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


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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Driver
Team
Experience
Racecraft
Awareness
Pace
Overall
Max Verstappen
Red Bull
72
98
82
98
95
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
94
97
93
93
94
George Russell
Mercedes
65
94
84
95
92
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
66
94
90
92
91
Lando Norris
McLaren
65
94
77
93
90
Fernando Alonso
Alpine
99
87
77
90
89
Carlos Sainz
Ferrari
72
91
80
90
88
Sergio Perez
Red Bull
83
91
78
88
88
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo
78
85
94
86
86
Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin
92
89
84
83
85
Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren
83
78
84
82
84
Alexander Albon
Williams
61
78
76
87
82
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
64
89
76
82
82
Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri
63
88
75
82
82
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
69
82
85
81
81
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
66
88
75
79
80
Mick Schumacher
Haas
58
84
82
79
79
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
57
75
74
79
76
Zhou Guanyu
Alfa Romeo
51
76
73
78
75
Nicholas Latifi
Williams
62
79
74
65
69

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