Three races of Formula One’s unprecedented 2020 season are down and the top of the championship looks pretty familiar, but the standings never tell the whole story of a season as it is happening.
ESPN will be keeping tabs on the season with its Power Rankings.
In compiling these standings, we have taken out the car factor and focused solely on the drivers and how each has been performing. This is not a prediction for how the race will go this weekend. Nor is it a prediction for how things will look at the end of the season. Instead, read this as a gauge for who has the most influence over everything that lies ahead, who’s hot and who’s not ahead of the British Grand Prix.
Here’s how the order looks heading to Silverstone:
1. LEWIS HAMILTON
After a relatively clumsy season opener, Hamilton has flexed his muscles with back-to-back wins and (once again) sits atop the drivers’ standings, and our Power Rankings. The six-time world champion isn’t just leading on the track, either. Hamilton is championing F1’s fight for equality and that in itself highlights his unrivalled standing in the sport. With Mercedes having taken another giant leap forward, it’s hard to see anyone but