Formula 1

F1 22 game unveils driver ratings, debuts ‘panel of experts’

by Josh Suttill
2 min read

Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will be the joint-highest rated drivers in the latest official Formula 1 game F1 22.

The second F1 game since EA took over Codemasters will once again feature ratings for all of the drivers in the MyTeam career mode where gamers can create their own 11th team on the F1 grid.

After its previous driver ratings drew criticism, Codemasters says it has “changed the algorithm, so the stats are more representative of a driver’s current form and less reliant on their legacy”.

And there’s also a new ‘expert panel’ to help decide the scores. Anthony Davidson, David Croft, and Alex Jacques – all part of Sky Sports or F1’s broadcasting output – have been chosen to help form the ratings.

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Each driver has an overall rating as well as four sub-ratings for experience, racecraft, awareness and pace.

The 2021 title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have both been given an overall rating of 94.

Verstappen has the highest pace and racecraft ratings on the game but Hamilton has higher experience and awareness ratings.

Charles Leclerc is the next highest-rated driver with an overall score of 92 and is followed by Mercedes’ George Russell and McLaren’s Lando Norris.

Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso is sixth-highest ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez, who both have an overall score of 88.

The sole 2022 rookie Zhou Guanyu has the joint-lowest overall rating with Nicholas Latifi, who both land on 70.

DRIVER EXP RAC AWA PAC RTG
Max Verstappen 72 98 79 97 94
Lewis Hamilton 93 96 92 93 94
Charles Leclerc 65 94 91 95 92
Lando Norris 64 94 82 92 90
George Russell 64 90 86 93 90
Fernando Alonso 98 88 78 89 89
Valtteri Bottas 77 84 93 90 88
Sergio Perez 83 89 85 89 88
Carlos Sainz 72 89 89 87 87
Sebastian Vettel 91 87 92 83 85
Pierre Gasly 62 90 79 84 84
Daniel Ricciardo 82 88 93 80 83
Esteban Ocon 63 90 76 82 83
Alexander Albon 59 90 76 81 82
Kevin Magnussen 68 82 84 82 81
Lance Stroll 65 89 76 77 80
Yuki Tsunoda 55 76 74 83 78
Mick Schumacher 56 79 80 79 77
Nicholas Latifi 60 80 76 66 70
Guanyu Zhou 47 80 73 67 70

The driver ratings are based on data up to the end of the Monaco Grand Prix and Codemasters will issue updates to adjust the ratings as the season progresses.

“Now a mainstay for other EA Sports titles, our dynamic Driver Ratings continue to stir the drivers’ emotions, and it’s great to see the camaraderie and banter between team-mates,” said Codemasters’ senior F1 franchise director Paul Jeal.

“Our new panel of F1 experts will work closely with us to ensure F1 22 reflects what happens on the track, and we know the updates will lead to even more debate over the course of the season.”

F1 22 will be officially released next Thursday ahead of the British Grand Prix on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.

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