F1 2018: The final qualifying scores
Alonso beats Vandoorne 21-0, while Verstappen and Ocon dominate their experienced team-mates; The full results
Last Updated: 24/11/18 5:56pm
Who dominated their team-mate in qualifying? Who had a season to forget? We now have the final F1 2018 head-to-head scores...
Final score: Lewis Hamilton 15-6 Valtteri Bottas
Average gap: -0.171s for Hamilton
Bottas stayed in touch with Hamilton up until the summer break, and was only 6-5 down in this head-to-head at one stage. But Hamilton went into overdrive in the second half of the season, in the title race and in qualifying.
Bottas would outpace Hamilton just once more in F1 2018, when sealing his second pole of the season in Russia, while Hamilton finished the year with 11 pole positions.
Final score: Sebastian Vettel 17-4 Kimi Raikkonen
Average gap: -0.256 for Vettel
Vettel has dominated Raikkonen in qualifying for the majority of their three seasons together, and it was no different this year. The German also secured five poles to Raikkonen's one, which the Finn grabbed in Monza - the weekend when Kimi was told he was being dropped.
Final score: Max Verstappen 15-5 Daniel Ricciardo
Average gap: -0.145 for Verstappen
A surprise head-to-head score? Yes. A thoroughly impressive season from Verstappen? Absolutely.
Ricciardo consistently had no match for Verstappen on a Saturday, although the Australian did notch Red Bull's only two pole positions of the year.
Final score: Nico Hulkenberg 13-8 Carlos Sainz
Average gap: -0.101 for Hulkenberg
It's tough to beat the consistent Hulkenberg over a season, but Sainz certainly wasn't completely overawed in his first full season at Renault.
The Spaniard secured the team's best Saturday result of the season, qualifying fifth in Hungary, while he also reached Q3 twice more than Hulkenberg
Final score: Romain Grosjean 11-8 Kevin Magnussen
Average gap: -0.253 for Grosjean
The Haas battle was the closest qualifying head-to-head of the season, and Grosjean did well to claw back the advantage after a sloppy start to the season. He was 7-3 down to Magnussen at one stage.
The Frenchman also made Q3 16 times to his team-mate's 10, though Magnussen did impressively qualify fifth on two occasions.
Final score: Esteban Ocon 16-5 Sergio Perez
Average gap: -0.115 for Ocon
A wonderful year in terms of qualifying for Ocon, and the Mercedes protege is certainly unlucky not to have a place on the F1 2019 grid. He even qualified third in Belgium, which was the best result of the season from a driver who wasn't in a Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull.
Final score: Fernando Alonso 21-0 Stoffel Vandoorne
Average gap: -0.392 for Alonso
Well it doesn't get any more comprehensive than that. Alonso completed the first qualifying whitewash over a full season since... Alonso v Nelson Piquet Jr in 2008!
It was a torrid year for Vandoorne, who failed to make it out of Q1 on 15 occasions. Alonso exited the first portion of qualifying just six times.
Final score: Charles Leclerc 17-4 Marcus Ericsson
Average gap: -0.510 for Leclerc
A great rookie year for Leclerc in F1, who recovered from being outpaced by the experienced Ericsson in the season's first two qualifying sessions. He also made Q3 seven times, and it's no wonder Ferrari came calling.
Final score: Pierre Gasly 13-6 Brendon Hartley
Average gap: -0.118 for Gasly
Toro Rosso were often facing grid penalties on Saturdays but it was Gasly who comfortably saw off Hartley in qualifying. Gasly qualified in the top-10 six times to Hartley's two.
Final score: Sergey Sirotkin 12-8 Lance Stroll
Average gap: -0.066 for Sirotkin
A fine effort from Sirotkin, though he didn't do enough to keep his place in 2019. Stroll will be disappointed by his Saturday performances, but did produce Williams' best qualy result of the season, coming 10th in Italy.
What are the final qualifying scores?
|Mercedes||Lewis Hamilton||15-6||Valtteri Bottas|
|Ferrari||Sebastian Vettel||17-4||Kimi Raikkonen|
|Red Bull||Max Verstappen*||15-5||Daniel Ricciardo|
|Renault||Nico Hulkenberg||13-8||Carlos Sainz|
|Haas||Romain Grosjean**||11-8||Kevin Magnussen|
|McLaren||Fernando Alonso||21-0||Stoffel Vandoorne|
|Force India||Esteban Ocon||16-5||Sergio Perez|
|Toro Rosso||Pierre Gasly||13-6||Brendon Hartley**|
|Sauber||Charles Leclerc||17-4||Marcus Ericsson|
|Williams||Sergey Sirotkin||12-8||Lance Stroll*|
|* Missed 1 Qualy|
|**Missed 2 Qualys|
Criteria for the 'missed qualys' is no laps completed in any session.
Drivers ranked by average gap to team-mate
|Driver||Team-mate||Av. qualifying gap|
|Charles Leclerc (Sauber)||Marcus Ericsson||-0.510|
|Fernando Alonso (McLaren)||Stoffel Vandoorne||-0.392|
|Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)||Kimi Raikkonen||-0.256|
|Romain Grosjean (Haas)||Kevin Magnussen||-0.253|
|Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)||Valtteri Bottas||-0.171s|
|Max Verstappen (Red Bull)||Daniel Ricciardo||-0.145|
|Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)||Brendon Hartley||-0.118|
|Esteban Ocon (Force India)||Sergio Perez||-0.115|
|Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)||Carlos Sainz||-0.101|
|Sergey Sirotkin (Williams)||Lance Stroll||-0.066|
Gaps of +5s in qualifying (in wet sessions such as Hungary and Belgium) have not been included in season average.
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