Revealed: Every classic car coming to F1 2018
Maybe the idea of driving the Halo-toting F1 cars is a turn-off, but being able to sample classic F1 cars should get any fan going. And the good news is that F1 2018 has quite the line-up.
Speaking on its official blog, F1 2018 developer Codemasters revealed the full list of classic cars, comprised 12 from F1 2017 and eight new additions, two of which are 'tier 1' and need to be purchased.
The list of cars from F1 2018's predecessor reads as follows: 2010 Red Bull RB6, 2008 McLaren MP4-23, 2007 Ferrari F, 2006 Renault R26, 2004 Ferrari F2004, 2002 Ferrari F2002, 1998 McLaren MP4-13, 1996 Williams FW18, 1995 Ferrari 412 T2, 1992 Williams FW14, 1991 McLaren MP4/6 and the 1988 McLaren MP4/4.
Two of the new classic cars can be seen in the 2013 movie 'Rush', the 1976 McLaren M23D (driven by James Hunt) and the 1976 Ferrari 312 T2 (driven by Niki Lauda).
Then we have the 1972 Lotus 72D and 1978 Lotus 79, driven by Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti, respectively, both of which were were championship winners.
Next up is the Ferrari 312 T4 from 1979, as driven by Jody Scheckter, and the 1982 McLaren MP4/1B, which was piloted by Lauda and John Watson.
As for the two 'tier 1' classic cars, which are available from day one for those who buy a fancy copy of F1 2018 and at a later undiclosed date for those who don't, you can sample Brawn GP-001, a car that Jenson Button used to score eight wins and the championship.
The 2003 Williams FW25, meanwhile, was less successful but still noteworthy. Between Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher, it scored four victories in eight races and second place in the Constructors' Championship.
Besides the classic cars, Codemasters has promised a deeper career mode, improved visuals and, to the relief of some fans, the option to remove the Halo from the in-car cockpit view.
F1 2018 will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with a release date of the 24th of August, 2018. Pre-orders are open for all platforms.