F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2019 German GP

Charles Leclerc (Retired, Lap 27): 7.5/10
Charles Leclerc's anguished cry of despair over the team radio after planting the Ferrari into the barrier at the final corner on lap 27 will haunt us for a long time. Up to then it had been another strong weekend for the Monegasque: narrowly pipped by his team mate in FP1, he was back on top for both remaining practice sessions, and also led the first round of qualifying after Sebastian Vettel was sidelined by technical issues. He looked a strong bet for pole, only for the gremlins to strike at his SF90 as well at the start of Q3 forcing him to start the race from tenth on the grid. Like Vettel he had a slightly quiet start to the Grand Prix, but he soon got the hang of the changeable conditions. A switch to slick tyres seemed to open an opportunity to take the lead of the race from Lewis Hamilton, but instead a mistake sent him onto the low-grip dragster tarmac at the final corner and from there it was an exasperating one-way trip into the tyre wall and early retirement for which he took full responsibility.