F1 22: Release date, news, tracks, pre-order and everything we currently know

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Racing fans around the world are excited about the arrival of F1 22 later this year.

The single-seater series gained massive popularity in 2021 thanks to the way that the championship panned out between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen and the emergence of eSports competition.

As a result, fans, young and old, will be keen to find out everything about this year’s game from EA and Codemasters. The launch of F1 22 is just around the corner now and while we don’t know absolutely everything about it just yet, the excitement is beginning to ramp up once more.

Here is everything that we know so far regarding the F1 2022 game:


Latest News

F1 22 will feature a soundtrack

UPDATE 2nd August 2022: The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, or the Portimão circuit of Portugal will be introduced to F1 22 today (August 2nd 2022) through a free update for all gamers, according to EA Sports and Codemasters.

Read more: F1 22 adds Portimão in free update

UPDATE 26th July 2022: Players have been vocal about how the overpowering AI has ruined the game since F1 22 arrived in late June.

Read more: F1 22: Codemasters investigates AI straight-line speed issues following update 1.06

UPDATE 28th June 2022: So it’s here, our review is in and our verdict of F1 22 has been revealed. Is it worth buying this year’s game?

Read more: F1 22 review as EA bring new era of Formula 1 to life

F1 22 is coming on 1st July 2022.

UPDATE: 24th June 2022: The latest instalment in the F1 franchise will now feature a 33-song soundtrack featuring well-known artists such as Charli XCX, Hozier, Marshmellow, and James Bay.

Read More: F1 22: Complete soundtrack revealed


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UPDATE: 17th June 2022: The first glimpse of EA SPORTS F1® 22 gameplay captured in VR was published today by Codemasters® and Electronic Arts Inc. ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 AWS Grand Prix Du Canada 2022.

Read more: F1 22: VR Gameplay Features Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll


UPDATE 15th June 2022: The next EA SPORTS F1 22 game will include a revamped tyre model, adjustments to the My Team managerial option, and cross-platform online play after launch.

Read more: F1 2022 Pirelli Hot Laps: All details right here


UPDATE 9th June 2022: The official achievements list for F1 22 was revealed ahead of the game’s eagerly anticipated release in a few weeks’ time.

Read more: F1 22: Full achievement list revealed


F1 2022 is scheduled for release on 1st July 2022.

UPDATE 8th June 2022: Codemasters are launching a trio of gameplay trailers ahead of next month’s release. The first focused on physics and handling – where we saw the possibility of seeing ground effect show off porpoising on track.

Read more: F1 22: New gameplay trailer reveals porpoising physics


UPDATE 31st May 2022: A new gameplay features trailer for F1 2022 has confirmed the existence of Portimao and China tracks in the new game, along with plenty of other updates, including new handling, F1 Sprint, and plenty of circuit updates!


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F1 22 in-game screenshot was showcased during the world reveal. (Credit: EA)

UPDATE 9th May 2022: EA and Codemasters have revealed the drivers that are going to feature on the front cover of the game’s Standard and Champions Editions.

Read more: F1 2022: Who is on the cover?


UPDATE 5th May 2022: Fans were treated to the first look of gameplay footage of F1 22, which featured Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on a flying lap around the all-new Miami race track! Check what EA had to showcase here.


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F1 22 was officially revealed to the world on Thursday 21st April 2022 with the all-new car designs and rules. (Credit: EA)

UPDATE 21st April 2022: F1 22 ANNOUNCED!

EA and Codemasters finally lifted the lid and revealed some of the crucial details ahead of this summer’s release of F1 22.

Read more: EA unveil F1 22 with July 2022 launch


UPDATE 20th April 2022: THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!

An official timer appeared on EA’s official website that suggested that F1 22 would be revealed to the world on Thursday 21st April 2022 at 4pm BST. Buckles yourselves in, Formula 1 fans!

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F1 22 world reveal countdown timer was unveiled without any announcement by the game’s developers. (Credit: EA)

F1 2022 will allegedly include supercars for the first time.
Credit: EA

UPDATE 3rd March 2022: Some interesting details coming out about F1 2022 today. Reports suggest that supercars will be included as part of an interesting new game mode that Codemasters look set to include.

Read more: F1 2022 will reportedly include supercars as part of new immersive ‘hub’


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UPDATE 17th January 2022: While an official announcement has yet to be made regarding F1 2022 – fans of the series will be hoping to see crossplay included for the first time.

Read more: Will F1 2022 Feature Cross Platform Gameplay?

Questions are being asked whether EA and Codemasters will launch their new game for handheld devices.

UPDATE 11th January 2022: Questions are being asked whether EA and Codemasters will launch their new game for handheld devices.

Read more: Is F1 2022 Coming to Nintendo Switch?


F1 2022 Release Date

An official release date was finally confirmed by EA and players will be happy to know that the game will be released in the summer.

It has been revealed that the game will be released on Friday 1st July 2022.


Tracks

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It is likely that the schedule for the 2022 season will be syndicated into the game. Here is the calendar for the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship:

  • 20th March: Bahrain, Sakhir
  • 27th March: Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
  • 10th April: Australia, Melbourne
  • 24th April: Emilia Romagna, Imola
  • 8th May: Miami
  • 22nd May: Spain, Barcelona
  • 29th May: Monaco
  • 12th June: Azerbaijan, Baku
  • 19th June: Canada, Montreal
  • 3rd July: United Kingdom, Silverstone
  • 10th July: Austria, Spielberg
  • 24th July: France, Le Castellet
  • 31st July: Hungary, Budapest
  • 28th August: Belgium, Spa
  • 4th September: Netherlands, Zandvoort
  • 11th September: Italy, Monza
  • 25th September: Russia, Sochi
  • 2nd October: Singapore
  • 9th October: Japan, Suzuka
  • 23rd October: USA, Austin
  • 30th October: Mexico, Mexico City
  • 13th November: Brazil, Sao Paulo
  • 20th November: Abu Dhabi

Pre Order

Great news, F1 2022 is now available to pre-order ahead of the July launch date!

Follow this link to pre-order on PC, Playstation or Xbox.


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