Oscar Piastri has received the biggest attributes boost in the latest driver ratings update for F1 23, the official video game for the 2023 Formula 1 season.
All 20 drivers included in the game – with Nyck de Vries still present in the game and Daniel Ricciardo to be added in a later patch – have received attributes adjustments, with 13 drivers having their overall rating affected.
The biggest change comes for McLaren’s Oscar Piastri, whose overall rating jumps three points from 76 to 79, making the Australian driver even clearer on top as the best ranked rookie in the game over Logan Sargeant, but still only the 18th-best rated driver on the grid.
Piastri’s ratings buff has been bumped by his three latest race weekends across Silverstone, Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps, in which he benefitted from a major upgrade package to the McLaren MCL60. He’s received a gain of six points on his pace rating and three to his racecraft.
The three top rated drivers in the field, Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, have each had their overall ratings increased by one in the latest update. Verstappen remains the best rated driver in the game, now at a 96 overall as each of his four attributes rose by one point.
Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll has received the biggest drop in his overall rating for this latest update, dropping two points to an 81 overall after losing two to his racecraft and pace attributes. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jnr has dropped from 88 overall to 87, while Charles Leclerc has lost four points to his awareness rating, but remains an 89 overall.
George Russell, Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas have all dropped one point overall, while Alexander Albon, Pierre Gasly, Yuki Tsunoda and Nico Hulkenberg have each been boosted by one.
F1 23 driver ratings August update breakdown
|Carlos Sainz Jnr||85||92||79||88||88|
|Nyck de Vries||56||82||75||65||70|
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