F1 2022 is the latest Formula 1 racing game, the thirteenth edition of Formula 1 games from English developer Codemasters.
Take on the role of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton and race towards the world championship title, or challenge the Mercedes driver like Max Verstappen and become the big surprise of the season!
The racing season follows the schedule before the corona pandemic. As a player, you have the opportunity to race on all circuits, unlike the Formula 1 drivers.
In addition to racing in Formula 1, it is also possible to start as an F2 driver to build a career in the world of racing. Win the championship in Formula 2 and become a Formula 1 driver.
You will find this and much more in the new Formula 1 game.
F1 2022 release date
F1 2022 will probably be released on on 12 July 2022. Normally, the Formula 1 season was already a few months away, but due to the change in schedule, the game was released after the third race of the season. So the release was much closer to the start of the racing season.
F1 2022 trailer
The gameplay trailer immediately gives you a good idea of what to expect from the game. You can race with the best drivers in the world like Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc and Valtteri Bottas. In addition, you get a good picture of the race itself, the pit stops and the ceremony after a Grand Prix.
F1 2022 new features
The game developer Codemasters has added some new features to F1 2022. We have listed them here for you:
After 35 years, Formula 1 was finally supposed to be raced in the Netherlands, but due to the corona pandemic this did not happen. But fortunately it is possible to race on the digital circuit of Zandvoort. The Zandvoort circuit has been added to the Formula 1 game, so you can race with Dutchman Max Verstappen on his circuit!
In addition to the Zandvoort circuit, the Hanoi circuit in Vietnam has also been added. With two new race tracks, Codemasters has been able to enhance the racing experience even further.
Improvement of F1 2022 compared to 2021
One big loss in F1 2021 was the ability to race against each other in split-screen mode. We had to wait a few years for that, but split-screen mode is back in F1 2022. Now race against your friends at home in various Grand Prix.
The game has been released in three editions: Standard Edition, Seventieth Edition and the Deluxe Schumacher Edition. The Seventieth Edition offers you, the player, extra free downloadable content (DLC), this because of the 70th anniversary of Formula 1. The Deluxe Schumacher Edition offers even more extras, as you can race as Michael Schumacher and drive in four of his legendary cars.
If you have already mastered the game, you may have come across a familiar voice in the game. Olav Mol, Dutch commentator and presenter of Formula 1, has given his voice to the game. With his voice, he makes the racing season even more realistic!
The biggest innovation is the ‘My Team‘ mode, where you can not only be the driver, but also the team manager of your team. Choose your own team name, design your own logo, select sponsors and sign a new team member.
In addition to what you already do in your driving career, you also manage an entire team, where you have to take many factors into account. In the beginning, you start with a Formula 2 teammate because you don’t have enough budget for a bigger driver yet.
During the season, you will be responsible for the departments that make improvements to the car. As the eleventh team, you will participate in the World Championship as a manager and as a driver.
On which consoles can F1 2022 be played?
F1 2022 can be played on the following consoles:
- PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5
- Xbox One & Xbox Series X/S
- PC (also available on Steam)
A nice addition to the game is the purchase of a steering wheel and accelerators for the game. This makes the racing experience even more realistic.
How much does F1 2022 cost?
How much F1 2022 costs varies per console, per edition and per shop. The games are available at the following prices:
- PlayStation 4/5 Standard Edition: €69,99
- PlayStation 4/5 Deluxe Schumacher Edition: €69,99
- Xbox One Standard edition: €68,99
- Xbox One Deluxe Schumacher edition €69,99
- PC Standard Edition: €59,99
- PC Deluxe Schumacher Edition €74,99
The game may be more expensive at one purchase location than another.
Where can I buy F1 2022?
The game will be available at several locations. You can purchase the game at:
- PlayStation Store (for users with a Playstation 4/5 only).
- Microsoft Store (only for users with Xbox One)
- Many other game stores
The game can be purchased online without a disc from both the PlayStation Store and the Microsoft Store, the game can be ordered online from the other shops and it is possible to buy the game from a physical shop.