F1 Driver Ratings – Monaco GP 2024

Find out which of the 20 drivers impressed in Sunday's race at the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix as we reveal the F1 Driver Ratings


Charles Leclerc was in dreamland as the Ferrari driver finally celebrated an elusive victory at home race at the Formula 1 2024 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. Here are the F1 Driver Ratings from the race in Monte Carlo.

The Monegasque had been the quickest driver throughout the weekend and after securing pole position on Saturday ahead of Oscar Piastri, the 26-year-old celebrated on top of the podium at the seventh attempt alongside the McLaren star and his team-mate, Carlos Sainz.

The race was somewhat uneventful, which was expected due to the tight bends around the streets of Monte Carlo. As usually proves the case in Monaco, qualifying is just as crucial in deciding the race – with the top 10 finishing exactly where they started on the grid on Sunday.

Total-Motorsport.com’s F1 Driver Ratings for the 2024 Monaco GP assesses all 20 drivers based on their Qualifying and Grand Prix performances.

Charles Leclerc after winning the 2024 Monaco GP | Scuderia Ferrari Press Office
Charles Leclerc celebrated winning the 2024 Monaco GP | Scuderia Ferrari Press Office

Charles Leclerc 10/10

Qualifying: 1st – Race: 1st

Toto Wolff said Leclerc was in a “league of his own” this weekend and it proved to be entirely accurate. The Ferrari man was determined to put his Monaco troubles behind him after two poles and no race wins. But there was nothing lucky about the third – he was simply the fastest man on track and kept his nerve under pressure from Piastri. Without a shadow of doubt, this was the best drive of his career.

Oscar Piastri 9.5/10

Qualifying: 2nd – Race: 2nd

His qualifying performance was exceptional, and if F1 paired a driver’s fastest sector times altogether, Piastri would’ve been on pole instead of Leclerc. The Australian knocked at the door on several occasions, but just couldn’t find a way past Leclerc’s Ferrari. On another day, he might have been celebrating on top of the podium – and this performance showed that it’s only a matter of time.

Carlos Sainz 9/10

Qualifying: 3rd – Race: 3rd

The Spaniard will know that he was second-best to Leclerc this weekend, so a podium finish is perhaps the next best thing he could have done for the team. Holding off Lando Norris will give him some bragging rights in their next round of golf, while his P3 also helped Ferrari closed the gap on Red Bull n the constructors’ championship.

Lando Norris 8.5/10

Qualifying: 4th – Race: 4th

After three consecutive finishes on the front row, including that memorable win in Miami, Norris had to accept he was second-best to Piastri for the majority of the weekend. Still, the Briton kept apace with his McLaren colleague and the two Ferraris, and a more daring pit stop strategy could have propelled him onto the podium.

George Russell 8.5/10

Qualifying: 5th – Race: 5th

He was some way off the top four in the Mercedes, but keeping Max Verstappen behind you on 75-lap-old medium tyres is no easy feat, especially when the Red Bull man had fresh hard tyres to use to his advantage. He equalled his best finish of the season in Monaco and looks to be settling in nicely as Mercedes’ leading driver.

Max Verstappen 7/10

Qualifying: 6th – Race: 6th

A poor weekend for Red Bull and a frustrating race for Verstappen, who finished outside of the top-six since Singapore 2022 after failing to find a way past Russell on fresher tyres. It’s clear the team weren’t set up correctly for the race, but the Dutchman was unable to find the extra gear in qualifying – hitting the wall in Q3 – and paid a heavy price for that error.

Max Verstappen could only finish sixth in Monaco. | Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Lewis Hamilton 8/10

Qualifying: 7th – Race: 7th

A much-improved display from Mercedes this weekend, even if they paid the price for a below-par qualifying. Hamilton was hot on Verstappen’s tail for most of the race – something unimaginable four races ago – and he set the fastest lap of the race to earn an extra point.

Yuki Tsunoda 7.5/10

Qualifying: 8th – Race: 8th

Regardless of the one-lap gap to Hamilton, Tsunoda continues to go from strength to strength in the RB. He showed up Red Bull this weekend after appearing to suggest he has been overlooked for the team’s second seat in 2025, finishing in the points in four of the last five races.

