If you’re impatient for July 10th and the latest installment of the Formula One franchise from Codemasters, then you can cheer yourself up with the F1 2020 gameplay trailer and classic cars revealed now.
F1 2020 will be out for the PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Google Stadia. And it’s particularly interesting this year during the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic as it may well arrive before the official racing season begins.
The gameplay trailer obviously focuses on the visual side of F1 2020 rather than delving deep into the new career mode. But it does feature Formula 2 cars, which are full integrated into the F1 2020 career mode for the first time.
This means you can choose from a full or half season, or a three-race F2 experience en route to competing at the top level. At launch, the 2019 F2 season will be included, with the 2020 season coming as a free update later in the year.
Also being revealed for the first time is the list of classic F1 cars that you’ll be able to drive alongside the modern examples.
F1 2020 Classic Cars List:
- 2010 Red Bull RB6
- 2010 Ferrari F10
- 2010 McLaren MP4-25
- 2009 Brawn BGP 001
- 2008 McLaren MP4 –23
- 2007 Ferrari F2007
- 2006 Renault R26
- 2004 Ferrari F2004
- 2003 Williams FW25
- 2000 Ferrari F1 2000
- 1998 McLaren MP4-13
- 1996 Williams FW18
- 1992 Williams FW14
- 1991 McLaren MP4/6
- 1990 Ferrari 641
- 1990 McLaren MP4/5B
- 1991: Jordan 191 – F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition
- 1994: Benetton B194 – F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition
- 1995: Benetton B195 – F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition
- 2000: Ferrari F1-2000 – F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition
So you’ll be able to go back to the early 1990s and pit the McLaren MP4/5B used by Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger against the Ferrari 641s of Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell. Or try the 1996 Williams FW18 as driven by Damon Hill to the championship, and comparing it to the 2009 Brawn BGP 001.
But to do that, you’ll need a copy of the F1 2020 Seventy Edition (marking the 70th anniversary of F1), or the F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition, which comes with the four cars above from the career of the legendary driver.
You can pre-order both now for the PC from Steam, or the Xbox One from the Microsoft Store. It will be available on the PlayStation Store at launch, but in the meantime you can buy physical copies for all platforms from Game or Amazon.
The Game retails editions of F1 2020 also come with a UK exclusive F1 2020 Steelbook.