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Motorsports Power Rankings: Week of May 3rd.


We here at RacingRefresh.com present you with the motor sports power rankings, where each week we will take a look at ten drivers from the top racing series around the world. Making the list is an internal poll that our writers have filled out to present their top ten drivers of the week.

#1: Lewis Hamilton - Formula One

"I love the conversation of 'Greatest of All-Time'. LeBron vs. Jordan, Red Sox Vs. Yankees, Brady Vs. The World (See what I did there?). Prior to 2007, it was apparent in my mind that the greatest human race car driver was and would always be Michael Schumacher. His poise and physique combined with a schedule that benefited him, and what must have been billions of dollars from Marlboro and Ferrari were a combination of greatness that is rarely matched. I believe that Lewis Hamilton's passing of Schumacher for wins alone puts him as the greatest of all-time. Not only in Formula 1, but in all forms of motor sports. He has a competency and raw talent that is hard to comprehend as a fan. Being the greatest ever isn't good enough, though. He is coming off of a 4-season championship winning streak with a start to the 2021 season of 1st, 2nd, and 1st. His 8 point lead over famed Verstappen makes him a giant killer over giant killers. I predict Hamilton will be on top of our power rankings for several weeks to come." AJ Appeal - Editor, RacingRefresh.com

#2: Max Verstappen - Formula One

"Red Bull Racing seemed to have improved across the board for the three races we have seen so far, and their driver Max Verstappen seems to be driving at a level that is way higher than we have seen before. It seems that the first three races have been reminiscent of a heavyweight bout, where every time Hamilton strikes, it seemed like Verstappen has countered with a strike of his own. This will be by far the best championship hunt in motor sports." Collin Best - IndyCar

#3: Denny Hamlin - NASCAR