You can celebrate the title of Mick Schumacher, and see if you could have done better, as the new free F1 2020 Update 1.14 adds the 2020 F2 season to the game, including drivers, teams and liveries.
The F2 championship is a spec series, with all teams running the Dallara F2 2018 chassis, which was scheduled to retire at the end of the year until the Covid-19 pandemic delayed this for another three seasons. Since being updated to the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2017, the previous champions have been Charles Leclerc, George Russell and Nyck de Vries. And it’s the main feeder series for Formula One, with around 20% of drivers graduating to the top championship.
Differences include less downforce, and no power steering. The calendar also features 12 weekends with both a Feature race, and a Sprint race which reverses the top eight positions. The 2019 F2 cars and teams were included with F1 2020 at release, but it’s nice to have the latest liveries and drivers represented now.
The 2020 F2 teams being added with F1 2020 update 1.14 are listed below, along with the drivers who competed for them in the disrupted real 2020 season:
Drivers: Sean Gelael, Juri Vips and Dan Ticktum
Drivers: Guanyu Zhou and Callum Illott.
ART Grand Prix
Drivers: Marcus Armtrong and Christian Lundgaard
Drivers: Yuki Tsunoda and Jehan Daruvala
Drivers: Jack Aitken, Ralph Boschung and Guilherme Samaia
Charouz Racing System
Drivers: Louis Deletraz and Pedro Piquet
Drivers: Nobuhara Matsushita, Guilao Alesi, and Felipe Drugovich
BWT HWA Racelab
Drivers: Artem Makelov, Jake Hughes, Theo Puurchaire (and Guilao Alesi for round 1-9)
Drivers: Mick Schumacher and Robert Schwarzman
Drivers: Roy Nissany and Marino Sato
Hitech Grand Prix
Drivers: Nikita Mazepin and Luca Ghiotto
But if the fact that the free F1 2020 Update 1.14 adds the 2020 F2 season isn’t enough, it also brings a few other fixes and improvements to the game.
F1 2020 Update 1.14 Patch Notes:
- Added the F2 2020 Season Vehicles
- Addressed an issue where French and Spanish audio would not be available for specific regions
- Addressed an issue for Xbox One X users where audio could cut out when near other cars
- Tyre wear will now correctly be tracked when leaving/joining a session
- Weather forecast is now correct in full qualifying
- Tyre icons are now aligned on the spectator HUD regardless of the number of laps completed
The update is available now for the PC, Xbox One and PS4, and will be coming soon to the Google Stadia version of the game.
Don’t own the game yet? F1 2020 is available for the PC on Steam, the Xbox One on the Microsoft Store, the PS4 on the PlayStation Store, and the Google Stadia. And you can order physical copies from Game and Amazon. The links for the Xbox One and PS4 digital downloads will also let you access free trial versions.