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F1 23 Driver Ratings December Update: Leclerc recovers


F1 23 December driver ratings Charles Leclerc

As the sun sets on another Formula 1 season, there’s one last chance for the F1 23 driver ratings to change. December’s update sees 2023 end with a resurgence for Ferrari, especially for Charles Leclerc.

Let’s take a look at the F1 23 December Driver ratings.

Leclerc recovers

After a mixed season, Charles Leclerc recovered well in December. His late-season surge wasn't quite enough to secure P2 for Ferrari in the constructor's championship, but it did lead to some incredible racing.

His last-lap lunge on Sergio Perez has seen both his racecraft and pace increase by one. With respective stats of 94 and 90, this boosts his overall rating up by one to 90, level with teammate Carlos Sainz.

F1 23 December Driver Ratings
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Elsewhere on the grid, Lando Norris' end-of-year blip has seen his pace drop by two. Even with a boost to his experience and racecraft, this sadly still sees his overall rating drop down to 88.

Lando's teammate finishes 2023 on a high, however. Oscar Piastri has had the dream rookie season, scoring the most points in a debut season since Lewis Hamilton in 2007. With a boost of one to his experience and a boost of two to his racecraft and pace, his overall rating has increased to a mighty 85.

F1 23 December Driver Ratings
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December's losers are Kevin Magnussen and Logan Sargeant. Despite securing a seat at Williams for 2024, Sargeant has seen his overall rating drop by two to 69. A massive decrease of five in his racecraft is the main culprit for this.

As for Magnussen, his Haas let him down this year. Promising Saturdays never quite resulted in rewarding Sundays, and that's reflected in his overall fall to 78. Like Sargeant, this is down to a major slash in his racecraft, dropping by four to 68.

F1 23 December Driver Ratings

Here are the F1 23 December Driver Ratings:

Driver
Team
Experience
Race craft
Awareness
Pace
Overall
Max Verstappen
Red Bull Racing
86
98
84
98
96
Fernando Alonso
Aston Martin
99
95
78
93
93
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
98
95
84
91
92
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari
86
96
82
88
90
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
79
94
82
90
90
Lando Norris
McLaren
79
90
78
90
88
George Russell
Mercedes
79
88
80
89
87
Sergio Perez
Red Bull Racing
92
94
83
84
87
Alexander Albon
Williams
78
82
76
90
86
Pierre Gasly
Alpine
80
88
75
87
86
Esteban Ocon
Alpine
80
91
76
83
85
Oscar Piastri
McLaren
63
87
84
86
85
Daniel Ricciardo
AlphaTauri
91
82
84
84
84
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
73
77
74
88
83
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo
89
79
89
81
81
Zhou Guanyu
Alfa Romeo
69
78
79
85
81
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
81
86
77
78
80
Nico Hulkenberg
Haas
86
80
81
79
80
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
83
68
80
82
78
Logan Sargeant
Williams
64
68
74
70
69

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