“F1 2010″ – Checklist

To accompany the F1 Fanatic review of “F1 2010″ by Codemasters, here is a checklist of commonly requested features in the game:

General
Platforms Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, PC
Season data 2010
Maximum cars on track 24
Game modes Career, custom season, individual race, time trial
Difficulty modes Easy, Medium, Hard, Expert
Race distance Between one lap and full distance
In-season driver changes (Yamamoto, Heidfeld) No
Customisation
Download-able content Not planned
Customise driver name Yes
Third party modifications Not supported
Rules and regulations
Marshal flags Yellow, green, blue, black, black-and-white, chequered
Safety car No
Race stoppages No
Mandatory pit stop rule Yes (for races of at least 20% distance)
Top ten qualifiers start race on tyres they set best time on Yes
Grid penalties Yes
Drive-through penalties Yes
Stop-go penalties No
Post-race time penalties Yes
Race disqualification Yes
Realism
Tyre wear Yes
Prime and option tyre difference Yes
Car failures No
Damage affects handling Yes
Damage can end race Yes
Adjustable front wing Yes
Adjustable engine settings Yes
F-ducts No
Pit lane speed limiter Yes
Set-up options
Front wing angle 1 – 11
Rear wing angle 1 – 11
Brake balance 60/40 – 40/60 (front to rear)
Brake pressure Low/Medium/High
Brake size Small/Standard/Large
Ballast distribution 100/0 – 0/100 (front to rear)
Front anti-roll bar 1 – 11
Rear anti-roll bar 1 – 11
Front ride height 1 – 11
Rear ride height 1 – 11
Front sping stiffness 1 – 11
Rear sping stiffness 1 – 11
Gear ratios Defined by speed per gear
Throttle map Standard/fast
Front camber -1.5 – -0.5
Rear camber -3.5 – -2.5
Front toe 0.15 – 0.05
Rear toe 0.5 – 0.2
Driving assistance
Braking assistance Off/On
Anti-lock braking Off/On
Traction control Off/Medium/Full
Dynamic racing line Off/Corners Only/Always On
Gearbox Manual/Automatic
Pit limiter Manual/Automatic
Pit box control Manual/Automatic
Flashbacks (Jump back to earlier point in session) Yes, limited by difficulty level
Multi-player
Online multi-player Yes
Vote to skip tracks/drop players? Yes
Console link mutli-player Yes
Split-screen multi-player No
Multiple players on one console catered for by ‘time trial party’ mode
Maximum players 12 (one per team)
Other
Full-length replays Yes (post-race; shorter replays in-race)
Save replays No

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44 comments on “F1 2010″ – Checklist

  1. Richard said on 23rd September 2010, 14:41

    My copy turned up this afternoon! woohoo, I think I know what I’m doing tonight!

  2. Aw no car failures and you can’t save replays. They seem to be the only bad points though, can’t wait to play it :D

  3. gpcampbell (@gpcampbell) said on 23rd September 2010, 14:47

    Thats really annoying they haven’t fixed the worst feature of GRID! no saving replays!!! grrr.

    Oh well.

  4. Sush Meerkat said on 23rd September 2010, 14:55

    Quick tip guys, take off braking assist straight away, it auto forces you to brake way too early.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 23rd September 2010, 18:16

      I like that – I think if you’re using driving aids it should make you slower than you could be without them.

      • Sush Meerkat said on 23rd September 2010, 19:26

        Braking assists actually destroys lap times, you should only use it for the first 3 laps of a track to learn the braking zones.

        It’ll stop you from going full throttle when you need to/want to.

        • Sush Meerkat said on 23rd September 2010, 19:43

          Oops forgot to say sorry, the driving aids are only really there for control pad users.

          If you’ve got a steering wheel driving aids must be turned off, they only slow you down, but the braking assist slows everyone down.

          If you have a PS3, you want this wheel
          http://www.logitech.com/da-dk/172/4312

      • I think that sounds good, as you do. Be assisted or have a try for yourself to improve on what the assistant does. Makes a nice challenge of it.

