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 the game.
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 too.”
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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