F1 2020, A look at the Monaco track

Codemasters®  premiered the first F1® 2020 in-game hot lap on Circuit de Monaco, ahead of the iconic circuit’s appearance at this weekend’s Virtual Grand Prix. On the weekend where it was initially scheduled in the F1® calendar, the lap, recorded by the F1® 2020 development team, features Pierre Gasly’s newly re-branded AlphaTauri.… Read the rest

F1 2020, First gameplay trailer released

Codemasters® showcases the first full in-game trailer for F1® 2020, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Against the backdrop of the rousing F1® theme music written by composer Brian Tyler, the trailer celebrates the 70th anniversary of Formula 1® with intense racing wheel-to-wheel battles on some of the season’s most demanding circuits.… Read the rest

F1 2020, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya explored

Codemasters®  premiered the F1® 2020 in-game hot lap from the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The lap was recorded by the F1® 2020 development team and features McLaren’s Carlos Sainz on his home circuit.

Following feedback from both drivers and players, improvements have been made by the development team to the 2020 Spanish circuit.… Read the rest

F1 2020, First look at the Zandvoort circuit

Codemasters® premieres Circuit Zandvoort, the first of two new races added to F1® 2020, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Originally scheduled for this weekend in the F1® calendar, Circuit Zandvoort returns for the first time since 1985. The virtual hot lap features the car of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen on his home circuit.… Read the rest

Juan Manuel Correa joins Giovinazzi for Chinese Virtual Grand Prix

Antonio Giovinazzi and Juan Manuel Correa will represent Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in Sunday’s Chinese Virtual Grand Prix as the team aims to continue its strong streak of results in Formula One’s series of sim-racing events.

The duo will face strong opposition, with a total of six current Formula One drivers scheduled to take part in the race alongside celebrities, young talents and legends of the sport.… Read the rest

F1 Esports Series, China Virtual Grand Prix to include six real F1 drivers

Following the success of the second instalment of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix, six Formula 1 drivers will battle it out at the Virtual Chinese Grand Prix this Sunday, 19th April at 18:00 BST. After winning the last race on his debut, Charles Leclerc will be out for victory once again, as he takes on his fellow Formula 1 competitors, George Russell, Antonio Giovinazzi, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, and Nicholas Latifi on Sunday’s starting grid.… Read the rest

F1 Esports Series, Five real-life F1 drivers in weekend’s Virtual Grand Prix

Current Formula 1 drivers Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, George Russell, Lando Norris and Nicholas Latifi have all confirmed their participation for the second instalment of the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix this weekend. Racing on F1® 2019, the F1 quintet will be joined by former driver Johnny Herbert, who finished 13th in the inaugural race in Bahrain, as well as a host of other stars including England’s Cricket World Cup Winner, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Red Bull Athlete Ben Stokes, with more names set to be announced in the coming days.… Read the rest

F1 Esports China Championship won in Shanghai by Tang Tianyu

Formula 1 announced the winner the inaugural F1 Esports China Championship, following an intense battle at the Hui Space, at the world-famous Shanghai Stadium on 4th and 5th January.

One hundred racers from all over the country headed to Shanghai to take part in the two-day event, which saw Tang Tianyu from the East Region claim the championship title with Yuan Yifan a close runner-up.… Read the rest

2019 F1 Esports Pro Series Starts September 11

Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, is accelerating towards the start of the 2019 Formula 1 New Balance Esports Pro Series. Following a hard-fought selection process, the world’s most skilled esports drivers representing the ten official F1 Esports teams have been announced*.

Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Esports

Dani Bereznay, Hungary
Kimmy Larsson, Sweden
Salih Saltunç, United Kingdom

Ferrari Driver Academy

David Tonizza, Italy
Amos Laurito, Italy
Gianfranco Giglioli, Italy

Haas F1 Team Esports

Floris Wijers, Netherlands
Jan Fehler, Germany
Martin Štefanko, Czech Republic

McLaren Shadow

Enzo Bonito, Italy
Bono Huism Netherlands
Allert van der Wal, Netherlands

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports

Brendon Leigh, United Kingdom
Patryk Krutyj, Poland
Daniel Shields, Australia

SportPesa Racing Point F1 Esports Team

Daniele Haddad, Italy
Marcel Kiefer, Germany
Lucas Blakely, United Kingdom

Red Bull Racing Esports

Frederik Rasmussen, Denmark
Joni Törmälä, Finland
Nicolas Longuet, France

Renault Sport Team Vitality

Jarno Opmeer, Netherlands
Cedric Thomé, Germany
Simon Weigang, Germany

Scuderia Toro Rosso Esports

Patrik Holzmann, Germany
Cem Bölükbaşı, Turkey
Manuel Biancolilla, Italy

Williams Esports

Álvaro Carretón, Spain
Tino Naukkarinen Finland
Isaac Price, United Kingdom

*All racers pending confirmation of speed eligibility test

The Series will welcome back some of the most respected online racers within the industry.… Read the rest

F1 2019, Coming Soon – F2 2019 Season Update

In eager anticipation of the forthcoming F2™ 2019 season, Codemasters today released the first in a new series of videos focusing on the FIA Formula 2 Championship. For the first time in the official videogame’s history, players are now able to choose from both F1 and F2. Fans of F2 were able to play the full 2018 season at launch and, in the coming weeks, Codemasters is set to release an update giving players access to the full 2019 season.… Read the rest

F1 Launches Esports Series In China

 

The F1 New Balance Esports Series China Championship, in partnership with Juss Intellisports, is the first regional competition of the series, officially launching on 4 August, 2019 with an opening ceremony at CapitaMall LuOne in the city of Shanghai.

Qualifying phases will then begin across the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Midwestern regions of China.… Read the rest