F1 2016 is a video game made by Codemasters, based on the 2016 Formula One season. It was released on 19 August 2016, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.[2][4] A limited edition was also released, with the inclusion of the "Career Booster" DLC pack, which gives the player extra research and development credits to add to their regular amount received throughout the Career mode, plus exclusive designs for helmets and laptops in-game.[2] On 7 September, it was confirmed that the game would be released on mobile devices,[5] first for iOS and tvOS on 11 November, and a couple of weeks later for Android.[3]


F1 2016 allows players to play as the drivers who compete in the 2016 season and race on all of the circuits on the calendar, including the Baku City Circuit.[6] Following a couple of mid-season changes in the real-life 2016 season, the game has the qualifying format used in most of the races of the season rather than the format used in Australia and Bahrain, and has Max Verstappen in Red Bull and Daniil Kvyat in Toro Rosso. The ultra-soft tyres are also set to appear.[7] After being absent in F1 2015, the career mode and safety car returned, along with the addition of the virtual safety car. Compared to the previous games, the career mode has ten seasons instead of five, and allows players to choose an avatar and car number. They can also choose their own helmet, and choose any team from the start. Each team has different goals, and depending on the player's statistics, they may get contracts with other teams during a season. Otherwise, they can use Research and Development credits to make their team more competitive.[6] Players can also access the rooms their team uses, plus change the time of day in the game.[2]

F1 2016 also sees several more additions: The formation lap, which was previously used in SCE Studio Liverpool's game Formula One Championship Edition; manual starts, which require the player to figure out when to release the clutch at the start of a race, while avoiding a jump start; manual pit entries, which have the player manually slowing down before entering the pit line to match the speed limit; and up to twenty-two players can play in online multiplayer mode. Other elements have been added, such as the appearance of the pit wall boards, the introduction of wheel tethers, a more realistic penalty system, more realistic car damage, and remodelled kerbs and surfacing.[8]

Teams and DriversEdit

Team No. Driver
Germany Mercedes 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
6 Germany Nico Rosberg
Italy Ferrari 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 19 Brazil Felipe Massa
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
India Force India-Mercedes 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez
France Renault 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer
Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson
12 Brazil Felipe Nasr
United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button
United Kingdom Manor-Mercedes 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein
88 Indonesia Rio Haryanto
United States Haas-Ferrari 8 France Romain Grosjean
21 Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez


Cover ArtsEdit




  1. "F1 2016 releases on August 19 - F1 2016 for PS4 News". 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "F1™ 2016 – First Gameplay Video & Release Date". Codemasters. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Out now - F1™ 2016 game launches on mobile". Formula 1® - The Official F1® Website. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  4. "Coming soon - the official F1™ 2016 game". Formula 1® - The Official F1® Website. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  5. "F1™ 2016 – Coming to iOS, tvOS and Android devices". Codemasters. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Introducing F1™ 2016". Codemasters. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  7. These were all revealed in a Q&A video from Codemasters on Facebook, but the video was soon removed.
  8. "F1 2016 – New Features & Trailer". Codemasters. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
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