It’s time for a brand new classic car reveal! And today, we’re very happy to announce that Williams has become the latest team to have iconic cars recreated in F1™ 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Below, you can find the two classic Williams cars we’re featuring in F1 2017, including the previously unannounced 1996 Williams FW18. The video’s also on our YouTube channel here:
F1 2017 features an even deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode as well as the return of classic cars. Both the 1992 Williams FW14B and the 1996 Williams FW18 will be playable in F1 2017 when it releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) worldwide on August 25th 2017.
If you aren’t too familiar with the two Williams cars that are going to feature in F1 2017, here’s a little bit about them:
- 1992 Williams FW14B – Driven by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese during the 1992 Formula 1™ season, the FW14B was the dominant car in which Mansell won the Drivers’ Championship, with a then record breaking nine wins in the season.
- 1996 Williams FW18 – The most successful car of the 1996 season, winning 12 of the 16 races, with Damon Hill triumphing eight times to Jacques Villeneuve’s four, winning Hill the Drivers’ Championship title, and Williams the Constructors’ Championship.
Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, Williams Racing said: “The FW14B is one of our most iconic cars and one of my personal favourites. With Nigel Mansell behind the wheel, it was a force to be reckoned with and provided one of our greatest eras as a team in Formula One. The FW18 of 1996 is statistically our most successful ever car, winning 12 out of 16 races, six of which were one-two finishes, on our way to securing the Constructors’ title. We are delighted that these cars are being included in this year’s new F1 game for 2017. It is a special year for us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, so a perfect moment to celebrate two cars that we are so proud of at Williams. We hope that gamers will love driving them as they remember some great moments from the history of our sport.”
The two Williams cars join the already-announced 1995 Ferrari 412 T2, 2002 Ferrari F2002, 2004 Ferrari F2004, 2007 Ferrari F2007 and 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6 – and the 1988 McLaren MP4/4. We’re not finished though, we’ve got more classic cars to reveal in the coming weeks.
Oh, and we’re very excited to be able to reveal our cover to the world. Expanding on what we did last year for F1 2016, where we had a main cover design and a different design for the Americas, this year we now have versions for Australia, Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg, as well as the Americas, alongside our main version. You can find them all below!
Here’s our main cover, with Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen.
Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez feature alongside Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in our Americas cover.
Our Netherlands/Belgium/Luxembourg cover includes Stoffel Vandoorne, alongside Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen.
Daniel Ricciardo lines up with Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso on our Australian cover.
You can pre-order F1 2017 on our product website, so head here to pre-order your copy. You can also pre-order here on Steam! Make sure you keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook channels for future news, YouTube for video content and our blog for all the details.