F1: 5 Best midfield driver performances in 2018
Formula One headlines are often dictated by the top teams in the business. The fight for a podium finishes more often than not ends up as a tussle between the Mercedes, Ferrari and the Red Bull. These three teams put in spectacular performances almost every weekend, taking the spotlight away from some of the midfield teams and drivers, who at times have put in brilliant displays, delivering some remarkable wins for their teams.
These couple of special performances by the midfield drivers might not have secured them a race win but managed to capture the hearts of the fans and pundits alike due to their sheer class that particular weekend, and in this article, let us look closer at the top-5 midfield driver performances in the 2018 Formula One season.
#5 Charles Leclerc - Brazilian Grand Prix
The 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix is easily Charles Leclerc's best race of the season. The would-be Ferrari driver showcased his class across all the events throughout the weekend and left Sao Paulo with a brilliant seventh place finish.
Driving for the Sauber team, the Monegasque driver put in a performance of the season during Q2 under tricky conditions, which allowed him to enter the final qualifying session. He continued his pace in Q3 and secured seventh place on the grid.
Leclerc controlled the pace right from the start of the Grand Prix and didn't look troubled during most of the race. He held onto his starting place and finished the Brazilain Grand Prix in the seventh place, which was also his second successive seventh place of the season.
Charles Leclerc is in the fourteenth place on the drivers' championship table with 39 points to his name. With his current form, it would be no surprise if the Monegasque driver secures another top-10 finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.