George Russell (P16): 6.5/10
George Russell was still smarting from his embarrassing exit in the previous race at Imola, so he really won't be happy to have featured in another F1 'blooper' when he took out the cone at pit entry even before the race began, damaging his front wing. Not that it was much of a setback as he had already been due to start at the back after taking a new set of engine units for the weekend, putting him over the allowed quota and thereby incurring penalties. It meant he had little incentive to do much when it came to practice - he didn't even set a time in the wet Saturday morning session - but for pride's sake he made sure he kept up his qualifying record against his Williams team mate in the afternoon. Opting for a long first stint, Russell was up to 11th place at one point and sensing the possibility of points if enough cars ahead experienced problems. Unfortunately they didn't and his eventual pit stop dropped him to 16th place, where he was lapped soon thereafter. By the time the chequered flag came out he was the last runner still on track not to have thrown in the towel - which was rather commendable in its own day.
Kimi Raikkonen (P15): 6.5/10
There were some really good moments for Kimi Raikkonen in Turkey, but unfortunately not enough of them to string together into anything resembling a points-paying performance. Only 16th fastest in FP1 while his Alfa Romeo team mate Antonio Giovinazzi was eighth, and still half a second slower than the younger driver in the afternoon, Raikkonen turned the tables in qualifying which saw both men successfully through to Q3 and Kimi two places ahead. Starting from eighth should have given him a good chance of finishing in the points, but the changeable weather worked against him: "We would have probably had a much better speed in a full wet race, but the mixed conditions definitely didn't work in our favour." Struggling throughout to get life into his tyres, Raikkonen haemorrhaged positions over the course of the afternoon and his second pit stop on lap 30 dropped him to 17th and out him a lap down, from which there was minimal prospect of any significant recovery.