It’s all well and good grabbing the helmet of your favourite driver and jumping being the wheel of the fastest race craft, but F1 fans demand more from their video game. The introduction of iconic cars from years gone by is no new idea, but in F1 2018, Codemasters are pushing things up a notch or two. Today we get the full rundown of all the classic cars included in the upcoming game.

20 classic cars from the 1970s onwards will all be present in F1 2018 and whilst we already know about the likes of the 2009 Brawn and 2003 Williams already, it’s great to see some other icons included from the get-go.

With F1 2018 releasing on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 24th August 2018, the hype is slowly beginning to become real with the latest F1 reveal completing the set of classic cars included. These include the ‘Rush racers’ – James Hunt’s legendary 1976 championship winning McLaren M23D and Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312 T2 and are joined by two Championship winning Lotus cars: Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1972 Lotus and Mario Andretti’s 1978 Lotus 79. Further, the 1979 Ferrari 312 T4, as driven by Jody Scheckter as he beat teammate Gilles Villeneuve to the title, and the 1982 McLaren MP4/1B driven by John Watson and Lauda make up the class.

But that’s not all and in addition to the six historic cars from the 1970s and 1980s, Codemasters has announced that all twelve of the classics previously featured in F1 2017 will also return. The full list of cars is therefore as follows:

NEW CLASSIC CARS:

  • 1970s and Early 1980s:
  • 1972 Lotus 72D
  • 1976 Ferrari 312 T2
  • 1976 McLaren M23D
  • 1978 Lotus 79
  • 1979 Ferrari 312 T4
  • 1982 McLaren MP4/1B

Returning from F1 2017

  • 2010 Red Bull RB6
  • 2008 McLaren MP4-23
  • 2007 Ferrari F 2007
  • 2006 Renault R26
  • 2004 Ferrari F2004
  • 2002 Ferrari F2002
  • 1998 McLaren MP4-13
  • 1996 Williams FW18
  • 1995 Ferrari 412T2
  • 1992 Williams FW14
  • 1991 McLaren MP4/6
  • 1988 McLaren MP4/4

2 New ‘Tier 1’ Classic Cars*:

* Both cars are exclusive DLC content for pre-order/Day 1 “Headline Edition” Digital & Boxed (DLC sold after 60 days).

  • 2009 Brawn BGP-001
  • 2003 Williams FW25

“We are delighted to bring 20 classic cars to F1 2018,” commented Lee Mather, Game Director, F1 2018. “The classics were extremely popular in last year’s game so we naturally wanted to offer our players even more choice this time. The 70s and 80s cars offer a whole new challenge and compared to the modern day cars. They look and sound incredible.”

Bringing home the feel, the glitz and the glamour of F1 to fans around the world, F1 2018 will also feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the current, rather exciting 2018 season. With the game challenging you to constantly ‘Make Headlines’, with a seriously in-depth career mode, and the inclusion of all the classics in place, it could well be the best F1 game yet.

We’ll only find out for sure in August!

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