Steam is completley free – google it, then sign up and download the client (application in normal terms). then click the “store” tab, search for f1 2011 and pre-download, ready to just activate it one release day.
what i’m doing is trading in some games at GAME. I’ve got £28 for 3 games so it will cost me £12, and i’ll just drive over there after school on friday. (hooray for passing my test :P)