F1 2021 Codemasters: Portimao, Aston Martin Safety Car e performance update!
Codemasters ha rilasciato un nuovo update per il suo F1 2021: l'aggiornamento ci mette a disposizione il nuovo Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, meglio noto come circuito di Portimao, la bellissima Safety Car Aston Martin, un corposo aggiornamento delle performance per piloti e teams e la consueta manciata di bugfixing. Ricordate che il gioco sarà successivamente aggiornato, sempre gratuitamente, anche con le piste di Imola e Jeddah.
Before F1® 2021’s release, we revealed that we would be adding three circuits: Portimao, Imola, and Jeddah as free post-launch updates. Today, Portimao will be fully playable for all players in F1® 2021, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Portuguese circuit, and how you can explore it for yourself in game. The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, otherwise known as Portimao, sits just half an hour outside the city of its namesake. It’s a track well-known for its elevation changes, boasting 15 truly glorious corners to race around.
While Valtteri Bottas put his Mercedes on pole in this year’s Portuguese Grand Prix, it was a decisive victory for Lewis Hamilton, who took the chequered flag a full 29 seconds before second-place Max Verstappen crossed the line. Aside from some winter testing in 2008/09, last year’s Grand Prix was Formula 1®’s first race at Portimao, though some drivers on the grid have raced here earlier in their careers. Now it’s time for you to put the pedal to the metal on the Portuguese circuit.
Once you’ve downloaded the update, Portimao will be available for you to race in Time Trial, Grand Prix, Real-Season Start, and online. If you’re in the middle of a Career save, you won’t need to start again to experience Portimao. Whether in My Team, or Driver Career, it will appear for selection in your next season. Brand-new Career saves will have Poritmao available from the start.
Aston Martin Safety Car
For the first time ever, the 2021 F1® season saw the introduction of two official Safety Cars. Alongside the very recognisable (but now red) Mercedes AMG, the green Aston Martin Vantage will be taking on Safety Car duties at certain races.
The performance of the cars has been updated so that they are now much more reflective of what is happening on track right now. As a result of this, we’ll be wiping the F1® Time Trial leaderboards. Additionally, we have made some minor tweaks to the handling model to remove an unrealistic element with low-speed cornering, which will be coming into the game as soon as the AI retraining has been completed. Livery updates will also be coming in October, updating the teams’ look.*