F1 2013 will feature a selection 'vintage' racers from the 1980s and 1990s

Codemasters third installment in its Formula 1 simulation game suite, F1 2013, will have a release date of October 4, with the video game to be available on Xbox 360, Playstation and Windows PC.

But the biggest news for the game will be addition of some retro F1 machinery and circuits, with game developers confirming that a selection of cars from the 1980s and 1990s will be available to race on some classic circuits from years past.

The 1980s content will feature five classic cars produced by Lotus, Ferrari and Williams, with available circuits including the Circuito de Jerez and Brands Hatch. The 1990s decade will showcase at least six cars from Ferrari and Williams, as well as the opportunity to race around the Estoril and Imola circuits.

Better still, legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker will lend his vocal talents to this component of the game, dubbed F1 Classics.

To mark the announcement of the game’s release date, F1 2013 revealed a teaser clip of a lap of the Hungaroring – Daniel Ricciardo is the featured driver, with ex-F1 driver Anthony Davidson providing the narration:

Previous iterations, F1 2011 and F1 2012, have enjoyed plenty of praise for their outstanding graphics, realistic physics and circuit layouts. However, the game has also copped an ample amount of criticism for poor development, with both games proving notoriously buggy and flawed in their depiction of actual Grand Prix racing.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.