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Watch as Lando Norris tackles classic F1 cars in the latest F1 2017 video
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Watch as Lando Norris tackles classic F1 cars in the latest F1 2017 video

by Neil Watton (neil363)August 10, 2017

If a professional driver can spare a bit of time to talk about how each of the cars in the new F1 2017 game feel, then the very least we can do is listen in on what he’s saying. So when Lando Norris took F1 2017 for a bit of a test drive, Codemasters and Koch Media kindly recorded the lot for us!

Watch below as the latest video for F1 2017 sees young McLaren driver, Lando Norris, take a number of his team’s classic F1 vehicles out for a spin. With the MCL32 also present, you can see how Norris tackled the new Japan Short circuit, before dropping a few of his thoughts.

“Getting behind the wheel for the first time was a really great feeling – after my test in the 2017 car in Hungary, I’m happy to confirm that these cars are much faster and more intense to drive, and that really comes across in the new game,” commented Norris. “I think people are going to have a lot of fun driving the new breed of Grand Prix car in F1 2017.”

He continued: “It was also a really nice experience to get to re-live several chapters of McLaren’s past by driving classic cars from 1988, 1991, ’98 and 2008, each representing a world championship success for the team. The 2008 title-winning car has tons of downforce, and is a lot of fun to throw about. The heritage cars are really the icing on the cake.”

In case you’re not completely up to speed with how the new F1 title will work, you’ll find all the official teams, cars, drivers and circuits from the current scintillating season, and 12 classic cars from McLaren, Ferrari, Williams, Renault and Red Bull Racing also present – with pre-order access getting you the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4.

F1 2017 will also include four brand new shortened circuits in Britain, Bahrain, USA and Japan as well as the chance to race around the famous Monaco street circuit at night.

It’ll release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC come August 25th 2017 – just in time for the F1 season to kick back into life after the summer break.

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Neil Watton (neil363)
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One. A massive racing fan, Forza 4 was the daddy of all Xbox titles but Forza Horizon 2 now trumps that. Online first person shooters are my hell....probably because my reactions are so poor. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.