August 13, 2022

The new edition of the official Formula 1 game adds new features including supercar challenges, circuit updates, interactive pit stops and more. Here’s a look at what’s to come in F1 22.

Supercar Pirelli Hot Tours

You are now invited to participate in the Pirelli Hot Laps challenges

One of the biggest gameplay additions is the Pirelli Hot Laps challenges. These take place in a variety of supercars – although, naturally, only those produced by manufacturers present in F1.

F1 22 - Supercar drift
Four challenges are available

A total of 40 different Hot Laps challenges are available. They come in four different versions: Drift, Autocross, Average Speed ​​and Rival Duel.

They’re all more interesting than ferrying lucky Paddock Club guests around the track. Drift mode, as you’d expect, involved scoring points for holding extended slides. Average speed is the closest thing to a time trial, pitting you against a tough section of an F1 track.

Autocross is a tougher driving test, which highlights the different handling characteristics of heavy supercars compared to nimble F1 machines. Final, Rival Duel is a one-on-one sprint race.

F1 22 - Supercar average speed
The Medium Speed ​​Challenge has a familiar feel…
F1 22 - Supercar average speed
…close Baku provides a demanding test
F1 22 - Supercar Autocross
Typical Northamptonshire roadworks?
F1 22 - Supercar Autocross
No, it’s the conical Autocross (in theory)
F1 22 - Supercar Rival Duel
Rival Duel pits you in direct combat with another supercar
F1 22 - Supercar Rival Duel
This duel is a bit fiery…
F1 22 - Supercar Rival Duel
…we’ll call this a “damage model test”

Diffusion effects

F1 22 - pit stop broadcast
Camera work has realistic wobble as your pit crew rolls into action

Codemasters paid special attention to the animations that accompany pit stops and added broadcast-style coverage to show your tires being swapped and any repairs in progress as if you were watching a race.

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F1 22 - pit stop broadcast
It is now possible to “miss your marks” when stopping

There is also a new gameplay dimension for pit stops. Now it’s up to you to make sure you enter your stand at the right time. Be careful and your pit crew will change your tires slower.

F1 22 - pit stop broadcast
Don’t worry, you can’t mow down your pit crew Grand Theft Auto style…

Formation Rounds Updates

F1 22 - formation lap
You can now manually pilot to your grid location

A highly anticipated addition to the game is the new grid slot feature on the formation round. This allows you to position your car on the grid exactly the way you want without the AI ​​taking control of your car before entering the pit lane.

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F1 22 - formation lap
You may miss a position of your choice…
F1 22 - formation lap
…but rivals will “ghost” in good positions
F1 22 - formation lap
Aim for your correct starting position…
F1 22 - formation lap
… or tilt your car as you wish

Updated tracks

F1 22 - Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Marina has fewer quibbles…
F1 22 - Yas Marina Circuit
…and is now more fun to drive

The most significant track changes for 2022 are present and correct. These include the revised Yas Marina and Circuit de Catalunya which were used by F1 last year but not featured in F1 2021.

Changes to Albert Park in Melbourne also appear, as does the new Miami International Autodrome.

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Life in F1

F1 22 - F1 Life
New car models are available

The biggest cosmetic change to the game is the new F1 Life environment. Here you can stylize your character, customize your F1 car and team, fill your garage with Supercars and even check out other players.

F1 22 - F1 Life
Dress your character…
F1 22 - F1 Life
…and design an appropriate team logo
F1 22 - F1 Life
Both F1 Safety Cars are available as a bonus

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Learn more about F1 22

Don’t miss our full F1 22 review once we receive the finished game. In the meantime, here’s what awaits you in the latest edition of the official Formula 1 game:

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