Frontier released a great spreadsheet for fans to wrangle with a few days ago. That’s right, the initial driver ratings for all real-world drivers featured in F1 Manager 2022 have been revealed.
F1 Manager 2022 will feature not only the 20 official drivers from the F1 teams of the season, but also their official reserve drivers, as well as drivers from the F2 and F3 feeder series.
F1 Manager has more broken down stats than Codemasters F1 games, although they all fall more or less under the same umbrella. Drivers are rated on their pace, consistency and racing acumen, which is then broken down into more detailed stats. In racecraft, for example, drivers are judged on their ability to defend themselves, overtake, and adapt to changing conditions mid-race.
The overall ratings revealed here have certainly sparked conversations. Some are rated too high, others too low. And most are surprised how low the numbers are when you look at F3 drivers. This goes to show that young riders moving up the ranks will need to increase their ratings, which means turning them into a true Grand Prix winner should be a satisfying journey with the stat count needed to increase.
And it should also be noted that some drivers may have a higher rating initially, but due to their age and potential, they will be overtaken by younger, lower rated drivers as you continue to play for several seasons.
On the list, it’s no surprise that seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton and reigning world champion Max Verstappen are the highest rated at 90, with the lowest of the main drivers being Mick Schumacher at 76.
In F2, Jehan Daruvala is top ranked at 73 while current F2 leader Felipe Drugovich is at 68.
In F3, Oliver Bearman is top rated at 65. Malaysian driver Nazim Azman is rated at 41, and that’s not even the lowest those numbers can get.
Here is the full list of real-world drivers in F1 Manager 2022 and their starting ratings.
|Driver||Overall Driver Rating|
|Nyck de Vries||74|