This morning brought us a brand new F1 2021 information drop from Codemasters and EA Sports. Today we’ve learned which drivers will race the cover for F1 2021 once it releases on July 16th, 2021.
F1 2021 Cover Art
While F1 2020 featured four drivers on its cover, F1 2021 pairs it back to three. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is once again front and center. Hamilton’s biggest threat Max Verstappen is shown on Hamilton’s left while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is on Lewis’ right hand side.
This will be Hamilton’s sixth time gracing the cover of a Codemasters F1 game. His first appearance was on the cover of F1 2015. We would need to get this fact checked but we’re speculating that Lewis Hamilton may have the most video game cover appearances second only to Tiger Woods.
Deluxe Edition content
In addition to the cover art we also learned a little more about extra content that will come with the deluxe version of F1 2021. Specifically when it comes to drivers that players can recruit in the returning “My Team” mode.
F1 2021 Deluxe edition owners can choose from seven iconic former F1 drivers including:
- Michael Schumacher (94)* – 91 wins in 308 races, and seven-time World Champion
- Ayrton Senna (94) – 41 wins, 65 pole positions, and three World Championships
- Alain Prost (93) – 51 wins, 41 fastest laps, and four World Championships
- Jenson Button (90) – Won the 2009 World Championship in Brawn GP team’s first season
- Nico Rosberg (89) – Won nine of 21 races during his 2016 Championship winning season
- David Coulthard (87) – Won 13 races,62 podium finishes, and runner-up in 2001
- Felipe Massa (86) – 11 victories, 41 podiums and runner-up in the 2008 season
*The number next to each driver’s name is their rating in the “My Team” mode.
You can head to the official Codemasters/EA F1 2021 website to learn more about the deluxe edition content.
F1 2021 Deluxe Edition trailer
A new F1 2021 Deluxe edition trailer better breaks down each driver’s rating number and gives a great look at their character models. Immediately we noticed an increased quality in the facial models of each driver. It is a subtle preview of just how good F1 2021 could look on the current crop of powerful consoles like PlayStation 5 (PS5) and the Xbox Series X | S consoles.
F1 2021 will also be available on PC, PlayStation 4 (PS4), and Xbox One. PS4 and Xbox One players can upgrade their copy of F1 2021 to the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S version for free when they upgrade their consoles.
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