//Thursday 7 April 2020 (11am UK BST)// – Codemasters® today premieres the F1® 2020 in-game hot lap from the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, ahead of this weekend’s Virtual Grand Prix at the same circuit. Initially scheduled for this weekend in the F1® calendar, the lap, recorded by the F1® 2020 development team, features McLaren’s Carlos Sainz on his home circuit.
Following feedback from both drivers and players, improvements have been made by the development team to the 2020 Spanish circuit. The final sector has been modified, and now the elevation between turns 13 and 14 has changed, giving players a greater sense of realism. On Sunday, 10 May, F1® drivers Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon, Lando Norris, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi and Antonio Giovinazzi will be joined by Sergio Aguero, Thibaut Courtois and Arthur Melo for this weekend’s virtual race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Racing on F1® 2019, drivers will join the race remotely with a live broadcast from 6pm (BST).
The Broadcast will be available on the official Formula 1® YouTube, Twitch, Weibo and Facebook channels alongside international broadcast partners. F1® 2020 will be released on Friday 10th July 2020 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Windows PC (DVD and via Steam), and Google Stadia.
Players who purchase the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition will receive exclusive content and three days early access. For future news and details on all the new features follow Formula 1 game website and social channels on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
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