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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.

Kimi Raikkonen gets Ferrari’s 1st win of the season in Malaysia

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Kimi Raikkonen celebrates winning Malaysian Grand PRix 2008

At the post race press confrence Kimi Raikkonen was true to his nickname of the iceman. The flying Finn (sorry Mika Hakkinen :P ) calmly replied to questions about the ‘tough’ race and said that it wasn’t too bad in Malaysia. His teammate Felipe Massa meanwhile had to retire when he went onto the gravel earlier in the race on lap 32.During the last race it looked like Kimi was uncomfortable without the traction control, but it looks like Massa is more uncomfortable without the tractions control. Kimi ran an almost perfect race, he could have overtaken Felipe on the 1st lap itself but decided to hold back and let his pit strategy do the overtaking for him. He lapped exceptionally well during his in lap and that sheer pace made overtaking Massa look like a piece of cake.

Lewis Hamilton was sort of robbed of a possible podium finish when his pitstop didnt goto plan and his pitstop got extended due to a problem in one of his wheels. He eventually finished 5th His teammate however finished on the podium in third place. Robert Kubica of BMW meanwhile finished second putting in another strong performance for the BMW team. Force India’s Giancarlo Fisichella got a nice 12th place finish much better than what most people would have expected from the ex-Spyker F1 team.

Giancarlo Fisichella Force India

Final Result of the formula one Malaysian Grand Prix 2008

Pos   Driver   Nat   Team   Time 
1 Kimi Raikkonen  FIN  Ferrari  31:18.6
2 Robert Kubica  PL  BMW Sauber  19.57
3 Heikki Kovalainen  FIN  McLaren-Mercedes  38.45
4 Jarno Trulli  I  Toyota  45.832
5 Lewis Hamilton  GB  McLaren-Mercedes  46.548
6 Nick Heidfeld  D  BMW Sauber  49.833
7 Mark Webber  AUS  Red Bull-Renault  01:08.1
8 Fernando Alonso  E  Renault  01:10.0
9 David Coulthard  GB  Red Bull-Renault  01:16.2
10 Jenson Button  GB  Honda  01:26.2
11 Nelson A. Piquet  BR  Renault  01:32.2
12 Giancarlo Fisichella  I  Force India-Ferrari  -1 lap 
13 Rubens Barrichello  BR  Honda  -1 lap 
14 Nico Rosberg  D  Williams-Toyota  -1 lap 
15 Anthony Davidson  GB  Super Aguri-Honda  -1 lap 
16 Takuma Sato  J  Super Aguri-Honda  -2 laps 
17 Kazuki Nakajima  J  Williams-Toyota  -2 laps 
DNF  Sebastian Vettel  D  Toro Rosso-Ferrari   
DNF  Felipe Massa  BR  Ferrari   
DNF  Adrian Sutil  D  Force India-Ferrari   
DNF  Timo Glock  D  Toyota   
DNF  Sebastien Bourdais  F  Toro Rosso-Ferrari   

Alonso leads McLaren One-Two ,Massa messes

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2007 Malaysian Grand Prix : Race Review and Results
McLaren of Fernando Alonso before start of race

A poor start by the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa was all that was needed by Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton to clinch their first McLaren 1-2 of the season.

Fernando Alonso to his Pit crew after winning :

“It’s been a tough week but thank you very much. We all did it.”

Felipe Massa thoroughly blew his chances when he went wide on the fifth lap( i think) while pursuing Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton drove pretty good and is look set to prove that Australia was not a fluke. He was able to hold off a charging Kimi Raikkonen during the dying moments of the race. And the hype around this young lad is just destined to grow more and more.

But must say Ferrari must be really disappointed with this debacle, after the excellent qualifying session yesterday, this was the last thing they needed. Lewis was driving much better than Massa and outraced him. The experienced Massa was showing nerves while the rookie Lewis Hamilton looked as cool as a cucumber. Lewis Hamilton also clocked the fastest lap of the race.
Nick Heidfeld in his BMW Sauber scored fourth place ahead of Felipe Massa. Nico Rosberg was unlucky with his Williams retiring on lap 44 with smoke pouring from his Engine, he was in 8th place when this happened. Williams surely have to sort their reliability issues.

