Codemasters have released screenshots from racing sim F1 2012 originally shown at this year’s E3. The screenshots, although still a work in progress, look pretty good and it’s clear that Codemasters have been improving their Ego engine even more since last year. However, as with all games, it isn’t just about the graphics and we’re still waiting on Codemasters to release more information on the game which is due for release this September. Hopefully we’ll see something coming out of the pits in due course with the virtual racing set to start in less than 3 months.
I’ve been playing F1 2011 for the past week and it’s taken a little getting used to all the different changes including the tyres, controls and new menus. However, here are my thoughts in the video below which was taken in the 2011 Lotus F1 car and based at the Kuala Lampur F1 track, Malaysia:
With F1 2011 on its way on the 23rd September 2011 and with F1 just coming back from their summer break now seems like a good time to pick up on the series by Codemasters and highlight what I’d like to see in future iterations.
I’ve played F1 2010 now for 47 hours since its release which in my eyes is a staggering amount but just proves how captivating the series can be. I’ve put it aside now though as I wait patiently for this years game which will see the introduction of KERS, DRS and the new pirelli tyres. I’m excited about all of them after having seen how different the racing has been so far in the current season. Continue Reading
Circuit Name: Sepang International Circuit.
Number of Laps: 56.
Circuit Length: 5.543 km.
Race Distance: 310.408 km.
Lap Record: 1:34.223 by JP Montoya in 2004.
For more information including a circuit diagram please see the Formula 1 website here.
I went for an engine change in this practice session. The game automatically changed the engine to a newer one however due to the wear and tear percentage still being in the high 90s then I felt it would be useful to keep this engine and use the new engine for the next race. This way if I particularly have to push an engine in a race later on in the season I have some margin for the next 7 engines. Due to regulations changing an engine means missing the rest of this practice session. Continue Reading