Codemasters have revealed the driver ratings for F1 2021 ahead of the game's release next week with Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen leading the way.
The two championship rivals have the joint highest overall rating at 95. That's an increase from their final rating for F1 2020, which had Hamilton at 93 and Verstappen at 92.
Valtteri Bottas and Lando Norris slot in just behind the two with ratings of 92 and 91 respectively, while 2020 Italian Grand Prix winner Pierre Gasly and Daniel Ricciardo slide in at 90.
The Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz sit at 88 and 87 respectively, while Yuki Tsunoda is the top rated rookie at 82. Fellow rookies Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin have ratings of 76 and 67 respectively.
The ratings were calculated using five-real world metrics:
- Experience: Based on the number of races a driver has completed in their career
- Racecraft: Based on positions lost or gained in a race compared to the average for a given grid slot
- Awareness: Measure of the driver's ability to avoid incidents or penalties in a race
- Pace: A measure of the driver's best lap times - closer they are to fastest lap in a race, the higher the score
- Overall: takes into account all of the above and calculated with a weighted average
Check out the full ratings for each of the 20 F1 drivers below.
F1 2021 Driver Ratings
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