GrandePremio, the better (by far) motorsport source in Brazil started last year their ratings. I'll post in here:
They are pretty harsh.
Absolute total and utter rubbish! This would be the worst set of ratings I have ever seen. I can cop 9.5 for Bottas, though 9 seems better. Verstappen I can agree with 8.5, his small off on the grass didn't affect his result at all and he only went off because he was giving it his all, which is what we want to see.
Every single other rating is fairyland rubbish
Hamilton the 3rd best driver in the field? (yes here I go again about hamilton's rating - I'll get over it eventually)
7 for Magnusen and Hulk???? What more could they have done? Magnusen could have out qualified Grosjean, but Bottas only lost half a point for not doing that with Hamilton, and Hulk could have...... well buggered if I know what else he could have done? Managed tyres better? But we dont know that what so ever, all we know is he held on to P7
Stroll... less off Perez than Bottas was off Hamilton in qualifying, first race for the team, limited pre season running, gets points, drives well, 6.5???? It apparently was a 30% worse performance than Bottas and 10% worse than Hamiton?? What?? Kimi too, 6.5 because he didn't.... um, beat the Ferrari's maybe?
Ferrari drivers, well, clearly 5's, as I said in an earlier comment, their car is 0.5 sec quicker than Mercedes (sarcasm) so they just plain suck, look at how many times Vettel went off the road in the race for instance (he didn't, I know)..... and he was out qualified by BOTH 0.5 second a lap slower Mercedes drivers.... so 5 for Vettel it is, awful drive to P4 in the quickest car. And Leclerc, well he got out qualified on his Ferrari debut by 4 x WDC AND by Verstappen, AND he went off the road, exactly like Verstappen did.... 30% worse performance than Verstappen right there....
What else we got, Norris 6???? Russel 5???? I'm anti Pommy drivers, I admit that, but geez Louise both had pretty decent debuts. Russel can't be judge too harsh due to car, but he stayed focussed and got on with it and put Kubica in the shade, and Norris' qualifying alone should buy him at least a bit more credit. Albon too, all 3 debutants proved they deserved their shot in their very first race, but apparently all were average to below average.
Just a truly weird rating, just really really unintelligible....
I forgot about the retired drivers....
Grosjean a 7? Lost 1 point I assume for losing a position at the start, lost 2 points for not holding his wheel on properly....
Ricciardo, a 2? a 2???? It was not a great weekend, Dan fan here stating a 5 at best is fine, but 2? 3 is for someone who shows, in that isolated event that they shouldn't be in F1, 2 or 1 is usually reserved for a driver going above and beyond to prove is is a nuisance or danger to others on the track and has no right being there. And Carlos, shame on you for having issues in qualifying and breaking your MGU-K in the race.. embarrassing driver, 3.5 for you!!!
Edited by Gambelli, 21 March 2019 - 21:35.