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Aug 01, 2022

Watch the Hot Lap of Portimao in F1 22, coming as a new circuit to the game on September 12th

From Press Release:

Redwood City, Calif. – August 1, 2022 – Codemasters® and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today confirmed that the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, better known as Portimao, will be added on August 2 to EA SPORTS™ F1® 22 as a free circuit update for all players*. Players will also receive China’s Shanghai International Circuit on September 12**. Players can re-live the historic track through F1® 22 footage captured using back-to-back FORMULA 1 GRANDE PRÉMIO DE PORTUGAL winner Lewis Hamilton in this year’s W13 car Here.

“We know our players love the thrill of competing on more circuits, and they don’t get much better than Portimao,” said Lee Mather, F1® Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. “Portimao is highly revered with a proud history, and our players will love the challenge of taking the 2022-designed cars onto the hallowed circuit for the first time.”

Portimao returned to the Formula 1® calendar for the 2020 and 2021 seasons as part of the revised F1® calendars. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dominated both years, taking victory, with then-teammate Valtteri Bottas claiming second and third place, respectively. The 4.684 km undulating circuit is famous for its sharp descent before a final right turn and full-throttle to the finish line.

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* Internet connection and all game updates required

** date subject to change