F1 Manager 2022: Driver Ratings revealed

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With just over a month until the release of F1 Manager 2022, Frontier Developments has revealed the full driver ratings for F1 Manager 2022. This includes the current F1 grid drivers, reserve drivers, and drivers from the current F2 and F3 lineups.

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Which driver takes the top spot? Read on to find out.

Dynamic development system

As Frontier Developments explains in a blog post, each driver and staff member have an overall rating indicating their performance level. Throughout the season, driver and staff ratings dynamically develop as they gain experience.

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Several attributes affect the ability of every driver, Race Engineer, Head of Aerodynamics, and Technical Chief. Drivers, for example, have attributes such as cornering, braking, and consistency. Other staff have attributes such as communication and pit crew feedback.

These attributes affect your team’s performance. Drivers with high ratings for smoothness and control will manage tyres more effectively, while high ratings for overtaking and defending make them more likely to win battles on the track.

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Upgrading Facilities can also increase staff development rates. Improving your race simulator, for example, helps drivers develop their skills faster, while reserve drivers can boost their development by driving in the first free practice session of a weekend.

Attributes can also affect the performance of your pit crew. In F1 Manager 2022, you can change the training focus of your pit crew to focus on specific areas of performance so they can handle the pressure of fast-paced pit stops.

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Drivers develop at different speeds, however. Younger drivers and staff will develop at a faster rate than older drivers and staff. As a Team Principal, you’ll need to decide whether to recruit established drivers already at the peak of their performance or scout for upcoming talent and develop their skills over time.

Driver ratings

These are the best and worst drivers you can hire for your team in F1 Manager 2022. As expected, Max Verstappen, current leader of the 2022 F1 season championship, comes out on top, with a driver ranking of 90. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is also ranked at 90.

Younger, less experienced drivers have much lower rankings. Frederico Mavestiti has the lowest ranking at 32.

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Driver Overall rating
Lewis Hamilton 90
George Russell 85
Max Verstappen90
Sergio Perez 87
Charles Leclerc 88
Carlos Sainz 87
Lando Norris 86
Daniel Ricciardo 84
Fernando Alonso 85
Esteban Ocon 85
Pierre Gasly84
Yuki Tsunoda 77
Sebastian Vettel 82
Lance Stroll 79
Alexander Albon80
Nicholas Latifi 73
Valtteri Bottas 87
Zhou Guanyu 79
Kevin Magnussen 80
Mick Schumacher 76
Nyck de Vries 74
Sebastien Buemi 72
Antonio Giovinazzi 78
Stoffel Vandoorne 72
Oscar Piastri 75
Liam Lawson 68
Nico Hulkenberg 76
Jack Aitken 66
Robert Kubica 69
Pietro Fittipaldi 66
Amaury Cordeel 50
Ayumu Iwasa 66
Calan Williams 66
Cem Bolukbasi 56
Clement Novalak 63
Dennis Hauger 69
Enzo Fittipaldi 61
Felipe Drugovich 68
Frederik Vesti 71
Jack Doohan 72
Jake Hughes 63
Jehan Daruvala 73
Juri Vips 70
Logan Sargeant 70
Marcus Armstrong 66
Marino Sato 60
Olli Caldwell 64
Ralph Boschung 71
Richard Verschoor 71
Roy Nissany 68
Theo Pourchaire 71
Alexander Smolyar 59
Arthur Leclerc 59
Ayrton Simmons 44
Brad Benavides 37
Caio Collet 55
David Vidales 47
Enzo Trulli 33
Frederico Mavestiti 32
Francesco Pizzi 51
Franco Colapinto 50
Gregoire Saucy 62
Hunter Yeany 39
Ido Cohen 46
Isack Hadjar 59
Jak Crawford 59
Juan Manuel Correa 50
Kaylen Frederick 51
Kush Maini 56
Laszlo Toth 50
Nazim Azman 41
Oliver Bearman 65
Oliver Rasmussen 48
Pepe Marti 42
Rafael Villagomez 41
Reece Ushijima 37
Roman Stanek 57
Victor Martins 56
William Alatalo 44
Zak O'Sullivan 46
Zane Maloney 64