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F1® 2021 Driver Stats - Mid-Season Update

We couldn’t have wished for a better start to the 2021 season, with the Constructor and Driver championships finely poised coming out of the summer break. F1® fans around the globe have been treated to drama at almost every turn with jaw-dropping moments, head-in-hands heartbreak, and frenetic action throughout the field in arguably one of the most exciting seasons to date.

As the F1® season progresses, we’re feeding the real-world data into our game and applying the changes to the F1® 2021 My Team Driver Ratings. We’ll be updating these stats throughout the season to reflect each driver’s performance on-track, with recent results having a bigger influence than how each driver has performed in seasons past. 

In My Team, you take on the role of driver-owner: creating your F1® team, choosing a team mate from the current F1® and F2™ market, and forming the 11th team on the grid. Each driver in My Team is assigned a score out of 99 in four areas - Experience, Racecraft, Awareness, and Pace - before an Overall score is given.

Let’s take a look at some of the bigger moves of the field. The changes in this update are based on the first 11 races of the season; up to and including the Hungarian Grand Prix.

A Williams Double Boost

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After simultaneously scoring their first points for Williams Racing at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Nicholas Latifi and George Russell are the biggest positive movers with their Racecraft increasing by +4 and +3 respectively. Picking up Williams Racing’s first points in two years has also contributed to their Overall ratings increasing by +1 to 72 for Nicholas and 85 for George. 

Rookies on the Move

The three drivers in their first F1® season - Yuki Tsunoda, Mick Schumacher, and Nikita Mazepin - have experienced quite different seasons so far. Yuki has racked up a respectable 18 championship points, whereas the two Haas drivers are stuck on zero points. Nobody can doubt they’ve gained a ton of Experience in the races up until now, with all three drivers getting a +3 boost in that stat. Yuki has been out-qualified by teammate Pierre Gasly in every qualifying session so far - that coupled with a pair of P20 finishes in qualifying has meant his Pace has dropped by -5, the most significant Pace drop of the field.

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Awareness Drops for Lando and Valtteri 

Despite Lando Norris finishing in the top five in nine of the 11 races so far this season, a five-second penalty for squeezing out Sergio Perez in Austria has cost him dearly. With fewer races under his belt than other drivers in the field, his Awareness has fallen to 84. Similarly, Valtteri Bottas has also seen his Awareness drop -7 after a handful of mistakes. 

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Alonso’s Impressive Return

Making his most return to the sport, Fernando Alonso has experienced a season of two halves so far. After a slow start in the opening five races, he’s on a six-race streak of finishing in the points including an impressive fourth place finish in Hungary. With over 300 races under his belt, his Experience of 99 couldn’t be improved upon but +3 for Racecraft, +1 for Awareness, and +1 for Pace has seen his Overall rating rise to 91.

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The Leading Pair

What of the two title contenders? Seven-time and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton leads the championship by the slenderest of margins, with just eight points separating him and his closest rival Max Verstappen. Max will undoubtedly consider himself unfortunate not to be leading after a series of on-track incidents, where two were out of his control. Lewis’ penalty at Silverstone has been a factor in his Awareness dropping by -4, whereas Max’s two DNFs have contributed to a Racecraft drop of -3 but a Pace increase of +1. 

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Verstappen.jpgF12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Hamilton_v3.jpg

 

When these new stats go live, anyone in the middle of a My Team save will be asked through in-game messages whether they’d like to apply the changes to the existing save. For full details, please click here

What do you make of this Driver Stats update? Will you be looking to recruit a different driver to your team during driver negotiations in wake of these changes? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

For more F1® 2021 news, make sure you’ve bookmarked the Formula 1 game website and are following our social channels on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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21 hours ago, BarryBL said:

F1® 2021 Driver Stats - Mid-Season Update

We couldn’t have wished for a better start to the 2021 season, with the Constructor and Driver championships finely poised coming out of the summer break. F1® fans around the globe have been treated to drama at almost every turn with jaw-dropping moments, head-in-hands heartbreak, and frenetic action throughout the field in arguably one of the most exciting seasons to date.

As the F1® season progresses, we’re feeding the real-world data into our game and applying the changes to the F1® 2021 My Team Driver Ratings. We’ll be updating these stats throughout the season to reflect each driver’s performance on-track, with recent results having a bigger influence than how each driver has performed in seasons past. 

