F1 2018

Going onboard with the 2009 Brawn BGP-001 in F1 2018

posted by 
Alan Walsh
July 29, 2018
F1 2018

Going onboard with the 2009 Brawn BGP-001 in F1 2018

posted by 
Alan Walsh
July 29, 2018

F1 2018 features a total of 20 spectacular, historic classic cars, however two of these will initially be exclusive to the Day One ‘Headline’ Edition of the game. These include the championship-winning 2009 Brawn BGP-001, which was driven by that year’s F1 World Champion Jenson Button and his teammate, Rubens Barrichello, as well as the 2003 Williams FW25, driven by Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher.

Last week, at the F1 2018 Preview event in London, England, we had the opportunity to go hands-on with this year’s official racing game of the Formula 1 World Championship with YouTuber Matt212. That meant diving deep into the new Career Mode, checking out the all-new Circuit Paul Ricard using a Ferrari F2004, playing the game with a £2,000 Playseat and Fanatec wheel setup, and driving with the new ‘halo’ cockpit camera around the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. It also resulted in us having the chance to go onboard with the 2009 Brawn BGP-001 – the most requested classic car for F1 2018.

Whilst not drivable in the press tour version of the game, it was certainly available to spectate if being used by an AI driver – and that’s exactly what Matt212 did when he spotted it driving on the Circuit de Monaco during a race event. That means he was able to capture the 2009 Brawn BGP-001 with 3-laps of gameplay footage whilst scrolling through the different onboard camera angles available in F1 2018. Not only does this one look incredible with its unique, slick paintjob, but it also sounds fantastic – and you’ll hear it for yourself in the video above, so be sure to check it out and don’t forget to crank up your headphone’s volume.

The 2009 season of Formula 1 is remarkable for not only the thrilling and surprising races it brought us, but also Brawn’s historic victory – one that’s simply unforgettable. You’ll be able to experience that championship-winning Brawn with the 2009 BGP-001 in the F1 2018 Headline Edition, available to pre-order today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It launches worldwide on August 24th, 2018 across the aforementioned platforms. If you don’t acquire the Headline Edition, both the Brawn and Williams Day One DLC will be made available for standalone purchase sometime in the future.