Sergio Perez dealt blow ahead of 2023 Austrian GP

Alex Albon was awarded with a perfect 10/10 in the F1 Power Rankings for his stunning P7 at the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez’s recent struggles at the Canadian Grand Prix have seen the Mexican drop even further in the overall Formula 1 Power Rankings, with him now sitting in eighth place.

Perez’s position in the F1 Power Rankings has tumbled over recent races, as a result of his ongoing downward spiral.

The Red Bull driver has gone three races in a row without progressing to Q3, whilst he’s also failed to finish on the podium since the Miami Grand Prix.

Whilst Verstappen was busy converting pole position into victory at the Circuit de Gilles-Villeneuve, Perez was trying to fight through the field from 12th, following a Q2 elimination.

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Perez struggled to make significant progress though, as he only salvaged sixth in the race.

This saw him finish behind Verstappen, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and both Ferrari drivers, who all received a higher rating than him in Montreal.

The 33-year-old’s disappointing Canadian GP has seen his overall score for the season drop to 6.9/10, whilst Verstappen’s sits at 9.1/10.

Verstappen’s average score went up after he was awarded a 9.6 in Canada, helping him maintain his lead in the Power Rankings over Alonso.

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Alonso sits in second and 0.4 points behind the reigning World Champion after he was awarded with a 9.0/10 for finishing in P2 at the most recent race.

The highest individual score at the Canadian GP was awarded to Alex Albon, who held on to clinch Williams’ best result of the season, something which saw him given a perfect 10/10.

The upgrades to Albon’s car worked a treat in Montreal, as he managed to defend P7 from a group of cars for virtually half the race.

Albon pitted earlier than most so was forced to look after some very worn tyres in the closing laps, something he did majestically.

His perfect score actually promoted him to fifth in the overall Power Ranking standings, with the panel having explained why he was given the maximum for his Canadian GP performance.

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“It was not just his battling performance on Sunday that caught the eye,” the panel said.

“It was his brave call to switch to the soft tyres first in Q2.

“That decision set him up to start higher up the grid, and he absolutely made it count, in truly impressive fashion.”