The Formula 1 has been blunt when prosecuting the duel between the pilots of Alpine in the past world: Fernando Alonso it was better than Esteban Ocon. In the final general classification, the Frenchman was eighth and the Spaniard ninth with 11 points less than his teammate, but the competition updates a parallel classification after each race where the performance of the drivers is valued. And that alternate table casts no doubt: alonso it was superior.
The Formula 1 elaborates this classification, called Power Rankings, with the verdict of five judges who grade the drivers after each grand prix and eliminate the cars from the equation. In other words, a much fairer assessment of the work of each pilot without taking into account the power of the machine they drive, nor its possible breakdowns. The latter has been a constant torture for Fernando Alonsowho said goodbye again in this sad way in the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
With the World Cup over after 22 intense races, the leader of this parallel classification is the same one who touched the sky again, max verstappen, with an average score of 8.8. The Dutchman is the only one who gets the A ahead of charles leclercwho gets an 8.2 and is also second in both tables.
In the third position the British George Russell and Lando Norrisboth with a score of 7.8, and in fifth place there is also a tie: it is the place they share Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton with a 7.7. With norristhe Asturian is the pilot who climbs the most in this Power Rankings Regarding the classification of world. Both move up four positions.
On the contrary, Esteban Ocon loses a position in the opinion of the panel of experts of the Formula 1 and falls to ninth position, also surpassed by Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz. A small consolation to sweeten the season finale of Fernando Alonsowho has already turned the page and has been very excited after completing his first day of testing at the wheel of the Aston Martin.
“I’ve seen a few different philosophies about car set-up, car development and power unit management. There are a lot of things that you get initial feedback on, so we’ll just have to sit down and try to make the best of it. You can feel the energy in the team and how motivated everyone is. I can’t wait for next year. I have felt a very special atmosphere in the garage”, said the two-time champion after completing his first 97 laps with the green car.