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F1 2011 game by Codemasters : Now in India through Zapak

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I remember growing up playing the formula one games on my friend’s PS3, the Monaco circuit would be our favourite with damage on. That would be one difficult race to win. Well since that time I have always loved the official formula one games.

I write this post as the latest game in the series ‘F1 2011’ is launched and yes it includes the new Buddh International circuit at Noida. Its coded by codemasters and is marketed by Zapak in India.

F1 2011 Title

The game has a number of new gameplay options, one of which is the much awaited co-op mode, you and your friend compete as formula one racing partners for a team. I have just got my review copy and cant wait to play it out. If you are looking for features, they are all listed here. You can also view the release trailer here, the graphics look simply awesome ! Am awaiting my Xbox copy to really see the HD graphics 🙂

The game is available on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

F1 2011™ is the sequel to the BAFTA winning FORMULA ONE™ videogame from Codemasters®, the developer and publisher of award-winning racing games. Developed under Codemasters’ exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One   World Championship Limited, F1 2011 will come complete with all the official drivers, teams and circuits featuring in the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE World Championship™. Zapak Games, the licensing & merchandising arm of Zapak Digital Entertainment Ltd. will distribute the title in India.

Developed using Codemasters’ EGO Game Technology Platform F1 2011 will deliver an unrivalled FORMULA ONE experience that puts players into the heart of the world’s most exciting sport, powered by cutting edge graphics, advanced physics systems and integrated network play.

· Go Compete!  F1 2011 builds extensively on the multiplayer options from F1 2010. Split-screen racing is included for the first time in a high-definition FORMULA ONE title. Competitive online racing is extended with 16 players going head-to-head in GRAND PRIX™ with up to 8 AI drivers added to simulate the full grid of 24 drivers. An innovative new co-op Championship enables two players to lead their favourite FORMULA ONE team to Driver and Constructor glory across the course of a FORMULA ONE season. These enhancements are complimented by additional quick fire modes including Time Attack.

· New Circuits for 2011. Two stunning new additions to the race calendar extend the number of circuits to feature in F1 2011 to 19. Players will be able to debut ahead of the drivers on the Buddh International Circuit, the home of the first FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF INDIA and players will be able to test themselves on the iconic Nürburging circuit for the first time in High Definition, as this legendary track returns for the 2011 season.

· Be the driver, live the life.  From the paddock to the track, F1 2011 takes players closer to the experience of being a FORMULA ONE driver than ever before. A new Parc Ferme area, an expanded and revamped Paddock, new Pit Lane, celebration and reaction cinematics and an enhanced media interaction system fully immerse players in the glamour, pressure and excitement of being a FORMULA ONE driver. Players progress from rookie to FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION in an extensive career mode where gamers fight to become priority driver and shape the development of the car by performing well in races and earning performance upgrades.

· All the cars, all the stars. Fully licensed, F1 2011 features all the drivers set to contest the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button. All 2011 teams are represented including Ferrari, Red Rull Racing, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Lotus Renault GP in their iconic black and gold livery.

· KERS, DRS and more! F1 2011 includes all the new rule changes set to make this year’s season the most exciting yet. F1 2011 debuts DRS (Drag Reduction System) – the new system which enables drivers to adjust the rear wing on the car to give a boost of up to 10km. KERS also returns, giving players an extra 80BHP for up to 6.67 seconds, enabling drivers to blast past rivals. Combined, these systems encourage close wheel-to-wheel racing with new options for both defence and attack. This season’s new Pirelli tyres are faithfully simulated in the game, and if players push their car too hard they may experience a range of authentic new damage failures.

· Full Day / Night Racing. The 2011 FORMULA 1 ETHIAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX comes alive with a full day/ night transition which recreates the special atmosphere at this unique track. Every one of the existing circuits from the 2010 roster has been given a complete visual overhaul. New atmospheric effects, including dynamic clouds, compliment a weather system which features an advanced rain model that affects on-track grip.  Powered by the EGO Game Technology Platforms, F1 2011 pushes forward the graphical standard of what can be achieved in a racing game.

· The world’s greatest cars, the most exciting racing. Building on the heritage of producing award-winning racing games for over a decade, Codemasters is uniquely placed to realise the spectacle and exhilaration of racing 200MPH+ FORMULA ONE cars for all fans. F1 2011 can be tuned for players from a wide range of skill levels, from the casual gamer to the hardcore simulation enthusiast and those in between, with a range of differing skill levels. A huge range of vehicle variables can be tuned to suit each player’s unique driving style, or drivers can entrust their Race Engineer to set their car up and head straight onto the track. F1 2011 will support a comprehensive range of racing wheels for the ultimate racing experience.

· Unprecedented authenticity. Codemasters has used its unprecedented access to the world of FORMULA ONE to connect the development team directly with FORMULA ONE teams and tyre manufacturers. Extensive consultancy has taken place with a range of FORMULA ONE professionals, including race engineers, mechanics and drivers. This has been combined with real world data including CAD and on-board telemetry to deliver a race experience complete with authentic handling, accurate circuits and precisely modelled racing cars.

· EGO powered FORMULA ONE. F1 2011 is being developed on the EGO Game Technology platform, evolved from the award winning EGO engine. Enabling Codemasters development talent to share tools and technology across Studios and Central Technology teams, the EGO Game Technology Platform empowers Codemasters game designers to realise their creative visions across multiple platforms featuring cutting edge graphics, powerful AI, advanced physics systems and integrated network play.

