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F1 2021 gets final driver ratings update


It may now be 2022 and a month since the controversial ending to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but Codemasters is far from done with last season.

With driver ratings influencing how fast or error-prone AI drivers are, Codies has pushed out a the latest and final driver ratings update for F1 2021 even as we look ahead to F1 2022.

Let's take a look at who is up and who is down.

Lewis finishes ahead of Max

Lewis Hamilton was on fire in the final few races of 2021 and looked like he would snatch an eighth World Drivers Championship from a generally superior Verstappen-Red Bull pairing.

While that didn't happen, Codemasters has finished F1 2021 by rating Hamilton at 94 while Max is at 93.

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TOE-TO-TOE: The pair did battle all year

The difference is a five-point drop in Max's awareness, thanks to the penalty he picked up in Saudi Arabia which kept his rating at 93 despite getting +1 in the other three categories. Lewis receives just a +1 to his experience and stays at 94.

Young guns on the rise

Both Pierre Gasly and Mick Schumacher have received boosts to their stats in this update. After a hit to his rating earlier, Gasly's strong finish sees his experience and awareness have gone up, although he stays at 89 overall.

Mick has received +2 in experience and racecraft along with +3 to his awareness lifting him up to 80 overall.

Full ratings

Driver
Experience
Racecraft
Awareness
Pace
Overall
Lewis Hamilton
94
94
85
98
94
Max Verstappen
72
96
82
99
93
Valtteri Bottas
78
90
93
92
90
Carlos Sainz Jr
72
92
96
87
89
Lando Norris
63
92
86
93
89
Charles Leclerc
65
91
89
90
89
Daniel Ricciardo
82
94
93
85
89
Pierre Gasly
62
92
88
91
89
Ferando Alonso
99
91
86
89
89
Sebastian Vettel
93
93
88
88
89
Kimi Raikkonen
99
90
81
86
87
Sergio Perez
83
88
81
88
86
Esteban Ocon
63
95
86
79
83
Lance Stroll
65
92
80
81
82
George Russell
63
75
86
84
81
Antonio Giovinazzi
58
84
80
82
81
Mick Schumacher
54
67
89
85
80
Yuki Tsunoda
53
81
78
78
77
Nicholas Latifi
59
73
79
70
72
Nikita Mazepin
54
65
78
65
67

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