Power Ranking The IndyCar Field After St. Petersburg

Each week, eleven IndyCar bloggers come together to power rank the IndyCar field after that weekend’s race. 

Photo: Chris Owens

The guys over at WFOpenWheel set this system up and have let Single Seater’s founder, Drew Bennison, have a say in the rankings. 


Along with the rankings, Aaron Bearden writes up a nice report of the race and of each driver’s performance in that event. Votes are cast the Monday after the race and compiled for use in the article. The process used is below, courtesy of WFOpenWheel:

WFOpenWheel sends out a survey to a group of dedicated IndyCar bloggers and the site’s own IndyCar experts following every race. On the survey, each participant ranks every driver from first to last. Drivers are then awarded points on a scale based on the IndyCar points system. Drivers accumulate points over time, making it more difficult to move up the ranks. Once all participants have taken the survey, points are totaled, and the finalized rankings are calculated.


After round one at St. Petersburg, the current top five looks like this:
  1. Will Power – 900 points
  2. Juan Pablo Montoya – 703 points
  3. Simon Pagenaud – 640 points
  4. Tony Kanaan – 599
  5. Scott Dixon – 596
You can view the current power rankings in full here


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