Austrian GP – Drivers' Scorecard

The eighth round is archived, with the new double scored by Mercedes; however, the most important piece of news is the podium of Williams.

Circuit – 10 The highest vote is deserved by the circuit and the organizers, that were able to attract the public of special occasions through a series of promotional events.

Nico Rosberg – 9 Determined and serene in the management of the race. Impeccable.

Fernando Alonso – 9 His best race. He fought with great determination for over 300km, despite a car which is not very competitive. Together with Ricciardo and Raikkonen, he tried to counteract the supremacy of the Mercedes power-unit.

Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa, Williams – 8.5 For what they showed both in qualifying and in the race. Thanks also to the German power-unit, their cars are difficult to overtake.

Sergio Perez – 8 Despite the penalty, he has been able to come back and to score points with his Force India, keeping the fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship.

Daniel Ricciardo – 8 He couldn’t do more than this. He’s one of the few drivers who managed to bring a non-Mercedes powered car among the many German power-units. His car has several problems, which are evident mostly with his team-mate.

Lewis Hamilton – 7 At the moment is exactly the opposite of his team-mate. Too nervous. I remain convinced that the error in qualifying is not his fault.

Daniil Kvyat – 6.5 Excellent performance, despite the fact this was  a new track for him. He was able to show his qualities again. Unfortunately, he was “betrayed” by his Toro Rosso.

Kimi Raikkonen – 5 He’s still struggling with the F14-T, such as Jenson Button is doing with his McLaren. Perhaps the use of harder compounds will give a help to the British driver.

Problems have emerged again at Renault’s, certainly leading to new internal meetings. The problem at Renault’s, however, will not have an easy solution.