First Look: F1 2018

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor

Codemasters is set to reveal its 10th F1 game this fall, with F1 2018 scheduled for an August 24th release date. The game, which has been heavily revamped over previous generations is said to be Codemaster’s best yet. It brings back features like talking to the media and ups the classic car count big time.

Despite some game play footage from the recent E3 show, Codemasters waited to release the games first trailer until now. It showcases improved graphics and promises the most realistic F1 driving experience, a  pointed comment surely directed towards the likes of iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Project Cars and Gran Turismo all of which have recently revealed F1 cars in their games or have modded versions of them already present.

With the game, F1 fans and sim racers will not only get the opportunity to drive the fastest F1 cars in history, but some of the greatest from years past as well, most of them championship winners as the classic car count for the game is extensive. It features the 1972 Lotus 72D, 1976 Ferrari 312 T2, 1976 McLaren M23D, 1978 Lotus 79, 1979 Ferrari 312 T4, 1982 McLaren MP4/1B, 1988 McLaren MP4/4, 1991 McLaren MP4/6, 1992 Williams FW14, 1995 Ferrari 412T2, 1996 Williams FW18, 1998 McLaren MP4-13, 2002 Ferrari F2002, 2003 Williams FW25, 2004 Ferrari F2004, 2006 Renault R26, 2007 Ferrari F2007, 2008 McLaren MP4-23, 2009 Brawn BGP-001 and the 2010 Red Bull RB6.

With the classic car count the game makes a tempting prospect for fans and gamers of multiple generations. It releases later this month on August 24th, until then savor the first trailer below and the inevitable footage and reviews to be released in the coming weeks.


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Associate Editor of Motorsports Tribune and jack of all trades, Adam is our resident Formula 1 expert. He has covered F1, IndyCar, WEC, IMSA, NASCAR, PWC and more. His work has been featured on multiple outlets including AutoWeek and A MT Co-founder, Adam has been with us since the beginning when he and Joey created Tribute Racing back in 2012. When not at the track or writing about cars, Adam can be found enjoying the Oregon back roads in his GTI.