F1 2017 Officially Announced, Classic F1 Cars Make a Return

May 17, 2017Written by Martin Patiño

Codemasters and Koch Media have officially announced F1 2017, the latest entry in the long-standing F1 video game series and the official video game of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

According to the announcement, F1 2017 will feature a deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode. The game will also bring back a total of eleven classic F1 cars to the series.

Some of the returning classic F1 cars include the 1988 McLaren MP4/4, driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, the 1992 Williams FW14B, raced by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese, and the 2002 Ferrari F2002 of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher.

F1 2017 Game Director Paul Jeal had this to say about the announcement:

After an extremely successful year with the highly acclaimed F1 2016, we are delighted to be announcing F1 2017 and re-introducing classic F1 cars back to the series. Classics were incredibly well received when we included them in F1 2013, and in F1 2017 they are back and better than ever. With so many great cars to choose from, it was hard to decide on the final twelve, but we are delighted with our selection of some of the most successful and iconic fan favourites from the past 30 years.

F1 2017 will officially release for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms on August 25, 2017, and those who pre-order or purchase the “Day One” edition of the game will get the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 unlocked for free.