2020 F1 Driver Head-to-Heads: Who’s winning after three races?

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!

Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen Antonio Giovinazzi
0Points2
1Qualifying2
2Race0
16thBest Qualifying18th
11thBest Finish9th
-0.101sQualifying Margin
18.3Avg. Qualifying Position18.7
13Avg. Finish13.3
1DNFs0

AlphaTauri

Pierre Gasly Daniil Kvyat
6Points1
3Qualifying0
1Race1
8thBest Qualifying13th
7thBest Finish10th
-0.512sQualifying Margin
10Avg. Qualifying Position14.7
11Avg. Finish11.3
1DNFs0

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc Sebastian Vettel
18Points9
1Qualifying2
1Race1
7thBest Qualifying5th
2ndBest Finish6th
-0.013sQualifying Margin
8Avg. Qualifying Position8.7
6.5Avg. Finish8
1DNFs1

Haas

Romain Grosjean Kevin Magnussen
0Points1
1Qualifying2
0Race2
15thBest Qualifying15th
13thBest Race10th
Qualifying Margin-0.093s*
17.7Avg. Qualifying Position15.7
14.5Avg. Finish11
1DNFs1

*Romain Grosjean set no time in qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix, therefore the average is only of the other two races.

McLaren

Carlos Sainz Lando Norris
15Points26
1Qualifying2
1Race2
3rdBest Qualifying4th
5thBest Finish3rd
Qualifying Margin-0.051s
6.7Avg. Qualifying Position6
7.7Avg. Finish7
0DNFs0

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton Valtteri Bottas
63Points58
2Qualifying1
2Race1
1st (x2)Best Qualifying1st
1st (x2)Best Finish1st
-0.508sQualifying Margin
1.3Avg. Qualifying Position2.3
2Avg. Finish2

Racing Point

Sergio Perez Lance Stroll
22Points18
1Qualifying2
1Race1
4thBest Qualifying3rd
6thBest Finish4th
Qualifying Margin-0.639s
9Avg. Qualifying Position8.3
6.3Avg. Finish5.5
0DNFs1

Red Bull

 

Max Verstappen Alexander Albon
33Points22
3Qualifying0
2Race0
2ndBest Qualifying5th
2ndBest Finish4th
-0.551sQualifying Margin
4Avg. Qualifying Position8.3
2.5Avg. Finish7.3
1DNFs0*

*Alexander Albon did not finish the Austrian Grand Prix, but was classified for completing 90% of the race distance

Renault

Daniel Ricciardo Esteban Ocon
8Points4
2Qualifying1
1Race0
9thBest Qualifying5th
8th (x2)Best Finish8th
-0.144sQualifying Margin
10Avg. Qualifying Position11
8Avg. Finish11
1DNFs1

Williams

George Russell Nicholas Latifi
0Points0
3Qualifying0
2Race0
12thBest Qualifying15th
16thBest Finish11th
-0.931sQualifying Margin
13.7Avg. Qualifying Position17.7
17Avg. Finish15.7
1DNFs0

 


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.

 

Also, if there’s any improvements you’d like to see, please let me know in the comments below.