- Deluxe Edition content revealed for F1 2021.
- F1 2021 Deluxe Edition includes three days of early access – start playing from July 13.
- Iconic drivers will be available in My Team, plus more exclusive items for F1 2021 Deluxe Edition.
The illustrious history of F1 is full of icons from every decade and era, right through to today’s superstars, like Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, and Charles Leclerc. In F1 2021, the official video game of the Formula One World Championship from Codemasters and EA Sports, seven of those F1 icons will be yours to race alongside, with F1 2021 Deluxe Edition, along with plenty more exclusive content revealed today!
Iconic Drivers in F1 2021
Players of the Deluxe Edition, available to pre-order digitally right now, will receive the My Team Icons Pack, which includes seven iconic drivers across almost 40 years of F1 history. More on My Team in a moment – for now, let’s say hello to our seven famous faces…
Alain Prost, often known as “The Professor” for his calculated, intelligent approach to motor racing, was a mainstay of F1 podiums for over a decade, taking a quartet of World Drivers Championships over the 1980s and early 1990s.
Prost’s fiercest rival, Ayrton Senna, is one of sport’s most legendary figures – his passion for racing and raw talent guiding him to three drivers’ titles, all with McLaren.
Scotsman David Coulthard was Senna’s replacement after his untimely passing in 1994, and ‘DC’ carved out a fantastic career of his own, with nearly 250 races and 13 race wins.
Felipa Massa often shared the grid with Coulthard – another Brazilian prodigy who notched up 11 wins, and came agonisingly close to defeating a certain Lewis Hamilton to the 2008 World Championship.
Another incredible driver from this century, Jenson Button’s F1 world title came behind the wheel of the unforgettable Brawn GP car of 2009, between race-winning stints at BAR and McLaren.
Nico Rosberg achieved what so many have tried and failed this century: defeating Lewis Hamilton in a straight World Championship fight, taking the title in 2016, shortly before retiring from the sport.
Last but not least, the legendary Michael Schumacher. 91 race wins. 68 pole positions. Seven World Drivers’ Championships. Schumacher is the measuring stick that so many of today’s F1 drivers aspire to reach – including his son, Mick.
Recruit F1 Icons in My Team
For F1 2021 Deluxe Edition players, these seven drivers will be added to My Team – our mode that allows you to live the dream of creating, running, and racing for your own official F1 team. On top of racing against the real-world F1 grid, My Team puts you in control of all manner of key team decisions – from choosing your colours and badge, to improving your facilities, to picking your teammate on the track from the driver market. Deluxe Edition owners will have these seven iconic drivers added to the driver market, meaning you can recruit and race alongside a selection of true F1 icons. Don’t get starstruck!
More Exclusive Content for F1 2021 Deluxe Edition
This is just the beginning of what F1 2021 Deluxe Edition has to offer, though. Pre-ordering this version will also give you three days’ early access to the full game, so you can hit the track from July 13.
The Braking Point Content Pack is also included in F1 2021 Deluxe Edition, containing exclusive in-game items inspired by the fictional characters from our new ‘Braking Point’ story experience with Character avatars, liveries, helmets, and more. Want to further customise your look? 18,000 PitCoin virtual currency is included in the Deluxe Edition, to spend in-game on visual items.
F1 2021 Coming to Xbox Series X|S
Whether you’re brushing virtual shoulders with F1 icons, or mixing up your look on the track, there is plenty to get stuck into F1 2021 Deluxe Edition – and of course, you’ll be able to do it all three days earlier.
Don’t forget: F1 2021 is also the series’ debut on Xbox Series X|S, so expect even faster load times, even greater graphical fidelity, and the most detailed F1 experience to date. July can’t come quickly enough!
F1® 2021 Deluxe Edition
Author: Jennifer Marshall, Social Media Manager, F1 2021
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire