Phil Hanson, Larry Ten Voorde and Mikkel Jensen are among those who have had their FIA driver ratings adjusted ahead of next year.
Released by the FIA, the 2021 provisional driver ratings list sees only a handful of changes as expected, amid the freezing of the majority of driver classifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several changes have occurred, however, either due to age-related demotions or drivers that have scored championships or promotions to factory driver status in the last 12 months.
It includes newly crowned 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series champion Hanson, who moves to Gold along with BMW-affiliated driver Jensen and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup champion Ten Voorde.
Andrea Caldarelli, who won the 2019 GT World Challenge Europe title, meanwhile, has been promoted to Platinum along with newly minted Ferrari factory driver Daniel Serra.
Drivers who recently turned 50 years old, including Johnny Mowlem and Bryan Herta, have dropped down one category, 60-year-old Scott Pruett now classified as a Bronze.
An appeal process is understood to be permitted with a final list to be published in early December.
Notable Driver Rating Changes:
Andrea Caldarelli — Gold to Platinum
Martin Fuentes — Silver to Bronze
Marcos Gomes — Silver to Gold
Phil Hanson — Silver to Gold
Bryan Herta — Silver to Bronze
Mikkel Jensen — Silver to Gold
Eric Lux — Silver to Bronze
Sheena Monk — Silver to Bronze
Johnny Mowlem — Gold to Silver
Scott Pruett — Silver to Bronze
Daniel Serra — Gold to Platinum
Larry Ten Voorde — Silver to Gold