F1 23 Driver Ratings September update: Hard times for Hamilton

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F1 23 Driver Ratings September update: Hard times for Hamilton

Now that we’re over halfway through the 2023 season, EA has released an F1 23 driver ratings update for September, reflecting the Dutch and Italian Grand Prixs.

With Max Verstappen enjoying a record-setting ten consecutive race wins, Red Bull has a lot to celebrate this season. It’s a different story for Lewis Hamilton, whose driver ratings have dropped dramatically.

Let’s look at September’s F1 23 driver ratings update to find out who else is up and down.

Hard times for Hamilton

As a reminder, the F1 23 driver ratings are based on several factors: Racecraft, Experience, Pace, and Awareness. These factors determine the overall rating.

With Red Bull continuing to dominate the season, Max Verstappen is still on top with an overall 96 rating after winning ten races in a row, breaking the previous record set by Sebastien Vettel in 2013.

F1 23 McLaren
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Elsewhere, Oscar Piastri has shown remarkable consistency, with the young rookie’s Pace up five, Racecraft up one, and Experience up two. As a result, his his overall rating increases to 82.

Conversely, 2023 has been a season Lewis Hamilton would rather forget. A collision with Piastri resulting in a penalty sees Hamilton get the largest stat drop in the latest driver ratings update, with his Awareness dropping five points.

Despite his experience increasing to 98, the British driver’s Overall rating has dropped by one to 92. This puts him in third behind Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen.

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Elsewhere, Carlos Sainz’s pace and overall ratings increase by one point, though this doesn’t reflect his sensational victory at Singapore last weekend. An overall 92 rating puts Sainz ahead of his teammate Charles Leclerc. Now driving for AlphaTauri, Daniel Ricciardo also joins the driver ratings after being reintroduced to F1 23 last month.

You can find the updated F1 23 driver ratings below.

Driver Team Experience Race craft Awareness Pace Overall
Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing8597869896
Fernando AlonsoAston Martin9993789493
Lewis HamiltonMercedes9894849292
Carlos Sainz Jr.Ferrari8592798989
Charles LeclercFerrari7892829089
Lando NorrisMcLaren7788789289
George RussellMercedes7788809088
Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing9295868588
Alexander AlbonWilliams7784779187
Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo8885978787
Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauri9085848686
Pierre GaslyAlpine7989768786
Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri7179748984
Oscar PiastriMcLaren5879808782
Lance StrollAston Martin8089787881
Nico HulkenbergHaas8680818181
Kevin MagnussenHaas8277808280
Oscar PiastriZhou Guanyu6781798280
Logan SargeantWilliams5973746970

F1 23 update 1.12 patch notes

Coinciding with the driver ratings refresh is a new patch update. Update 1.12 reverts Ferrari back to their standard 2023 season livery along with fixes for safety car deployment and F1 World.

While it fixes these issues, the update has created new issues for equal performance and control settings, causing headaches for F1 23 players.

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