F1 2017 Career Mode Detailed

By Rebecca Smith, 11 months ago
Yet another trailer has arrived for F1 2017, but this one showcases the game's "extensive" and "massively expanded" Career Mode.

At key points during the regular Formula 1 season, the mode will introduce invitational events during which players will be driving 12 classic cars. These events include overtake challenges, pursuit events, checkpoint, and time attack challenges. The 12 classic cars can also be used in different parts of the game, during both single and multi-class, C1 and C2 races. These races don't appear during the career mode itself, but they're included in the trailer below so that Codemasters could show players that classic cars can race together on track at the same time.

Don't panic, though; the classic cars aren't the only thing to be included in the Career Mode. There will be female driver avatars, new paddock locations, a new character and new practice programmes for players to perfect. All 20 official circuits from the current F1 season will be included, as well as four new shortened circuits — Britain, Bahrain, USA and Japan — and the new night version of the Monaco circuit. Then there will be a much larger scope for developing your team by improving team skills such as pit stop times.

Of course, your car also plays an important part. There will be 115 possible Research and Development upgrades across four different categories: Powertrain, Chassis, Aerodynamics and Durability. For those who don't want to think about this too much, the game will offer a Recommended Upgrade option that can be used instead. You can see the tech tree displayed at the 21 second mark in the trailer. As you work your way through the career, you'll need to increase the speed of Research and Development, think about the management and reliability of your car’s engine and gearbox elements, improve new part reliability and manage the six key components that make up a modern F1 power unit.


You'll get to carve out your own F1 career when the game is released for consoles on August 25th.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.