    • That and you won’t learn unless you hit the wall a few times…

  5. You only missed mentioning if it supports peripherials like driving wheel for xbox, which I guess it does. Nice list.

  6. Joey-Poey (@joey-poey) said on 23rd September 2010, 15:14

    I’m pleased with most everything that’s been said except for the damage model and the amount of stupid blathering your engineer does. Or really, I should say more the fact that it leaves you out of critical info such as local yellows. Is there at least something on the screen such as a track map that flashes yellow even when you turn him off?

    And of course, the final determining factor: actually driving it to see how she feels. That’s what I’m most eager to find out in person…

  7. I’ve got the game on my office desk. Can’t wait for tonight !
    I think I haven’t played any F1 game for 5 years now !

  8. How have you managed to get your hands on a copy?? Is certain places selling it already??

  9. What no Safety Car and car failure? I expected better from Codemasters.
    Anyway expecting my copy soom. Any idea when it releases in Asia? 24th??

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 23rd September 2010, 16:50

      The lack of a safety car was announced a long time ago – it’s explained here:

      “F1 2010″ – first play (Pictures & video)

      I don’t think they’ve given a reason for not putting car failures in other than that it was a lower priority than other features that did make it in.

      • I dont know why car failures would be a difficult feature. The code would be something like:

        * Pick a random number between 1 and 100.
        * If the number is 7, slow the car down and display smoke
        * In the case of Lotus and Virgin, replace 1000 with 5
        * In the case of HRT, replace upper-bound 1000 with 1 :)

        anyway, you know what I mean – they could have used real-world team and engine failure rates to simulate it. Reality should be that if you are driving in a HRT car, you can’t expect to finish each race.

        Do your simulated competitors crash/retire?

        • Not sure car failures make for much fun in the game.
          If they include it in the future, i should think it is something only activated by the player willing to undergo this (a bit like the guys doing “real death” in online games like warcraft to make it a bigger challenge).

  10. Charlie Watts said on 23rd September 2010, 17:25

    I’m sure lots of people know this but i’ve been playing Geoff Crammond’s GP4 still and it will take a lot to pull me away from it! On my PC i’ve got 2010,2009,2007,2006,2004,2001,1995,1994,1991,1989,1988,1983,1982 and 1979 mods with 84,85 on their way soon. I can also edit how strong the AI is. I know it can take a lot of work but it’s definitely worth it. I play with an xbox360 pad Having said that i’ve pre ordered F1 2010 and i can’t wait for it. If you want to check it out head over to http://www.grandprixgames.com or search for GP4 mods on google as there are video tutorials on youtube.

  11. Although both were mentioned along time ago its a shame saftey car and car failures arent in it but this is there first year at it so i’d expect them to be in 2011. Saftey car would have made race stratgy more interesting and the car failures is the only obvious thing this game is missing. Still tomorrow will be a good day!

  12. Hi Keith – does the no in-season driver changes apply to the player too? Ie can you be promoted from Virgin to Renault half way through?

  13. TommyB (@tommyb89) said on 23rd September 2010, 18:21

    Only bad things seem to be no car failures. That sucks.

    • Thats good! Before I was a full time F1Fanatic, I used to play the game and getting poll was a huge acheivement, and I hated starting a race and seeing the whole grid overtake me because of “supposedly random but all to frequent” engine failure ect.

  14. I’ve heard that there is no point in having ABS off as you can’t lock the brakes even if you tried. Is this true?

    • That is definitely not true. I am driving a Lotus right now with a high downforce setup and i use ABS even though i play with a wheel.. pretty embarrassing. I played Bahrain without ABS and i under steered in a lot of corners because i locked up my brakes. And when i didn’t i braked to little and ran wide. I need more practice before i will have a go without ABS.

      • I use the wheel and ABS is not required, you simply have to manage the brake pedal, not just stomp your foot on it and hold it down. Also, you can manually adjust your wheel settings ingame to make the pedal less sensitive if you’re looking wheels too much :)

  15. Hehehe, there’s a guy at school who was wonding me up for not having a PS3 for this, so I told him you only have HRT at the start, and you have to unlock new teams by beating them in the Career mode Championship/ Gu-La-Ble

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