Sebastien Vettel wins the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix , Red Bull 1-2 with Mercedes GP completing the podium

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Nico Rosberg 3rd malaysian grand prix 2010

Apologies for no photo of the winning driver, apparently Red Bull’s media department is not approving our application to use their photos for editorial purposes.

Red Bull really did give Sebastien Vettel and Mark Webber wings with the duo grabbing a 1-2 at the 2010 formula one Malaysian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg was third for the Mercedes GP formula one team (erstwhile Brawn GP) while his teammate Michael Schumacher was unlucky yet again as a nut came off his car’s wheel and he was forced to retire. Before that Michael Schumacher in a strong start had made up 2 places.

Sebastien Vettel proved that if you are good enough and if you drive good enough, victory will come and luck factor will diminish. After 2 unlucky races, Malaysia proved to be third time lucky.

Lewis Hamilton was another the start performer of the day though, the Briton made his way up from 20th on the grid to sixth place. His teammate Jenson Button was 8th at the finish line.

Meanwhile Spaniard and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso called the Malaysian Grand Prix the toughest race of his life. He suffered a gearbox problem and apparently no clutch in the race.

“Right from the start things went wrong. On the formation lap, my gearbox broke, and I had no clutch during the race,” Fernando Alonso said.

“So I had to brake in a weird way. I had to first gear down and then push the throttle hard so it would engage the gear for that corner.

“So it was probably the hardest race of my whole life in terms of driving, because I had to improvise for every corner.

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Jenson Button hopes to be first Briton to retain F1 title

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Jenson Button

It has only been done 8 times before and never been done by a Briton, but its Jenson Button’s ambition to be the first ever Briton to win consecutive formula one driver championships. Last year Lewis Hamilton had the chance to achieve the same but couldn’t as the Brawn GP cars outclassed all others giving Jenson Button a lucky break from an otherwise almost over career.

However this year he is in a much humbler car the McLaren 2010 challenger which is quick but doesnt have an obvious advantage over every other car on the grid. We see these Brits (Lewis Hamilton) and now Jenson can talk the talk, but can they walk the walk 😛

Jenson Button heads to this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix with a victory back in Melbourne.

“It would be an incredible achievement to win back-to-back titles with two different teams. As a champion, you want to retain your title; only 30 per cent of drivers do it. But it’s never easy, especially fighting against these exceptional drivers,”

“You always think the title might be on but it’s a long season. We don’t come away from Australia thinking we can win the next race in Malaysia on Sunday and it will be easy. It’s not like that,”

Jenson Button was quoted as saying.

Written by Formula One Addict

April 2nd, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Jenson Button makes it 2/2 with Brawn GP in abandoned race

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Jenson Button Malaysian Grand Prix 2009

Its amazing to consider that before the start of the 2009 season, Jenson Button had won only 1 race. Now that we are 2 races down in the 2009 season, this man has 3 races in his kitty. The race was abandoned after 31 laps after red flags were waived to stop the dangerous race in torrential rain. Later on the race could not be started as a lot of time had been wasted.

“What a crazy race, it really was,” said Jenson Button

“My start was really bad, I had a lot of oversteer and maybe I didn’t get enough heat in the rear tyres.

“Choosing the tyres here was difficult because unusually when it rains here it pours, but it didn’t.”

And what about Brawn GP, the new outfit is the 1st to win their 1st 2 races since Alfa Romeo who won their 1st 2 races in 1951.

After the race ended, half points were awarded to the top eight finishers as not enough of the race had finished, which is also happening only for the fifth time in formula one history.

Ferrari continued their overly dismal performance. After they had dominated practice the Tifosi were hoping that they would be stronger in the race. But Ferrari would only manage to get Kimi 16th place and Felipe Massa was DNF.

Nick Heidfeld was 2nd with an exceptional pit strategy. After being disqualified from the last race for lying, Lewis Hamilton finished 7th in the race, gaining a few places since the start.

Timo Glock for Toyota was 3rd.

Malaysia GP result – at the end of 31 laps

1.  BUTTON       Brawn
2.  HEIDFELD     BMW
3.  GLOCK        Toyota
4.  TRULLI       Toyota
5.  BARRICHELLO  Brawn
6.  WEBBER       Red Bull
7.  HAMILTON     McLaren
8.  ROSBERG      Williams
9.  MASSA        Ferrari
10. BOURDAIS     Toro Rosso    +1 lap
11. ALONSO       Renault       +1 lap
12. NAKAJIMA     Williams +1 lap
13. PIQUET       Renault +1 lap
14. RAIKKONEN    Ferrari +1 lap
15. VETTEL       Red Bull      +1 lap
16. BUEMI        Toro Rosso    +1 lap
17. SUTIL        Force India   +1 lap
18. FISICHELLA   Force India   +2 laps
R.  KUBICA       BMW           +30 laps
R.  KOVALAINEN   McLaren +31 laps

Fastest lap: Jenson Button,Brawn GP: 1m36.641s

Also if you are looking for Brawn GP Merchandise, including fan caps and T-shirts they are available at OnPole.com

Nico Rosberg introduces Sepang Circuit

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Hi, Im Nico Rosberg, race driver for AT&T Williams. Today myself and Christian Danner are going to introduce you to the Sepang International Circuit.

Nico Rosberg and Christian Danner explain all tricky points on the Sepang International Circuit.

The week after a grand prix just blazes by, doesnt it.

Written by Formula One Addict

April 1st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

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