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Throughout the season, POPULAR OPEN WHEEL will rank the top-10 drivers in Formula 1 following each event. 

Team Rankings

2017 Constructor’s Championship After Japan

  1. Mercedes (NC)
  2. Ferrari (NC)
  3. Red Bull (NC)
  4. Force India (NC)
  5. Williams (NC)
  6. Toro Rosso (NC)
  7. Renault (NC)
  8. Haas (NC)
  9. McLaren (NC)
  10. Sauber (NC)

The Rankings reflect no movement in Ranks from the last race.

Driver Rankings After Japan

  1. Lewis Hamilton lengthens his lead over Sebastian Vettel. He’s now 59 points ahead.
  2. Sebastian Vettel is fading. Valtteri Bottas is now only 13 points behind Vettel.
  3. Valtteri Bottas remains third, and we think he think he has a decent chance for second.
  4. Daniel Ricciardo is still fourth and 42 markers ahead fifth place Kimi Raikkonen.
  5. Kimi Raikkonen stays in fifth-place and we predict he will finish there.
  6. Max Verstappen now has sole possession of sixth.
  7. Sergio Perez leads his teammate Ocon by 17 points.
  8. Esteban Ocon is still in 8th.
  9. Carlos Sainz remains ninth.
  10. Nico Hulkenburg and Felipe Massa are tied for tenth. Massa’s teammate Lance Stroll is only two points behind them. Will we end up with a three way tie?

Our rankings resume in two weeks, after Austin.

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Lisa Davidson

Lisa Davidson is a graduate of the University of Arizona and spent her corporate career as a Controller. She is a lifelong writer who has been covering open wheel racing since 2000 and is the author of historical articles and co-author of one book She and her husband, photographer Jeff Davidson, have two daughters and make their home in Murrieta, CA.

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