F1 2021 obtained the Algarve International Circuit — racing followers realize it as Portimão — with a patch on Monday, and can obtain two extra tracks free, as promised, in October and November, Codemasters introduced Monday.
Portimão, in addition to Imola (Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari) are two grade one Formula One circuits pressed into emergency responsibility in 2020 by a COVID-altered racing schedule. Both tracks returned to the schedule this yr, and have already run their grands prix (the Portugese and the Emilia Romagna GP, respectively). Codemasters was not in a position to construct the tracks in time for F1 2021’s launch in July, and promised them as free post-launch add-ons. Imola is because of arrive in the game with October’s replace.
Jeddah Street Circuit in Saudi Arabia will be a part of them in November. That observe runs the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Dec. 5. Jeddah’s patch is scheduled for November, alongside the present Formula Two drivers and season.
New tracks will be a part of F1 2021’s Grand Prix and Multiplayer modes instantly. In the motive force and My Team profession modes, they’ll be added to the schedule in their customary dates, so if gamers are in a season previous Imola and Portimão’s April and May racing dates, respectively, they’ll choose them up in the following yr on the schedule. Players restarting a profession will discover the tracks added in at their traditional occasions.
However, Career additionally has a brand new function known as Real Season Start, which permits gamers to start a brand new marketing campaign from the current, with outcomes from the previous real-life season factored into the standings and groups’ development.
Other post-launch adjustments coming with Monday’s patch embrace the brand new Aston Martin security automobile (changing the Mercedes AMG GT R, which stayed in the game regardless of the sponsorship switching this yr in actual life). Car efficiency will even be up to date to match real-world outcomes, now that about two-thirds of the season is finished.
Max Verstappen, the present F1 driver’s championship chief, received at Imola on April 18, and Lewis Hamilton, at the moment second place, took the victory at Portimão on May 2. Until final yr, the Portuguese observe had not seen a grand prix since 1996 (received by Williams’ Jacques Villeneuve). Prior to 2020, Imola had final hosted the 2006 San Marino Grand Prix, the sixth one Michael Schumacher received for Ferrari on its house course.