Champions Mode Detailed for F1 2012

By Keith Gray, 6 years ago
After the plethora of improvements which were witnessed in compared to F1 2010, many gamers bemoaned the fact that the Young Driver Test mode was the only new feature revealed when Codemasters announced, back in March this year.

Since then, the developer/publisher has been reluctant to unveil any further upgrade packages for the upcoming title. Codemasters has only confirmed the newest track, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, which is scheduled to make its debut in the F1 calendar in F1 2012. The coverage of the new circuit came courtesy of this year's E3 event with screenshots and a trailer.

Following a fairly quiet few months for the award-winning frachise, Codemasters has now revealed a brand-new game mode for the latest iteration. The Champions Mode will see racers taking on all six of the previous Formula One World Drivers' Championship winners in a series of race scenarios. You'll take on "Kimi Räikkönen, followed by Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and then Michael Schumacher", in that order and, in true challenging fashion, you will be required to beat each in turn before being allowed to move on to the next challenge.

This trailer showcases all six of those former champions (and other drivers) posing for the cameras and showboating on a variety of different circuits. However, the video does not appear to detail any of the proposed challenges specifically.

In contrast to the trailer, the following extract from Codemasters' press release describes what's going to be required to succeed in the first challenge:
The Kimi Räikkönen challenge sees the player join a race as Kimi’s teammate at Spa Francorchamps. The player has just pitted and is on new tyres while the rest of the pack is on worn rubber with three laps to go until the end of the race. In order to complete the scenario the player has to race through the pack and overtake Kimi before the end of the race
There's not long now until the five red lights go out, and it's go, go, go! F1 2012 will start burning rubber in September 2012.

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Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.