Codemasters have been working hard on F1 2017 since its release and today sees some of that work go public, with the release of the 1.9 patch, which updates the car liveries as well as adding new features and fixing some current ones.
In addition to the updated liveries, the update also brings the much heralded Photo Mode to consoles for the first time giving players the ability to create, save and share incredible action shots from within the game. A number of enhanced Esports-related features are also included, the most notable of which is a brand new spectator mode which adds “TV-style” broadcast element on the left hand side of the screen. You can now showcase the current running order as well as various other statistics, such as:
• Gap to the race leader
• Gap to the car ahead or behind
• Positions lost or gained
• Fastest lap times
• In the pits
• Number of pit stops
As a spectator, you will now be able to control what information is shown. You can also see live timing for the car you are watching, fastest laps, as well as sector specific yellow flags. If you do not want to see any of this information as a spectator, though, you will be able to disable this as you please.
New Features Summary:
• New Spectator UI has been added to game.
• LAN Mode has been added to PlayStation4 and PC versions.
• New Grid editor available in custom multiplayer modes.
• Photo Mode is now available on PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
• Sports Update – updated car and driver liveries.
• Sports Update – updated car performance levels.