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  CODEMASTERS REVEALS F1 ® 2020 AUSTRIA HOT LAP AHEAD OF REVISED F1 ® SEASON START
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07/03/2020
 


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//Friday 3 July 2020 (09:30 UK BST)// - Codemasters® today reveals the latest circuit to feature from F1® 2020’s Hot Lap series. Ahead of this weekend’s revised season opener in Austria, the lap, on the stunning Red Bull Ring, was recorded by the F1® 2020 development team and features Esteban Ocon in his striking Renault. The video can be viewed here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca5mEyAynoY

 

Returning to F1® in 1970 as the fearsome Osterreichring, the circuit known today as the Red Bull Ring was created over the course of the 1995 to 1996 winter. Hermann Tilke turned it into a much shorter and more modern race track, and it was opened in 1996 as the A1-Ring. Formula 1®  began at the circuit the next year. It is a short circuit, where the first half very much rewards power, as the cars race along three straights separated by a pair of uphill right-handers. As the drivers work their way downhill, the circuit becomes a high speed alpine luge ride, as the cars navigate through a series of very quick corners, including the exhilarating Rindt right-hander, named for Austria’s first F1® champion.

 

F1® 2020 Seventy Edition will release on Friday 10 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 (both editions).

 

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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ABOUT CODEMASTERS:

Codemasters (AIM:CDM) is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specialises in high-quality racing games including DiRT, GRID, and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.

 

In November 2019 Codemasters acquired Slightly Mad Studios, creators and developers of award-winning IP including the Project CARS franchise.

 

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