"What's really impressive is the fidelity of each track's realisation, no doubt thanks to the involvement and direction of former F1 test driver Anthony Davidson. Take Spa, where action's being rejoined by the F1 mob this weekend after their extended summer hiatus. It's the subtle things that mark it out; the way the fast left hander Pouhon favours the brave who commit late to its apex, or the dip at the foot of Eau Rouge that, even when sat on a sofa with a controller in hand, makes the stomach turn.
When the heavens open – as they're looking to do for Sunday's race – it's brilliantly effective as puddles pepper the circuit and traction is drastically reduced. Vision's a problem too; get behind a car and the screen becomes a grey blur as you get a face full of spray with the red rear lights of the field ahead providing the only way to get your bearings."