Revealed: Overall driver ratings from F1 Manager 2022

Sam Cooper
Lewis Hamilton applauds Max Verstappen. Abu Dhabi December 2021

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.

Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez is one of three drivers on 87 alongside Carlos Sainz and Valtteri Bottas while Hamilton’s Mercedes colleague George Russell is on 86.

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.

Pierre Gasly's rating in F1 Manager 2022.

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.

Max Verstappen's race engineer rating.

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:

 

Driver Overall Rating
Lewis Hamilton 90
George Russell 86
Max Verstappen 90
Sergio Perez 87
Charles Leclerc 88
Carlos Sainz 87
Lando Norris 86
Daniel Ricciardo 84
Fernando Alonso 85
Esteban Ocon 85
Pierre Gasly 84
Yuki Tsunoda 77
Sebastian Vettel 82
Lance Stroll 79
Alexander Albon 80
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 Malvestiti 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