Recognizing the current F1® World Championship record holder, Codemasters® looks at the cars of Michael Schumacher. The in-game trailer, which features in the F1® 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, remembers the greatest F1® driver of all time with a mix of archive photography and F1® 2020 gameplay.
Players will also be able to drive four of his most iconic vehicles from the 90s and 2000s.
· 1991: Jordan 191 – The car that launched Michael’s career. The emerald green car was first driven at the 1991 Belgium Grand Prix
· 1994: Benetton B194 – The season Michael won his first World Championship, winning six of the first seven races
· 1995: Benetton B195 – In a class of its own, it brought Michael his second and Benetton’s first and only World Championship
· 2000: Ferrari F1-2000 – The car delivered 10 pole positions, 10 race victories and secured Ferrari its first driver’s World Championship since 1979
The F1® 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition, launching with three days early access, also comes with exclusive themed car liveries and driver customization items, including a unique podium celebration.
Players who purchase either F1® 2020 Seventy or Deluxe Schumacher Edition will have access to the Ferrari F2004. The car, which brought Michael his record-breaking seventh World Championship, a real fan favourite since being introduced to the franchise back in F1® 2017, has now been updated with #1 added to the nosecone and his name embossed on the headrest.
“As part of the 70th anniversary of F1®, it’s fitting to celebrate the most successful World Champion of all time,” said Lee Mather, F1® Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “We are equally excited to finally bring the Jordan 191 and Benetton B194 to the F1® series as both have been long-requested by our community, alongside two more of his iconic cars.”
F1® 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition will be released on Tuesday 7th July 2020 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Windows PC (DVD and via Steam), and Google Stadia. A Limited Edition F1® 2020 Steelbook, also featuring Michael Schumacher, will be available in local markets via selected retailers.