Following our announcement of the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ and the information that classic F1 cars are making their glorious return to the series, everyone seems to be very excited about F1 2017 landing this August! Sure, we’ve also got an even deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode – but we know that you’d all like to know what other classic cars will be joining the the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 (as driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna), the 1992 Williams FW14B (raced by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese), and the 2002 Ferrari F2002 (piloted by Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher).
So, on that note, we’re absolutely delighted to unveil the 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6 as the fourth classic F1 car that will feature in the game:
Hit play on the brand new trailer showcasing the World Constructors’ Championship-winning 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6, as driven by the 2010 World Champion Sebastian Vettel and team mate Mark Webber. As you may have suspected, further classic cars will be revealed in the coming weeks – so keep your eyes on our blog and our social channels for those as they arrive.
For those of you who don’t know too much about this beautiful car, let us tell you a little more about its history. The Red Bull Racing RB6 was an incredibly dominant car, with nine wins, 15 pole positions and six fastest laps across the 2010 Championship season.
Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing said: “The RB6 is our first Championship winning car, and as such is very special to us. 2010 was a dream year for Red Bull Racing, to achieve our ambition and to do so in such a compelling and dominant fashion was a fitting testament to the car, the drivers and commitment of the team. We are delighted the RB6 is included in the new F1 game as a classic car, it’s certainly a classic to us and I’m sure gamers will love driving it and trying to recreate those golden moments on track.”
Those of you who pre-order or pick up Day One copies of F1 2017 will have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the ‘F1 2017 Special Edition.’ Alternatively, the McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased at a later date. However, please rest assured that the eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.
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