Two months after the game’s release, the Portimao circuit has finally been added into F1 2021 in the first of three major updates coming to the game. Imola will be made available in October, whilst the Jeddah Street Circuit will be added in November ahead of the real-life Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in December.
The newest update for F1 2021 also includes updated car performances, finally giving Haas a worse starting car than Williams in career mode as well as putting Red Bull and Mercedes on a more equal footing.
Finally, the Aston Martin safety car is the last major addition to the version 1.10 update and means it won’t just be the Mercedes’ safety car that appears in every race.
What a view. 😍
A new update has welcomed the 2021 @astonmartin @F1 Safety Car to the @Formula1game.
Who's excited to see this in action? #F1Esports #F12021game pic.twitter.com/osMfXfn47W
— Aston Martin Cognizant Esports Team (@AMCF1esports) September 14, 2021
For PlayStation or Xbox owners who don’t have F1 2021 yet, a new free trial is being made available where you can try out the start of Braking Point, a Grand Prix at Monza and the opening weekend of a My Team career mode.
“We’re thrilled to finally release our first free circuit and update our players on what’s to come in the months ahead,” said Paul Jeal, F1 Senior Franchise Director at Codemasters.
“Our players have let us know how excited they are to experience the new 2021 season circuits, and Jeddah will be a highlight releasing a few weeks before it makes its F1 debut in December.”