To build the best team in F1 Manager 2023, you need to hire the best drivers. With that in mind, what are the F1 Manager 2023 driver ratings?
Frontier Developments has had a full season to analyse Formula 1 and get updated driver ratings for F1 Manager 2023. Let's see how the 2022 season affected the ratings of our favourite drivers.
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Latest News - Full F1 Manager 2023 ratings list confirmed
In the run-up to launch, Frontier has gradually released the driver ratings focusing on a different team every day. Now that we have the ratings for Haas, Ferrari, Alpine, Red Bull, Aston Martin, Mercedes, McLaren, Williams, and AlphaTauri, the final launch-day F1 Manager 2023 driver ratings are confirmed.
And in case you're wondering, no Daniel Ricciardo won't be driving for AlphaTauri at launch, but you can still hire him.
F1 Manager 2023 driver ratings
F1 Manager has the most in-depth rating system for its drivers on the market. For 2023, this has been further refined to be even more accurate than before.
There are several drivers who have made the step up from the junior categories and other racing series such as Formula E.
Keep in mind though, that the drivers' ratings aren't fixed, they can and will change throughout your save. Having better facilities in your headquarters will improve the rate at which their attributes, and their overall ratings, improve.
Here is the full F1 Manager 2023 driver ratings list, correct as of launch day:
Nyck De Vries
The new kids
We'll start with the drivers that weren't on the 2022 grid full-time. Some of these drivers did make appearances in 2022 though, with one in particular making an impact nobody expected.
First up is the driver who was one of the best to sign for your game in 2022, Oscar Piastri. Piastri is making his debut for McLaren this season and this is reflected in his overall rating in F1 Manager 2023.
With an overall of 75 in 2022, he had a higher rating than some F1 drivers. In F1 Manager 2023, the Aussie's overall rating increases to 76, which is lower than our predicted 78.
Williams newcomer Logan Sargeant is the first American driver in F1 for almost a decade. With an overall of 70 in 2022, 2023 sees him rise to 73 in 2023. We predicted 74, so we were close.
Lastly, Nyck de Vries made an explosive cameo last season in Monza and this will put him in good stead for 2023. The Dutchman starts 2023 with an overall of 76, up two points on his 2022 rating. Sadly, Nyck de Vries lost his seat mid-season and was replaced with Daniel Ricciardo. While Ricciardo doesn't drive for AlphaTauri in F1 Manager 2023 at the start of the season, you can still hire him.
Stars of 2022
When it comes to impressive performances in 2022, we can't start anywhere other than Max Verstappen. Verstappen made it back-to-back championships in 2022 and his record-breaking 15 victories sees him get a ratings bump.
The Flying Dutchman was already the highest-rated driver in 2022, and now his rating increases to 91.
George Russell hit the ground running in 2022, getting his first victory for Mercedes in Brazil. As we predicted, Gorgeous George sees an increase in his overall rating to 87 for 2023.
Norris was the only driver from outside the top three teams to get a podium in 2022 and he finished best of the rest overall. His impressive performance sees his overall rating increase to 87.
Are there any surprises?
Not everybody had a good season in 2022 though and there are some drivers we expect to have a downturn in their overalls.
We'll start with a controversial one, Sir Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton had his first winless season in F1 last year and while he's still one of the best drivers on the grid, we were expecting his rating to drop to 88. Surprisingly, this wasn't the case, with his rating staying at 90.
Pierre Gasly also had a poor 2022. Despite this, the Gasman sees a jump to 86 from 84.
Lastly, Valtteri Bottas' 87 rating was very ambitious. His rating falls to 86.
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