Miami Grand Prix Driver Ratings

RaceFans driver ratings for the Miami Grand Prix

Our driver ratings assess driver performance across all three days of a grand prix weekend.

Naturally, performances during competitive sessions - qualifying, sprint races and grands prix - will carry the most weight in each driver's rating.

However, practice performance can also affect a driver's rating in the event of a major mistake, such as a crash, consistent errors throughout practice sessions or if a driver shows a notably impressive speed throughout all free practice sessions relative to their team mate.

The system attempts to take into account the relative performance of each car and the expected results from that, meaning that a driver who wins a race in a car clearly superior to the rest of the field may not necessarily score as highly as a driver who claims a low points finish in a midfield car.

Ratings also attempt to take into account mitigating factors outside of a driver's control. If a driver is forced to miss considerable track time due to car problems, is the victim of being blocked in qualifying, finishes far lower than expected because of a heavily botched pit stop or suffers any other misfortune they cannot be reasonably expected to control, their rating should not be penalised.

Max Verstappen - 7/10 Sprint race start: Pole Sprint race finish: Winner Qualified: Pole (+3 places ahead of team mate, -0.219s) Start: Held position Strategy: One-stop (M-H) Finished: 2nd (+2 places ahead of team mate)

Secured sprint race pole despite "terrible" lap Controlled sprint race to win by three seconds Backed up sprint pole by taking pole for grand prix Led early but struggled with understeer throughout first stint Suffered minor damage by hitting bollard at chicane Lost lead with Safety Car deployment but couldn't keep pace with Norris after restart Sergio Perez - 5/10 Perez almost ended Red Bull's race at the first corner Sprint race start: 3rd Sprint race finish: 3rd Qualified: 4th (-3 places behind team mate, +0.219s) Start: -1 place Strategy: Two-stop (M-H-M) Finished: 4th (-2 places behind team mate)

Beaten to front row for sprint by Leclerc after admitting to not "maximising" soft tyres Lost a place to Ricciardo at start of sprint race but reclaimed it to finish third Qualified fourth behind both Ferraris on grand prix grid after losing tenth with error Almost took out team mate at turn one then pitted for hards early Pitted for used mediums under SC to restart sixth Held off Hamilton over final stint to finish fifth Lewis Hamilton - 6/10 Hamilton put Saturday's frustrations behind him Sprint race start: 12th Sprint race finish: 16th Qualified: 8th (-1 place behind team mate, +0.04s) Start: +1 place Strategy: One-stop (H-M) Finished: 6th (+2 places ahead of team mate)

Eliminated from SQ2 but virtually matched team mate's best time

Lucky to not get a penalty for lunge at start of sprint race but penalised for pit lane speeding

Lined up alongside team mate in eighth on grand prix grid

Started on hards and battled with Hulkenberg before pitting just before SC Passed Tsunoda after restart but couldn't find way by Perez to finish sixth George Russell - 5/10 Sprint race start: 11th Sprint race finish: 12th Qualified: 7th (+1 place ahead of team mate, -0.04s) Start: -3 places Strategy: One-stop (M-H) Finished: 8th (-2 places behind team mate)

Failed to reach SQ3 by 0.013s but just beat team mate

Dropped four places in the sprint to finish 14th on the road

Lined up just ahead of team mate on grand prix grid in seventh

Lost three places at the start but passed Tsunoda

Restarted ninth but could not find a way by Tsunoda to finish eighth Oscar Piastri - 8/10 Piastri's older-specification McLaren led Sprint race start: 6th Sprint race finish: 6th Qualified: 6th (-1 place behind team mate, +0.081s) Start: +3 places Strategy: Two-stop (M-H-M) Finished: 13th (-12 places behind team mate)

Did not receive full benefit of upgrades as team mate did Out-qualified team mate in sprint qualifying to line up sixth

Held position throughout sprint to finish sixth

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