F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2023 British GP

Valtteri Bottas (P12): 6.5/10
Alfa Romeo had come to Silverstone equipped with a new floor, diffuser and rear suspension among other upgrades, but it wasn't enough to see Valtteri Bottas back in the points as he had been in Canada. A big part of the reason for that was being excluded from the results of qualifying for having insufficient fuel left in the car (human error, according to the team) after stopping on track at the end of Q1, leaving him starting the race from dead last. He quickly picked off Kevin Magnussen at the start and then fell in behind his Alfa Romeo team mate Zhou Guanyu for the opening stint. He went eight laps longer than Zhou before pitting on lap 32 under the virtual safety car for Kevin Magnussen's retirement, allowing him to take soft tyres and make it to the finish without a further stop. All of that saw him take the restart in 14th place and he was able to pass Logan Sargeant in the remaining laps to cross the line in 13th, which received a post-race upgrade after Lance Stroll's penalty was applied. From last to 12th: "I think we can say that we have maximised what we had," he summarised pretty accurately.

Logan Sargeant (P11): 7.5/10
Unquestionably Logan Sargeant's best weekend in his rookie season, it seems genuinely unfair that he comes out of the British GP still without any championship points to his name. But that shouldn't detract from a huge step forward for the team and for the driver himself: finishing fifth fastest at the end of Friday's practice certainly turned a few heads in the paddock, wondering exactly what was going on here. Yes, Williams were trying out some new upgrades; and Sargeant knows and loves Silverstone; but surely this sudden jump in performance couldn't be for real? But he was in the top ten again in final practice and followed his team mate through to the second round of qualifying later in the day. Both drivers found it tougher going in race trim on Sunday, but Sargeant quietly made his way up the order and by the time the chequered flag came out - and with the assistance of a post-race penalty for Lance Stroll - he was just one place away from that much-desired first championship point. We reckon that's pretty good going by the American.