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…

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