Codemasters has revealed
the ‘Headline Edition’ of F1 2018, this year’s entry into its long-running official
Formula 1 racing game series. This version of the game features two exclusive
classic cars that have been highly-requested by fans, and a trailer to accompany
these legendary vehicles has also been released.
The new trailer showcases the championship-winning 2009
Brawn BGP-001, as driven by that year’s F1 World Champion Jenson Button and his
team mate, Rubens Barrichello, and the 2003 Williams FW25, of Juan Pablo
Montoya and Ralf Schumacher.
Both cars will feature in the ‘Headline Edition’ of F1 2018,
which is now available to pre-order from retailers and digital storefronts
worldwide. The 2009 Brawn BGP-001 and the 2003 Williams FW25 will also be
available for standalone purchase together at a later date after the release of
Codemasters has teased that further classic cars for F1 2018
will be revealed over “the coming weeks.” According to the developer, these vehicles
have been selected based on community feedback.
Brawn completed an incredible double World Championship in
its only season as a team, securing both the 2009 drivers’ and constructors’
titles. The car won eight races that season out of the 16 it competed in,
including six wins for Jenson Button in the first seven races of the year. It also
achieved four fastest laps, five pole positions and 15 podium finishes. Button
went on to win the Drivers’ World Championship ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
“The inclusion of classic cars in last year’s game was a
huge hit with our players and fans of the sport so we wanted to build on that
with the inclusion of more classics in F1 2018,” says Paul Jeal, Franchise
Director for Formula 1 at Codemasters. “The Brawn is without doubt the most
requested classic car by our passionate F1 community, so we are delighted to be
bringing it to the game.”
“To win both the drivers’ and constructors’ World
Championships in your only season is a phenomenal achievement and made the
Brawn instantly iconic, and not only that but it looks gorgeous too,” he
continued. “The 2003 Williams was also a fantastic car, which got better as the
season went on. Juan Pablo Montoya went on to record 8 podiums in a row, so I’m
sure players will relish the opportunity to get behind the wheel of this car
In total, the 2003 Williams FW25 secured itself 11 podium
finishes, four wins, four pole positions, and four fastest laps across 16 races
total and finished second place in the 2003 Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship.
Combined with the 2009 Brawn BGP-001, these classic race cars are simply
unmissable for any Formula 1 fan.
As a reminder, both classic cars will be available to be
purchase together at a later date after the release of F1 2018. The game is
slated to launch on
Friday, August 24th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Be on the lookout for more headlines from F1 2018 leading up
to the release of the game, but for now, check out Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s
Charles Leclerc driving a lap
of his home track, the iconic Circuit de Monaco.
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