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F1 Manager 2023: best drivers from F1, F2, and F3

These are the athletes you want in your cars
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One of the most crucial decisions you have to make as a team principal in F1 Manager 2023 is which two drivers you want in your race cars. There are many aspects that feed into this. You’ll need to be able to afford them, first of all. Then there are your long term plans: Do you want to have a balanced team with one experienced driver and a younger, hungrier athlete, are you looking for two solid veterans, or are you ready to risk everything with two rookies?

Younger drivers will develop their skills much more quickly, allowing you to mold them into the perfect human computers to steer your race cars, but something is to be said for experienced athletes who already have a strong set of skills. It’ll be up to you to decide which types of pilots your team requires.

With all drivers from Formula 1, Formula 2, and Formula 3 being fully licensed in the game, you have plenty of choice when it comes to talent – here are the best drivers in F1 Manager 2023 of each category to make things a little easier for you.

F1 Manager 2023: best F1 drivers

F1 Manager 2023 F1 drivers with the highest ratings.

These are top ten F1 drivers at the start of the 2023 season.

Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, George Russell, and Lando Norris are hot commodities for any team. They not only come with incredibly high ratings, but can still learn a lot due to their young age – something that can’t necessarily be said for the likes of Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, and Sergio Pérez. They are great drivers, but their age has severely slowed down development and growth.

F1 Manager 2023: best F2 drivers

F1 Manager 2023 best F2 drivers.

These are the top ten F2 drivers at the start of the 2023 season.

Finding it hard to hire someone from F1 due to a lack of financial resources or the general contract situation? Getting some talent fresh out of F2 may be your answer. Drivers like Théo Pourchaire, Richard Verschoor, Jack Doohan, and Ayumu Iwasa would make great reserve pilots, which you can then develop further through letting them drive in Free Practice sessions and your HQ's simulator – or you can take a risk and give them one of your seats outright. F1 Manager 2023 allows you to hire a driver for the start of the next season, so you don't have to make any mid-season changes.

F1 Manager 2023: best F3 drivers

F1 Manager 2023 best F3 drivers.

These are the top ten F3 drivers at the start of the 2023 season.

Most F3 talents won’t be able to negotiate with you right from the start of the game, since they’ll need to drive in two F3 or F2 seasons before they can enter F1. It’s still good to keep an eye out for any diamonds in the rough, however, to make sure that no other team snatches away the next Max Verstappen from you.

You can find more information on F1 Manager 2023 in our beginner tips.