Results from the 2007 FIA Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang:

Pos Driver Nat Team Time
1. Fernando Alonso E McLaren-Mercedes 1:32:14.930
2. Lewis Hamilton GB McLaren-Mercedes +17.557
3. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari +18.339
4. Nick Heidfeld D BMW +33.777
5. Felipe Massa BR Ferrari +36.705
6. Giancarlo Fisichella I Renault +1:05.638
7. Jarno Trulli I Toyota +1:10.132
8. Heikki Kovalainen FIN Renault +1:12.015
9. Alexander Wurz A Williams-Toyota +1:29.924
10. Mark Webber AUS Red Bull-Renault +1:33.556
11. Rubens Barrichello BR Honda -1 lap
12. Jenson Button GB Honda -1 lap
13. Takuma Sato J Super Aguri-Honda -1 lap
14. Scott Speed USA Toro Rosso-Ferrari -1 lap
15. Ralf Schumacher D Toyota -1 lap
16. Anthony Davidson GB Super Aguri-Honda -1 lap
17. Vitantonio Liuzzi I Toro Rosso-Ferrari -1 lap
18. Robert Kubica PL BMW -1 lap
DNF Nico Rosberg D Williams-Toyota on lap 44
DNF David Coulthard GB Red Bull-Renault on lap 37
DNF Christijan Albers NL Spyker-Ferrari on lap 8
DNF Adrian Sutil D Spyker-Ferrari on lap 1

Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton, 1:36.701, lap 22 (Vodafone McLaren Mercedes)

Quote of the Day – Lewis Hamilton says he tricked Felipe Massa

“Felipe had a couple of moves but fortunately I was able to trick him into outbraking himself and get my car stopped,”

McLaren’s Rookie Lewis Hamilton.

Tricked Felipe Massa eh ?, With f1 drivers having egos as big as their engines, i can already see Felipe fuming and wanting a piece of Lewis at Bahrain where we head to now for round three of the Formula One 2007 season. The Bahrain Grand Prix is on the 15th of April !

Click here for the official Formula One Driver’s and Constructors championsip standings

Its Ferrari-McLaren-Ferrari-McLaren for Malaysia

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Felipe Massa - Malasian GP

First tomorrow’s telecast timings (Indian And Others) :

12:30 pm for India on Star Sports?

7:00 am GMT (calculate your local time from this)

In a keenly contested Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying,Ferrari F1′s Felipe Massa grabbed the pole position for the 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix. McLaren’s Fernando Alonso came 2nd in the qualifying just edging out Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton came fourth. The qualifying was quite uncertain with teams playing poker on whether it would rain or not. The competition was so fierce at the end, that hte top four positions were decided only after the session had ended and the drivers were on their final flying laps. Fernando had lapped an exceptional time early on in the session only to see it being quashed at the end.
Renault gave an extremely poor performance with both cars (Heiki Kovalainen and Giancarlo Fisichella) failing to qualify for the last qualifying session. BMW and Williams also gave good performances by clinching places in the top ten.
The Result of the 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying :

Pos Driver Team Time Gap + 1st
1. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:35.043
2. Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.310 0.267 0.267
3. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:35.479 0.169 0.436
4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:36.045 0.566 1.002
5. Nick Heidfeld BMW 1:36.543 0.498 1.500
6. Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:36.829 0.286 1.786
7. Robert Kubica BMW 1:36.896 0.067 1.853
8. Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:36.902 0.006 1.859
9. Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:37.078 0.176 2.035
10. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:37.345 0.267 2.302
11. Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1:35.630 -1.71 0.587
12. Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:35.706 0.076 0.663
13. David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:35.766 0.060 0.723
14. Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:35.945 0.179 0.902
15. Jenson Button Honda 1:36.088 0.143 1.045
16. Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.145 0.057 1.102
17. Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:36.578 0.433 1.535
18. Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 1:36.816 0.238 1.773
19. Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:36.827 0.011 1.784
20. Alex Wurz Williams-Toyota 1:37.326 0.499 2.283
21. Christijan Albers Spyker-Ferrari 1:38.279 0.953 3.236

Quotes from Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso :

Massa and Alonso after Qualifying

Felipe Massa said :

“Melbourne didn’t finish as I expected but things look a little bit different here,” . “It was a great final lap and I tried to do everything that I could.

“McLaren were strong in qualifying and they will make us work harder for a good race tomorrow. Hopefully, I can fight very hard from the beginning to the end.”

Fernando Alonso said

“This week we have improved the car and have a much more competitive package,”

“Realistically our pace is not as good as the Ferraris but we hope to have a good fight with them and complete the job tomorrow. Everything seems to be going in the right direction.

Formula One news roundup

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Well we figured that instead of writing 3-4 posts for news everyday and unnecessarily clutter everything, we can have one post with all the summary of the news in f1 racing. So here is the formula one round-up for today :

Spyker lodges? protest against Toro Rosso, Stewards Clueless – Its official now, Spyker has lodged a protest against the Toro Rosso team for copying the design of Red Bull. The Malaysian Grand Prix’s Race Stewards who were to take a decision were unable to do so, saying that the matter is already under court’s purview.
Williams finds new sponsor – Team AT&T Williams found a new sponsor in budget airline Air Asia.

Massa fastest in first practice – The first Friday practice was dominated by Ferrari F1′s Felipe Massa who posted the fastest time of 1:34.972. He was followed by McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

Written by Formula One Addict

April 6th, 2007 at 7:03 am

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