Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are top rated in F1’s new official video game. Discover the marks awarded to the 20 drivers on the grid.
The new opus of the official Formula 1 video game is due out on Friday July 16 2021. A week before the deadline, the discipline’s official website revealed the scores awarded to each of the 20 pilots lined up on the grid this season.
Experience, Race Pace (Racecraft), Riding Reliability (Awareness) and Pure Speed (Pace) are the four criteria used to arrive at an overall score. The latter is the result of the other four notes, but without there being a pure addition logic. According to the official press release, the overall score is obtained by calculating a weighted average. In details, experience is simply indexed to the number of races in which a driver has participated since the start of his career, the pace of the race is based on the positions won or lost in a race, compared to the average for a given grid slot, driving reliability is a measure of the driver’s ability to avoid incidents and penalties in a race, while pure speed is related to measuring a driver’s best lap times, the closer they are to the fastest lap in a race, the higher the score.
Any surprises in the notes?
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) et Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) are the best students of the 2021 class. No wonder, since the Dutchman and Briton are the two most obvious favorites for the world title. In order not to make anyone jealous, they are credited with the same overall rating: 95/100. At the bottom of the scale, Nikita Mazepin (67) and Nicholas Latifi (71) are the lowest rated, which is hardly surprising. On the other hand, within the McLaren team, we can wonder about the logic to see Lando Norris (91) being placed at the same level as Daniel Ricciardo (90), whom he nevertheless dominates this season. At Alfa Romeo, no offense to fans of Kimi Räikkönen (87), we remain skeptical about the 8 points ahead of his teammate Antonio Giovinazzi (79), often faster in qualifying and playing more or less game equal in race. As such, the premium is visibly given to the most experienced credited with a record, seeing that Sebastian Vettel (89) and Fernando Alonso (89) are better evaluated than the young Ferrari drivers, Charles Leclerc (88) and Carlos Sainz (87).
The report card of the 20 pilots
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) : 95/100
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull) : 95
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 92
- Lando Norris (McLaren): 91
- Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren): 90
- Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) : 90
- Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) : 89
- Fernando Alonso (Alpine) : 89
- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari): 88
- Carlos Sainz (Ferrari): 87
- Sergio Pérez (Red Bull): 87
- Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo): 87
- Esteban Ocon (Alpine) : 86
- George Russell (Williams) : 84
- Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) : 83
- Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri): 82
- Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo): 79
- Mick Schumacher (Haas) : 76
- Nicholas Latifi (Williams) : 71
- Nikita Mazepin (Haas) : 67
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