F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2019 German GP

Max Verstappen (P1, Fastest Lap, 26 pts): 9.5/10
We had a feeling that this could be Max Verstappen's weekend, and it turned out we were right - although it was a much more exciting route to the top step of the podium than we had been expecting! Rather than passing Lewis Hamilton at the start as we'd been expecting to see, a poor launch saw him actually drop two places to Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen. However he quickly recovered the lost ground to put himself back into contention before a spin after making an early stop for slick tyres came perilously close to ending his campaign prematurely. But no harm was done and he was able to pick up the pieces to take the lead from Hamilton on lap 30, which he kept with seemingly effortless ease for virtually the rest of the afternoon. It was an impressively cool and controlled performance by one of the best modern talents in the sport today, and it's no surprise that his legions of fans ensured he was once again handed the official F1 Driver of the Day honours.