Press release

30/04/2020

CODEMASTERS® TAKES TO VIRTUAL CIRCUIT ZANDVOORT FOR F1® 2020 FIRST LOOK

Unique Steeped Banks Create Incredible Racing Moments as Circuit Zandvoort Makes Its 2020 Debut

F1® 2020 Cover Art Also Revealed

Codemasters® premieres Circuit Zandvoort, the first of two new races added to F1® 2020, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Originally scheduled for this weekend in the F1® calendar, Circuit Zandvoort returns for the first time since 1985. The virtual hot lap features the car of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen on his home circuit. The video can be viewed here – https://youtu.be/kzXRUMLaGfk
 
Nestled amongst the coastal dunes in the province of North Holland, Circuit Zandvoort is a traditional style racetrack. In preparation for its return in 2020 the circuit has new paddock and run-off areas, with sections of the track enhanced to create exhilarating racing moments. It will become synonymous for its steeped bank curve, which is unique amongst F1® circuits. The final bank, angled at 18 degrees, will allow drivers to tuck-in behind an opponent and line-up to overtake in front of the fans on the home straight.
 
Codemasters also revealed the F1® 2020 cover art with four variants alongside the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition and Steelbook*. Current World Champion, Lewis Hamilton and long-time rival, Sebastian Vettel go head to head for the ‘international’ version which includes UK, Germany and the US markets. The young guns of Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen represent France, Italy and Benelux, with Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez taking centre stage in Spain and Mexico. The experienced Kimi Räikkönen and Daniel Ricciardo feature in Poland and Australia.
 
“The team has done an incredible job in recreating every aspect of the circuit. The banked final corner heading into the long straight is something players are going to enjoy,” said Lee Mather, F1® Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “Circuit Zandvoort is highly technical with height variation, blind crests and unsighted braking points and corner apexes. It’s an onslaught on the senses and doesn’t give players a moment to rest.”
 
F1® 2020 will be released on Friday 10th 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. Players who purchase the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition will receive exclusive content and three days early access.
 
For future news and details on all the new features follow Formula 1 game website and social channels on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
 
* Available in limited markets. Check local retailers for details

ABOUT CODEMASTERS:

Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 30 year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. The company is fully controlled by Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL). For more information on Codemasters product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com.

Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/codemasters.


 
About Koch Media
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (games, films and software). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The Koch Media group has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one publishing partner in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Milestone, Sega, Square Enix, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarter in Höfen, Austria Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux, Australia, Czech Republic, Poland, and the United States.
All product titles, publisher names, trademarks, artwork and associated imagery are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or copyright material of the respective owners. All rights reserved.


Your downloads

Total download size: