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F1 2021 Adds Portimao, Aston Martin Safety Car and More - Patch Notes

F1 2021 Adds Portimao

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F1 2021 Adds Portimao, Aston Martin Safety Car and More - Patch Notes

F1 2021 has added Portimao, home of the Portuguese Grand Prix, along with the Aston Martin safety car, complementing the existing Mercedes AMG GT R. The team has also released F1 2021 patch 1.10 and a new trailer with information on all of the upcoming updates and free content.

Portimao is the first of three circuits added to the F1 calendar for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship. The free update allows players to re-write history following Lewis Hamilton’s win in May.

The Aston Martin Safety Car can be seen in the following races:

  • Bahrain
  • Monaco
  • Canada
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Russia
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Saudi Arabia (when added in game)
  • Abu Dhabi

Imola, home to Max Verstappen’s first win of the season, will be available in October, followed by Jeddah in November ahead of its debut as the season’s penultimate race. F1 2021 will also include several updates throughout the remainder of the F1 and F2 season.

  • September 13 2021
    • Updated Car Performances
    • Portimao
    • New Aston Martin Safety Car
    • Free Trial on Xbox & PlayStation – (The Steam trial has ended)
  • October 2021
    • Imola
    • F1 Sports Update
  • November 2021
    • Jeddah Street Circuit
    • F2 2021 Season

“We’re thrilled to finally release our first free circuit and update our players on what’s to come in the months ahead,” said Paul Jeal, F1 Senior Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Our players have let us know how excited they are to experience the new 2021 season circuits, and Jeddah will be a highlight releasing a few weeks before it makes its F1 debut in December.”

Xbox and PlayStation players can also try F1 2021 for free with a trial available now to download via the respective digital stores. The trial allows players to sample the opening of Braking Point alongside a Grand Prix at Monza and the opening weekend for My Team.

F1 2021 patch 1.10 is also available addressing quite a few lingering issues. Check out the patch notes below.

  • Portimao has been added to the available tracks in all modes
  • F1 2021 vehicle performance has been brought more in-line with the real season. All F1 Time Trial leaderboards have been reset as a result of this change.
  • Aston Martin safety car has been added to tracks where it is used in the real season
  • Fixed a crash when watching highlights or replays on Xbox Series consoles
  • Various improvements to Xbox multiplayer connections
  • Addressed an issue where the race could end after the first lap in two-player Career
  • Addressed an issue where the MFD could pop up when tyre wear reached 20% increments
  • Addressed an issue where users could not enter the pits with heavily worn engine components while using steering assist
  • Race strategy practice programme is now locked to standard fuel mode to bring this in line with race regulations
  • Addressed an issue when adjusting HDR peak nit, it would not show a change on the images
  • Fixed a crash quitting to the front end after negotiating a contract in two-player Career
  • Fixed a crash when viewing standings after retiring from a league
  • Dazzle camo helmet now displays correctly
  • Fixed a crash when renegotiating with their current team after a reboot in two-player Career
  • Addressed an issue where ERS toggle input could not be recognised
  • General stability improvements
  • Various minor fixes

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  1. IrishSalsa
    Love this game!! I hope EA doesn't screw this game up by 3 years. Disappointed Codemasters sold out to them.
    Sent from my SM-G996U using Operation Sports mobile app

    Amen. The good thing, at least for me, is I am becoming very comfortable with continuing to play for sports games beyond the yearly cycle. I am down to MLB The Show and F1. I have stuck with '20 for The Show and I could be very comfortable playing '21 F1 for several years if not more.
    Bullit
    Amen. The good thing, at least for me, is I am becoming very comfortable with continuing to play for sports games beyond the yearly cycle. I am down to MLB The Show and F1. I have stuck with '20 for The Show and I could be very comfortable playing '21 F1 for several years if not more.
    Yeah same two sports games for me too, although I do have MLB 21. But these are no doubt the only two I play. Madden is so trash. They ruined it with the superhero player stuff that gives players super powers. MLB still very good as always. After reading the improvements on NBA 2K I do admit I'm tempted to buy it this year. But I haven't bought 2k since 2k18 and Madden I haven't bought since 2019. I can't see myself getting Madden until I at least get a ps5 which won't be for 2 or 3 years when stores have them in stock regularly. This year looks like a bad year for Madden again regardless.
    I can see EA somehow getting a dumb card game on F1 though with legend drivers and quick 3 lap races to appease the casual gamer. Just hope they keep the sim style of racing in tact for offline.
    Sent from my SM-G996U using Operation Sports mobile app
    Important to note this patch also includes a fix for Xbox that should hopefully FINALLY resolve the freezing issues during replays/cut scenes. I've got about 4 hours in tonight with no issues so far
    As for Portimao... wow! What a fantastic addition. Just an amazing track to drive, especially in cockpit view but my gosh it can be terrifying those first few laps if you try getting used to the track without the racing line on. I had to turn it on for a few laps to get the hang of it. It's a brilliant track IMO. I hope even if it is not on the calendar next year that they keep it as a bonus track. Imola too. They really have to start adding extra tracks IMO. If licensing issues prevent them from using them in season/career modes; that's fine. At least include them for online, or grand prix mode so we have more variety and increased replayability.
    As well as Portimao turned out... bring on Imola (October) and Jeddah (November)!!!!
    I ran a few laps on Portimao last night and it is a very fun circuit to drive. Can't wait for Imola to come. Indifferent about Jeddah lol.
    And hopefully, they finally have those Xbox overheating/freezing issues fixed.

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