When it comes to Formula 1 drivers, there is no bigger foe they face than their teammate.
The only true measuring-stick a driver has, the head-to-head score can make all the difference to the way they are perceived – and not just by us fans, but their teams as well.
That said, being so early in the season, I would take the below figures with a grain of salt, although I would wager that we’ve already seen some interesting trends that could easily hold through the rest of the season.
So who’s hot and who’s not after three races? Read on to find out!
|Kimi Raikkonen||Antonio Giovinazzi|
|18.3||Avg. Qualifying Position||18.7|
|Pierre Gasly||Daniil Kvyat|
|10||Avg. Qualifying Position||14.7|
|Charles Leclerc||Sebastian Vettel|
|8||Avg. Qualifying Position||8.7|
|Romain Grosjean||Kevin Magnussen|
|17.7||Avg. Qualifying Position||15.7|
*Romain Grosjean set no time in qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix, therefore the average is only of the other two races.
|Carlos Sainz||Lando Norris|
|6.7||Avg. Qualifying Position||6|
|Lewis Hamilton||Valtteri Bottas|
|1st (x2)||Best Qualifying||1st|
|1st (x2)||Best Finish||1st|
|1.3||Avg. Qualifying Position||2.3|
|Sergio Perez||Lance Stroll|
|9||Avg. Qualifying Position||8.3|
|Max Verstappen||Alexander Albon|
|4||Avg. Qualifying Position||8.3|
*Alexander Albon did not finish the Austrian Grand Prix, but was classified for completing 90% of the race distance
|Daniel Ricciardo||Esteban Ocon|
|8th (x2)||Best Finish||8th|
|10||Avg. Qualifying Position||11|
|George Russell||Nicholas Latifi|
|13.7||Avg. Qualifying Position||17.7|
A note on the categories:
Race is who finished higher on a Sunday. I don’t include races where one driver DNF’d, unless it was clearly their fault that they did so.
Qualifying is who finished higher on a Saturday.
Qualifying margin is the average gap between both drivers, across all three weekends so far, for the last qualifying session in which they both set a time. So if Max Verstappen makes it through to Q3 while Alex Albon goes out in Q2, the time used to decide the margin is Verstappen’s Q2 time. Additionally, some of the gaps are pretty wacky due to the extremely wet conditions in qualifying for the Styrian GP.
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