June 17, 2016

Baku Joins F1 2016 For The First Time

Codemasters has released a new developer diary for F1 2016 where for the first time ever, the game will let players take to the streets of Baku. In order to show just how much attention to detail goes into each track, including Baku, Daniel Ricciardo and Jolyon Palmer take on the track.

The circuit itself is said to thrive on Baku's very attractive urban atmosphere and its great combination of history and 21st century style. The historic city centre, the beautiful seaside promenade and the impressive architecture all combine to provide the perfect backdrop for the spectacular new track.

The game is coming out on August 19th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, but in the meantime, check out the laps from Daniel and Jolyon.

Speaking about his experience, Daniel commented: “I can’t think of anything like Baku... For the corners it looks like you want to have maximum downforce but I don’t think you can afford to run it because of the long straight. I think we will have to sacrifice some grip in the corners to keep up on the straight.”

Talking about Baku’s soon to be famous Turn 5, Jolyon Palmer, said: “There’s some crazy corners and maybe the craziest there is in FORMULA ONE with the up the hill left and then straight into a blind right hander... It’s going to be easy to hit a wall. It’s very high speed. The challenge is huge!” Jolyon also said that practising on the new circuit in the new F1 2016 videogame before the race itself meant that he now knows “...probably more than most others, maybe everyone in the field so, it's going to give me a little advantage."

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