The passionate about video games eagerly await the launch of the 2001 version of the official Formula 1, a timeless classic. It will be produced next Friday, July 16, although its developers have already advanced the always controversial assessment of the pilots for these virtual races.
This is the first installment of Codemaster under the seal of Electronic arts and the British developers have obtained the score of the twenty riders on the grid based on four criteria: experience, by the number of races contested; skill, according to the positions gained or lost in a race compared to the championship average; reflexes, which measures a pilot’s ability to avoid incidents and sanctions; Y rhythm, taking as a reference the best lap times of each one of them and their difference with respect to the best in all the routes of the calendar.
Furthermore, these four valuations are translated into the most important, which is the general, a average of them that serves to identify the most capable pilot, on a scale of 0 to 100. They seem pretty adjusted to reality the first two positions of this classification, with a tie on points between the drivers who fight for the title in 2021. Verstappen and Hamilton top the table with 95 points, some tables in which the Dutchman prevails in skill and reflexes, while the advantage for the British is in experience and rhythm.
Therefore, it does not admit much discussion the score of the best on the screen, although in more delayed positions some notes do appear that have caused many comments and even criticisms among fans of the F1 game.
One such case is that of McLaren drivers. The very young Norris occupies the fourth position, behind a Bottas equally in question, but only with a point and a position of advantage over his partner Ricciardo, starring in a campaign to adapt to the Woking team more than discreet.
The sixth square of Gasly also admits interpretations. The Frenchman from AlphaTauri is ninth in the World Cup standings and rises three places in the virtual one, finding himself just ahead of Alonso. The Asturian has highest score in experience (99) along with Raikkonen, standing out in the same way in reflections (94). This above his partner Ocon, situation comparable to the real one after the evolution of spanish in the last few races on his comeback with Alpine.
Carlos Sainz, for his part, he is tenth in the video game table in front of the seventh position in the championship, although in both cases it appears behind Leclerc, the other Ferrari driver. The Madrilenian surpasses the Monegasque in experience, tie in skill, win in reflexes and lose in rhythm. Like life itself?