WATCH: Drivers Hilariously Unveil Their Ratings Ahead of F1 2021 Release

Published 07/01/2021, 10:10 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly walks the circuit with his team ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov


The much-awaited EA’s F1 2021 is just weeks away from its official release, and amidst its entry into the gaming world, F1 opted to fuel more excitement into the fandom. F1 further posted a rather hilarious video on social media, where drivers unveil their own in-game ratings.

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The first of many videos had drivers from 3 different teams – Alfa Romeo, Williams, and AlphaTauri. Both the drivers had a board next to them, with attributes like experience, race craft, awareness, and pace that summarise their ratings.

The twist is that the numbers are covered by a white sheet and the drivers will have to predict their teammates’ scores before unveiling the actual numbers.

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How the drivers fared?

Let’s start with AlphaTauri; the lead driver of the French outfit, Pierre Gasly, received 59 for experience, 91 for racecraft, 99 for awareness and 89 for pace. His overall rating being 90. Meanwhile, his teammate, Yuki Tsunoda, received an overall rating of 80; 43 for experience, 88 for racecraft, 78 for awareness, and 8 for pace.

The next in line were Willams. Unsurprisingly, George Russell gained a much higher rating than his teammate, Nicholas Latifi. The Briton obtained 83 as his overall rating as opposed to the Canadian’s 70.

Formula One F1 – Formula One – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 3, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Russell’s secured 59 for experience, 73 for racecraft, 99 for awareness, and 82 for pace. On the other hand, Latifi gained 54 for experience, 71 for racecraft, 83 for awareness, and 65 for pace.

And the final F1 team, for the time being, was Alfa Romeo. Kimi Raikkonen managed to beat Antonio Giovinazzi by some margin. The Finn managed to gain 99 for experience, 92 for racecraft, 84 for awareness, and 86 for pace, ultimately garnering a total average of 88.

His Italian teammate a decent score of 78; 54 for experience, 81 for racecraft, 81 for awareness, and 78 for pace.

When is F1 2021 releasing?

The much-anticipated racing game will hit the market on July 16, ahead of the race weekend at Silverstone. What’s more, next week will witness Codemasters unveiling the full driver’s ratings after revealing a sneak-peak with several drivers on Wednesday.

Formula One F1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit, Baku, Azerbaijan – June 4, 2021 Williams’ George Russell in action during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The ratings in the video are also only updated until the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix. Interestingly, the ‘My Team’ ratings will change according to the real-world performances of the drivers on the track this season. =

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Hence, amidst such massive hype revolving around the 2021 edition of the Formula 1 game, will EA and Codemasters join together to deliver a hit amongst the fandom?

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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