Piastri rises, Sargeant hits record low in final F1 23 ratings update


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McLaren driver Oscar Piastri has received the biggest boost in the final post-season driver ratings update for the official Formula 1 game.

EA Sports, publishers of the F1 23 game developed by Codemasters, announced the final update to in-game driver ratings following the conclusion of the season.

Piastri, who competed in his rookie season throughout 2023, has gained the highest boost in rating, jumping from an 83 overall rating up to 85. It moves the McLaren driver ahead of AlphaTauri drivers Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo, making him the equal-11th highest rated driver by overall rating. Similarly, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Esteban Ocon and Lance Stroll each received ratings boosts of one point each.

Conversely, Piastri’s fellow rookie Logan Sargeant saw his score fall by more than any driver, dropping from 71 overall to 69 – the lowest rating any driver on the grid has held at any point in the game’s lifespan. Piastri’s team mate Lando Norris and Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz Jnr also received a drop of one to their overall ratings, as did the Alfa Romeo pairing of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, as well as Kevin Magnussen, who reached his lowest rating of the season at 78.

Since F1 23 launched in June, Piastri has enjoyed the latest jump in overall rating of any driver, gaining 11 to his overall rating from 74 to 85 by the end of the season. Williams driver Alexander Albon and Zhou Guanyu also earned an increase of three over the course of the season, while Bottas and Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll dropped the most over the season, by six and four, respectively.

World champion Max Verstappen is the highest overall rated driver in the game with a rating of 96, with Fernando Alonso the closest to him on 93, one ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. The two Ferrari drivers, Leclerc and Sainz, are equal on 90 overall, with Norris sixth of the 20 drivers with 88.

Former AlphaTauri driver Nyck de Vries was removed from the game with its September update, which added Daniel Ricciardo back into the game to reflect his replacement of De Vries following the British Grand Prix.

F1 23 driver ratings evolution

Driver Jun Jul Aug Sep Nov Dec
Alexander Albon 83 85 86 87 86 86
Fernando Alonso 92 92 93 93 93 93
Valtteri Bottas 87 87 86 87 82 81
Nyck de Vries 71 71
Pierre Gasly 85 85 86 86 86 86
Lewis Hamilton 92 92 93 92 92 92
Nico Hulkenberg 80 81 82 81 80 80
Charles Leclerc 89 89 89 89 89 90
Kevin Magnussen 81 80 80 80 79 78
Lando Norris 89 89 89 89 89 88
Esteban Ocon 86 85 85 85 84 85
Sergio Perez 89 88 87 88 87 87
Oscar Piastri 74 76 79 82 83 85
Daniel Ricciardo 86 86 84 84
George Russell 88 88 87 88 87 87
Carlos Sainz Jnr 88 89 88 89 91 90
Logan Sargeant 71 71 71 70 71 69
Lance Stroll 84 83 81 81 79 80
Yuki Tsunoda 83 82 83 84 83 83
Max Verstappen 94 95 96 96 96 96
Zhou Guanyu 78 80 80 80 82 81

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    6 comments on “Piastri rises, Sargeant hits record low in final F1 23 ratings update”

    1. Lol Lance Stroll started with 84, and is still above Magnussen. But the way things are going, I think it’s about time to ask his daddy to buy some EA shares.

    2. Piastri and Perez should swap.

    3. I was surprised he (Piastri) was ranked so low to begin with. It was clear from the start he is one of the best drivers in the grid, even as a rookie.

    4. It’d be funny if they just inverted all the ratings and suddenly Logan Deputy and K Hag were the fastest drivers IRL.

      1. Stroll is way worse than Magnussen. Car bias at its best.

    5. These are just numbers to me. They are trying to represent the actual form, and the longer timespan of history so I guess someting like an ELO score projected onto something like a 0..100 scale, but why Botttas lost 5 points from OCt to Nov, and is he really barely more skilled Stroll, only by a nuance? Although of course, some snapshots of ELO-like rankings (like the FIFA ranking of national teams), are often this obscure and/or even funny for many of the fans. Some years before, the FIFA rankings took multiple time windows with different weights into account to produce the score, I guess other ELO-like systems also do something similar, and sometimes that just looks odd.

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