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FIA Issues Updated 2022 Driver Ratings List

More driver categorization adjustments for 2022 communicated in updated FIA list…

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The FIA has issued an updated list of driver ratings for the 2022 season that features several new classification changes since last month’s publication of the initial list.

Half a dozen drivers who were Silver-rated this year have been upgraded to Gold professional driver status, including Aston Martin factory driver Andrew Watson and Arthur Rougier, who has raced Emil Frey Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evos in Europe.

Scott Andrews, who drives in multiple competitions including IMSA and the FIA World Endurance Championship, has also been shifted from Silver to Gold.

More drivers have been downgraded from Gold to Silver such as double FIA World Endurance GTE-Am champion Emmanuel Collard, last year’s Pirelli GT4 America Sprint champion Michael Cooper and American all-rounder Gunnar Jeannette.

Another notable downgrade is the Silver-to-Bronze movement of two-time IMSA GT Daytona class champion Christina Nielsen.

The list of drivers moving down from Platinum to Gold includes 24 Hours of Le Mans class winners Jan Magnussen, Darren Turner, Joey Hand and Pedro Lamy.

Mercedes-AMG factory ace Luca Stolz will remain a Gold-rated driver next year after initially being put forward for an upgrade to Platinum status.

Michelin Pilot Challenge GS competitor Nate Vincent is the most notable driver moving up from Bronze to Silver.

The latest official driver categorization list is “subject to modifications” according to the FIA.

Silver to Gold
Scott Andrews
Adam Eteki
Dino Lunardi
Arthur Rougier
Josh Skelton
Andrew Watson

Gold to Silver
Craig Baird
Emmanuel Collard
Michael Cooper
Jimmy Eriksson
Marc Goossens
Gunnar Jeannette
Parker Kligerman
Bas Leinders
Nelson Philippe
Stefan Rosina
Michele Rugolo
Clemens Schmid
Bernd Schneider

Platinum to Gold
Luca Filippi
Joey Hand
Pedro Lamy
Lucas Luhr
Jan Magnussen
Nicolas Minassian
Oriol Servia
Darren Turner

Remains Gold
Luca Stolz

Bronze to Silver
Nate Vincent

Silver to Bronze
Tony Ave
Nigel Bailly
Jason Bell
Kevin Madsen
Christina Nielsen

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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