Max Verstappen (P5, 10 pts): 8.5/10
It was rare to see Max Verstappen struggle on Friday when he admitted that gusty winds and rear grip issues were preventing him from finding a good balance on the RB15. But he overcame the problems, and was back on top of team mate Pierre Gasly in time for qualifying to ensure he started from his customary second row of the grid. He then enjoyed a spirited battle in the race with Charles Leclerc that at times flirted with disaster, Verstappen feeling that his Ferrari rival was perhaps still carrying a grudge from Austria. The safety car threw something of a spanner in the works and Max ended up dropping behind Gasly and needing a small dose of team orders to recover fourth which gave him the platform he needed to mount an attack on Sebastian Vettel for the podium. He had just pulled it off on lap 37 when Vettel ended up running into the back of the Red Bull sending them both off track. It was a miracle that Verstappen was able to continue and finish in fifth after suffering extensive floor damage and failing power steering. He was magnanimous toward Vettel, and commented: "I'm not angry, but disappointed."