The new video game will be officially released on July 13th F1 2021, developed by Codemasters. Around the release of the title there is a particular curiosity this year, since it is the first chapter of the saga distributed by EA Sports, which in the middle of this year it acquired its own Codemasters. Already since 2020, with the creation of the My Team game mode, the official Formula 1 videogame has ‘aligned’ with the standards of other sports videogames, above all the FIFA series, proposing the assessments of the level of the various pilots. Each is judged according to four parameters: experience, quality in the race (racecraft), consistency and pace. These four weighted scores lead to an overall rating.
F1, through a fun sketch that involved the drivers of Williams, Alfa Romeo and AlphaTauri, officially unveiled the scores attributed by the game to the six standard bearers of these three teams. Looking at the overall values, there were some surprises that could make fans argue. Among the six drivers involved in this preview, the best was the result Pierre Gasly, with an overall rating of 90. He was awarded a 99 in terms of ‘consistency’ and a 91 in terms of ‘race quality’. Behind him the veteran Kimi Raikkonen, with a ‘rating’ of 88. Only third in this particular ranking is George Russell, who was given a score of 83 (99 also in his case the ‘consistency’).
Our Antonio Giovinazzi, capable of beating his teammate Raikkonen in six out of eight qualifications this year, and paired with the Finn with a point in the standings, received a rating of 78. Higher than his, somewhat surprisingly, was the rating of Yuki Tsunoda. The Japanese rookie, author of a start to the season certainly not free from errors, received an overall score of 80. Nicholas Latifi closes this sextet, at 70.