F1 2018: Let Nico Hulkenberg shows you how Hockenheim is done

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Codemasters has released another gameplay video of F1 2018 in action. This time, we get to see Renault Sport F1 driver, Nico Hulkenberg, show how to tackle his home circuit of Hockenheim. Spoiler alert: He manages to avoid 'doing a Vettel'.

Following on from the Charles Leclerc video of Monaco, F1 2018 appears to be in good shape. Not just in terms of visual sheen, but also because of the seemingly competent physics handling system and the level of detail.

Hulkenberg provides a commentary of the way he tackles the German circuit, albeit without going in to much detail, which may prove useful for those who want to ensure they are as fast as possible.

Unlike in the Monaco video, you get a full taste of that Halo-obscured camera view. From what we can see the vertical bar is actually less distracting than we imagined it would be. Not that it matters, though, because Codemasters has added a setting to remove it.

With just under a month to go before F1 2018 arrives, there are still a lot of questions that remain unanswered. But we do know there will be a deeper career mode and a number of new classic F1 cars, including the 1976 McLaren M23D (driven by James Hunt).

It also appears that the Renault-powered cars sound wrong, although this would be a relatively easy fix. Bear in mind the video features a 'work in progress' build of F1 2018 so potentially the issue has already been fixed for the retail release.

The real-life Hockenheim race was packed with drama, including Vettel crashing into a wall (he was okay, in case you were wondering), Hamilton racing from 14th to 1st place and a spot of rain. Oh, and a certain pit lane infringement decision.

F1 2018 will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on the 24th of August, 2018. We will be seeing how much of a departure it is compared with F1 2017 as soon as humanly possible. Because we are nice like that.

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