F1 22 Driver Ratings Update: Upgrades for Max, Russell, & Ricciardo

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Hot on the heels of Update 1.09 comes the first F1 22 Driver Ratings update!

We are more than halfway through the season now and nearly two months on from the release of F1 22, so it's about time Codemasters gave the drivers a fresh set of ratings.

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Let's see who is up and who is down!

Champion's charge

Max Verstappen has been the class of the field so far in 2022 and has a massive 80-point lead in the World Drivers' Championship.

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Thanks to his sensational performances he has seen his Awareness go up two, and his Pace go up by one.

As a result, Max now stands alone at the top with an Overall of 95!

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Russell on the rise

George Russell has been remarkably competitive and super-consistent this season.

He grabbed his first pole position at Hungary despite Mercedes' general lack of pace over one lap.

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He's bagged five podiums, and while he is yet to really challenge for a win the pace is clearly there. As a result his Racecraft has gone up by four, his pace by two, and his experience by one. That big Silverstone crash has had an impact though, as his awareness has dropped by two.

Still, it gives him a +2 to his Overall, moving him to 92.

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Lacklustre Leclerc

This is definitely a harsh one, given that most of Leclerc's issues have stemmed from his team rather than his driving. However, his France crash and the rise of Carlos Sainz has been an issue too.

Leclerc sees his Awareness drop by one and for some reason his Pace drop by three. The one-point gain on Experience can't prevent a -1 to his Overall, taking him to 91.

Ricciard-wow

With his future in doubt it wouldn't be a surprise to see Daniel Ricciardo get nerfed in this rating update, but somehow his Overall has gone UP by one.

Codemasters has crushed his Awareness, dropping it by a huge nine points to 84 but have somehow given his Pace a +2...

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This comes with +1 to both his Experience and his Racecraft in what is surely the most bizarre part of this update.

Complete Driver Ratings

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Driver Team Experience Racecraft Awareness Pace Overall
Max VerstappenRed Bull7298829895
Lewis HamiltonMercedes9497939394
George RussellMercedes6594849592
Charles LeclercFerrari6694909291
Lando NorrisMcLaren6594779390
Fernando AlonsoAlpine9987779089
Carlos SainzFerrari7291809088
Sergio PerezRed Bull8391788888
Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo7885948686
Sebastian VettelAston Martin9289848385
Daniel RicciardoMcLaren8378848284
Alexander AlbonWilliams6178768782
Esteban OconAlpine6489768282
Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri6388758282
Kevin MagnussenHaas6982858181
Lance StrollAston Martin6688757980
Mick SchumacherHaas5884827979
Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri5775747976
Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo5176737875
Nicholas LatifiWilliams6279746569