Codemasters has released F1 2013’s extra ‘Classic’ content as planned for all formats. The cars, drivers and tracks once included only in the Classic Edition of this year’s official F1 game are now available in two optional packs. On Steam, £6.49 buys either of the 1990s packs – the F1 Classics: 1990s Pack or the Classic Tracks Pack.
The ’90s Car Pack includes the following often-odd Original Driver-Team Legend combinations known to many players by now:
- Jean Alesi and Ivan Capelli (’92 Ferrari Original Driver and Team Legend pairing)
- Nigel Mansell and David Coulthard (’92 Original Driver and Team Legend)
- Michael Schumacher and Gerhard Berger (’96 Original Driver and Team Legend)
- Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve (’96 Original Drivers)
- Eddie Irvine and… Jody Scheckter! (’99 Original Driver and Team Legend)
- Ralf Schumacher and the long-retired-by-then Alain Prost (’99 Original Driver and Team Legend)
Away from my 1980s exuberance above, an impressive car collection unfolds with the 1990s expansion:
- 1992 Ferrari F92A
- 1992 Williams FW14B
- 1996 Ferrari F310
- 1996 Williams FW18
- 1999 Ferrari F399
- 1999 Williams FW21
Successor to the dominant 14B, the 1993 FW15C takes its eerie pre-race workout…
Adding to the hyper-speed sensations of Brands Hatch and the long-missed Jerez of the standard content, Estoril and the ever-memorable Imola join the fray. All together, they’re high-speed, demanding and lacking acres of room if… sorry, when you get it wrong!
For anyone preferring an all-in-one purchase, the Classic Edition of F1 2013 is still available at a premium price in disc and digital forms and includes everything listed above. Standard Edition console owners need not feel left out either, as the extras are ready and waiting for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions at the same £6.49, $9.99 or €7.99 each.
A little bonus with this new content is that the modern 2013 cars can be run at the classic locations too. It’s often asked yet surprisingly little known even as F1 2013 is out there. The opportunity to mix it up shouldn’t be missed! New cars and old tracks makes for an amazing and unexpected feature to anyone that recognises how special those circuits are in comparison to some of today. Perhaps you simply miss them from the regular calendar? Same story! Grab a new car and GET OUT THERE!