In My Team, you take on the role of driver-owner: creating your F1® team, choosing a team mate from the current F1® and F2™ market, and forming the 11th team on the grid. Each driver in My Team is assigned a score out of 99 in four areas - Experience, Racecraft, Awareness, and Pace - before an Overall score is given.

Let’s take a look at some of the bigger moves of the field. The changes in this update are based on the first 11 races of the season; up to and including the Hungarian Grand Prix.

A Williams Double Boost

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Latifi_v3.jpg

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Russell_v3.jpg

After simultaneously scoring their first points for Williams Racing at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Nicholas Latifi and George Russell are the biggest positive movers with their Racecraft increasing by +4 and +3 respectively. Picking up Williams Racing’s first points in two years has also contributed to their Overall ratings increasing by +1 to 72 for Nicholas and 85 for George. 

Rookies on the Move

The three drivers in their first F1® season - Yuki Tsunoda, Mick Schumacher, and Nikita Mazepin - have experienced quite different seasons so far. Yuki has racked up a respectable 18 championship points, whereas the two Haas drivers are stuck on zero points. Nobody can doubt they’ve gained a ton of Experience in the races up until now, with all three drivers getting a +3 boost in that stat. Yuki has been out-qualified by teammate Pierre Gasly in every qualifying session so far - that coupled with a pair of P20 finishes in qualifying has meant his Pace has dropped by -5, the most significant Pace drop of the field.

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Mazepin_v3.jpg

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Schumacher_v3.jpg

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Tsunoda_v3.jpg

 

Awareness Drops for Lando and Valtteri 

Despite Lando Norris finishing in the top five in nine of the 11 races so far this season, a five-second penalty for squeezing out Sergio Perez in Austria has cost him dearly. With fewer races under his belt than other drivers in the field, his Awareness has fallen to 84. Similarly, Valtteri Bottas has also seen his Awareness drop -7 after a handful of mistakes. 

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Norris_v3.jpg

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Bottas_v3.jpg

 

Alonso’s Impressive Return

Making his most return to the sport, Fernando Alonso has experienced a season of two halves so far. After a slow start in the opening five races, he’s on a six-race streak of finishing in the points including an impressive fourth place finish in Hungary. With over 300 races under his belt, his Experience of 99 couldn’t be improved upon but +3 for Racecraft, +1 for Awareness, and +1 for Pace has seen his Overall rating rise to 91.

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Alonso_v3.jpg

The Leading Pair

What of the two title contenders? Seven-time and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton leads the championship by the slenderest of margins, with just eight points separating him and his closest rival Max Verstappen. Max will undoubtedly consider himself unfortunate not to be leading after a series of on-track incidents, where two were out of his control. Lewis’ penalty at Silverstone has been a factor in his Awareness dropping by -4, whereas Max’s two DNFs have contributed to a Racecraft drop of -3 but a Pace increase of +1. 

F12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Verstappen.jpgF12021_DRIVERCARD_highres_Hamilton_v3.jpg

 

When these new stats go live, anyone in the middle of a My Team save will be asked through in-game messages whether they’d like to apply the changes to the existing save. For full details, please click here

What do you make of this Driver Stats update? Will you be looking to recruit a different driver to your team during driver negotiations in wake of these changes? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

For more F1® 2021 news, make sure you’ve bookmarked the Formula 1 game website and are following our social channels on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Sorry but those are still vastly off real F1 performances.. Hamilton-Verstappen is done really well IMO but some others are actually outragesly wrong

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Some changes make no sense to be honest

If you only look at data, dropping Max's Racecraft would make sense because he has 2 DNFs and a 3rd race in which he "only" finished 9th. But if they actually watched the races they'll easily know he got crashed into in 2 out of 3 races, and his tire exploded in the other one. Why drop his score when none of those were his fault?

You say they're dropping Lando's Awareness by 15 points because of the 5-second penalty he got by squeezing Perez in Austria. Yet Perez, who got not one but two 5-second penalties in that same GP, saw an Awareness drop of just 3 points? How does that work?

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23 minutes ago, AgusNC said:

Some changes make no sense to be honest

If you only look at data, dropping Max's Racecraft would make sense because he has 2 DNFs and a 3rd race in which he "only" finished 9th. But if they actually watched the races they'll easily know he got crashed into in 2 out of 3 races, and his tire exploded in the other one. Why drop his score when none of those were his fault?

