The latest edition of the official F1 video game will be released by Codemasters – its first since it was acquired by Electronic Arts – on July 16, with an all-new story mode and three new tracks.
The initial announcement last month revealed that the game will feature icon drivers as part of its MyTeam mode, made available to those who purchase the Deluxe Edition of F1 2021.
Codemasters and EA Sports have revealed the seven iconic drivers who will feature in the game, along with five world champions and two finalists from previous title races.
Senna and Schumacher will be available through the MyTeam driver manager mode for players to enroll in their fictional teams, both with an overall rating of 94.
Senna’s big rival Alain Prost is also on the icon list, with the quadruple world champion’s overall rating being 93.
Jenson Button will feature in an official F1 video game for the first time since 2016, as will this year’s champion Nico Rosberg, completing the World Champion Quintet.
David Coulthard and Felipe Massa complete the list of iconic drivers revealed for F1 2021.
Overall F1 Driver Ratings 2021 MyTeam Icon
Michael Schumacher – 94
Ayrton Senna – 94
Alain Prost – 93
Jenson Button – 90
Nico Rosberg – 89 years old
David Coulthard – 87 years old
Felipe Massa – 86
Driver ratings for the full 2021 F1 grid are expected to be revealed at a later date.
Monday’s announcement also included confirmation that Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will serve as three global coverage stars for the 2021 F1 game.
F1 2021 will feature a new two-player career mode and a real-season start-of-season career mode, as well as a new “ Brake Point ” story mode that takes players from F2 to F1.
F1 2021 will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S, making it the first F1 title available on the latest generation platforms, as well as on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.