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Jul 13, 2018

F1 2018 sees the return of 20 classic F1 cars from the history of the sport showcased in new trailer

From Press Release:

Larkspur, Calif. July 11, 2018 Codemasters® has today released a new video for F1 2018, the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, revealing the roster of classic cars that will feature in the forthcoming game. A new class of six iconic cars from the 1970s and the 1980s joins the already announced 2009 Brawn and 2003 Williams, as well as all of the returning classic cars from last year’s game, to take the total number of historic cars to twenty.

The new F1 2018 reveal, available to view now at www.youtube.com/formula1game,   showcases the cars that will feature in the new 1970s and 1980s class, as well as the cars returning from last year. F1 2018 will release onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC via Steam worldwide on August 24, 2018.

These cars include James Hunt’s legendary 1976 championship winning McLaren M23D and Nikki Lauda’s Ferrari 312 T2, both of which featured in the hit movie ‘Rush’ (2013). They are joined by two championship-winning Lotus cars: Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1972 Lotus and Mario Andretti’s 1978 Lotus 79. The 1979 Ferrari 312 T4, as driven by Jody Scheckter as he beat teammate Gilles Villeneuve to the title, and the 1982 McLaren MP4/1B driven by John Watson and Lauda make up the class.

In addition to the six historic cars from the 1970s and 1980s, Codemasters has announced that all 12 classics that featured in F1 2017 will also return for this year’s game. The lineup is completed by the two modern classics from the 2000s (2009 Brawn BGP-001 & 2003 Williams FW25) that are available in the exclusive Headline Edition of F1 2018 at launch, and later as DLC*.

“We are delighted to bring 20 classic cars to F1 2018,” commented Lee Mather, Game Director, F1 2018. “The classics were extremely popular in last year’s game so we naturally wanted to offer our players even more choice this time. The 70s and 80s cars offer a whole new challenge compared to the modern day cars. They look and sound incredible.”

As well as the 20 classic cars, F1 2018 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the enthralling 2018 season, including Circuit Paul Ricard and the returning Hockenheimring. The game challenges you to ‘Make Headlines’ in the deepest career mode in the series to date. You will become immersed in the world of F1 more than ever before as you develop your reputation both on and off the track, with time-pressured media interviews that will directly influence your progression in the sport.

Follow Codemasters F1 games blog (http://blog.codemasters.com/f1/) and social channels on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Formula1game) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/formula1game) for future updates.

New Classic Cars: 1970s and Early 1980s

1972 Lotus 72D

1976 Ferrari 312 T2

1976 McLaren M23D

1978 Lotus 79

1979 Ferrari 312 T4

1982 McLaren MP4/1B

 

Returning from F1 2017

2010 Red Bull RB6

2008 McLaren MP4-23

2007 Ferrari F 2007

2006 Renault R26

2004 Ferrari F2004

2002 Ferrari F2002

1998 McLaren MP4-13

1996 Williams FW18

1995 Ferrari 412T2

1992 Williams FW14

1991 McLaren MP4/6

1988 McLaren MP4/4

 

Two New ‘Tier 1’ Classic Cars*:

2009 Brawn BGP-001

2003 Williams FW25

* Both cars are exclusive DLC content for pre-order/Day 1 “Headline Edition” Digital & Boxed (DLC sold after 60 days).

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