Alex Albon 8/10

Qualifying: 9th – Race: 9th

Who said Williams were only quick in a straight line? It took a fantastic qualifying performance from Albon to get in Q3 for the first time this season and he managed to keep his nerve when Gasly pestered him in the final stages of the race. Only time will tell how vital his two points will be come the end of the campaign.

Pierre Gasly 7/10

Qualifying: 10th – Race: 10th

Considering everything that happened on Lap 1, he will be relieved to have scored his first point of the season. Bit by bit, the Frenchman is gnawing away at Esteban Ocon’s advantage in the head-to-head battle – and he certainly came out of this weekend the better of the two Alpine drivers.

Esteban Ocon N/A

Qualifying: 11th – Race: DNF

Fortunately for him, Ocon doesn’t get a race rating because it would’ve been a low mark. It’s enough punishment for the Frenchman that he will feel the full force of Bruno Famin’s rage after his mad move on Gasly at Portier. It seems possible he will be replaced for the Spanish GP, and if so, he can have no arguments after such a reckless overtake attempt.

Daniel Ricciardo 6/10

Qualifying: 12th – Race: 12th

The Australian’s frustration behind Fernando Alonso in the slow Aston Martin was clear to see as he tried every trick in the book to get the better of the Spaniard. It essentially ruined his chances of getting a point, and it’s another weekend where Tsunoda has stolen the limelight.

Lance Stroll 6/10

Qualifying: 13th – Race: 14th

One of few drivers to actually do something during the race, Stroll looked particularly racy on the soft tyre and overtook both Sargeant and Zhou. That only came after he suffered an unfortunate puncture, which ruined his chances of securing a point. Out-qualified Alonso for the third time this season.

Fernando Alonso 6.5/10

Qualifying: 14th – Race: 11th

The 42-year-old has shown in the past he can be a useful team-mate and that proved to be the case when he backed up the midfield to allow Stroll some breathing room. Even with that, he made up three places from his grid spot but is way off the pace he enjoyed in 2023.

Logan Sargeant 5/10

Qualifying: 15th – Race: 15th

Given the pressure he is under to save his seat and the other retirements in the race, the Florida native should be commended for keeping his Williams out of the barriers this weekend. However, Albon’s clear pace advantage over him is another reminder of why is set to be axed.

Logan Sargeant is in danger of being replaced by Williams

Sergio Perez N/A

Qualifying: 16th – Race: DNF

A dreadful weekend for the Mexican ended prematurely after his high-speed collision with Kevin Magnussen – and he was lucky to walk away without as much as a scratch on him. After qualifying 18th on Saturday – some 12 places below Verstappen – there is still much work ahead to prove he is worthy of the Red Bull second seat.

Valtteri Bottas 6/10

Qualifying: 17th – Race: 13th

The Finn was the first driver to complete an overtake in the race as he got past Sargeant on Lap 54. He also made up four places after Ocon and Perez’s DNFs, and benefited from Stroll’s puncture to record a respectable result.

Zhou Guanyu 5/10

Qualifying: 18th – Race: 16th

Last of the 16 runners and two laps down on the leader Leclerc, even the Chinese’s late surge to steal the fastest lap ended in failure. His time to improve in front of the Sauber bosses is ticking away.

Nico Hulkenberg

Qualifying: 19th (disqualified from quali) – Race: DNF

A disastrous weekend for the Haas team, and Hulkenberg looked distraught when walking through the paddock after he was unlucky enough to be caught up in the Perez-Magnussen incident.

Kevin Magnussen during 2024 Monaco GP | Haas F1 Team

Kevin Magnussen N/A

Qualifying: 20th (disqualified from quali) – Race: DNF

We need to talk about Kevin. Quite what motivated him to put his Haas up the inside of the tricky Beau Rivage is anyone’s guess, but he should have yielded to Perez. Instead, he caused a huge crash and was fortunate to avoid a race ban.

Joe Krishnan
Joe Krishnan is an NCTJ-qualified journalist who has worked for a number of media organisations, including the Daily Express, The Mirror, Evening Standard, The Independent and Bleacher Report. Joe has been following F1 since when he watched Mika Hakkinen clinch the 1999 drivers' championship, and his first taste of real-life racing action was watching David Coulthard spin off into the gravel at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in 2001.
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