The new driver ratings update in F1 22 has been released, balancing the in game stats with real world performance.
Popular sim racing title F1 22 had a recent update where the drivers had a ratings update. With the performances in the motorsport world, the balancing and adjustments are needed in the game to replicate.
There has been one stand-out driver gracing the top of the podium since the last F1® 22 driver ratings were released. However, with 19 other drivers to consider, we’ve canvased the opinions of David Croft, Alex Jacques, and Anthony Davidson once again to reflect real-world performance in-game up to and including the Italian Grand Prix.
Compare and contrast today’s ratings reveal in more depth in our online database here.
As a reminder, here is how each category is determined:
Experience: The number of race starts a driver has over the course of their career.
Racecraft: The driver’s ability to work their way through the pack and finish in a higher position than where they started.
Awareness: The less time spent in the steward’s room will help drivers here. Real-world punishments will impact the score in this category.
Pace: Benefits those who get closest to the fastest qualifying and race lap times. A driver beating their teammate is also taken into consideration.
Rating: The combination of the previous four ratings. This overall rating will go up and down throughout the season based on performance.
Let’s get into some of the notable rating changes from Hungary to Monza:
Max Verstappen – Red Bull Racing
We’ve practically run out of superlatives to describe Max Verstappen’s first season as reigning World Champion. Since the Hungarian Grand Prix, Verstappen has won all three races in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Italy’s Monza. What makes this feat even more impressive, is that he only started on Pole in one of those races. In the case of Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps, he started outside the top 10 and still took the win. A truly unsurpassed performance from Max has seen his overall rise by a further point, putting him on 96 overall. He remains on track to mathematically win the title at the Singapore Grand Prix.
Zhou Guanyu – Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN
Zhou continues to impress in his rookie season and represents the highest overall increase in the 20-driver field. Since Hungary, Zhou has outperformed his teammate Valterri Bottas in two out of the three qualifying sessions and is three for three in race finishing positions with another point added to his tally at Monza. These performances have seen his Racecraft increase by six and Pace by two, representing an overall rise of three to 78 – up eight from the start of the season.
Daniel Ricciardo – McLaren
The news of Daniel’s departure from McLaren at the end of the season is yet to galvanise his performances on the track. A P15 finish at Spa, followed by a P17 at Zandvoort and DNF due to an engine failure towards the end of the Italian Grand Prix, have seen his Pace and Racecraft take a hit, with his overall Rating dropping to 84. He now drops below Pierre Gasly in the ratings standings.
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