Sep 13, 2021

Portimao update for F1 2021 brings new circuit, updates vehicle performance, and more today

From Press Release:

Redwood City, Calif. – September 13, 2021 – Codemasters® and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today released a new F1® 2021 trailer packed with information on all the upcoming free content and updates. The highlight is the addition of Portimao, home of the Portuguese Grand Prix, available now from today to all F1® 2021 players*. Also available is the updated vehicle performance, reflecting the 2021 season more closely and the Aston Martin safety car, complementing the existing Mercedes AMG GT R.

Portimao is the first of three circuits added to the F1® calendar for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship. The free update allows players to re-write history following Lewis Hamilton’s win in May. Imola, home to Max Verstappen’s first win of the season, will be available in October, followed by Jeddah in November ahead of its debut as the season’s penultimate race. F1® 2021 will also include several updates throughout the remainder of the F1® and F2 season. Timings are as follows:**

  • From September 13 2021
    • Updated Car Performances
    • Portimao
    • New Aston Martin Safety Car
    • Free Trial on Xbox & PlayStation
  • October 2021
    • Imola
    • F1®Sports Update
  • November 2021
    • Jeddah Street Circuit
    • F22021 Season

“We’re thrilled to finally release our first free circuit and update our players on what’s to come in the months ahead,” said Paul Jeal, F1® Senior Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Our players have let us know how excited they are to experience the new 2021 season circuits, and Jeddah will be a highlight releasing a few weeks before it makes its F1 debut in December.”

Xbox and PlayStation players can also try F1® 2021 for free with a trial available now to download via the respective digital stores. The trial allows players to sample the opening of Braking Point alongside a Grand Prix at Monza and the opening weekend for My Team.

F1® 2021, the official game of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, boasts several new features, including the thrilling new story mode, ‘Braking Point’, an expanded Career mode enabling two players to come together and race, and Real-Season Start with the option to jump into the championship at any point that has already occurred, adopting the real-time driver and constructor standings.

For F1® 2021 news, follow Formula 1 game website and social channels on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

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** subject to change