F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2022 Austrian GP

Zhou Guanyu (P14): 6/10
To start with, it was just good to see Zhou Guanyu back in the paddock and taking part this weekend after his terrifying experience at Silverstone. If he wasn't exactly at his best in first practice and qualifying, it's understandable given what he went through. His hopes of racing his way up the the order in the sprint took a huge blow when the Alfa Romeo simply switched off as the cars assembled on the grid, although he was eventually able to get restarted in time to begin the race from pit lane, from where he actually pulled off a spirited performance to land himself P13 on the grid for Sunday's race. Starting on hard tyres, he lost places to Alex Albon and Yuki Tsunoda in the opening laps, had an entertaining battle with Fernando Alonso as he climbed to P7 by the time he pitted on lap 24, but repeatedly exceeded track limits and got stuck down the order once all the pit stops played out. By this point it was simply too late in the day to get the best out of the more obliging medium compound.

Lance Stroll (P13): 5.5/10
Thanks to Sebastian Vettel having multiple lap times deleted for exceeding track limits, Lance Stroll actually managed to finish ahead of his Aston Martin team mate in qualifying, but was still eliminated at the end of Q1 all the same - a pretty dreadful showing for the team, despite its substantial recent upgrade packages that don't seem to be going anywhere. He picked up four places in a solid sprint race thanks to a good start after which he was stuck in a DRS procession. It all meant that he started Sunday's Grand Prix from P13 and successfully held station at the start to settle in behind the two McLarens until the first round of pit stops. He himself stayed out to lap 29, running for a spell in the top five as a result, but once the second stops cycled through he was back pretty much where he started. Despite some entertaining battles along the way, the AMR22 simply wasn't able to keep up with its rivals today no matter what Stroll did.