So the season is halfway through and the standings are beginning to take shape. Some teams have far exceeded their expectations, others have fallen flat on their faces. Here we review each team and driver giving our very own half term reports.
Red Bull Racing - B-
The once giants of F1 have fallen from grace since the start of the hybrid era. Gone are the days of Vettel dominating. Instead the races have become a grind for a podium spot should drama occur up the road.
Sure, they took a win in Baku after the top four hit trouble, however you feel the Force India cars had more pace and could have snatched the win from Ricciardo's grasp had they not collided with each other and ruined the team's chances. Furthermore reliability woes for both drivers have limited the points haul for the Austrian outfit. While third place looks secure it is once more a year of little progress and frustration for the team hence their lower rating.
Daniel Ricciardo - A
The honey badger has become one of the most loved drivers in F1, especially since the Shoey has fast become one of the talking points of the sport in recent months. Not only has Ricciardo got the fans talking, he is backing up his popularity with on track performances. Ricciardo has scored the team's only win and has taken way more podiums than his young Dutch teammate Max Verstappen and has once more shown why he has the charisma and the talent to go to the top.
Max Verstappen - C
The feisty Dutchman has shown this year he is aggressive, ballsy and not afraid to put his car where others would chicken out. Despite this he has also accumulated a concerning number of retirements, some of which driver related and others mechanical. While sure Ricciardo has had his mechanical woes too, the sheer number Max has had by comparison leaves you to wonder if the Dutchman's driving style is hindering his own chances. Finally breaking the rule of not taking out your teammate is an instant race drop and this is something he is very guilty of after lap 1 in Hungary. Lasting impressions Max and that win on debut in Spain can't drag your career on forever (just ask Pastor Maldonado).
by Matthew Gannon