F1 23 Driver Ratings September update: Hard times for Hamilton

F1 23 Driver Ratings September update: Hard times for Hamilton


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.

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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 Verstappen
Red Bull Racing
85
97
86
98
96
Fernando Alonso
Aston Martin
99
93
78
94
93
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
98
94
84
92
92
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari
85
92
79
89
89
Charles Leclerc
Ferrari
78
92
82
90
89
Lando Norris
McLaren
77
88
78
92
89
George Russell
Mercedes
77
88
80
90
88
Sergio Perez
Red Bull Racing
92
95
86
85
88
Alexander Albon
Williams
77
84
77
91
87
Valtteri Bottas
Alfa Romeo
88
85
97
87
87
Daniel Ricciardo
AlphaTauri
90
85
84
86
86
Pierre Gasly
Alpine
79
89
76
87
86
Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri
71
79
74
89
84
Oscar Piastri
McLaren
58
79
80
87
82
Lance Stroll
Aston Martin
80
89
78
78
81
Nico Hulkenberg
Haas
86
80
81
81
81
Kevin Magnussen
Haas
82
77
80
82
80
Oscar Piastri
Zhou Guanyu
67
81
79
82
80
Logan Sargeant
Williams
59
73
74
69
70

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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