F1® Mobile Racing – Update 9 and F1 Esports Mobile Qualifier Details



December 10, 2019

Update 9 for F1® Mobile Racing is imminent – Codemasters’ official free-to-play F1 game, out now on iOS and Android. Whilst all our content updates are stacked full of additions and goodies, this one feels special, as we bring F1® Mobile Racing into the world of F1 Esports for the very first time!

So, before jumping into Update 9, here’s a breakdown of what’s coming in this update, starting with our F1 Esports event – the first step towards a potential path to racing glory…

Starting on December 13, The Mobile Qualifier works in a similar way to your standard F1® Mobile Racing GP Event: compete in three separate events, taking place on the circuits of Australia (Melbourne), Singapore (Marina Bay) and Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps). From these three events, you’ll earn a cumulative score, which is then used for your global leaderboard placement. You’ll have the chance to retry or re-enter the event to shave off those tenths of a second and give you another shot at the top spot.

We’re giving every player an equal chance at taking the top spot in the Mobile Qualifier, by putting the same cap on every car’s PI (Performance Indicator) level – the number that dictates the overall performance of your car. That means in this GP Event, car performance does not matter; just like the F1 Esports series, it’s all down to your skill, nerve and consistency as a driver.

Entries are stopped and the leaderboard is frozen at 23:59 GMT, December 26. At this point, your final ranking will dictate your slate of prizes, including the potential of some brand new items for your collection. On top of that, though, the first-placed player and overall winner of the Mobile Qualifier wins not just a prize, but an opportunity. Our winner will receive a spot in the official 2020 F1 Esports Time Trial, where some of the world’s fastest esports gamers compete for a place in the 2020 F1 Esports New Balance Pro Draft. Make it to the Pro Draft, and you’ve got a shot at being drafted by an official F1 Esports team and representing them in the Pro Series, broadcast live around the world. Your journey to that stage starts right here.

It’s the first time ever that F1 Esports is represented in F1® Mobile Racing, and carries the potential of the ultimate esports prize. And the best part: it’s absolutely free to play and enter!


The Mobile Qualifier is certainly not the only thing new in Update 9, which comes with a stocking full of festive gifts and surprises…


  • Christmas Pass: Grab yourself an early Holiday season present with our Christmas Pass! Available until January 5th, unwrap the Christmas Pass to earn in-game currency, new R&D parts, and exclusive winter-themed visual items. Discover your new items via our in-game advent calendar, with new rewards ready to open every day through the festive period!
  • Shop: Check out the brand new Shop, where we’re stocking some brand new offers, new parts to grab every day, and starter packs now available every time you change Leagues in Duel.
  • Season Championship Finale: The 2019 F1 season may be over, but our season-long championship is rolling on! Until January 31st, you have the chance to retry previous events in Season Championship to improve your overall score and global leaderboard ranking, leading to bigger and better prizes. Good luck!
  • Daily parts: Update 9 brings two new daily parts for players, so as you check in each day to open your advent calendar from the Christmas Pass, make sure to open your daily pack, too. Drop rates have been removed from the daily pack, so you can always see what you’re acquiring. Also, keep checking in for our weekly, seasonal and flash offers!


Stay locked into F1® Mobile Racing on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for all news on Update 9’s arrival and the F1 Esports Mobile Qualifier.

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About Chris Groves

Community Manager for Codemasters, primarily working on DIRT 5! Keen enthusiast of corners, kerbs and key lime pie.

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