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Codemasters set to bring retro F1 into the digital age with F1 2013 Classic Edition

Submitted by on July 19, 2013

F1 2013

An impressive selection of 80s and 90s F1 racers at your fingertips are set to feature in F1 2013, Classic Edition.

By Jack Drewett

Video game development house Codemasters are currently putting the finishing touches on F1 2013, the latest in their ongoing series of Formula 1 racing simulations. The game will be centered around the ability to play through the current season in a fashion you’d expect of an officially licensed release, however it’s talk of the recently announced “F1 Classics” mode which has really grabbed our attention.

“We’ve been trying to do it since we first got the Formula One license,” explains creative director Steve Hood of the idea, before going on to mention that fans of the franchise had been requesting classic cars, drivers and tracks be included for some years. The inclusion of Estoril, Imola, Jerez and Brands Hatch will be reason enough for many to take a look, as will surprising vehicle choices such as the Williams FW07, FW12 and the Lotus 100T.

As a game, F1 2013 promises an opportunity for fans of the eras revisited to jump behind the wheels of faithfully recreated renditions of period-correct chariots and have a wrestle. It’s also a fantastic chance to expose a younger fan base to some of the most colorful years that the rich history of Formula 1 has to offer.

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