F1 22 Mid-Season Driver Ratings are Here!

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Codemasters and EA released the first driver rating update for their current F1 game today. While Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton maintain their positions at the top of the leaderboard, George Russell’s performances have seen him take the third position from Charles Leclerc. There have been some notable rating changes across the bottom half of the grid as well.

Formula 1 experts David Croft, Alex Jacques, and Anthony Davidson help the studio with assigning the correct ratings.

Rating Changes In-Depth​


Six drivers have seen their Overall Ratings increase, with Zhou Guanyu, George Russell and Mick Schumacher receiving the most significant ratings rise.

Despite several race retirements early on in the championship, Alfa Romeo’s Guanyu saw his Overall Rating increase by five, with improved stats in Experience, Racecraft and Pace.

Russell’s podium finishes in the last two races have taken his overall rating from 90 to 92, with substantial improvements in Racecraft and Pace.

Additionally, Schumacher’s performances for Haas at Silverstone and Austria have also increased his Overall Rating by two, with improved scores in Experience, Racecraft and Awareness. Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniel Ricciardo have all seen improvements in their ratings.

Inconsistent performances from Monaco to Hungary have seen some drivers’ ratings take a tumble.

Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc and Yuki Tsunoda have seen their Overall Rating reduced mainly due to Pace, while Pierre Gasly’s Awareness and Racecraft have also impacted his score. Esteban Ocon and Nicolas Latifi also lost a point in their Overall Rating.

The full rating changes can be seen here.

How Rating is Formed​

  • Experience (EXP): The number of race starts a driver has over the course of their career
  • Racecraft (RAC): The driver’s ability to work their way through the pack and finish in a higher position than where they started
  • Awareness (AWA): The less time spent in the Steward’s room will help drivers here. Real-world punishments will impact the score in this category
  • Pace (PAC): Benefits those who get closest to the fastest qualifying and race lap times. A driver beating their teammate is also taken into consideration
  • Rating (RTG): The combination of the previous four ratings. This overall rating will go up and down throughout the season based on performance

What do you think about these rating changes? Are they deserved? Let us know in the comments down below
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For people who race with controllers and play primarily offline: How good/bad is F1 22? Any bugs that hurt the game from this perspective? Considering getting it for my Steam Deck, as F1 2019 runs pretty good on it.
 
Also wanted to point out its dumb that Latifi’s driver rating went down. Sure he’s the worst driver on the grid right now, but he’s actually gotten more comfortable in the car recently. Such as when he got to Q3 in the British GP. So it going down makes no sense if he’s gotten marginally better in reality.

But yeah other than that and the billion other issues with this, do the people who make these ratings actually watch F1?
 
How did Zhou drop 4 for racecraft?! Other than his big wreck which was caused by Russell which somehow managed to gain 4 points in race-craft! I understand if his pace rating is low but guy is one of the cleanest overtaking rookies in a while.

Also just looking at the ratings screams "guy coming up with these ratings are british". The bias is insane.
 
How did Zhou drop 4 for racecraft?! Other than his big wreck which was caused by Russell which somehow managed to gain 4 points in race-craft! I understand if his pace rating is low but guy is one of the cleanest overtaking rookies in a while.

Also just looking at the ratings screams "guy coming up with these ratings are british". The bias is insane.
My guess would be the lack of finishes as the midseason wore on. Since Russel, afaik, has finished ahead of Z at every single race, it only makes sense for Russel to be ranked ahead of the 'rookie'. Zhou has 5pts, Russel 158.

George got out of his car to try and help Zhou, that was probably worth several 'atta boy' points.

For the first month of the season the two drove relatively equal cars, yet George still outpointed the Z-man. Are you really sure you want to compare the two at this point in the season?

ok,

There are 12 drivers scored BETWEEN Zhou and George with 2 more close behind Guanyu. These are the F1 points, not the F1 racing game stats. If the game stats even remotely follow the real F1, there can be no comparison.
Racecraft can be argued as style which is a very subjective scoring, much like Olympic ice skating. One man's champ is another's also-ran. Alonso is known for knife-like savage jerks on the wheel. Hamilton is much smoother...whose racecraft is superior? Mick Schu's passing has never been what we would call clean. Yet Mick has more than twice the F1 points as Zhou. Is that due to racecraft?
 
How do you tell from a 86 to a 87......this is ridiculous....an in depth would be cool on how they assign numbers and on what they really use as statistics :coffee:

On the bright side Latifi is the worst ever driver like IRL ;)
 
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Some of these scores don’t make any sense, but look to be ‘manipulated‘ to get to a certain RTG score. E.g. how can Norris score a higher PAC score than Leclerc? The only reason can be that Norris is having Ricciardo as a teammate , who is underperforming in the McLaren this season, resulting in a higher score for Norris?

And how far back are these scores calculated? EXP seems to be about a drivers total career. To me it makes much more sense to look at the current season only, especially since we have totally new cars this year. EXP may help a bit, but the car is still the most important factor. And therefore Perez should have a higher score than some other drivers above him. But that does not make him the better driver. He is just driving a better car than some of the drivers above him with a higher RTG.
 
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My guess would be the lack of finishes as the midseason wore on. Since Russel, afaik, has finished ahead of Z at every single race, it only makes sense for Russel to be ranked ahead of the 'rookie'. Zhou has 5pts, Russel 158.

George got out of his car to try and help Zhou, that was probably worth several 'atta boy' points.

For the first month of the season the two drove relatively equal cars, yet George still outpointed the Z-man. Are you really sure you want to compare the two at this point in the season?

ok,

There are 12 drivers scored BETWEEN Zhou and George with 2 more close behind Guanyu. These are the F1 points, not the F1 racing game stats. If the game stats even remotely follow the real F1, there can be no comparison.
Racecraft can be argued as style which is a very subjective scoring, much like Olympic ice skating. One man's champ is another's also-ran. Alonso is known for knife-like savage jerks on the wheel. Hamilton is much smoother...whose racecraft is superior? Mick Schu's passing has never been what we would call clean. Yet Mick has more than twice the F1 points as Zhou. Is that due to racecraft?
Almost all of Zhou's DNFs are technical failures.
My point isn't that Russell isn't deserving of more points in racecraft, but rather there was no good reason to take away points from Zhou's racecraft considering when his car wasn't failing him he was very clean on the track and the one time he wrecked seriously was due to Russell.
 
why are people complaining about a "games" ratings? it's doesn't "mean" anything at all!!!
Oh? Look up the NFL players and how seriously they take their own Madden Football ratings. Pride and wanting to be recognized for one's achievements mean a lot.
 
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Oh? Look up the NFL players and how seriously they take their own Madden Football ratings. Pride and wanting to be recognized for one's achievements mean a lot.

Probably has a lot to do with most football players today grew up playing Madden (and later NFL2K series) and some probably still do when on break. That said, the difference is that none of us here on RD are F1 drivers, ex-F1 drivers or related to any F1 driver...so I also don't get the uproar over this.

Meanwhile I'm still waiting for someone to answer my previous question about the game (surely those in here arguing about numbers actually play the game...or are they just arguing for arguing sake? say it ain't so! :confused: :rolleyes: )
 

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