Here are the Driver rankings this year from racefans.net:
1: Hamilton https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/24/201 ... -hamilton/
2: Verstappen https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/24/201 ... erstappen/
3: Sainz https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/23/201 ... sainz-jnr/
4: Leclerc https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/23/201 ... 4-leclerc/
5: Bottas https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/22/201 ... -5-bottas/
6: Perez https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/21/201 ... gio-perez/
7: Ricciardo https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/20/201 ... ricciardo/
8: Norris https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/20/201 ... -8-norris/
9: Raikkonen https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/19/201 ... raikkonen/
10: Vettel https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/18/201 ... 10-vettel/
11: Russell https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/17/201 ... 1-russell/
12: Albon https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/17/201 ... der-albon/
13: Gasly https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/16/201 ... -13-gasly/
14: Magnussen https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/16/201 ... magnussen/
15: Hulkenberg https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/15/201 ... ulkenberg/
16: Kvyat https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/14/201 ... -16-kvyat/
17: Giovinazzi https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/13/201 ... iovinazzi/
18: Grosjean https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/13/201 ... -grosjean/
19: Stroll https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/12/201 ... ce-stroll/
20: Kubica https://www.racefans.net/2019/12/12/201 ... rt-kubica/
Hmm, I'm unsure about a lot of these positions. But then it helps with what a lot of us have done here which is split them into groups.
I think some are accurate enough on this list, but some team mates are way too far apart.
While Leclerc has clearly done better than Vettel and I'm not against Leclerc being 4th or even 3rd, Vettel has not done badly enough to be down in 10th. Reliability was worse on Vettel's site. Team favours worse for Leclerc. Both missed out on a similar number of points I'd say. Leclerc will have edged Vettel with things being even, btu I don't think they should be this many places apart. Has Kimi done better than Vettel this year? Not sure really.
Sainz is really difficult to work out. Previous years, he has looked to have pretty poor race craft and caused many of his own and other's retirements. This year, I myself think the McLaren has made him look really good and he is infact incredibly hard to fault, but I don't think he's had much of a challenge in a lot of the races due to how good the car is. Many of the times he's looked to be best of the rest i think has more to do with the car than his driving. And the fact he's been out qualified by a rookie i think makes being rated 3rd just a bit too high.
Although I think I will be in the minority here, I think 13 places between Perez and Stroll is maybe a bit much. Despite Stroll virtually never outqualifying Perez, the average gap was 0.13, which certainly isn't that big. I think both are actually pretty weak in qualifying. And Stroll is very weak in general. So this is not a good team mate to have as a comparison for Perez. I know some really don't like be comparing their season like this, but I still think the fact Stroll outscores Perez before the summer break must reflect that that stage of the season can't have been that good for perez. Not saying Stroll was better, he certainly wasn't but I don't think there was a big difference overall at this stage results wise. Even with perez's excellent 9 races after this, with Stroll putting in at least 1 excellent performance in Brazil, i don't think that the season as a whole should have this bigger gap between their rankings. 9 - 10 places maybe, but I don't think perez has been good enough to be 6th this season. He was underwhelming in the first half.
8 places between Ricciardo and Hulkenberg. Ohhh that is a stretch to me. Ricciardo is too high and the exact opposite for Hulkenberg. Magnussen really has not done better than Hulkenberg this year surely?
7th is just too high for Ricciardo. He's got more penalty points than any other driver this season. Made a mistake forcing himself to retire in the first race, hit Hulkenberg in Bahrain, Forced Kvyat off track in Baku, then reversed into him. Forced Noriss off track and cut a corner in france, got himself a time penalty, then seconds later up the road passed Kimi off track and got himself another time penalty. 3 penalty points in one race. Is that the worst of any driver this year? He also crashed into magnussen in Brazil getting himself another penalty. This list of mistakes from Ricciardo is endless this year. I respect wehn he's been on form, he's been brillient and often comfortably beaten Hulkenberg, but I think they should be 1 - 2 places apart. More like 11th and 12th with Ricciardo being on top. Don't think either have done enough for being in the top 10 this year given their mistakes.
Other one I don't agree with is one where I would also swap their positions. Grosjean and Magnussen. There hasn't been that much between them and it has been hard to judge. But I don't think grosjean should be as low as 18th. Magnussen has not been better, especially enough to warrant being 4 positions higher IMO. Grosjean should be just ahead of Magnussen at around 15th.
I would question why Gasly is just 1 place behind Albon and ahead of Kvyat. He was the worst driver other than Kubica for most of the season. Kvyat may not have been great, but he was far better than Gasly at the start of the season. Gasly was better than Kvyat when he came back to Toro Rosso, but not by a great deal overall. Several races, kvyat got the better of him, and taking the first part of the season into account, I think Gasly should be 19th or 18th really.
I certainly used to agree with the rankings more on this site anyway!