The F1 season may still currently be on hold, but by the time F1 2020 hits Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia, latest plans reveal that things could well be all go. Of course, anything could happen between now and then, but there’s still a decent chance of us F1 fanatics being able to take in some racing. And when it does start, there is just as high a chance of seeing cars pounding around the banks of Circuit Zandvoort, as the Dutch circuit makes an official return. To get us in the mood for that race, Codemasters have today given a virtual look at how things will play out, taking local hero Max Verstappen’s Red Bull for a virtual hot lap.
Due to see racing take place this coming weekend, the only way we’ll currently be able to enjoy Circuit Zandvoort is via the upcoming F1 2020, and with Codies latest video, we get to spot all the intricacies that it brings.
The first of two new races that were due to hit F1 this season, Circuit Zandvoort is nestled amongst the coastal dunes in the province of North Holland. A traditionally styled racetrack that hasn’t seen action since the mid-1980s, there is a new paddock and run-off areas, with sections of the track enhanced to create exhilarating racing moments. It is highly likely that it will become synonymous for its steeped bank curve, which is unique amongst F1 circuits, with the 18 degree angle allowing drivers to tuck-in behind an opponent and line-up to overtake in front of the fans on the home straight.
“The team has done an incredible job in recreating every aspect of the circuit. The banked final corner heading into the long straight is something players are going to enjoy,” said Lee Mather, F1® Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “Circuit Zandvoort is highly technical with height variation, blind crests and unsighted braking points and corner apexes. It’s an onslaught on the senses and doesn’t give players a moment to rest.”
You can check out the video of Max hitting Circuit Zandvoort right below.
Further to this though and Codemasters have also now revealed the F1 2020 cover art with four variants alongside the previously confirmed Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition and Steelbook. Current World Champion, Lewis Hamilton and long-time rival, Sebastian Vettel go head to head on the ‘international’ version which includes UK, Germany and the US markets. But then we also discover the younger guns of Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen representing France, Italy and Benelux, with Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez taking centre stage in Spain and Mexico. You’ll then get to see the experienced faces of Kimi Räikkönen and Daniel Ricciardo featuring in Poland and Australia.
F1 2020 is scheduled to arrive on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia on July 10th 2020, with those who purchase the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition receiving exclusive content and three days early access.