EA and Codemasters are about to release their annual officially licensed F1 game which tackles the new era of F1. PlanetF1 were given full access to the latest title to give you the lowdown ahead of July’s release. Codemasters are a dab hand at F1 games with well over a decade of experience in bringing the highest tier of motorsport into your living room. It’s to the team’s credit that they’ve had more hits than misses through the years. The new game is released on 1st July, and it’s clear that EA’s influence is taking hold with slick and seamless menus as well as a custom soundtrack thumping in the background. It’s something that’s been a staple in EA Sports’ titles such as FIFA and bringing it to F1 was always going to happen. Tracks from artists such as Deadmau5, James Bay, Charli XCX and Chase and Status all feature here. But, if the music isn’t to your taste, then the option to switch to a more traditional style of menu music is there. Apart from musically, new audio … [Read more...] about F1 22 review: EA’s return sets up new solid foundation
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Listen to this article I once read that aeroplanes are like people, they get fatter and bigger with time. And you could say the same about racing cars. This year’s Formula 1 cars are the heaviest ever at 798kg, which is a big increase on when I raced in F1 12 years ago. Back then, the Virgin VR-01 was 620kg including the driver and even lighter before that. Now, several teams are still working to get down to that minimum weight limit. This trend has everything to do with how the technical regulations have been written by the motorsport governing body. It’s not a natural route to go bigger and heavier as F1 has done. If it was left free for F1 teams to choose, I’m sure they would go for a lighter car with the most power dense engines available, contrary to what they have now. The lighter the car, the better, for many reasons. To explain this, first remember that weight and mass aren’t the same. Whereas mass is the sum of atoms that make up an entity, or its inertia, which … [Read more...] about Can F1 turn back from its heavyweight path?
Red Bull has announced plans to develop and build its first production car. The RB17, which uses the same nomenclature as its Formula 1 cars, is due to arrive in 2025. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The F1 outfit and its renowned chief technical officer Adrian Newey previously developed the Valkyrie hypercar with its former title sponsor Aston Martin. The RB17 will constructed entirely at Red Bull’s base in Milton Keynes. The RB17 will be a track-only model, run with direct support from the Red Bull factory. The two-seater will be powered by a V8 hybrid engine delivering over 1,100bhp (820kW). Red Bull is making strong claims for its Newey-crafted aerodynamics, which it describes as “the most advanced ground effect package available in a series production car.” The RB17 will carry a price tag of £5 million and only 50 examples will be made. “The RB17 marks an important milestone in the evolution of Red Bull Advanced Technologies, now fully capable of … [Read more...] about Red Bull announce plans for 1,100bhp hypercar with £5 million price tag · RaceFans