Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton have been revealed as the highest rated drivers in the upcoming F1 Manager 2022 game.
The two most recent World Champions top the list by two levels while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is third on 88.
Fellow Brit Lando Norris is ranked 86 while four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel receives a lowly score of 82. The final former World Champion still on the grid, Fernando Alonso, is rated at 85.
The lowest ranked current full-time F1 driver is Nicholas Latifi on 73, behind reserve drivers Nyck de Vries, Niko Hulkenberg and Oscar Piastri.
Frontier Developments, who made the game, say that they worked closely with Formula 1 to create the ratings which used real racing data to rank the drivers on nine performance aspects (cornering, braking, reactions, control, smoothness, adaptability, overtaking, defending and accuracy).
While the drivers will be given these ratings upon the game’s release in August, they are not set in stone and players can directly influence how much a driver’s rating will grow depending on how they allocate development points.
As well as the nine listed aspects, the drivers also have an aggression value which will determine how likely they are to go for a risky manoeuvre as well as a growth potential meaning the likes of Norris and Russell have more room to improve than Vettel and Alonso.
It is not just the current F1 drivers that have been ranked either as every driver in Formula 2 and Formula 3 has been tested using the same measurement. This means that players will be given a realistic look at a driver’s stats should they be thinking about hiring them for their team.
The game is released on August 30 (August 25 for players who pre-order) on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 5, Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, Steam and the Epic Games Store. PlanetF1 was given an exclusive first-look at the game and you can read our review here.
Driver ratings in full:
|Nyck de Vries||74|
|Juan Manuel Correa||50|