F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2022 Emilia Romagna GP

Nicholas Latifi (P16): 5/10
On the plus side, at least there were no accidents for Nicholas Latifi this weekend. But without any crashes, what we were left with was a very dull and underwhelming outing for the Canadian - slowest in practice and then over a second and a half away from making the cut at the end of the first round of qualifying. Williams opted to put him out on medium tyres for the sprint when almost everyone else was on the soft tyres, but if they expected to gain from others struggling with degradation it simply didn't materialise. If anything it was the other way round. It was certainly the wrong call and left Latifi starting Sunday's race from the back row. Problems for Mick Schumacher and Daniel Ricciardo saw him up in 15th midway through the race - and remarkably not all that far off the back of Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton - but he was subsequently unable to fend off Alfa Romeo's Guanyu Zhou who passed him on lap 39. But at least he reached the chequered flag in one piece this time, for which he sounded genuinely delighted.

Guanyu Zhou (P15): 6/10
His first F1 outing at Imola's famed Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari was always going to be a tall order for the Chinese rookie, and Guanyu Zhou's task was made infinitely harder by the treacherous conditions. As a result, we're going to be kind and boost his rating simply for getting through practice and qualifying without making any significant incidents and accidents. He was an impressive fourth fastest in Q1 before missing the cut in Q2 leaving him having to settle for P14 on the sprint grid. Unfortunately at the start of the race he got involved in a midfield battle with Pierre Gasly that sent him into the barrier. That left him starting Sunday's Grand Prix from pit lane, from where he found it difficult to make progress. He did pull off a pass on Mick Schumacher on lap 23, and on lap 39 he got the better of Nicholas Latifi which wasn't bad going on a day when DRS actually made it harder to gain positions and left most of the midfield runners stuck in a frustrating conga line.