Codemasters has today officially announced that F1 2017, releasing on August 25, will see the return of the classic Formula 1 cars last seen in F1 2013.
To celebrate the announcement, Codemasters has released a trailer which gives us a tantalising look at three of the twelve historic F1 cars that will feature: the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna; the 1992 Williams FW14B driven by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese; and the 2002 Ferrari F2002 driven by Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher.
You can view a teaser trailer of the classic cars below (with more iconic cars to be revealed in the near future).
F1 2017 is said to have an even deeper career mode compared to earlier releases and will feature a number of enhancements to the online experience, not to mention an all-new “Championships” game mode. The classic cars are not just a side portion to the main career mode either as they are completely integrated within the career mode.
“For the first time ever F1 2017 fully integrates the classic experience into the main career mode,” said Lee Mather, Creative Director at Codemasters. “As part of your career you will be invited to race in modern day, invitational events in the different classic F1 cars throughout the season. We’re also adding to the variety in F1 2017 with the inclusion of four alternative circuit layouts, as well as numerous new gameplay types. The classic cars will also be available to play in a range of other game modes, including online multiplayer modes and time trial.”
Pre-orders for F1 2017 are now open, and those who pre-order or purchase “Day One” copies of F1 2017 will have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the “F1 2017 Special Edition”. Fret not though as the very special McLaren MP4/4 racing car will be available to purchase separately some point after launch. The remaining eleven classic cars are available in all editions of the game states Codemasters.