Classic cars return in F1 2017 this August, new trailer released


Okay, so everyone saw it coming: Codemasters has announced this year's iteration of their annual Formula 1 game, which is every bit as surprising to hear that Christmas has not been cancelled.

A trailer has been released, which can be viewed below, showing some of the cars that will be useable in the game: the 1988 McLaren MP4/4, the 1992 Williams FW14B and the Ferrari F2002.

F1 2017 will, of course, feature this year's more aggressive cars, and it looks set to reflect a fascinating season as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel head into the European season equal on pace.

That makes three of the 12 total classic cars appearing in the final game - there'll be more revealed as the game edges nearer to its August 25 release date. The game will be launching on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and, in news that is sure to delight series fans, will see the return of Classic F1 cars. Alongside being able to drive the historic cars in multiplayer and time trials, they will also be incorporated into the career mode.

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This is the ideal addition for the upcoming game that will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

There will also be more variety than ever before, with Lee Mather, the game's Creative Director, stating that circuits will have four alternative layouts, along with "numerous new gameplay types".

Anyone who preorders F1 2017 (or picks up a Day One edition) will get exclusive access to the aforementioned McLaren MP4/4. "As part of your career you will be invited to race in modern day, invitational events in the different classic F1 cars throughout the season".