F1 2016 Details

The 19/08/16 release date for F1 2016 draws ever closer; here’s what we know about it so far:

  • Formation laps
  • 22 player online lobbies, so all teams will be available to use in the league for the first time!
  • Manual clutch starts – need to balance your revs and and engage the clutch yourself, have to react to the lights, anti stall can kick in and bog you down.
  • Safety car – Full control under the safety car now, you can warm your tires and brakes accordingly.
  • Virtual safety car
  • Manual pit entries
  • Updated damage model
  • New wet weather physics
  • Adjustable race time eg You can have Singapore during the day, Malaysia at sunset etc.
  • 10 season career mode with custom drivers again
  • R&D stuff for career, have to develop your car
  • Vastly improved penalty system, this includes warnings and new 5s pit stop penalty.
  • Pit boards, engineers now hang pit boards over the side of the pitwall during the races with info on them.
  • New curbs/surfaces.

Videos are starting to emerge showing off the new UI and features as well as car models and tracks.