You say they're dropping Lando's Awareness by 15 points because of the 5-second penalty he got by squeezing Perez in Austria. Yet Perez, who got not one but two 5-second penalties in that same GP, saw an Awareness drop of just 3 points? How does that work?

While i agree that the reasoning is completely off for a lot i must say Hamilton deserves ever so slightly better racecraft, IMO Verstappen is better over one lap this season than Hamilton and Hamilton better in the races but both only slightly.. The DNFs just dont have anything to do there lol

For Norris i agree with the Awareness drop mostly because 99 for any driver is just wrong, i dont think any driver deserves it and Norris might be more like 87 Awareness but also Perez didnt deserve a bigger nerf as he was already much more accurate with the rating he had. Sadly i doubt that we will see realistic changes in this but hope dies last haha

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13 hours ago, AgusNC said:

Some changes make no sense to be honest

If you only look at data, dropping Max's Racecraft would make sense because he has 2 DNFs and a 3rd race in which he "only" finished 9th. But if they actually watched the races they'll easily know he got crashed into in 2 out of 3 races, and his tire exploded in the other one. Why drop his score when none of those were his fault?

You say they're dropping Lando's Awareness by 15 points because of the 5-second penalty he got by squeezing Perez in Austria. Yet Perez, who got not one but two 5-second penalties in that same GP, saw an Awareness drop of just 3 points? How does that work?

Classic flawed and broken artificial Codemasters logic 

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16 minutes ago, dansmotorsport said:

Nice only issue is that with a wheel on Xbox I can’t get to the messages screen. 

Are you sure? I can on PlayStation, using the button to go to the podium Pass and the scrolling right.

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6 hours ago, Ultra3142 said:

Are you sure? I can on PlayStation, using the button to go to the podium Pass and the scrolling right.

Yes problem being the buttons you press on the controller to get to the same menu are not mappable on any wheel on Xbox unfortunately. 

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56 minutes ago, Yindi said:

Norris down you have to be joking A 5 YEAR OLD KID COULD DO BETTER TABLES.

Norris has to be No 3. 

Norris pace and racecraft also got improved.. They just didnt say it in this

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First, good that the performance update is finally here.

Second, man you guys took your time... If we had any editor to fiddly with driver stats ourselves, we could have updated them the first weekend after release with a set of stats that the community voted on. Just saying...

Third, looking the the teams, in all 3 teams Mercedes, RedBull and McLaren there is one team leader that dominates his "wingman" with (very roughly speaking) twice the points. In RedBull and Mercedes driver stats, this shows. In McLarens, it doesnt. Do I get this right, that after a blasting 1st half of the 2021 season you guys actually lowered Lando Norris rating by 2 points? And Daniel Ricciardos rating you lowered by 1 point? Your driver order by overall strenght is now Verstappen>Hamilton>Gasly>Alonso>Bottas?!?! Way before Leclerc, Norris and Russell? Ricciardo and Norris with the same rating?

Man, I must be watching F1 races on a different planet than you guys.

 

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55 minutes ago, Schneehase said:

First, good that the performance update is finally here.

Second, man you guys took your time... If we had any editor to fiddly with driver stats ourselves, we could have updated them the first weekend after release with a set of stats that the community voted on. Just saying...

Third, looking the the teams, in all 3 teams Mercedes, RedBull and McLaren there is one team leader that dominates his "wingman" with (very roughly speaking) twice the points. In RedBull and Mercedes driver stats, this shows. In McLarens, it doesnt. Do I get this right, that after a blasting 1st half of the 2021 season you guys actually lowered Lando Norris rating by 2 points? And Daniel Ricciardos rating you lowered by 1 point? Your driver order by overall strenght is now Verstappen>Hamilton>Gasly>Alonso>Bottas?!?! Way before Leclerc, Norris and Russell? Ricciardo and Norris with the same rating?

Man, I must be watching F1 races on a different planet than you guys.

 

Not really "the" performance update haha also its probably not done with just tweaking the number for pace and the driver will be faster so no they cant make it an editor.. and last you know that they buffed Norris pace and racecraft and he only lost overall rating because of his awareness drop?

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